Step 1: Scheduling your Session
In order to reserve a date, you will choose your session date, sign the client agreement and pay the non-refundable $250 session fee. The easiest way to choose your session date is via my online booking calendar.
Step 2: The Session Itself
Once we’ve decided on a time and date and officially put your session on the books, I’ll send you a link to my client questionnaire and a client guide that will walk you through everything from choosing outfits to strategies for getting kids to cooperate. That guide has been created and refined over years of experience, so it typically answers 90% of the questions that come up, but I’m always happy to set up a time to chat if you want additional help. Also included in that guide are instructions on how to access my online styling assistance that I provide to all my clients.
A few days before your session is scheduled, I’ll reach out to confirm our start time and location…at that point, if the forecast is questionable or someone seems to be coming down the flu (or in the current times, COVID), we can talk about our rescheduling options. Otherwise, that is the perfect time to ask any last minute questions or let me know if you’ve come up with a fun idea we haven’t discussed.
On the day of the session, please block off 1.5- 2 hours (2-2.5 hours for a newborn). Typically we are done in an hour or so, but I don’t charge by the hour, so if there’s some kind of wardrobe malfunction or child meltdown, I like to stay flexible.
Finally…relax! I promise to give everyone breaks throughout the session as needed and to make it as painless as possible for everyone involved (yes, even the dads ). If it would ease tensions to crack open a beer or take a shot before, well then I say go for it! If I’m being honest, I have totally had my husband do this before our family photo sessions!
Step 3: The Fun Part!
Within 3 weeks, you’ll receive an email from me letting you know that your photos are ready. Once you’ve viewed your gallery slideshow of images, you’ll choose the collection you want to purchase. After that, you’ll have a full month to select the specific digital files and print items you want to use to fill that collection…zero pressure!
Print & Digital Collections
Your choice of 15 hand-edited high resolution digital files with print release
$80 gift print credit good toward your choice of anything in the gallery store: prints, frames, albums, digital files, etc.
Your choice of 25 hand-edited high resolution digital files with print release
$250 gift print credit good toward your choice of anything in the gallery store: prints, frames, albums, digital files, etc
Minimum of 60 hand-edited high resolution digital files with print release
$475 gift print credit good toward your choice of anything in the gallery store: prints, frames, albums, digital files, etc.
All collections include the following:
Pre-session phone consultation
Session prep guide filled with session and styling tips
Online styling assistance
Prints & Products
What you are going to do with your images is perhaps the most important aspect to consider when you’re planning for a photo session, but it’s all too often the aspect that’s overlooked…all the time and money invested deserves a better return than photos gathering dust on a hard drive somewhere. You’ll never get the same feeling looking at your photos on a screen as you will seeing them on your wall or flipping through the pages of an album, so I include a substantial print credit with every collection. Below is a sample of some of the items you can choose from:
These prints are individually handled with a passionate eye for quality and detail. Featuring hand torn deckled edges and a lightly defined felt structure with brilliant colors and striking contrasts. Giving your images real pictorial depth that will last for generations.
PROFESSIONAL LAB PRINTS:
Your favorite images are printed on professional photo paper with a semi-gloss finish, for the highest quality long-lasting print. These full bleed prints are available in a variety of sizes, and are perfect for framing and hanging on the wall or giving as a special gift.
These beautiful hardwood frames will protect your prints from damage and help them look their very best in a spot for everyone to enjoy. Frames come in your choice of white, black, walnut, natural, or barnwood, and arrive ready to hang with all necessary hardware included.
These premium linen albums are printed on high-end matte photo paper with thick, lay flat pages. Layout and design options are limited only by your imagination. 10 spreads (20 pages) are included. Additional spreads can be added.
*Packages and product prices are subject to change periodically to account for increases in lab fees and printing costs.