All sessions are by appointment and require the session fee within 5 days of booking your appointment. Your session fee is used to reserve your time. Session fees are non-refundable. I ask that you kindly give 48 hours notice if you need to reschedule. Should you need to reschedule, your session fee will be applied to your next appointment. My schedule typically fills up 4-6 weeks in advance, so keep this in mind.
Portrait sessions take as long as necessary to get a full range of images that will capture your child/family’s genuine expressions. Typically, they last one to two hours in studio, and one to three hours on location. Newborns are at least three hours. During this time I will talk and play with your child. The best portraits are taken when children forget the camera is there. I prefer to capture real moments and will not ask your child to “say cheese.” I strive to give each family the time and attention they deserve in order to capture the moments you will treasure. Parents are encouraged to join in for part of the session to capture the special bond between you and your child or your family as a whole.
Clothing is a very important part of a successful portrait. My best advice is to think simple. Avoid large logos and prints on clothing. Jeans always look great on kids, simple sun dresses or bits and pieces of clothing work well too. (like jeans and a hat with no shirt) Newborns and babies are best photographed in nothing but their birthday suit. If more then one subject is being photographed make sure everyone is dressed similarly. Plan on bringing several outfits to choose from and I will be happy to help you choose or allow time for changing outfits. If you are having trouble deciding what to wear browse through the gallery or contact me and I’d be more then happy to help.
Viewing and Ordering
Within 3 weeks of your session I will send you a link to a gallery where you will be able to view your session proofs. This gallery will be available for 7 days allowing you time to make your choices. On line galleries are a great way for distant friends and family to view and order prints. I will be available to answer any questions you might have and if you’d like to schedule a consultation for me to come to your home and help you make some decisions, I’d be more then happy to do so. After the 7 days your gallery will come down. If you need more time you can purchase another week for $25. Orders will be placed through the gallery shopping cart with two forms of payment, paypal and mailing a check. Payment needs to be received before prints will be ordered. All digital files are kept on file for 1 year and prints may be ordered at anytime at current print prices.
My goal for your session is to have fun while I capture the beauty of your child, the way they are today, at this very moment.
Looking for Ideas???
As my style evolves I find myself drawn to more lifestyle type photography. I want to capture the everyday events and fun things you love to do and give them my own creative twist, creating memories you’ll cherish forever. Here’s a list of fun ideas for those of you looking for something other then the traditional portrait.
Take me with you while you go to your favorite coffee shop or cafe
Have me capture your kids with their favorite toys
lollipops, popsicles, ice-cream, watermelon
learning to ride a bike or zooming around on a tricycle
running in a field of tall grass at sunset
your family playing on your bed
kids jumping on a bed
boys and bugs
girls and flowers
playing in a bucket of water, under a sprinkler, a pool or with squirt guns
a tubby session
reading a book
playing dress up
pumpkin time (pumpkin patch or carving a pumpkin)
a tea party in an apple orchard
a winter wonderland session
Any idea that you can think up can be captured forever in pictures! Please share you ideas with me and let me capture it for you!