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At Foster Fine Art Portraits all of our portraits are created during experienced based sessions. The ideal age for our experiences is when each child can interact and be a part of the magic. Ideally this begins around age 3 or 4 years old.

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How can I contact you?

Please feel free to reach out via email at or by telephone at 304-245-9400.

What are the age requirements?

In order to make the most of your experience, children should be able to take direction and interact during their portrait experience. Each photo is created as we play on our set so the ideal age for each child is 3 or 4 years old. We can, however, create beautiful images of children as long as they are able to sit unassisted, they just won't be able to interact for our experience, so this is more of a traditional portrait sitting.

What should my child wear for the fairy or fishing experience?

We provide wardrobe for children ages 12 months to 12 years. If you child wears a size we do not provide please bring them to their session dressed and ready for their appointment.

What should my child wear for the Santa Claus Experience?

We provide wardrobe for children ages 12 months to 12 years. If you child wears a size we do not provide please bring them to their session dressed and ready for their appointment.

How should we prepare?

A few days before gather everything you plan to bring. If you must cut your child’s hair, do so a week or two before the event. If possible, plan your session during a time that corresponds with your smallest child’s ‘best time.’ When you arrive, take a deep calming breath and trust us. We’ve been doing this a long time and we know what we’re doing. Our goal is to not only give you amazing artwork but a great experience. Just sit back and watch the magic unfold.

Is the session fee per family or per child?

The session price is all inclusive for immediate family. If you would like images of extended family, like a cousins picture for Grandma, we will happily book your two families back to back. However, each family unit will need their own session.

Where are you located?

We just moved into a brand new one-of-a-kind fully immersive studio space located in the Elm Terrace Shopping Plaza. Our GPS friendly address is: Elm Terrace Shopping Plaza Wheeling WV 26003. If you wan to get to the right place, please do not use a unit number when inputting our address into your GPS (ask us how we know)! See out "location" page for clickable Google Maps directions.

What is your late policy?

You must be on time for your session or risk forfeiting it. Our sessions are booked back to back all day long and we operate at full capacity.

What is your cancelation policy?

All sessions are non-refundable. If you need to cancel your session for any reason you forfeit your session retainer fee. You may reschedule once at no charge as long as you do so 30 days prior to your appointment. Any reschedule requests done within 30 days of your appointment can be made if there is a date available for a $75 rescheduling fee. 



What type of investment can I expect?

Although no purchase is necessary, most people fall in love with what we create and want to have these images as an heirloom to look back on forever…long after their children outgrow the magic of childhood.  Our portraits start at $550 and our albums begin at $3,500, our large exquisite masterpiece portraits start at $1,800 and can go upwards of $14,000 for hand paintings. Some families spend hundreds, others spend thousands but the most important thing to remember is there is something for everyone. We don't have a price list to send out since all of our portraits are unique to each client. We price everything during your viewing and selection appointment because pricing varies depending upon the finish, size and quantity of what you select and every person wants something different. We also offer financing options, some with no interest options, to help clients be able to get what they love most!

Do you sell digital files?

We are not a digital only studio however, we do have the ability to discuss the option of purchasing a matching digital of any purchased printed art piece.   

Is there any purchase required or can I just come for the experience?

There is no minimum investment required on sessions, however most people plan to invest in one of our fine art pieces to showcase on their wall or our storybook albums.

I have seen you run special invitations/contests/giveaways on social media what is that all about ?

We are a small family owned business and we want to introduce ourselves to as many people as possible! We know that the best advertising is word of mouth & we believe every family should have an heirloom piece of art. In order to stay true to what we believe, and be able to share this with others, we always have something going on where we invite selected families in and give them an heirloom piece of artwork for free. Look for our ads on social media to have the opportunity to be selected! It is our hope that the families we invite will love the artwork we create for them and that it will hang it on their wall forever. Because we give our selected families the same experience as the clients who book us traditionally, they too have every option to purchase additional artwork if they choose but they certainly do not have to. That's not why we do this. Although, if you are invited for free and end up loving what we create for you enough to make a purchase that is the ultimate compliment! Above all else, we simply hope that our invited guests will keep us in mind in the future & tell all their friends about us so that we can serve our community for years to come! Running these special invitations has proven to be the most heartwarming endeavor we have ever explored and we look forward to doing them as long as we possibly can!

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