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Lifestyle Family Session

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Welcome!

I treasure each of my families and take pride in providing you the best experience possible. Choosing your family photographer is deeply personal and I am honored to be chosen as yours. I will do my best to provide you with a relaxing session experience.

 

Now, let's prepare for your portrait session! Please scroll all the way down to find information on how to prepare for your session(s) type. If you have any questions at all, please reach out to me. I look forward to spending time with and capturing you and/or your loved ones. 

Family Session

Your Family Session

Your Custom Family Portrait Session

Woo hoo!! You booked your portrait session! What's next?

We will communicate via email (or phone if you'd like!) to discuss location, wardrobe, your session type and answer any of your questions. 

I am incredibly excited to capture you, your loved ones and the connection you share. I use my knowledge of my camera equipment, light and posing to create art you can pass down for generations to come. My favorite photo is one of my grandparents in their youth taken by my great grandfather on a polaroid camera. I never had the opportunity of meeting my great grandfather, but this image is something I cherish. Trust me, your moment in time is meaningful and deserves to be captured.  

Below you will find some tips to help you prepare for your session with me.

LOCATION: We will determine a location that is best for your session together.  Many clients like to use their homes for their portrait sessions. This is a great option as long as your home has adequate light. I have a vault of out door locations I know like the back of my hand that I always offer to clients. Rivers, creeks, fields, rolling hills, sunsets, etc. If you have a location in mind, I am flexible and love to shoot in locations new to me. I want you to choose a location that fits your personality and style. 

TIME: I have a love affair with light. My outdoor sessions take place in the early mornings (think 8:30/9:00 am) and in the hour prior to sunset. Light is most flattering and provides a dreamy look during these two times of the day. Many families choose to give their kiddos some downtime or a late nap prior to their evening sessions in order to prepare them for the late session. My in home sessions all take place at 10:00 am, as most homes have adequate light during this time of day. 

LENGTH OF SESSION: I work quickly and efficiently during my sessions. Because of this, my sessions last approximately an hour or less. I am able to create a diverse gallery during this time frame. 

WHAT TO WEAR: Personal style should be just that, personal. Your clothing should be comfortable and a true representation of who you are. While I do not provide a client wardrobe or tell my clients exactly what to wear, I am here as a style guide if you need me. Feel free to send my way any questions or outfits you are considering or want an opinion on. Check out my what to wear guide here. 

PROPS: I do not use props during my sessions. I find they often distract from what we are truly trying to capture, the connection you have with one another.  However, if you have something special in mind please let me know. I am happy to incorporate it if we can. 

YOUR CHILDREN: We don't want your kiddo to be surprised for their session. You can prepare them by letting them know you have a friend taking photos of them. I have found that children are not always into the idea of a photo shoot and don't like being told to smile or pose for the camera. When we first start our session, I typically allow the child to relax for a few minutes before officially starting our session. Sometimes I don't even get our my camera for the first 5-10 minutes or so until they are acclimated to me.  If your kiddo is running around being silly and active during our session. It's ok! Most of the images you see of children in my portfolio were taken while kids were exploring, wandering and having fun. It's important to make sure your child is well rested, has adequate snacks and water for our session and feels comfortable. We can take snack breaks during our session, just know I typically continue taking photos during this time. I recommend you bring snacks that are dry and not messy so it can be easily cleaned off of their face and hands for photos. I do recommend having wipes in the car just in case we need them!

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME AND BE READY TO START ON TIME: I schedule sessions around light, so our time is limited. It's important we start on time. 

I am so excited to capture your family!

Please reach out with any questions you have.

See you soon! 

Newborn

Your Newborn Session

What to Expect from Your Custom Newborn Portrait Session

I feel incredibly honored to be capturing your sweet newborn. Each of my newborn sessions are Fine Art Lifestyle sessions and take place in your home. It is my goal to capture this fleeting moment of your life in a beautiful and creative way. 

