My Photography style is very relaxed and informal. There are so many beautiful moments to be captured when the pressure is off. I love lifestyle photography and I try and capture as many real moments as possible. Those moments tend to turn into the photos that my clients end up loving the most. Human emotion and interaction is a beautiful thing and a loving family or couple willing to show those moments and that loving affection towards each other is profoundly powerful and makes the best photographs.
Although I love lifestyle photography I also love traditional photos where everyone is looking and smiling at the camera. I believe that everyone should have at least one traditional portrait hanging on the wall in their home so I include plenty of those in your session as well.
Newborn Sessions- My newborn sessions will require a little more on your part. If you are participating in a newborn session with me please be prepared for your session to last up to 4+ hours and be prepared to be actively involved. Please note: I will be handling your newborn for his/her session. I will not force a newborn into a pose that they are not comfortable with. If they are showing any signs of discomfort then I will pose them in a different way. I strongly believe in safety first and I want your newborn to have a good experience with me. The ideal time frame for booking your newborn session is around month 6 of your pregnancy. I will leave some days open before and after your newborn arrives just in case he/she decides to arrive early or late. A newborn session is ideal for newborns up to 3 weeks old. Newborn sessions are typically held in my home studio. I can also come to your house if you would prefer a lifestyle newborn session but I will require photos be sent of the rooms we will be photographing in so that I can be prepared for the lighting in those rooms before I arrive. I have a collection of props, hats, blankets, wraps, furs, headbands and outfits for your convenience. If you have something special that you would like for your baby to be photographed with or in please bring those items and I would be happy to work them into your session. Please bring plenty of diapers, wipes, burp rags, food (for baby) and a pacifier or soothie. feel free to bring snacks and drinks for yourself. It is a good idea to come dressed in layers as I keep my studio on the warm side so that your baby is comfortable while in their birthday suits.
Portrait/Lifestyle Sessions will last anywhere from 20min-2 hours depending on the type of portraiture. Family sessions with young toddlers and/or babies will take the most time so, if you have little ones plan for extra session time.
Senior sessions- My senior sessions will last anywhere from 30 min- 2 hours. Senior sessions will include 1-3 outfit changes, I location change depending on the collection you choose and the location and extra editing with retouching. You may bring props for your session i.e. instrument, letter jacket, sports equipment, paint brushes etc...
Your collection will be beautifully and professionally edited and ready for your viewing within 2-3 weeks. You will receive an email with an invitation to view your collection in an online gallery. You will have 1 week to look over your images and ready your favorites list. Once your favorites list is ready I will send your gallery back to you with a pin number to download them. You will have 1 week to download your collection.
I am very open to your ideas and would love to implement all or most of them into your session. Please feel free to share any ideas that you have. If you have a pinterest board feel free to share that as well. You can leave your information and ideas for your session in an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave them in the questions or concerns portion of the contact me form or in the questionnaire I will send out to you after booking your session date or you can leave them in a message on my Facebook page.
Your session will have a relaxed and natural feel, which will allow you to just enjoy our time together and be yourselves. This should not be a stressful experience in any way. My goal is to capture you as you really are, being yourselves, laughing and enjoying each other. -Let's go have some fun!