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
A few days before your session we will discuss specifics regarding shots desired. We have approximately one hour to achieve what you are looking for, so let’s make it count!
Sessions with little ones can be tricky, as a mother I know a child can take a bit to warm up. In these situations I will start with family photos. When it is their turn I will get down on their level and try to ease their minds and allow them to be themselves. Some of the best photos of children are the ones you did not plan for.
The mood will be relaxed, there is no pressure or worries. Smiles do not always happen, sometimes there will be tears. I like clients to bring a favorite toy and a book. The kids have an easier time warming up and it makes for great memories of what they liked at that age.
A change of clothes for the small children is always welcome, it helps to create a variety.
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 at-cost 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