FAQ

How long do sessions last?

An hour or 2 for basic sessions, babies & children can take longer. Mini sessions are about 30 minutes. 

 

Where is the photo session?

The location of the photo session is up to you, ideally I prefer to use natural, available light, almost always outdoors & allowing time permits, 2 locations. Newborn photo sessions are almost always held within the comfort of your own home.

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What to bring? 

Outfit changes, a drink, any props you'd like to be included.

 

When/how will I receive my images?

3-4 weeks after your session, I will have your images ready on CD or a password protected online gallery. Pictures will be professionally edited, color corrected (if needed), some offered in black & white and all in high resolution. I will usually post a sneak peek photo of the session on my website and/or Facebook page within a few days of your session. You will receive a print release for all of the photos. This allows you the freedom to have ALL the pictures from the day of the shoot, with corrections made, to make prints from anywhere.

 

Do you offer prints?

The price listed includes the price of all of the photos on CD, if you are interested in having prints made I am happy to help you with that. I do order prints from outside professional printers and vendors, if you are interested in ordering prints we can discuss sizes and prices that work best for you.

 

When should I book a session?

Book any session at least 2-4 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.

 

Do you offer reshoots?

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 raincoat & boots session!

 

What equipment do you use?

Canon 70D dslr camera & various lenses.

 

What do you to edit photos?

Photoshop CS6

 

What is retouching/enhancement?

My approach to editing is simple & I like to keep the images as natural as possible.

Enhancements may include minimal skin/blemish retouching, color adjustment, and stylistic embellishments to enhance a photograph.