Sara Thom Photography offers the following types of sessions:
- Newborn Lifestyle
- Couples (engagement, anniversary or just because!)
- High School Seniors
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How would you describe your photography style?
I try and keep my photography sessions very natural, capturing the action as it happens, so it’s lots of fun and not too much posing. I feel this will bring out the true character of your children and will also make the session more enjoyable.
But will you still take some traditional posed shots?
Yes, I will spend some time taking some relaxed portraits of you together as a family, as this can be an important record for you too (and I know this is always what Grandma wants!). But I spend more time letting the action happen naturally and capturing the moments as they unfold.
What time do sessions take place?
The ideal time is in the evening, about an hour before sunset. The reason for this is that yummy golden light that you get just before the sun goes down. It allows for the beautiful backlighting that you see in most of my work!
What happens if it rains?
I’ll get in touch a couple of days before the shoot (after consulting the weather forecast) and if it looks like rain we will work together to reschedule your session for another date. I do like to wait as long as we possibly can to make the call though, as Virginia weather can certainly surprise us sometimes!
Do you edit in color or black & white?
I do a mixture, choosing what I think works best for each individual photo.
How long until I receive my photos?
My turnaround time on galleries is 3-4 weeks.
How do I secure my session?
There is a $250 non-refundable session fee due at booking to secure your session, along with signing the client agreement.
How far do you travel?
I will travel to most areas in the Northern Virginia area. Because traffic in our area can add lots of travel time to pretty much anywhere you go, there is a travel fee applied to session locations greater than 25 miles (round trip) from the 22025 zip code.
Can you help with styling?
I sure can! I’m a shopper at heart so I love assisting my clients with their outfit choices. I also provide complimentary access to online styling assistance with all of my sessions!
So now that you have all the details, are you ready to book your session?