DAY OF THE SESSION: When I arrive, I will spend a few minutes scouting out the most well list rooms of your home. Sometimes this is the living room, master bed room, nursery or even the kitchen. Master/guest beds are my absolute favorite, as this provide me with a safe space to lay your baby and typically beautiful light. If I find your room or nursery do not provide adequate light, we will not use it. Light will guide our location. I have taken an entire newborn session on an ottoman in the living room! All I need is one window with good light! Please know I am a mom of two and know exactly what it's like to have a newborn. Please don't feel like you need to clean your house and make it perfect. We can clean an area we need for photos and put it all back when we're finished. You just had a baby! Breathe deep, relax and know I am here to capture portraits of your sweet baby, not your home. 

YOUR BABY: Your baby is perfect. I capture just that. Incorporating multiple props, outfits, bows and boots is honestly a distraction from what we really intend to capture, your sweet newborn. I recommend putting your newborn in a snug fitting onesie with minimal logos or graphics. Please have some of your favorite swaddle blankets ready for baby to be wrapped in. Feeding your newborn about fifteen minutes prior to our session starting will help ensure we have a happy, calm baby. I will never attempt to put your newborn to sleep or in any uncomfortable, unnatural or unsafe poses. If baby is asleep, great! Wide awake, that's okay, too! Newborn sessions can sometimes take some time. That's ok! We will let your newborn guide our session.

SIBLINGS: Having a new baby in the home is a BIG change for siblings. Big brothers and sisters loose interest in me FAST, so I typically try to get sibling and family photos finished first thing. I will never force a sibling to be in the photos if they don't want to, but I will do my best to incorporate them in our session. To prepare siblings for our session and avoid any surprises, tell them a friend is coming to visit to take photos of them and their family. 

 

MOM & DAD: Having a baby is hard. It's an exhausting, exciting and emotional roller coaster. Remember, I am a mother. I know exactly what this time in your life feels like. You're tired, but you're also in love with this sweet being that has made it's way into your heart and life. I am not here to make your life look perfect, but to capture just how beautiful it truly is. Breathe. Be yourselves. This is going to be amazing. 

WARDROBE: Be comfortable.  I recommend neutral colors and loose fabrics. Style mom first, then the rest of the family. 

Please reach out with any questions you have. I look forward to capturing your portraits!

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Your Maternity Session

Your Custom Maternity Portrait Session

Congratulations on expecting! Being an expecting mama is exciting, beautiful and let's be honest, sometimes hard. I am a mom of two and understand what you are going through. I will never put you in any uncomfortable or awkward poses. My maternity portrait sessions simple and natural. It's important to capture this beautiful time in your life and I am so glad to be part of it. Let's do this! 

 

LOCATION: Most women prefer outdoor locations for their maternity sessions. I have multiple locations I am familiar with and use frequently. If you prefer the intimacy of your own home, I'm down with that! The choice is yours. 

TIME: I have a love affair with light. My outdoor sessions take place in the early mornings (think 8:30/9:00 am) and in the hour prior to sunset. Light is most flattering and provides a dreamy look during these two times of the day. My in home sessions all take place at 10:00 am, as most homes have adequate light during this time of day. 

LENGTH OF SESSION: I work quickly and efficiently during my sessions. Because of this, my sessions last approximately an hour or less. I am able to create a diverse gallery during this time frame. 

WHAT TO WEAR: I recommend long flowy dresses for your maternity session. This allows for both comfort and movement. However, the choice is yours. You can bring as many outfit changes as you like. What is important is you feel your best. Wear what you love! Feel free to reach out to me for any recommendations or to get my opinion. Remember, if your significant other or family is included in the session, choose Mom's outfit first, then style the family around Mom. 

WHO'S INCLUDED: Your maternity session is for you and your significant other and children (if this isn't your first pregnancy). Fur babies welcome! 

I am so excited to capture this beautiful moment in your life!

Please reach out with any questions you have. See you soon! 

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Your SENIOR Session

Your Custom Senior Portrait Session

Congrats on year twelve! You've made it! I'm super proud of your accomplishments and can't wait to capture you! 

 

You booked your Senior Portrait session! Now what? 

Your custom senior portrait session should be a reflection of your individuality and artistically represent who YOU are. My sessions are filled with laughter, movement and adventure. Your session is going to be fun! I will never leave you hanging wondering how to pose or what to do. You can relax in front of my camera knowing we will have fun during our session!  

