WHAT TO EXPECT
most important thing I want you to know
I decided when I started my business to keep it simple, and give moms what they wanted (which would be what I would want, if I was paying someone to do my photos). THAT IS THIS: YOU GET ALL YOUR HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL IMAGES, with each session. You get ALL your edited images and the right to print them on your own! You can order professional prints from me, and I encourage that, but it is NOT required. You will receive a USB of all images from your newborn session as well as a 4x6 professional print of each image.
When you are ready to book and we decide on the best day for your session, you will be instructed to pay the deposit. This secures your date and time. You will be able to read and submit my contract and pay the session deposit. This will come off your balance and the remainder is due the day of your session. After you have read the info, if you still have any questions, I will be happy to answer them for you.
For newborn sessions, I will give you instructions to follow beforehand that will help our session run smoothly. It is really important that you try your best to follow these, so that I can be sure to make the most of your time and give you the images and the look you are wanting! Professional makeup is included the day of your newborn shoot, as well as a wardrobe for moms to choose from. These are my client's two favorite things!
Siblings are welcome in photos and welcome to enjoy my playroom and snacks while they wait. I do find having someone there to help that is not mom and dad is best. It is even less stressful on mom and dad if you have big brother or sister taken home after their photos are taken with baby.
All other sessions are held an hour before sunset. Please arrive a few minutes early to your session to take care of those last minute details. Such as changing outfits, fixing hair... putting on shoes, feeding baby. This will allow us to start on time as the light is limited that last hour of sunset. My sessions are relaxed and candid as much as possible. I won’t ask you or your family to smile and say cheese. Instead, I prefer to interact with you all naturally and play with your kids, in order to evoke natural smiles and expressions. Not everyone needs to be looking at the camera – my goal is to capture candid moments that you will want to have on your walls for years to come. I will guide you through the session, as far as some poses and make sure to capture the light as an accessory to your image. I will have you play games with your kids, tickle them, talk and laugh as you normally would. So relax, and be yourself!
My style is candid and honest, light and sunny, a bit more on the vintage side. There are no bold colored clothing or props used.
I am a natural light photographer, and prefer my images to feel warm and use the sunlight to our advantage. I allow a limited amount of props. I like to keep things looking clean, and soft and offer suggestions of what to wear to make sure your outfits fit my style and are complimented by the gorgeous light.
For newborn sessions, I don't allow outside props and hats. I try to stay true to my style and use mostly soft knits and neutral colors. If there is something you absolutely must have in your photo, once we have completed the typical workflow, I would be happy to snap a photo of that item on baby for you.
You will receive an invitation to view your gallery of images, no later than 2 -4 weeks after your session. You will be able to download all your high resolution images right from this gallery. Your collection of images will be available and stored there for 1year! You will also be able to order prints and canvases from me if you choose to, but it is not required. I will order the professional 4x6 prints from your session, and have that for you to pick up at the studio with your USB.
You get all your digital images with each session. They won't disappear after two weeks, they remain in the gallery of up to a year. You don't have to purchase additional prints from me, if you don't want to. They are ready for download as soon as you receive the email to view them.
My goal is to give you a different type of portrait experience. To have your kids ask to come back because they had that much fun, to give you a reasonable priced portrait package that includes all your images without having to purchase anything additional. To give you a style of photography you find beautiful and unique that doesn't get taken off your wall as the years change.