learn about the process

why choose me?

the details

If you're looking for simple & natural, unposed & un-propped, newborn photos,
I'm your girl.

I'm a mama myself, & I remember how exciting (& exhausting) those first few weeks were. My job is to make your job easy. I'll guide you through some simple steps to prepare, then I'll take care of the rest.

lifestyle family session details - click here

Wish you could get images of your kids natural smiles without spending the entire afternoon bribing them?

I get it, mama. I have 2 little ones myself, not to mention a husband... 
My family sessions are short and sweet. Moving around the entire time, so no one is ever bored. I'll tell you where to stand and look, but never ask you to say "cheese" or pose you like a deer in headlights, promise.

Let's chat about your vision for your session. 
  
Then please be sure to review investment guide before booking a session. This is an investment of both time and money and I want to be sure all decision-makers are involved.

initial meeting

Reserve a date.  I usually book out a few months in advance. The first step we should take is to be sure I'm available. Maternity Sessions are typically between weeks 30-34, and Newborn sessions scheduled for 7-12 days after due date.

Once you have chosen a date, you will receive a couple of emails with a contract and release of liability to e-sign to finalize your booking.

ready to book

 The next step is to follow the tips and clothing suggestions on the following page for a smooth and successful session. Preparation is key, let's make this stress-free!

prepping for your shoot

Maternity: 30 minute, outdoors.

Newborn: 2 hour, in-studio or in the comfort of your own home.

Family: 30 minute outdoor session, location of your choice or I'd love to make some suggestions!.

your session day

One week after your session, we'll schedule a web conference and I will share a gallery for you to view your final collection of finished images. You will narrow these down to your favorites and select a package. Final payment is due at viewing session. All decision-makers should be present at viewing.


presentation of gallery & ordering of images

All products are custom made and take 3-4 weeks for production, with the exception of digital images, which will be sent to you within one week. Once your order is ready, we will notify you to schedule a pickup.

ORDER PICKUP

from meeting to delivery

the process

Tips for a stress free session.
2 hour session in studio or your home
Online viewing session

packages vary but all includE:

investment starts at $395

newborns

Tips for stress free session 
30 minute session in an outdoor location of your choice,
Online viewing session

COLLECTIONS INCLUDE:

investment starts at $295

families

Tips for a stress free session.
30 minute session in an outdoor location of your choice,
Online viewing session

collectionS include:

investment starts at $295

maternity

click for COLLECTIONS & PRICING info

CLICK for COLLECTIONS & PRICING info

CLICK for COLLECTIONS & PRICING GUIDE

WHAT IS LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY?

Lifestyle photography is a genre of photography that mainly aims to capture portraits of people in real-life events or milestones in an artistic manner and the art of the everyday. The primary goal is to tell stories about people's lives in that moment in time, to capture photos that communicate what words cannot.

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
Allow your family to be the captivating focal point of your shots. Coordinate outfits, don't match. I know. It used to be a thing, but instead choose a color scheme – mix and match colors so that everyone flows and coordinates.  I can help with some visual suggestions as well.

WHY DON’T YOU RELEASE ALL OF THE PHOTOS YOU TAKE?

Raw files are not the final product. It’s like asking an artist for their unfinished painting. I want to make sure that whatever my client's receive is an accurate representation of both myself and my skills.

DO YOU EDIT YOUR PHOTOS?
 
I shoot in RAW which is almost like a negative would be in film. It cannot be printed until it is edited.  I personally like to keep my photographs fairly natural & just do a few tweaks here & there to enhance color, brightening / darkening a photo, or it's white balance (how warm or cold your photo is) etc. 

IS STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY AVAILABLE?

I do have a studio that is available for newborn photo sessions.  Although, I mainly do newborn sessions in my client's home.  All of my family sessions and maternity sessions are done outdoors.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?

We will book a virtual meeting to view your online gallery one week after your photo session.  High resolution files will be available within one week of purchase for download.  Professional prints, frames, canvases or albums will take 3-4 weeks.


WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE MY APPOINTMENT?

Once I schedule a photo session that time is reserved for you.  I understand that things come up and you may need to reschedule, I ask for 14 days notice to reschedule a session - and session fees can be applied to your rescheduled session within the same calendar year.

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY APPOINTMENT?

Once I schedule a photo session that time is reserved for you. I understand that things come up and you may need to reschedule, I ask for 14 days notice to reschedule a session.  As a momma I know we can't anticipate everything 14 days in advance, obviously we can't do a session if someone is sick so I will work with you.  Session fees can be applied to your rescheduled session within the same calendar year.

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?

The number of images you receive will depend on the collection you choose.  

WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND THAT I PRINT THROUGH YOU?

Professional photo labs deliver a more professional product than most home printers or box stores. You will find the work received from a professional photo lab more consistent with your digital images. Colors, tones, brightness and sharpness are more true to your digital image.  Delivering quality, lasting products. Professional labs use the best paper, ink and process available. 

WHAT TIME OF DAY SHOULD WE SCHEDULE THE SHOOT?

Newborn sessions are best scheduled between 11am - 2pm.  Family and maternity sessions are best either at sunrise or 1-2 hours before sunset.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE LOCATIONS TO SHOOT?

I have numerous locations I love to shoot, the beach, parks, nature preserves just to name a few.  Once we chat about what you're looking for I can make some recommendations.


Frequently Asked Questions

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