LOCATION: Together we will determine a location that is best for your session.  Want to explore the fields and creek? Let's do it! Feeling an urban setting with brick buildings and alley ways? OK! Prefer to keep it simple and take them in your own back yard or school grounds? I'm cool with that, too. I have locations I am familiar with and use frequently. If you have your own location in mind, I'm flexible! Let me know your ideas and we will go from there. 

TIME: I have a love affair with light. My outdoor sessions take place in the early mornings (think 8:30/9:00 am) and in the hour prior to sunset. Light is most flattering and provides a dreamy look during these two times of the day. 

LENGTH OF SESSION: I work quickly and efficiently during my sessions. Because of this, my sessions last approximately an hour or less. I am able to create a diverse gallery during this time frame. 

WHAT TO WEAR: Personal style should be just that, personal. Your clothing should be comfortable and a true representation of who you are. I've had seniors keep it simple with jeans and tshirts and others have even brought their prom dresses for some flavor. While I do not provide a client wardrobe or tell my clients exactly what to wear, I am here as a style guide if you need me. I do recommend bringing multiple outfits to choose from. We may or may not use each of them. Also, accessories like hats, jackets (layers of all kinds) bracelets, necklaces all add a personal flare to your images and I highly recommend incorporating them in your senior session wardrobe. Feel free to send my way any questions or outfits you are considering or want an opinion on.

PROPS: I do not bring props to my sessions. If you have props in mind, bring them! Especially if it is something that represents your personality and style. Instruments, sports equipment, your favorite novel, art...you name it! If you would, let me know what you plan to bring so I can prepare. If you choose to not bring a thing, that's ok, too! 

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME AND BE READY TO START ON TIME: I schedule sessions around light, so our time is limited. It's important we start on time. 

I am so excited to capture your senior portraits!

Please reach out with any questions you have. See you soon! 

Engagement Session

Your couples Session

Your Custom Couples/Engagement Portrait Session

 

 

You booked your portrait session! Now what? 

We will communicate via email to discuss location, wardrobe, your session type and answer any of your questions. 

I am incredibly excited to capture you, your love and the connection you share. I use my knowledge of my camera equipment, light and posing to create art you can pass down for generations to come. My favorite photo is one of my grandparents in their youth taken by my great grandfather on a polaroid camera. Looking at the image, you can feel their love. I never had the opportunity of meeting my great grandfather, but this image is something I cherish. Trust me, your moment in time is meaningful and deserves to be captured.  

Below you will find some tips to help you prepare for your session with me.

LOCATION: We will determine a location that is best for your session together.  Many clients like to use their homes for their portrait sessions. This is a great option as long as your home has adequate light. I have a vault of out door locations I know like the back of my hand that I always offer to clients. Rivers, creeks, fields, rolling hills, sunsets, etc. If you have a location in mind, I am flexible and love to shoot in locations new to me. I want you to choose a location that fits your personality, style and love story.

TIME: I have a love affair with light. My outdoor sessions take place in the early mornings (think 8:30/9:00 am) and in the hour prior to sunset. Light is most flattering and provides a dreamy look during these two times of the day. My in home sessions all take place at 10:00 am, as most homes have adequate light during this time of day. 

LENGTH OF SESSION: I work quickly and efficiently during my sessions. Because of this, my sessions last approximately an hour or less. I am able to create a diverse gallery during this time frame. 

WHAT TO WEAR: Personal style should be just that, personal. Your clothing should be comfortable and a true representation of who you are. I recommend bringing multiple outfits to add diversity to your gallery. While I do not provide a client wardrobe or tell my clients exactly what to wear, I am here as a style guide if you need me. Feel free to send my way any questions or outfits you are considering or want an opinion on. Check out my what to wear guide here. 

PROPS: I do not use props during my sessions. However, if you have something special in mind please let me know. I am happy to incorporate it if we can. 

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME AND BE READY TO START ON TIME: I schedule sessions around light, so our time is limited. It's important we start on time. 

I am so excited to capture you both!

Please reach out with any questions you have.

See you soon! 

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