STEP 1: Scheduling Your Session
In order to reserve a date, you will put down a $195 session fee ($295 for weekend dates). If we haven't already, the easiest way to compare calendars is for you to email me or call me with a few available dates that work for your family- I always try to be as flexible as possible.
As you pull out your calendar, here are a few things to consider:
- Many weekends during May-Nov are reserved for weddings and are very limited.
- If you have a particular date you need prints and products by, (birthdays, Mother's Day, holidays) please book a date at least a month in advance of that date to ensure sufficient processing and printing time.
- The best time of the day for newborn photos is morning. I always start between 9am-11am.
- Sessions last approximately 3 hours.
STEP 2: The Session Itself
Once we've decided on a date and time and officially put your session on the books, I'll send you a guide to getting ready that will walk you through everything from choosing outfits to strategies for getting kids to cooperate. This guide typically answers 90% of questions that come up but I am more than happy to set up a time to chat if you want additional help. A few days before our session is scheduled, I will reach out to confirm time and location.
The day of the session, please block off approximately 3-4 hours for the session. I will make sure to get any poses that we have talked about previously and suggest ones that I think would show beautifully and authentically for your family. Kids may be crabby, hungry or tired, and that is okay, I've seen it all! I will try and make the most of our time and get everyone's unique personalities captured. I will try and make it fun and as painless as possible!
STEP 3: The Fun Part
Within just a couple of weeks of your session, you'll receive an email from me letting you know that your photos are ready. Once you've had a chance to marvel over them for a bit, you will be able to choose a collection for purchase. After that, you will have a full month to select the specific digital files and use your print credit... zero pressure! If you're like me and like to see and feel things like album covers and paper types in person, I have samples of the physical products at my studio, and I am more than happy to set up a time for you to come by or they can be shown at the session time. Geeking out over paper types and products is one of my favorite parts of my job!
10 Digital Downloads
$125 Print Credit
20 Digital Downloads
$300 print credit
All Digital Downloads
$600 print credit
What you are going to do with your images is perhaps one of the most important aspects to consider when you're planning for a photo session, but it's all too often the aspect that is overlooked. All that time and money invested deserves a better return than photos gathering dust on a hard drive somewhere. You'll never get the same feeling looking at your photos on a screen as you will seeing them on your wall or flipping through the pages of an album, so I include a nice print credit with every collection. Below is a sample of some of the items you can choose among:
Lay Flat Albums
Beautifully printed on deep matte paper, these albums are carefully crafted by a team of skilled artisans to create a tremendous visual impact with rich colors and pure whites. Comes in a variety of leather covers, with gentle blind debossing, and packaged in a luxurious linen presentation box.
Pricing starts at $499 (8x8 linen) to $999 (12x12 leather).
Our framed prints are carefully assembled showing true craftmanship. Printed on professional photographic paper with a luster finish then mounted and framed with your choice of mouldings and mattes. Arrives ready to display.
Our canvases are printed on premium canvas with a matte surface. This archival grade canvas is then backed with acid free backing. Arrives ready to hang.
Framed Wall art starting at $139 (8x10), Canvases starting at $189 (8x8). Please inquire for full list of pricing.
Printed on luxurious Deep Matte photo paper and matted with a beveled white mat, these elegant folios include two sealed prints and are available in a variety of linens.