How long do sessions last?
Most session are between 30 minutes to an hour. Babies take longer for feeding and diaper changing, and general fussiness.
What happens if I am late to my scheduled session?
I will wait no longer than 20 minutes after the contracted time of the session to begin, after that your session is cancelled & fee will not be refunded. If you arrive late, that amount of time comes out of your session.
Where is the photo session?
The location of the photo session is up to you, ideally I prefer to use natural sunlight, usually outdoors. Lifestyle portrait sessions can be held within the comfort of your own home. Babies & small children can also have sessions at my home studio.
What to bring?
Outfit changes, a drink, any props you'd like to be included.
When/how will I receive my images?
I will usually share a sneak peek photo of the session on Facebook within a few days of your session. 2-3 weeks after your session, I will have your images ready in an online gallery that you can download from with a PIN. I will host your gallery for 4 weeks, to allow you to share and access your images. You are responsible for downloading all images and backing them up. I am not responsible for storing images once gallery expires.
Do you offer prints?
Yes! The session fee does not include prints. Your package does include digital images with a print release. If you are interested in having prints, canvases or albums made I am happy to help you with that. I order prints and products from professional printers and vendors.
When should I book a session?
Book any session at least 2 to 4 weeks in advance.
Maternity - Usually during the 6th & 7th month of pregnancy, early in the 3rd trimester.
Newborns - From 5 to 10 days old, when they are still very sleepy and easiest to pose, this requires booking around the end of your second trimester. We'll work off your estimated due date, but the MOST important thing is to book while you are still pregnant.
Senior - Some schools require photos early in the school year, so best schedule the summer before senior year.
Birth, Fresh 48, Weddings - book as soon as possible.
Do you offer re-shoots?
Yes and No. If a child is particularly fussy, gets sick during the session, or is having an off day, I will let you know if we should just call it a day and try again later. Normally, we can judge this within the first 10-15 minutes of the session. If the weather takes a turn for the worst, then we will reschedule on the next available date. If the rain is light and bearable and your family doesn’t mind getting a tiny bit wet, then we can plan for a fun wet photo shoot.
What is your cancellation policy?
I must be notified 48 hours ahead of time, for your retainer fee to be applied to another date. If you need to reschedule a second time, you must pay a new retainer fee. If you cancel the day of your session, your fee is nonrefundable and you must pay a new fee to book a new date.
What equipment do you use?
Canon 70D & 80D DSLR cameras & various lenses.
What do you to edit photos?
What is retouching/enhancement?
My approach to editing is simple & I like to keep the images as natural as possible with rich colors.
Enhancements may include minimal skin/blemish retouching, color adjustment, and stylistic embellishments to enhance a photograph.