What to Expect...
Before Your Shoot
Give me a call or send me an e-mail to set up your photo appointment and discuss the specifics for your shoot. I want the opportunity to get to know you and understand what makes you and your family unique so that we can capture it. I strongly feel that the best photos come from a collaborative effort between photographer and client, so don't be shy! My schedule often books 4-6 weeks out and during the busy seasons (spring and fall) season, appointments fill quickly. I will always do my best to accommodate you, but to ensure a spot on the schedule for your desired timeframe, it is best to plan ahead.
Planning for Your Shoot
The single most common question asked by my clients, "What should we wear?". I always recommend keeping the dress simple and comfortable. Avoid busy patterns and logos that can become distracting. Although your clothing shouldn't be the focus, it should reflect who you are and the mood of the shoot. Families or large groups don't necessarily have to match, but should coordinate. For some fun ideas and inspiration, check out my galleries and photogrpahy Pinterest board.
I typically keep props to a minimum, but if there is a special object that you would like to incorporate into the shoot, I am more than happy to work with it. In fact, sometimes the right prop used the right way can make the photos into something truly unique and artistic. So, take a cruise around my site and get some ideas on what other clients of mine have done and we can put your own unique twist on it.
During Your Shoot
Your session will take place at an agreed upon location. I love working with available light and am inspired by the unique opportunities that outdoor photography offers. Each session is different from the last, giving you a one of a kind experience that truly captures your personality. We wil discuss locations ideas that fit the style of images that you are wanting: natural, rustic, urban, etc. Your photo shoot will last up to one hour which allows time for an outfit change and a break or two. This isn't your stressful trip to the mall portrait studio. My goal is to always make our time together fun and relaxing. Having an amazing experience is equally as important to me as creating great images.
After Your Shoot
In the day or two after your session, I will send you a sneak peek of some of my favorite images from your shoot. Approximately two weeks later, I will send you a link to a password protected online gallery of all of your final/enhanced images. I go through careful consideration in selecting the final images and put great care into preparing them for your gallery. The gallery will allow you to print your images and also download the high resolution files. You will have consent to print, giving you the ultimate flexibility!
As always, I'm here to answer any questions that you might have, so don't hesitate to ask.