Where will we do my session?
I have a variety of private and public locations that I think are perfect for photos. I also love going somewhere that is sentimental for you. Locations do vary with the seasons. For instance, somewhere that’s amazing in the Spring may just be ok during the winter. I encourage you to glance through the blog, galleries, and/or Instagram to see if you see a place that makes you swoon. I’m always available to help you make this important decision for your session!
What should we wear?
It’s not just you! Everyone asks! I recommend that you select from 2-3 palettes and be willing to mix textures and patterns with solids all within those color families! You may have one really adorable outfit for 1 family member you want to use, so pull colors from that and dress everyone else accordingly. And if not, Mom, select an outfit you feel fabulous in and work everyone else around it!
One personal preference tip-Please don’t wear solid white. There are just so many other pretty colors to choose from! (This does not apply to the Summer Whites mini session or any classic milestone session for a single child or siblings.)
What’s the best time of day for photos?
While it is possible to photograph you during any of the light hours of the day, my favorite times are during the morning or late afternoon hours. I am always looking for the best natural light opportunities to give you amazing portraits.
What do we do if it rains?
All sessions are potentially rescheduled for inclement weather including rain, gusty wind, unusual darkness, snow fall, temperatures below 40 degrees and exceeding 90 degrees.
Why do we only get a few images?
For years I followed a traditional shoot and share business model and gave clients every image from our session. Then one year I randomly walked into a few clients’ homes and saw displayed photos that weren’t as touched up as I would have liked! I realized there are just a few framed! Where are the rest of the images I gave them? Did they even know? I decided I would rather you have a few AWESOME images to frame than 100 images that were good, but not personally touched to make them even better.
Now, I personally hand touch each photo you select. I take away all unwanted objects that may not have been avoided in the shot. I make sure everyone looks amazing by removing fly away hairs, blemishes, darkness under the eyes, wrinkles (from clothing), sweat from faces or clothes. I also when needed move faces from one image to another to get the most perfect image for you!
This plan has made me even more proud of the finished product I deliver to my clients. But some of you still want them all. And I have tweaked my pricing over and over to make this available for you! This year you can select the “The Most” and get all of your images AND an 11×14 canvas wrap! This plan is only available for the quoted price in advance. If you decide you NEED all your images after you’ve seen your proofs, you may upgrade to this package for a new quoted price I will have included in your proofing instructions.
May I purchase all of the RAW, unedited files?
What’s the timeline for my photo session?
If you have given me permission to post your images I usually show a teaser on Instagram within a few hours to few days after our session. I begin your selection right away and show you unedited proofs with 3-4 days of your session. Once you make your selections I do my best to get the edited images to you within 1 week. Times may vary during Fall and Spring due to volume. Because I create editing time for your session in my schedule when you book your date, I request you make your selections as soon as possible. Selections made after the 4 week time period may result in a timeline delay on my end but I will always do my best to get your final product to you as soon as I am able!