Please expect to take breaks if infants and small children are involved. Infants often need breaks to nurse or feed and just get some love from mom and dad. Toddlers sometimes have meltdowns and don’t want to cooperate. That is okay! This is expected with children of this age and this is the norm with sessions with small children. I know, I have three myself!
With small children it is a good idea to bring their favorite snack and/or toy(s). Sometimes the best shots are of your child being natural and playing with mom, dad or siblings. They also come in handy if your toddler has a meltdown and just needs a break to play and let the mood pass.
Portrait sessions are 1 – 1.5 hours long and up to 8 people including kids. Each additional person is $25.00. I will go to any location that you request within reason without an additional travel fees. In addition to your session I can help you with outfit selection. All of your images will be sent to your private online gallery and will remain active for 30 days. You will receive the high res JPEGS via Dropbox, which is a free file sharing download. These are all high res JPEGS that you can make your own prints, albums, etc. on your own. Of course those items are also available to purchase through me if you prefer and will always be of the highest quality. A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is due at the time of booking your session.
Newborn sessions are typically 2-3 hours long so please plan accordingly. I can also recommend awesome vendors if you would like to purchase newborn hats and other accessories for you shoot. I like to have time alone with the baby which gives you a nice break to shower, nap or just relax. If parents and/or siblings would like to participate in the newborn session, we will get those photos taken care of first, so please let me know if you plan on participating. Please keep in mind that newborn sessions need to take place within the 14 days of the baby’s life, so booking your shoot prior to the baby being born is ideal to make sure that I am available. A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is due at the time of booking your session.
Here are a few suggestions for what to wear/bring for your session…
(I have an extensive prop selection for my newborn clients, so there is no need to bring anything for your baby unless you have special items you would like photographed with your baby.)
-nude is best for baby
-For mom, a simple black or white tank, short-sleeved shirt or tube top is perfect. Simple is best, avoid patterns.
-For dad, a black or white t-shirt. For those dads that are comfortable bearing their chest please do because these can make for some of the most precious images with father and child.
*A detailed list of preparations will be sent once baby arrives.
Families and Children
-accessories, such as headbands, scarves, jewelry, jackets and hats can really add to your look
-avoid all white or all black color combos
-Avoid matching outifts, but rather try to find outfits that compliment each other (if you need help or suggestions, I am here to help!)
-Avoid clothing with logos and busy patterns that will distract
-Color! Splashes of color really make your photos pop!
-dress up shirts
-striped or patterned stockings/tights
-fun, flirty dress
-props – if you have fun props, such as antique family items or items with special meaning you’d like included, please feel free to bring them
-denim jeans (maternity and an old pair that you can button down or unzip for photos)
-basic tank tops that really show off your bump
-flirty sundresses (empire waist really helps show off your bump)
-white button down blouse
-bathing suit top and fun skirt (if the weather is warm)
-blocks that spell baby’s name
-special items you would like to be photographed with
-just remember simple goes a long way