Whether it's a milestone, special event, or simply an updated portrait, I want to make sure I understand exactly what you're wanting. We'll start by sending you a simple questionnaire to fill out, and through a phone call or in person pre-consultation we'll review clothing options, talk about what finished products interest you, and make sure we are both on the same page. Then we'll make it official and I'll collect your session fee to hold your date.
session fee: $150
When selecting your child's wardrobe, keep it simple and timeless. Avoid plaids, stripes, logos, loud prints, and anything else that will distract from your faces or compete with the background. Don't forget that socks and shoes may be seen.
It is not necessary to accessorize your session with props and toys unless it has already been discussed as an integral part of your session. I create timeless portraits that are natural, relaxed and pure, and have found that keeping themes simple allows for real moments, expressions and interactions.
Of course it would be ideal if your little one is rested and perfectly content, but come on...I know it's near impossible to predict what their mood will be. Plan for a little extra time to navigate those tantrums and delays so that you can arrive with a little time to breathe before our session begins.
Once the session starts...relax. I know they can get wild, but I've found that bribing, yelling, or getting angry really doesn't make the situation better. And please, please don't get after them to smile. I've got this. Let me do my thing, and stay calm. :)
I want your child to leave feeling like they had a fun time. You may wonder if I was able to even capture something, but don't worry. I did. And on the (very) off chance that it just wasn't meant to be that day, I will reschedule with you, no charge.
About a week after your session you'll view your images at our sales appointment. This is where you bring any and all those who are essential to the decision process. By this time you should have an idea of what you are wanting, how many prints you'll need (don't forget about grandmas!) and together we'll select the very best images and create an order that will thrill you. Payment is due at this time. If needed, payment plans can be arranged. Depending on the products you ordered, expect a 2-6 week turnaround time.
Seeing your images come to life through print is the very best part of this whole process. I'll contact you just as soon as your order is ready, and we'll arrange a time for you to either pick up, or have me deliver your order to you. If you need help hanging your wall portraits, just ask. I'm happy to help. I guarantee all of my work, and know you'll be thrilled with your new heirloom.