The first thing to think about when booking a session is, what would you like to do with the images we create during your session? Would you like to update that family portrait hanging above the fireplace? Put up a collage of images on that empty wall you keep looking at? Maybe you would like an album where you can sit and flip through it page by page with your children which can be passed down from one generation to the next.
Having an idea of what you would like to do with the resulting images, helps me to create a plan for your session and how to go about photographing it so that we reach your end goal and leave you with images you love and are excited to display.
After we've discussed the type of session you would like to have and you've decided to move forward and book a session, I will send out an invoice via email for your session retainer which can be paid by debit or credit card. Once this fee is paid your session is officially booked and on the my calendar. Please note that your session retainer is due within 24 hours of booking your session. If I do not receive your payment within 24 hours, your session date and time will open back up to other clients.
This can be done via e-mail, telephone or in person. We will discuss your session in more detail. I will ask about the personalities of each family member being photographed, we will determine a location for your session and discuss what to wear for your session. At this time I will also answer any additional questions that you may have.
On the day of your session, I want you to arrive excited and ready to have fun. Leave the worrying to me and don't stress if your kids are not cooperating. All kids are different and some may need more time to warm up. Thoughout your session I will be capturing both posed and unposed images. I will encourage interaction by giving differnt prompts and playing different games. By incorporating fun activities into your session we turn family picture day into a day of fun not only for the kids, but for the whole family.
After your session I will spend the next 2-3 weeks editing your session and perfecting your images. Once I am finished with your session, I will provide you with a link and password to an online gallery where you can download the digital files directly to your computer. If you prefer your images be on a custom USB drive and mailed to you, I am happy to do that. There is a seperate fee of $25 for the USB.
Your online gallery will also have a shopping cart. You are welcome to purchase any prints or products you would like through the gallery which will be ordered through my professional lab to ensure correct color and high quality products. You may also contact me directly to place your order. You are under no obligation to purchase prints through me. If you prefer to place an order through your own lab, you are welcome to do so.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery of printed products such as prints, cards, canvases and albums. Once your order is ready I will contact you to arrange for pick up or delivery.
*Payment plans are available per request. Please note however, that your print order will not be placed with my lab until the final payment has been received. Thank you.