We have many options when shooting. We can shoot at a park at sunset. We can shoot in your backyard. We can shoot at a coffee shop. We can shoot you at your home. We can shoot in my studio. Or we can shoot any combination of the above or anything else we dream up!
I prefer, and love, to shoot you where everyone is most comfortable. Where I can just observe for a while, snapping away, while you do what you normally do. I might ask to you help me move some furniture to get the best light… (nothing too heavy, promise!) If you have chosen a package with more than one location, let's have some fun with it. What do you like to do as a family or a couple? I'd love to tag along for ice cream, or a trip to the park, or while you just hang out in your own yard. I am up for anything.
Yes, all this takes time and is not what you might expect from a normal portrait session. What I strive to create are special, timeless images in your own space. Something that you will treasure for many, many years.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
Whatever you are comfortable in! If you are a jeans and t-shirt kind of family, wear that. Layers are great. Hats are adorable. I'd avoid any character type clothing or wildly bold or contrasting patterns.
MY CHILD IS REALLY SHY, DOESN'T LIKE THIEIR PICTURE TAKEN, ETC. No worries. As a mother of two, I get it. I know how kids can be and that's why I like to take my time, get to know your children a bit before I come at them with a clicking camera. Plus, I keep candy in my camera bag.
WHAT SHOULD WE BRING? (IF ON LOCATION)
Bring some of the things that your children love. Favorite blankie, lovie, scooter, favorite dress, a cape, pirate sword. Love it! The more we personalize your images, the more they will mean to you. Maybe also a snack, water, etc.
I HAVE SOME IDEAS ABOUT WHAT I'D LIKE...
Love it!! Please let me know what shots not to miss. And I won't. Even better, make an inspiration board on Pinterest for me to check out of shots you love.
HOW LONG UNTIL MY IMAGES ARE READY?
Within four to five weeks you can expect your edited digital files. I will usually post a sneak peek to Facebook (with your permission) within a few days. After that, you can expect your online gallery and zip drive in the mail.