During your consultation we’ll discuss in detail the type of images you’re hoping to capture as well as explore styling options. We’ll also decide where and when your session will be held. Typically it will take place at your home or maybe a park or other outdoor location. Newborns are typically done at your home.
Signature sessions last anywhere from 1-3 hours (newborns are typically 3 hours to allow time for changing, feeding, etc.) and are usually done on weekends. The best times for outdoor sessions are during the first 1-3 hours of daylight and the last 1-3 hours of daylight. Indoor sessions can be done any time during daylight hours.
My booking calendar varies depending on the season and I have a limited number of openings available in 2012. During the peak seasons, I usually book at least 3-4 weeks in advance, sometimes 6 weeks or more, so please take that into consideration when planning to book your session. Newborns are best done within 2 weeks of birth so please contact me before your baby is born so I can block out some time in order to stay flexible for you! Maternity sessions are best done from 28-33 weeks. I can do them later, this is just a guideline since usually that is when you’ll be feeling good.
Regarding clothing and other details, we can talk about that during your consultation and I will also send you information about preparing for your session when you book your session date.
Approximately 1-2 weeks after your photo session, I will come to your home where you will view a slideshow of your images set to music and we’ll go over which images you’d like for any cards, announcements, wall gallery prints or albums that are included in your Collection as well as any additional items you’d like to order. You should receive your finished product(s) within 1-2 weeks after your ordering session except for canvas and coffee table books, which take anywhere from 6-8 weeks. If you plan on ordering a digital collection, you will receive an online gallery for 7 days.
Digital Sessions (Digi-lite and Mini)
Your online gallery will be available within 1week and you should receive your disc and 5×7 reference prints within 1-2 weeks after that. I can also upload them to my recommended printer for you if you’d like to start ordering right away.