FAMILY SESSION BASICS
Within a week of reserving your session, you will receive a more detailed preparation guide to maximize your readiness for our big day! Until then, here's some basic information to hold you over...
I'm so EXCITED to capture your family. My goal is to turn the tender moments families share into beautiful art. I approach my sessions in a laid back and fun manner so as to minimize stress and make this experience one you'll remember for the better.
My PHOTOGRAPHY is lifestyle based. This means that I will be guiding you and your family to show the love and connection that you share. I will take some "money" shots where everyone is looking and smiling at the camera, but expect that many of the poses/shots will be of your family looking at/embracing each other, and letting your kids be who they are. Don't worry, even older kids will have fun - promise! I do not use props, however if there is a special prop you have that you'd like to use, please notify me beforehand with this information so I can plan accordingly. If you'd like to know more about the lifestyle approach to family photography and what it means for a typical family session of mine, check out my BLOG POST on the topic.
I love using dynamic LOCATIONS for my sessions. I have a list of spots that I know and love HERE, but am always open to new ones if you have one in mind.
WARDROBE should be something that you and your family feel fantastic and comfortable in. If you need ideas on how to dress, please visit my PINTEREST page.
Rest assured, COVID PRECAUTIONS are in place! Here are things to consider/keep in mind for your session during COVID:
SAFETY: I am fully COVID-19 vaccinated! I also have a fantastical lens that allows me to capture the beautiful details of your family while keeping a safe distance.
PACK ACCORDINGLY: I will bring a throw blanket for your family to use, if desired, for sitting/laying down photos. However, if there is a specific blanket you'd like to use, or prefer to use your own, please bring it with you. Feel free to pack a few snacks/drinks for your kiddos if you think it will help them. I welcome snack breaks, as sometimes it's just what's needed mid-session to keep the kids going. I do like to move around during sessions, from place to place within a location, so think about packing any needed items in a bag that's easy to carry.
PAYMENT of $200 is due at the time of booking in order to reserve your spot on my calendar. This cost covers the time and talent during the photo session. *This cost does not include digital images or physical prints - keep reading for more. From there, you will receive the detailed prep guide, and we will decide on a time and location for your session.
Two weeks after the session, you'll receive an online gallery presented to you in slideshow format. You'll have 24 hours to watch the slideshow with your loved ones and decide which collection of digital photos and print credit you'd like to purchase based on your needs and budget. The print credit you receive as part of your collection can be used to purchase high quality prints/holiday cards/calendars/albums directly from your gallery!
COLLECTION pricing/details are as follows:
10 digital high-res downloads
$50 print credit
30 digital high-res downloads
$150 print credit
ALL digital high-res downloads
$300 print credit