Reserving Your Session
For NEW clients, the session fee must be paid in advance. The session fee will be due within 7 days of booking your session or the time will be opened up and available to other clients. Returning clients may choose to pay in advance or at the time of their session. Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card.
The first step in creating your portraits is to meet and discuss the details. We'll set up a time approximately 1-2 weeks before your scheduled session. During this consultation, we'll discuss location, timing, clothing choices and more. It gives us all an opportunity to meet, and often helps the little ones feel more at ease on the big day since I'm not a complete stranger to them.
Outdoor sessions are best scheduled for early morning or late afternoon/evening to take advantage of the best available light. For sessions held indoors, either natural light or my studio light will be used. A session can last anywhere from 45 minutes to a couple hours. For newborn sessions, plan to spend two hours (and sometimes just bit longer) due to feedings, diaper changes, breaks, etc. Please feel free to bring drinks and snacks for your children and yourself, as well as any changes of clothing. In the event of bad weather, sickness (yours or mine), or another unavoidable circumstance, the session may be rescheduled. Please, no sick children! Please try to give as much notice as possible if you need to reschedule your session.
Your Proofing Session
Three days before your proofing session, an online gallery will be posted. You will be emailed a password, which may be given to anyone you'd like to share your pictures with. This online preview will allow time to decide the must-haves, as well as provide an opportunity for out of town family members to have a say in which pictures they'd prefer.
On the day of the proofing session, we will view the printed proofs. The proofs are available for purchase in a complete set, if desired (see pricing page for details). If you need more time to decide, the online gallery can be put up again for 14 days for a $20 charge.
You can expect your portraits to be ready within 4 weeks of placing your order (specialty items such as coffee table books may take longer). I will contact you when they arrive to set up a time to deliver them in person. Your photographs are printed by a professional photo lab onto professional paper. Wall-sized portraits (10x10 and larger) are mounted to prevent damage.
Thank you for referring your friends! For every referral that books and completes a session, you will receive a $45 credit to be used toward prints from a past or future session.