What to Expect– Session Information

First – Do you like my work? Check out my portfolios for families and seniors to see if we are a good fit.

My session style is joyful and authentic. My goal is to capture the real emotions of you– being you and interacting– while creating classic images.  With family sessions, it can mean walking and talking, sitting and cuddling, telling stories and tickling.    With teens and seniors, I like capturing them in activities they enjoy, whether sports, music, hobbies, or games. I love using humor to elicit laughs, and I want our time together to be FUN!

Second – Contact me to let me know you are interested in a session.

Send me a note in my contact form so we can find a date that works for you. I’ll send you my pricing guide, and we can discuss what products best suit your needs. Once you pay the session deposit, your session is confirmed!

Third – Meet me for coffee!

I will take you out for your beverage of choice before our session to get to know you better and find out what makes your family’s story unique. I learn about what you like, and I use that during our session to help you relax and interact more naturally. We can talk about the location of our session, and I’ll answer any questions you have about how to prepare– from what to wear to how to prepare your toddler (or teen) for our time together.

If you are unable to meet face-to-face, I’m happy to have this consulting session over the phone.

Fourth– Our Session

Outdoor family sessions last 45-90 minutes.  When working with young children, sessions can be shorter (best not to wear them out!) or longer (if we need to take breaks now and again).  Senior sessions run 90 minutes to 4 hours and can include wardrobe changes, if desired.

Fifth – Image delivery & product ordering

I will present your hand-edited images at a reveal and ordering meeting 2 weeks after our session. This is when you may choose your prints, canvases, or other items. Once you have placed your order, I will post your digital album in an online gallery. You are welcome to share your gallery with family and friends, and they may place print orders from that gallery or download any digital files you have purchased. Once ordered, print delivery takes 2 weeks, and canvases take 3-4 weeks.

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