Sometimes, it’s scary trusting someone to take your photos! I wanted to let you know what to expect during this whole process with me. After you call or email me and express a desire to find out more, then we will have a consultation either in person or on the phone (I know life gets busy!) but preferably in person. We will sit and talk about what you are wanting out of your session, who will be in the photos, where we want to take the photos, pricing, and go over the Portrait Agreement so we are all on the same page. We will discuss possible dates for your shoot. Please note that your session will not be booked until the contract is signed and a non-refundable deposit is made. A client guide will be provided to you so you can refer to it.
The day of your shoot can be up to 1-2 hours but are typically around 30-45 minutes. I encourage you to be on time so you can get your full session! Most sessions will not come close to 2 hours, but I allow up to 2 hours for clothing changes and location changes (within reason). I try to schedule most of my shoots in the evening or early morning when the light is at its best. For family and children sessions, I usually have someone with me to help corral the kids and keep them entertained while we are working with the parents or a sibling. Since most of my shoots are outdoors, I expect the kids to want to run around and play, and that is totally ok! I do try to get their parts done first…playing and Smarties are good for bribery purposes. 😉
Newborn sessions are normally scheduled in the morning when babies are the happiest. These are done in your home. I will bring everything needed for the session. Newborn sessions typically last 2 hours but can be shorter or longer depending on how comfortable your baby is. Time is always allowed to tend to their needs.
A couple of weeks after your session, we will have your ordering appointment. This is done in-person usually at your home so you can see the images, and we can work together to find the right-sized print for each image that you want. I have an app that allows me to create wall galleries so you can see what your wall art will look like together. Orders will only be placed after all payments are received and payment has cleared. In a few weeks, I will deliver your order to you!
I hope this helps explain about your photo shoot a little. Feel free to use the contact me via email or the contact page to send any questions you may have. Keep in mind that we go over everything with more details during our consultation. 🙂