To make the most of this kind of session we'll start by sending you a simple questionnaire to fill out. Then we'll schedule an in-home consultation where I can see the space where we are planning on shooting the session. This is also a fantastic time to meet the kids and let them warm up to me before the actual session. Together we'll brainstorm ideas and lock down exactly what you want so that we are both on the same page, then make it official by collecting your deposit to hold your date.
Even though this is a more casual, natural session, clothing selection is still very important. 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.
I'll arrive to your home or pre-arranged location and set up, mingle a little, then start shooting. This is a more casual session, but I'll still be directing a little bit to be sure I get the very best angles and expressions.
Don't worry if your kids aren't on their best behavior. 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. :)
We'll have fun, capture meaningful moments, and hopefully I'll leave everyone with a smile.
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. 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.