It was a tradition in my family to take photographs at the same park every year so we could see how each one of us had grown. I believe family photographs truly are treasures that can be looked back on year after year. It is my goal to capture your family’s personality and give you professional quality photographs to add to your family album. I focus more on capturing moments, real moments, with your family like laughing, hugging and playing together because those are the moments you remember! These sessions can take place at a outdoor location or in your home for a more intimate session.
The regular family sessions include a 60-90 minute session for 1 family, digital download from a beautiful online gallery and the rights to print on your own
EXTENDED Contact for pricing
Extended family sessions include a 1-2 hour session for multiple families, each family receiving a mini session in addition to large group photographs, digital download from a beautiful online gallery, rights to print on your own.
Contract and Deposit We will decide on a date and location. Typically sessions will begin an hour before sunset. Once details are decided, a signed contract and 50% retainer will be required to book your session. I will send you a contract and invoice via email. You can sign and pay online! After I receive these two things, your time and date will be reserved!
The Session My favorite part! We will either meet in your home or at an outdoor location and go from there! Be prepared to have some fun!
Weather Clouds are actually great for photographs! They block out the harsh shadows. If it’s sunny, we will search for the shadows no problem. If the weather on the day of the session looks like it’s going to rain, storm, or be unbearably hot or cold we will reschedule.
Processing and Edits The editing process takes 2-3 weeks. All photographs will be edited to photographer’s judgement. You will receive a mix of color and black and white images.
Delivery You will receive a link to your online gallery where you can then download your photographs. This online gallery will be yours to share as well! Be sure to save these photographs in a safe place on your computer because I will only hold them for 1 year.
Products If you decide to purchase any prints, cards, albums, or flash drives these will be completed and mailed to you after all final edits. This process could take 2-4 weeks depending on the product.
TIPS FOR YOUR SESSION
Style and Outfits Coordinate colors, but do not match. Pick a couple of colors and stay within that color scheme. Then decide if you want the photographs to be formal or casual. Wear different style shirts, add in texture, and pick a pattern or two. Pick neutral tones to mix in with brighter colors. For multiple families you do not all need to match! Stay with either a muted or brighter color palette and they will all blend well together.
What to Avoid Avoid clothes with characters, writing, or large logos on them. Avoid putting everyone in white or black or everyone in a pattern. Avoid showing too much skin and neon colors. You don’t want anything to distract from your pretty faces!
Accessories and Shoes Keep it simple. Add in a bracelet, a tie, or a bow. Accessories can be fun and look great, but less is more. As for shoes, these can be fun as well but you don’t want them to be distracting. Avoid wearing flip flops.
Men Shy away from wearing tank tops. Be sure to shave your face before your session, unless your style is to rock some facial hair then be sure to trim it up so you don’t look messy.
Ladies Do go slightly heavier on the make up because it really shows up in photographs, but do not over do it. Be sure to paint your nails right before your session because chips can be distracting. We all want that sun kissed glow, but please refrain from spray tans the day before or overdoing it because it can cause unwanted lines and look dirty. We don’t want that!
Plan Ahead Once you book your session, start thinking about clothes. You may think certain clothes will fit your kids or that one dress is clean. If you wait until the day of or day before you may run into an issue of clothes not fitting, being dirty or need to be dry cleaned.
These are the current prices. Please note that these prices do not include cost of extra travel, lodging, or sales tax. These fees may apply depending on your session. Prices subject to change. Your session will not be reserved until payment is received.