Ben’s unparalleled creative photographic style appeals to the discerning client looking for something original. 

Each session is an exclusive experience specifically tailored to your style, your interests and your outfits.  We want to work with you to discover your story so that we can create an art piece that will be enjoyed for generations and that will be the most talked about piece of furniture in your home.


Together we can make plans to create artwork that portrays the unique identity of your ever changing family.  Don’t miss out on preserving a chapter of your family’s story with and album of all your favorite images. 
  • $200 portrait session fee plus $300 order credit
  • Typical duration: 1-2 hours
  • Locations: up to 2
  • Outfits: up to 2



For large groups with portrait combinations of Large Group, Small Group, and Individuals.

  • $300 portrait session plus $300 order credit
  • Typical Duration: 2 hours
  • Locations: 1
  • Outfits: 1
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A great option for large groups, even when you are not all together at the same time!  Each family group is photographed separately in our studio and we artfully arrange everyone into a single large panoramic composite.
  • $400 Portrait session fee plus $400 Order Credit
  • Minimum order of 40″ Seamless Composite.
  • Combinations:  Large Group, Small Group, Individuals
  • Typical Duration: Varies
  • Location: In Studio
  • Outfits: 1
  • Multiple Session Availability
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A great way to express your relationship with someone special.  Couples sessions are also excellent for those wanting to announce their engagement or an anniversary.  The most important element for these sessions is to be yourself and have fun with each other!

  • Typical Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Locations: up to 2
  • Outfits: up to 2
  • $200 Portrait Session Fee plus $300 Order Credit
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& Newborn

Becoming a parent is an amazing thing.  Let us help capture those first fleeting moments with beautiful art.  Bellies are typically best to photograph around 32 weeks and newborns are most likely to stay in that cute fetal position before they are 7 days old.
  • $200 Session Fee plus a $400 Order Credit
  • Typical Duration: 1-2 Hours
  • Locations: 1



The only portraits that you will ever regret are the portraits you never had taken.  Take time now to show your children just how important they are to you by proudly displaying their portraits on the walls of your home.  As with all of our sessions, we want to work with you to discover how we can capture and create something truly amazing!  Give us a call so we can start planning!

  • $150 Session fee plus $300 order Credit
  • Typical Duration: 1 hour
  • Locations: up to 2
  • Outfits: up to 2

Studio hours are by appointment Monday thru Friday 9am – 5pm.   Please note that the studio isn’t typically open evenings or  weekends as we prefer to not take that valuable time away from our families.  However if that is the only time that works for you, we are willing to open the studio just for you for an additional fee.



Shirk Photography is a cutting edge portrait and design studio that specializes in creating amazing portrait art for you to proudly display in your home for many years to come.  It is entirely up to you what art pieces you would like to create from your images and how you would like to display them.  Many clients love the look of our canvas wraps and choose to create wall groupings with multiple wall portraits.  Many select custom designed montages.  Nearly all choose to create custom albums of all their favorite images – the perfect keepsake to easily be able to look back at years down the road.

Every client is different in their portrait wants and needs.  So instead of pre-set packages that would limit your options, Shirk Photography prefers to allow you to select just the right products, sizes, and quantities for you by building your own custom portrait collection.  Custom portrait collections begin at $900 and the amount you choose to invest in your portraits is entirely up to you.  And as a special BONUS GIFT …  finalize your order at your view & order session we’ll give you 10% off your entire order!

p.s.  If you’ve heard you’ll spend more at Shirk Photography … it’s probably true because our clients LOVE their images and they typically decide they don’t want just an 8×10 and a few 5×7’s.  They WANT us to custom design unique products that fit both their style and home perfectly.

Call us now at 563.732.2432 to get a copy of our product catalogue and start visualizing the possibilities!

Shirk Photography’s advanced ordering software simplifies the process of deciding among the many finishing options… including sizes, shapes, croppings, orientations, and coloring choices.  During your view and order session, we are able to project your walls so that you can see exactly what your favorite images will look like in your home.  We’ve been helping our clients design their interiors for years, and can guarantee that by actually seeing your portraits projected on your walls, you will be much more confident in your decision making. No more guessing… know that your finished portraits will look amazing displayed in your home.

To take advantage of this opportunity, all you need to do is send us snapshots around your home of areas where you may possibly want to display some portraits.    And when we receive your snapshots before your portrait session, you will also receive BONUS DISCOUNTS on your wall portraits!



Decorate your home with beautiful portrait art of those you love most.

We would love to tell your story
With our busy schedules it is too easy to put things off…
call 563.732.2432 now  to discuss the possibilities.