What is your approach to photography?
Of course there's good lighting, beautiful locations, and well-composed images. But more importantly, it's about capturing the real you. Photo shoots can feel awkward and contrived, but I promise to try and make you laugh and feel comfortable, and if I do it right, you won't even notice the camera. I find that less posing creates dynamic, genuine expressions. You may not all be looking at the camera, and you may not all be smiling, but the authenticity of the moment is what makes the image special.
What should we wear?
There are no rules to follow other than to do what is comfortable for you and your family. Some families like to match loosely in complimentary colors while others like to dress kids up in identical outfits. Whatever you choose will be great!
What is the process to book a session?
Let's chat first! Click on the "Contact Me" link or email me at email@example.com, and we can figure out when and where we want to take your portraits. I'm always on the lookout for different and interesting places to shoot, and I love talking to my clients and finding a creative solution to their photography needs. Once we find a time and place and I have answered any questions you may have, I will send you a contract and retainer request for 50% of your session fee. The remainder of the fee is due on or before our shoot date. Don't worry! This whole process is taken care of online and is super easy and convenient for you.
Can we plan activities for our shoot or bring you along to an event?
Absolutely. If you have something particular in mind, let's talk about it and incorporate it into your shoot. I once photographed a family at a carnival, and we had a blast!
What happens after the shoot?
I carefully curate and edit each image in the gallery. You'll receive a link to a password-protected online gallery of your edited images in about two weeks.
If you decide to go with the A LA CARTE package, you will select the set number of images that come with your package to download. Any additional digital images can be purchased (downloaded) for an additional fee. You will also be able to purchase prints from the gallery.
If you decide to go with the ALL INCLUSIVE package, you will receive a link to a password-protected gallery of your edited images. You will be able to download the entire gallery and have a credit to purchase prints as well.
Terms and conditions
Payment is due the date of the session or before. Please note that I retain the copyright to all images but will provide you with a print release so that you can take the images to any printer of your choosing. I would still recommend taking your images to a reputable printer for best results. And, of course, you can order prints from the gallery! You are welcome to post the images to social media sites, but I kindly ask that you credit me as the photographer. Please do not edit or crop the photos in any way.