Before the Session
Your portrait session really begins from the moment you contact me. I use that time to get to know more about you as I want to know all about your family, your special traits, as well as your desires for your portrait session. We’ll pick a location and a date, go over any questions you may have, and can discuss wardrobe and styling for those wanting advice. When you are ready to book your session and reserve your date, you will go to the Book My Session page under the Session Info tab, sign the portrait agreement and model release, and pay your session fee. That’s pretty much it! Make sure you have your wardrobe picked out and if there are any items of sentimental value you want to include in your pictures, get those ready as well. If any last minute questions pop up, I am always available through email or phone call. And if you have an extra 10 minutes or so, please make sure to click here to read my blog post with a behind the scenes look into my sessions which will give you lots of great tips to help your family prepare.
During the Session
Come prepared to have a good time. Session times on average run about an hour, so plan to be there for that amount of time. Also, I prefer to schedule an hour before sunset if your child’s schedule will allow, so be prepared to move around as the light changes so we can include those beautiful sun flares and haze that comes with the magic of sunset. I will do my best to help you feel comfortable in front of the camera and just relax. I like to start off by doing a few posed, more traditional shots, so we can get those out of the way up front and then the magic happens! We‘ll play and try to have some fun so I can capture those genuine smiles and personalities. I definitely gravitate towards a lifestyle approach with my sessions, striving for real, genuine moments so I can give you pictures that are unique and custom for your family. If you have any ideas during the session please let me know, but otherwise just relax and I will direct your family as we go.
After the Session
A few sneak peeks from your session will be posted to facebook within three days of your session. Feel free to tag yourself, share, or even make these pictures your profile or cover photos! Within 1-2 weeks, all of your pictures will be available in an online gallery which will be live for two weeks. You will be able to view and download your high resolution images from there, as well as your print release. Print products are available for those interested, and will be shipped to your home within 2-5 weeks.