After you contact me, I will meet with you before your session (preferably in person, but we can also chat over the phone). In this pre-session consultation, we will discuss what you are wanting to get out of this photo shoot (wall art, album, announcements, etc.), what your vision is for this session, what to wear (I can help you with outfit coordination), location information, and what to expect during and after your session. I will ask you questions about your decorating style and where and how you plan on displaying your final images. Meeting in person is also a good way for your little ones to get to know me without the camera, hopefully making them a little less shy during the actual session. Once we both decide that I am a good fit for your family’s photography needs, we will schedule the photo shoot. A signed contract and $100 retainer fee is due at the time of scheduling your session in order to reserve your date. This retainer fee is non-refundable in case of cancellation but may be transferable one time if you choose to reschedule. Although non-refundable, the $100 may be credited toward your final purchase, whether A la Carte or Design Your Own Collection.
I will arrive to the location ahead of our scheduled time. It is a good idea for you to plan an extra 5-10 minutes for travel time. I know how stressful it can be getting small children somewhere fully clothed and on time. Budgeting this extra travel time will allow you all to be just a little more relaxed when we start. I will help direct your family into poses or situations that are comfortable and feel as natural as possible. My love of photography, however, stems from freezing expressions and emotions during normal interaction. While there will be posed photos, most of your image gallery will be little details, laughter, and you and your children playing and just being yourselves.
We will schedule a viewing and ordering session for approximately 2 weeks after your photo shoot. This will allow me plenty of time to carefully and lovingly edit your images. Your final gallery will consist of the best 20-30 images carefully selected from your session. During this appointment, you will have the opportunity to view a beautiful slideshow of your photos set to music, select your favorites, and also see a virtual demonstration of what your photos will look like displayed on YOUR walls.