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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. Unless you're an old pro, we'll probably set up a quick phone call to go over any questions and get to know eachother.
Your session will take place either in your home or at a local outdoor park and include plenty of time for breaks and 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).
Two weeks later, I'll email you over a link to your online gallery. This is where you can pick out the files you'd like for your digital files package and any add-on products (hand delivered by me!). Once payment is complete, you can download them from this same gallery.
When you purchase your digital files, they 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.
Shhh don't tell anyone but...mine is too. Some of my favorite images are from small, dark rooms. So don't worry - we'll be fine! Its just a great excuse to get cozy with your kids, especially in the winter! We won't need to go outside, but if at the end you'd like to do a few yard and swing set photos, let's do it too!
I know how intimidating it can be getting in front of the camera when you don't feel 100% about yourself - but I promise you, your kids won't care about your pant size years from now. So please don't wait - we are going to capture the love you have for your family, and there is no wrong size for that.
The first thing is always to be comfortable in what you are wearing - if you hate it/feel uncomfortable/are itchy, you are going to look that way. Shop your closet first! I love having kids favorite clothing preserved in photographs, so even when the sweater fades, the memory won't. 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.
While your photos will be casual and non-posed, rest assured that I will be guiding you through activities, games, and other shenanigans to help you and your family relax, be yourselves, and look your best. I may suggest activities like reading, snuggling on the couch, playing a game such as telephone or having dad do some kid tossing. I might ask your child to smell his sister, tickle his dad, or show me how high he can jump. And when the family dog is totally distracted? I will probably do some embarrasing jumping up and down, make ridiculous animal noises, and otherwise play the fool. Trust me, that's worth laughing at.
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!