My sessions are casual and relaxed — definitely not rushed. You and your family set the pace and tone. During your shoot I’ll combine gently posed shots along with capturing spontaneous, unguarded moments as they unfold — no forced smiles or awkward poses here. I also keep the goals we’ve agreed on during our pre-consult uppermost in mind. Our session will generally last one to two hours. This gives us plenty of time to capture the full range of your family story with no undo pressure on kids or parents. The casual tone of my shoots allows everyone to simply be themselves in front of the camera. That’s when the magic happens.
HOW IT WORKS
A Step-By-Step Guide To Your Family Portrait Process
1 Booking Your Session
Before You Book — Let’s chat! A quick initial phone call is the best way to get to know each other, see if we’re a good fit, and go over any pre-booking questions about the portrait process, available dates, and locations.
My Portrait Agreement is a convenient online form that gathers basic information about you and your family. It also details my studio policies, fees, and other details.
Your Retainer Payment is a non-refundable fee that officially confirms your session reservation. I make it easy to pay online via credit/debit card.
Your Session Confirmation includes your payment receipt and a copy of your signed Portrait Agreement.
2 Before Your Session
Your Pre-Session Consultation two to three weeks before your session is our time to plan your shoot, discuss your goals, and review options for products and decorating with your images.
A Session Reminder Email sent two to three days before your session is a helpful reminder of the date, time, and location of your session. I also provide a few tips and reminders to help your session go smoothly.
3 The Session
The Day Of Your Session is when the fun starts! I’ll initially get everyone comfortable with a few poses and shutter clicks, and then we let the session unfold. I’m always mindful of the goals we set during our pre-session planning.
4 After Your Session
A Sneak Peek of one of my favorite images from your session will debut on my studio Facebook, Google+, and InstaGram pages.
Your Ordering Session is scheduled two to three weeks after your session. Now you can view your images, pick your favorites, and put together your order for prints, canvases, albums and more to showcase your new family portraits.
Your Family Portrait Products generally arrive within six weeks of your order. Time to fall in love with your portraits all over again!