Before, During, and After Your Session

Many clients wonder what they should expect during their photo session.  We create a fun, personal experience for you and your family so that when you receive your finished photographs, you’ll cherish not only the images themselves, but also the memory of creating them.  If you are relaxed and happy during your session, that will shine through in your photographs as we capture the moments that show why you are unique.


Consultation

First, we will set up a time to talk over the phone to give me the opportunity to get to know you and your family and for you to get to know me.  I’d like to learn about your personalities, your passions and your goals for your photo session.  I’d love to hear your ideas and share some of my own.  We’ll go through each step of the process so you will know what to expect and will feel relaxed and comfortable on the day of your session.  I will answer any questions you might have and offer tips for how you can make things go as smoothly as possible during your photo session.

Booking

After your consultation, we will work with your schedule to determine the perfect date and time for your maternity session.  After securing your session investment I will reserve the date and time for your session.  For your newborn session we will schedule a 'tentative' session date for one week after your due date.  This date is tentative as we typically do not know when your baby will make his or her arrival.  Once your baby is born we can schedule accordingly.  Please by all means enjoy your baby and reach out when you are home and comfortable.  I absolutely love being on the call/text list and receiving hospital photos, but it is not expected in any way.  It truly is an honor to be on that list!

Payments via debit card, or credit card.  * Personal checks are not accepted.

 

Taking Photos

On the day of your photo session, we will meet at the location you have chosen, and the creative fun will begin!  Maternity sessions generally last about 60 minutes (This varies depending on which package you have booked).  You’ll want time to relax and get comfortable in front of the camera as we bring out and capture your personality.  On your session day, it is important for you and your family to be yourselves so your photographs can express who you really are.  A fun and relaxing photo session results in great portraits you can treasure.

On the day of your newborn session, when you arrive at my home studio we will typically get started right away with your baby's portraits if he or she is asleep upon your arrival.  Newborn Sessions generally last about 2 hours.  Sometimes its faster and sometimes it takes a little longer.  This is completely up to your baby so plan for at least 2 hours.  The posing and picture taking does not take very much time, but time is almost always needed for feedings, changes, and sometimes just some mommy snuggles.  I have a changing table, a big comfy glider and foot rest and most importantly a coffee maker!! :p  There are plenty of chairs around for grandparents to be comfortable if they plan to come to your session.

 

Viewing/Ordering

After the photographs have been taken and each image has been professionally retouched, you will be provided with your very own personal online gallery to view your finished photographs.  My turnaround time is about 2 weeks, sometimes less.  This varies depending on the time of year.  You can download your images directly from your gallery so there is no need to wait for your CD to arrive.  You are welcome to order prints, canvases, and various gifts which are crafted by my professional lab.  Print orders are optional and you are welcome to share your login details with friends or family.