All sessions are outdoors/on location and typically last between 1 to 2 hours. If you are not sure where to have your session, no worries. We have lots of ideas to offer and can help you pick the perfect location for your session. Some of our favorite locations are run-down buildings, open fields, nature trails, and even the junkyard. Multiple locations are allowed time permitting. When shooting outdoors the best time of day is either early morning or a few hours before sunset. The lighting is more pleasing during these times and will help to eliminate harsh shadows and unflattering light. Please keep this in mind when planning your session.
Booking your Session:
Sessions are typically booked about 2-4 weeks in advance. Maternity sessions are typically scheduled between 34-28 weeks of pregnancy. With newborns it is best to tentatively schedule a date around your babies due date and then we will firmly schedule when your little one arrives. The ideal time for your newborn session is during the first two weeks. Newborn sessions are conducted in the comfort of your home.
Half of the session fee is due at the time of booking. Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card. Your session fee retainer must be received within 3 days of when you book or your date will not be secure. The remaining balance is due at your session. The session retainer is non-refundable, but is transferable if rescheduling is needed.
We love doing a variety of posed shots as well as capturing candid moments of your child and/or family just having fun. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable and relaxed. We have a selection of chairs/props that we can bring along according to the look of your session. You are welcome to bring along any special items that you would like to incorporate into your session. Please feel free to discuss with us any ideas or visions you may have regarding the style of your session.
Simple clothing choices are best for creating timeless portraits. I suggest solid colors; avoiding busy patterns and logos/wording that tend to draw attention away from the face. Jeans, dresses, and khakis are classics and photograph well. Add in some texture and layers and your can’t go wrong. Don’t forget to accessorize; hats, scarves, belts, and shoes, can all add fun and personality to your photos. For families I suggest coordinating your style and colors but not all matching (don’t wear all white shirts and jeans). The key to dressing for family portraits is simple: choose items for the entire family as if you were creating one outfit. If you need any suggestions or guidance on clothing just let us know and we would be happy to help or take a peak at our What to Wear Guide!
After your Session:
Approximately 2-3 weeks after your session we will contact you to let you know that your CD is ready! Your images will also be available at our online ordering store for 30 days. Here you can order prints as well as collages and other awesome specialty products.
Due to the nature of this product all sales are final.
Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices are locked in when your session is booked and remain in effect for 30 days after your session.
Sales tax 8.3%