Your session will be relaxed and enjoyable and is intended to capture you and yours naturally! My goal is to document genuine, beautiful moments during sessions. I will give some direction to ensure you are in the most flattering light and position, then I let you just be yourselves! Let’s hang out, share stories, explore, wander, whatever!
With children, if your kiddo isn’t feeling the camera that day, that’s ok! Hug them, cuddle them, hold their hands, have a sword fight with the tall grass, pick berries, hold each other, laugh with each other… let’s make memories instead of just taking photos!
Outdoor sessions begin 1.5 hours before sunset to ensure that we are getting that gorgeous lighting for the most flattering images possible. In home newborn sessions typically last anywhere from 2-3 hours, but of course I will spend as much time as necessary to get those great shots! This ensures we have plenty of time for feeding breaks or cuddling for fussier little ones.
The majority of my sessions are in natural locations with plenty of grass and trees. I prefer to use locations that offer a bit of privacy so that you are free to interact with each other without the worry of others around you. You will be notified of the preferred location several days in advance to your session. Lifestyle newborn sessions are done in-home, this way you and your new little one are in a familiar and comfortable environment. Mom, Dad, and any new siblings are absolutely encouraged to be in these photos.
Wear your favorite outfits – things you all feel stylish and naturally comfortable in! I always advise “coordinated, but not matching.” Of course, I always recommend avoiding shirts with big logos or distractingly busy patterns.
Unless it is raining or close to freezing, our shoot will still be on! Overcast skies can actually be great for sessions, giving us much more options lighting wise, as there will be no shadows. If we have any concerns about the weather before your session, we can discuss our options and plan accordingly.
If we need to reschedule – whether it’s due to bad weather or personal reasons, please notify in as far in advance as possible, preferably at least 48 hrs in advance. An additional retainer fee to reserve your new date may be incurred for sessions rescheduled multiple times due to personal reasons.
A sneak peak will be posted on Facebook/Instagram within 24 hours of your session. Your full private online gallery will be available in the Client Area within 7-14 business days. Your online collection will be available for 60 days for you to view, share, and download your photos.
You will also receive a USB flash drive with your images, which is included with your session. Please let me know if you have a time-sensitive need and I will do my best to accommodate your request.