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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a photo session?
A photo session is a wonderful experience for you and/or your family! It’s a dedicated time to take pictures, capture memories, and celebrate you. A time when everyone comes together to remember just how special you all are right now. It can be for a certain occasion, or just for fun.
How long is a photo session?
My sessions typically run about an hour. And it goes by fast! I want to be sure to capture any requested poses or groupings, have time for fun, and let the creativity flow.
What do I wear?
Great question! Sometimes it’s easiest to say, “everybody should match mom.” And if you’re able to pick out coordinating outfits, terrific! But for some families, personalities are more important than patterns. I want everyone to be happy and comfortable and if your son wants to wear his dinosaur coat, I’m all for it! Tutus are a fun option for girls — if you have outfit questions or concerns, let’s chat.
What’s the best time of day for photos?
This varies. By and large, I enjoy shooting in the morning light. This way everyone’s had a chance to get up, have breakfast and the day’s shadows are cooperating. On the other hand, evening shoots are also especially sweet. Catching that “golden light” of the setting sun is lovely. But let’s be sure to work around nap times. We want happy kids!
Where do we go?
For newborns, your house is the absolute best. Already, it will smell familiar to your baby, and you’ll have all essentials on hand. For all others, if you have a favorite location or park, please let me know! If you need ideas, I know some great spots. A lot depends on the movability of your family — in this case, staying on the beaten path is a good thing. We don’t want anyone tripping on the way to a photo session. But if you have a hideaway with great backdrops, let’s chat.
How much does a photo session cost, and what do I get?
Another great question! Please, see here.
How many people can be in the session?
Small groups, or solo sessions are the best way to capture your family’s unique spirit. But larger groups are equally wonderful. Please contact me if your group is larger than 10 people and we can discuss your options.
Do you photograph parties?
Yes! My session rate is by the hour. Please contact me to discuss your party plans and photo wishes. The number of finished prints and digitals is also by the hour.
What if someone’s sick, has a broken bone, or it rains?
Let’s break this into three answers: Sick? Let’s reschedule for the following week. Broken bone? If your child is not in pain and you’d like to have the session, let’s do it! Or we can definitely reschedule. Rain? The best bet would be to hold the session at your house. We can still get creative, have fun, and capture some great reactions. We could also try to reschedule. Or, if your heart is set on the location you chose, the date and time fit perfectly into your calendar, let’s try it. We might find some areas with cover, but you will get wet.
What should I bring?
A few small items in your tote bag can really help out. For younger children, a change of clothes and a light, dry snack. Also, props are fun for any age. Baseball gloves, basketballs, musical instruments; if someone in your family has a passion, let’s see it!
Phew! Any other questions? Contact me.