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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the process like?

Session experiences are designed to be straightforward and easy. Once we get in touch and set a date for your session, I'll send you a quick questionnaire to get to know your family and home better.  Your session will take place either in your home or at a local outdoor park and include plenty of time for breaks ands snacks. After your session, I will post a few sneak peaks on Instagram for you (if you don't want to be on social media, just let me know).  And two weeks later, I'll email you over a link to your online gallery where you can download your images.  My session fees are simple and all-inclusive: the digital files are yours to keep forever with standard printing rights.  I will continue reminding you to backup your images, however, as your gallery will only be online for a couple months.  Please note, I retain full copyright of all my images. 

Do you recommend being indoors or outdoors?

I always prefer to photograph families in their natural home environment, but I understand that sometimes we want to enjoy the short seasons (and colors!) in Minnesota too.  If you have crazy pets (like me!), love fall colors, or are hesitant to photograph your home, I recommend outdoors in the late spring, summer, or fall. In winter I only shoot indoors for humans (pets can be indoor/outdoor).  I always recommend newborn sessions in your home.  If you still can't decide, we can always start in your home and head outside to your yard too!

What should we wear?

It all depends on your session type, but the first thing is always to be confident in what you are wearing - if you hate it/feel uncomfortable/are itchy (kids that's you!), you are going to look that way.  Normally families choose a dressy-casual style, but you can be as formal as you'd like.  I tell people to mostly think of the family as one outfit instead of one for each person, thus enabling the family to be cohesive without being matchy-matchy.

Have other questions?

I know that often there can be lots of questions when working with a photographer, whether this is your first time or 10th time.  The beauty of families is that each one is different with unique needs and challenges.  So if you have a question - just connect up with me via email, the contact form above, or give me a call.  As long as its not "what do you want for dinner?" I promise to answer!