With your session fee you get a Varied amount of time depending upon the session you choose and the cooperation of those in the photo's. Usually it ends up being about 1-2 hours, but block three hours, just in case, especially in the case of newborns.
SHOULD WE SCHEDULE A STUDIO OR ON-LOCATION SETTING?
I love shooting both in studio and outdoors, so it's entirely up to you. We do not have a studio but we do have a front room with props, and a very cozy environment, we can travel and setup pretty much anywhere possible your front from or backyard if desired. But, we are fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful places in America, so we also have tons of outdoor locations to choose from (weather permitting). So, either way, you can't go wrong, and I can help you decide!
WHAT ABOUT THE CLOTHES? A family should wear colors and should coordinate without dressing too "matchy matchy". I would recommend that you pick a few colors and have everyone wear different combinations of those colors (sometimes it is easier to pick out one outfit for someone and work from that). Try to avoid white; it tends to wash people out.
Checkout Pinterest Pages for What to Wear Guides, they can be very helpful!
Layers are great for toddlers and children. Feel free to try vests, jackets, blazers, skirts with leggings, or any other combination of clothes. Layers always photograph nicely.
We love accessories! Hats, funky glasses, necklaces, earrings, leg warmers, scarves, hair flowers and headbands - the sky is the limit! Make it interesting!
Try to avoid: wild prints, items of clothing with large logos/writing or cartoon characters. These tend to 'date' photos and do not photograph well.
Props: If your child has a favorite book, toy, animal, feel free to bring it along.
CAN YOU HELP ME STYLE?
Absolutely! We can totally work together to ensure your family looks A-Mazing!
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE SCHEDULE AN OUTDOOR SESSION AND THE WEATHER IS NOT FAVORABLE?
I have zero problem shooting in overcast skies, and so if it's cloudy or a little gray, I will most likely choose to shoot! However, if it's rainy, we will reschedule your session.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THE SESSION FEE?
Sitting/Reservation Fee is applied to the session fee, the time set aside for the shoot per session, digital images in a password protected gallery page for 14 days and the amount of images for final edit per session selected.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE SEE FROM OUR SESSION?
Expect about 20+ images in your gallery to view depending on the session. However, with newborns, depending on their "disposition," expect 20-30 images.
CAN I BUY THE PRINTS OR SECOND CD FROM MY SESSION? Yes, absolutely! I offer both print and Additional digital options.
WHEN DO I BOOK A NEWBORN SESSION? I'M PREGNANT NOW.
Now is the time to book. Like right now! I book up fully approximately 8-12 weeks out, and I want to photograph your new bundle, so pretty please contact me as soon as possible to schedule your newborn session. Do not wait til lil' lady or lil' man is here (sadly, that will be too late). I will secure you a spot now. We book, book the session, but do not book an actual date because of course, anything can happen. I record your due date, and you check in with me as things progress. After you have the baby, typically before even leaving the hospital, you'll contact me and we will set up a time within the first fourteen days of your baby's life.
HOW SHOULD I PLAN FOR MY NEWBORN'S SESSION? Newborn sessions are my favorite. It is such a joy to witness your baby's first days of life. And yes, I mean first days:) I prefer shooting newborns before two weeks of age. I will plan around your schedule; scheduling a session right at feeding time usually makes baby happy. Newborn sessions take place in the comfort of a studio setup. The studio lighting is beautiful, and the controlled temperature is perfect for baby. I have all of the blankets, hats, headbands, boxes and baskets, everything we'll need, feel free to bring any items you want in the photo's as well. If the weather is really warm and you are feeling adventurous, I can also shoot your newborn outdoors.