What to Expect
Once your session is booked we'll discuss clothing, location(s) and the overall feel of the session. We may meet in person so we can get to know each other a little bit before the photo shoot.
During the photo session we will go for a little walk at your chosen location and try to have a lot of fun! It's not going to be stiff or formal. I may ask you to run with the kids. Dads will get a workout tossing the kids up in the air (ok, just one kid at a time!).
If you choose to have your family photos taken at your home I will bring a studio light with me to ensure optimal lighting in any part of your house.
Within a week of your session, I will send you a link to a gallery containing at least 35 proofs. I will ask you to choose your favorite images. Once you've made your selections I will edit and retouch them to ensure the look and style consistent with what is shown in my portfolio. All my packages include high-resolution digital files for your to print, keep and share.
Working with kids
This should be fun! Running, jumping, playing are all great things to do during the photo session. A favorite doll, a toy, or other activities like bubbles are all wonderful, too. We will make sure to take breaks for rest and snack time for kids, or nursing breaks for babies.
Choosing the location
Depending on what kind of feel you'd like for your session, I can help you pick the most suitable location(s). We are lucky to be in the area that has just about everything: great architecture and urban settings, beautiful nature and beaches... or you may choose to have photos taken at your home. We can also have photos taken at more than one location, to add some variety.
I work with newborns in their home, which means that I bring all the necessary equipment and props with me. I have a nice selection of knit hats and other accessories for you to choose from. Depending on the lighting conditions of your house, I can either use the natural window light or bring studio lighting with me.
Can't make it?
If someone is sick or just having a bad day – let's reschedule. As a mother of a preschooler I understand that things don't always go smoothly! I will always reschedule if I am sick. We can also reschedule if the weather is rainy or too windy.
1) My favorite locations for family photos: Locations
2) What to wear (tips on choosing clothes): Clothing
Please do not hesitate to contact me and ask questions. I will respond promptly. I look forward to working with you!