What kind of photographer are you?
I am a lifestyle family and newborn photographer, which means that I aim to capture memories of you and your family interacting in a candid and organic way. Your gallery will contain a mix of both documentary-type images and family portraiture, but my main goal is to capture real, sentimental memories of your family connecting at a moment in time. I also love images of the little details in our lives that tend to change so quickly -- whether it be how your child holds your hand, the way their arms wrap around your neck, or even their little curls (or my favorite... thigh rolls!). I am not hoping to have everyone smiling and looking at the camera for every photo -- your most treasured images will be those with natural smiles and laughter.
Where will my session be held?
I am an on-location photographer and use only natural light in all of my sessions. Once you’ve booked a session, we can discuss the vision you have for your images and together we can choose the perfect location for your session. Newborn sessions are held in the comfort of your own home.
What should I wear?
My number one suggestion is to dress the entire family in clothes that allow for comfort. I always encourage a lot of laughter, hugs, and movement, so it tends to show in the images if you’re feeling restricted or uncomfortable. I don’t recommend shiny fabrics, loud prints, or super bright colors, as the focus should primarily be on you, and not your clothes. If you have a certain look in mind (for example, bright and airy or fall-themed), I am always happy to discuss color palette and outfit choices in detail once you’ve booked a session!
How far out are you booked?
I usually begin booking fall dates in early summer and find that my fall calendar is almost completely booked by late July. I schedule a limited number of weekend sessions per month, so it’s best to reach out as soon as you think you might want to schedule a session.
How much does all of this cost?
My pricing is all-inclusive, which means you pay one price for the session and ALL of the digital files. There will be a minimum number (determined by the type of session booked) of high-resolution digital files delivered to you in a downloadable web gallery. I look at each and every image taken at your session and hand-select the best images. Some images will be delivered in color or black or white only, and others will be delivered in both -- it all depends on each unique photo. You will also have the option to buy print products (see below). Please contact me here for detailed session price information. Mini maternity sessions are available when a newborn session is booked.
How can I order prints products from you?
Prints and products are available at an additional cost. If you wish to order a print product, you can either choose your favorite photos or I can work with you to pick images that work well together!
What is the best way to share my images on social media?
To maintain the highest image quality, I always recommend uploading images to social media directly from a computer rather than a phone or tablet. Please remember to credit me when you share!