Family Sessions ~ $250
During your session, you can expect a fun and relaxed atmosphere. I want you to feel comfortable and have some fun. If you have creative ideas or locations that you want to try, let me know before our shoot. I'd love to try them out with you.
For adults/couples, I like to incorporate your personality and personal style into your photos however possible. Whether through locations, wardrobe changes, props - and especially through your behavior/interactions - I want your pictures to show who you are.
With families and kids, expect some light posing and some directed activity (let's go play on the slide or swings; let's go run or play tag). My goal is to capture natural expressions and real emotions during your shoot. The more fun we have together, the better.
For little ones, expect to take some breaks. I'm expecting it. Don't feel guilty or pressured when it happens; it's life. My favorite thing about kids is that they don't fake it. If your children aren't happy and comfortable, they aren't going to be looking happy and comfortable either. Please feel free to bring snacks, favorite toys, and anything else you'd bring to make your child a happy camper.
For young children and babies, it is often helpful to have a few changes of clothing (spills, accidents, mud puddles, etc). This is particularly true if dressy clothing is involved (unless you don't mind dress clothes becoming play clothes after fifteen minutes).
What to Wear:
Outfits that are coordinated, but not matching look great on camera. You won't necessarily look your best in the same outfit as your 2-year old, and your 12 year old certainly doesn't want to be dressed just like you, so don't feel compelled to get everyone matching outfits.
Make sure everyone is comfortable in their clothes or it will show on camera that they're not. Avoid logos, lettering, and distracting graphics. Pick a color palette that you will enjoy hanging on your wall all year.
Once your session is booked, I will send over the password to download my complete "What to Wear" guide that goes into great depth about color selection and outfit ideas as well as websites to use for both inspiration and planning.
After Your Session:
I always aim to get a "sneak peek" or two online via my Facebook page within 48 hours of a session. You are more than welcome to tag yourself in these and share with family and friends! Within two weeks of our session, you will receive a link to a password protected online gallery.
The gallery will contain a collection of 20 to 25 images from your session (the best of the best) in both color and black/white, retouched and ready for you to purchase:
Electronic Download of all Gallery Images (with print release) ~ $50.00
Disc of all Gallery Images (with print release) ~ $75.00
USB of all Gallery Images (with print release) ~ $100.00
You may also order lab-quality prints (cost varies depending upon print size and finish) directly from your gallery as well.