Thank you for considering me to take your family portraits! Together we will create not only awesome memories, but gorgeous, timeless images as well. A little bit about me, if you aren’t already familiar with me, I have 3 small children so I KNOW your struggle when it comes to family portraits! I also know how important it is to capture these images as they grow! I have been on both sides of the camera so I know what worries you have. Your kids don’t have to be perfect angels to get amazing portraits! I will guide you on how to prepare for you photoshoot and how to keep it a relaxing and FUN experience for everyone! Please take some time to read through the following information as you prepare yourself and your family! Looking forward to meeting with you!
About your session
Booking your session is easy! Just contact me so we can set it up. A retainer of $100 is required to hold your desired date. The remainder of $275 ($375 for extended family sessions) is due at the time of your session - unless we have previously discussed another arrangement. Once you book your session, I will send you an information packet on how to prepare yourself and your families for the photoshoot and answer any questions that you might have. I will also send you a questionnaire so I can get to know your family and what your hopes are for the photoshoot.
Then we will plan a time and location for your photos. I have a few locations that are easy and are always a beautiful setting. All sessions take place an hour before sunset to get the most dreamy, perfect lighting. If you have young children that aren’t used to stay up that late, adjusting their nap time for the day is a possibility, or maybe a sunrise photo shoot might work better for you. You know your child best.
During your photoshoot
I try my best to have all photoshoots completed in under an hour. I will have plenty of images to work with in that timeframe and kids are usually ready to move onto something else by then. This gives me plenty of time for your children to be themselves and allows me time to tell your story through photographs without you feeling rushed. I love capturing families playing, snuggling, being goofy, and just loving on each other.
I will always do my best to get that one desired shot of everyone looking and smiling at me, but for the most part, you will be giving piggy pack rides to your kids, encouraging dads to show off their kid-tossing skills, picking flowers, running through a field, having little ones give moms their BEST hugs EVER and fun stuff like that. I like to give the little ones a chance to just play so its ok if they aren’t giving big smiles right off the bat. I may way to just interact with your child, but since you know your child best, I also might ask you for assistance at times.
I usually take two to three weeks to get your images edited and delivered to you. I will complete them as quickly as possible, but it does take time for me to make sure they are absolutely perfect! I book a limited number of sessions per month so I can assure that each gallery gets the time and attention it deserves. Your gallery will include a minimum of 25 edited digital images as well as a print release. Your images will be available for you to download directly onto your computer when completed. I will still be here for you afterwards as well, should you have any questions about how or where to order prints, canvases, books or any other products. I HIGHLY recommend printing your photos!