sessions are scheduled in the evenings
I prefer to schedule my sessions in the evening an hour before sunset, but, I'm happy to work with you to schedule your session when its right for you. I schedule most of my sessions during the week. I do leave some times open on the weekends for sessions but please book early. I will reschedule sessions due to inclement weather. I will also reschedule sessions due to illness.
newborn sessions are scheduled at your home
Newborn sessions are generally scheduled between 5 to 10 days but these sessions can be scheduled when it's comfortable for you. The session will take place at your home and both siblings and parents are included. These sessions usually last about 2 ½ to 3 hours and within that time I will take posed and lifestyle photos of your family. Special requests are always welcome.
What to Expect at your Family Session
lots of fun and great photos, I hope
I know how stressful it is getting ready and to a session on time and in one piece. Most parents are nervous and stressed before the session even starts which makes the kids also nervous. I will do my best to make you feel comfortable. I will talk and guide you and goof with the kids to get them to smile. 99% of the time sessions are fun and it's over with before you know it. I encourage parents to be playful and happy during the session because this will help things move along. Kids feel more relaxed and they just simply love the attention from mom and dad! My favorite is capturing those candid moments that no one is expecting! I highly recommend that you do not bring bribes with you to the session (like candy for instance). This technique always back fires and ends with the child crying for candy (it also creates messy faces). However, I support any bribing you may want to do after the session, like getting dinner at a favorite restaurant, ice cream, or playing at the park. Thanks for your help on this!
What to Wear
whatever you feel comfortable in
It's hard to figure out what to wear. I tell people to wear what is most comfortable to them. It's best to wear solid colors (preferably not black or white) that coordinate with the season. Pinterest is a great starting point to figure out what color(s) work well together. You can mix it up a little and add some stripes or plaid patterns for fun. It's probably easiest to find one item of clothing in a color scheme you like then build from there. If you have questions or want to show me any clothing combinations feel free to email me!