Child and Family Sessions are an amazing way to document a milestone for your kiddo or get those updated family photos (finally!). They are relaxed, fun, and intended to show the connection between each member of your family.
Sessions can be done in-home or at a location we decide upon together. For children under the age of one, I strongly suggest an in-home Session as most children this age tend to be happier where they are most familiar.
For on-location Sessions, there are two options to get the best light: 8:00 AM or sunset (depending on the time of year), and I only photograph Tuesday-Saturday.
Typically we have about 1½ hours of “good light,” so being on time is super important!
Dates (especially weekends) can fill up months in advance – especially during the spring and fall when the weather is fair and nature is at its best – so contact me early if you’d like to secure one of those popular days.
To book, simply contact me either via email, phone, or my website!
A $200 non-refundable down payment is required to hold your spot, which will be applied towards the Session balance. A signed Contract & Client Information Form will also need to be filled out at the time of booking before a date is scheduled into my calendar.
Please take a few moments to read through my FAQs and look through my Child and Family portfolio to really get familiar with my style and process, and don’t be shy about contacting me via phone or email should you have further questions.
I’ve even created a few Pinterest boards if you’d like to peruse those here.
Relax and have fun!
We will use the first 5-10 minutes to get to know each other and adjust to the situation. I’ll get down to your child’s level to address them, making sure they feel comfortable with me. like to move quickly and we don’t usually stay in one place or “pose” for too long.
I will definitely grab a few “everyone looking at the camera” photos, but for the majority of the Session, plan on interacting with your family through playing, hugging, kissing and tickling. It is those genuine interactions and the wide array of natural smiles on your faces that I enjoy documenting for you.
If your little one starts to get grumpy, no worries! We can take a quick break for a snack, or to just let them hang out for a few to do their own thing.
About 3 weeks after our Session, you will get a pretty little email in your inbox that contains a link to your password-protected online gallery so you can view your images. From the gallery you can place a print order from my professional lab (personally fulfilled by yours truly to ensure there aren’t any issues), as well as share it with family and friends to show off your amazing little family (and make them totally jealous of how cute y’all are, right?).
Your flash drive will arrive in the mail about a week after receiving your online gallery. Should you wish to use those digital files to print images on your own, I recommend using MPix.
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