Booking a session
Availability is limited and sessions are often booked months in advance. To ensure you get the spot you want, please consider contacting me ahead of time. Your spot is not secured until the retainer fee has been paid.
Where is my session going to take place?
Outdoor locations with ideal natural light are my preference. The session location will be discussed at time of booking. Locations with permit requirements and other restrictions will be discussed at time of booking.
Preparing for your session
Some of the best photos of children/families are the ones you did not plan for. Just be yourselves. I will direct you and make suggestions, ultimately I am looking for natural photos. I am not big on posing people, I prefer everyone to be close and comfortable. My style is a clean, timeless look.
Sessions with little ones can be tricky, as a mother I know a child can take a bit to warm up. I prefer to let the child take the lead in these situations. Smiles do not always happen, sometimes there will be tears. Bringing a favorite toy or book are helpful and may help kids to warm up; think something that comforts them or reminds them of home and a familiar feeling.
After the session
Now that the session is over, I know you are anxious to see your images!
I will carefully go through your images and select the best (all eyes are open, happy interactions, etc.). Once I have that narrowed down I will begin the editing process. Each image is hand edited and color corrected to ensure prints that match your images. This is why it is crucial to select a professional print lab for your precious pictures. Sessions are all inclusive and include a link to download your high resolution digital files in your own password protected gallery. Galleries include access to professional prints products shipped directly to your home. You will receive your download link within two weeks of your session.
Getting your photos printed
I strongly recommend ordering through your gallery for quality prints. It is very simple and will ship to your home! My screen is calibrated for correct coloring and each image is hand edited to maintain the quality from digital image to professional print. If using a consumer lab, my preference is MPIX. I am not responsible for color discrepancies on print products purchased outside of photographer’s recommendations. A print release is provided for your photos, which allows you to print photos for your own personal use.
*first year babies are allowed up to three outfits changes during milestone sessions, these sessions will last approximately one hour