How do I book my session?
You can complete the info request on the contact page of my site, or you can reach me via email or phone. Newborn sessions are best within 2 weeks of birth, and with advance notice of your due date, I will be sure to hold space on my calendar for your new arrival.
Where will my session take place?
Once we've confirmed your session date and time, we'll discuss many things including the location of our shoot. We may decide on your home, a park, the beach or another favorite spot, where your child(ren) will feel comfortable and free to be themselves!
What will my session be like and how long will it last?
I'll do my best to make sure our time together is relaxed and fun! Sessions are typically 1 - 3 hours, and the duration can vary greatly depending on the number of people I am photographing, ages of the children, location, etc.
My approach is very casual, and allocating plenty of time ensures that everyone has a chance to get to know me, relax and be comfortable, take time for clothing changes, snacks, diaper changes or just a "break" to run around and play. It is frequently during "playtime" that I get my favorite images!
What about clothing?
This is the question I am most frequently asked! I'll provide you with lots of detail about clothing in your pre-session information packet, and we can discuss many options, but here are some general guidelines. Keep in mind that our session time will allow for "wardrobe" changes!
For newborns, there is nothing as cute as a birthday suit, or simple diaper cover and perhaps a fun hat! For toddlers and older children, solid colors and simple patterns are best - try to avoid logos and other distracting images on clothing. For family shots, a coordinated effort is great, without necessarily being "matchy matchy." Again, I'll provide much more detail about clothing prior to your session, and we can discuss to this to be sure we achieve the "look" in your portraits that you are hoping for. Whether classic or quirky, the clothing your child and family chooses should best reflect their spirit!
You can get great ideas about what types of clothing look best from the images on my site.
What happens when the fun is over?
After your session, I begin to edit and prepare your images for proofing. Within a few days, I usually put a few "sneak peek" shots on my facebook page, to hold you over until your final proofs are ready, which will be approximately 2 weeks later. You'll then have access to your images in a private, personalized online gallery, at which time you can place your print order. Print orders are delivered about 2 weeks after they are placed and paid in full.