Maternity sessions are best done between 32-36 weeks. Maternity sessions can be anything you like, outdoor, studio, milk bath, boudoir etc. This is your special time. I will get tummy, mom, dad, siblings, entire family, whatever you would like to make your photos perfect! If children will be in the picture, be sure to have an adult that can take the children to play outside (or away from the photo shoot) so we can get the best pictures of you and tummy. You can bring as many wardrobe changes as you like. Form fitting dresses will show off your baby bump, long flowing dresses are equally beautiful. Bring whatever you are most comfortable in. Any special props you would like to bring, I can incorporate those into your session like nursery items, sonogram pictures... whatever you would like to include.
Births are unpredictable, even with scheduled births, so always be prepared for anything! Natural births can turn into c-sections in moments. Inductions can turn into unexpected labor. Birth can in a hospital room lit only by twinkle lights, a birthing tub at home, or in the operating room. Babies can take only minutes to be born or can take literally days, so beginning planning as soon as possible.
Having a baby is one of the most important days is a new parent’s life. It’s so important that some parents jump at the opportunity to have a photographer present to document those first
moments after arrival. This is a perfect way to capture that brand newness of a newborn in the hospital within the first 48 hours of birth. Do you have any particular moments that you would
really like captured? If you deliver in the middle of the night, I will arrive first thing in the morning. Fresh 48 is a once in a lifetime opportunity to document all the details. We can capture
baby's first portrait, daddy & baby, skin to skin, & your first family portrait! This is a precious opportunity to create art from moments that fly by. I stay for about an hour and capture those tiny details and the beginnings of bonding with baby. Often times,
this is when siblings and grandparents come to meet the new baby. It's always a room full of love and smiles.
Newborns are photographed in the first 2 weeks after birth, when they are still very sleepy and easiest to pose. (This requires booking around the end of your second trimester, months in advance.) Sessions take 2 -2.5 hours to include feeding, changing, fussiness. Newborn sessions at my home studio include use of props and wardrobe, are booked Monday-Friday. You can also choose to have a lifestyle session at your own home. Rather than posed newborn shots, lifestyle sessions highlight your family in it's natural setting (relax & cuddle). Instead of props, we use your family heirlooms, quilts, & baby blankets. Sibling and immediate family is included upon request.
Babies & Children
Don't forget about all those milestones! Sitting, walking, 1st birthday, any birthday! Cake smashes sessions are a special favorite of mine.
Children change so fast... let me help you capture every special moment.
We'll have fun (even Dad will enjoy it!) and I'll get a lot of great images that you are sure to love. My goal is for you to have a fun, relaxing time - we won't be rushed. I'll get some "posed" pictures, but I also love to get the shots of you just having fun with each other. It's best if the family coordinates. Neutrals with a pop of the same color on each person work great. Feel free to bring any props that are important to your family. I can choose a location, or if you have a special place in mind, we can have the session there as well. We'll get pictures of the kids, the entire family, just mom and dad, dad and the kids, mom and the kids.
Seniors sessions are fun for wardrobe changes & any accessories you would like to include. Athletics, arts, AG, formal dress, anything to do with any hobbies! Feel free to bring a friend to
cheer you on & help you feel comfortable.
If you are hiring a professional makeup artist or hairstylist for your wedding, the day of your engagement session is perfect for a trial run. There will be as much cuddling and kissing as you want, be candid and have fun with each other. Remember, you'll want to schedule your engagement session in plenty of time to have the images for your save-the-date cards.
I'm always grateful to be a part of a couple's big day! My aim is to capture the personality and connection between the bride and groom, and preserve all the memories, big and small. There are an array of options when it comes to wedding photography, first you'll want to decide what you want included in your package... engagement portraits, bridal shots, save-the-dates, the bridal shower, the rehearsal, invitations and programs, and even a boudoir shot.
Basic wedding package includes:
- Getting Ready
- Bridal Party
- Wedding Party
- The Happy Couple