When the best time to book a baby or family session?
If you missed the newborn session, 3 months in the studio is a great age to start! Otherwise we reccommed waiting to photograph your baby at 6month and/or 1 year. Around this time your baby is hitting adorable milestones and developing a fun personality. We love to get to know our families and spend time planning their sessions. from wardrobe to location – we want to be sure we get every detail just perfect which i why we ask that families book at least 3 weeks in advance to allow plenty of time for planning. If you are needing your images by a certain time frame please factor in our typical turn around time.
Where do family sessions take place?
Most family sessions take place on location in nature based settings away from buildings, cars, people and major distractions – allowing your family to be the focus of the images we capture. Depending on the location and look you want for the sessions we will work together to choose the perfect location for your session. If you baby is less than 9 months we suggest an in studio session.
Are props included in the session?
Yes! we provide chairs, boxes, and blanket for your session to allow for sitting and posing purposed. But we like to keep these items to a minimum really allowing your family to be the focus of each image. Should you have any specific requests for items you have see in my work please feel free to let us know.
What should we wear for our family session?
Wardrobe is key to a beautiful session. We work very closely with each family to make sure you are comfortable with your wardrobe selections and give guidance. We offer wardrobe for moms, babies, children and options for dads. Upon booking you will receive our full style guide. We will have an phone or in person styling consultation to plan all the details of your session
How long are family sessions?
Family session are typically an hour give or take.
What time of day do you book family sessions?
Family sessions take place on weekday evenings about an hour and a half prior to sunset so if the sun sets at 8pm we will start about 6:30pm. Weekend sessions are available when we’re able to accommodate these requests. These time slots tend to book first and subject to a weekend reservation fee.
How many images should I expect from my family session?
Usually we present anywhere for 40-60 images in a family session. We love to capture candid moments while also giving you a variety of compositions yet not overwhelming you with too many choices. We focus on quality over quantity.
Can you tell me a little bit more about your style of shooting for family sessions?
We love to work with the natural and soft golden light of the evening hours – its what our work is known for. We spend time tgetting to know your family and find beauty in the sweet moments that unfold naturally when you’re family is given the opportunity connect candidly. Without overuse of props, your family portraits will remain timeless with the focus of each image being your family’s love. We combine both traditional portraiture (looking at the camera) with lifestyle imagery capturing the authentic connection between you and your children. Genuine moments and small details captured during your session allow us to tell your family’s unique story though images. Our time together is centered around your children the entire time allowing them to guide the session and the opportunity for sweet moments to unfold simply and naturally.
How long is a typical family session session?
Most family sessions are about an hour to hour and 15 minutes. We love to spend time getting to know your family prior to the start of your session letting the kids meet us – see our gear and get a feel for the fun that is going to happen during our session together.
Are my images retouched?
Yes – all of our images are fully retouched. What you see on my website is what you can expect from your session.
Am I able to purchase digital files?
Yes! All of our clients walk away with both digital files and tangible heirloom art.
Do you offer discounts for booking multiple sessions?
Yes! We love being apart of our clients lives and documenting moments both big and small as their family grows. This is is truly what makes our job special, so we structure our offerings as such. Please contact us HERE for our full investment and product offerings.
How long does it take to get my images back?
Because we hand edit each image and take time to create a personalized viewing and ordering experience, you can expect your images to be ready 2 -3 weeks following your session. We know the wait is tough so in the mean time we will post a sneak peek to our social media – you can follow along here.