So, what is the journey like....?
No matter if its over the phone or over coffee, getting together a week or two before your family is in front of my camera to design & style your portrait session is invaluable! This is where I get to learn what makes your family amazing - clients RAVE about how it feels like we’re old friends on their session, because we met ahead of time! Let's talk about your ideas, how I can create your vision, then let me handle the details FOR you!
Not sure where we should take the photos?
Don’t worry about it – let me show you customized, not-so-cookie-cutter, options for your family.
Not sure what to wear?
No worries – let me help style you! I'll lay out real examples for you when we meet – or I have awesome stylist referrals! (Hair & Makeup too!)
Worried about the kids and how the session will run smoothly?
Rest assured I have the patience to handle anything – and will give you and your partner tips to make it just another fun evening with the kids!
From start to finish – everything is taken care of for you. Show up, be yourselves, and let me handle the rest!
Full Sessions include roughly an hour in a warm sunset (fingers crossed; we are living in Ohio weather), playing & snuggling with your kids. It really is as simple as that!
My goal is to capture warm, authentic moments. My method of gently posing clients makes sure you always feel comfortable, know what to do with your hands (HA!), while still being flexible and easy for the kiddos to be themselves -without the need for "cheese and look at me"!
A super laidback evening, following the light, & enjoying the togetherness.
A week after your session, you’ll come into the studio to relive your silly moments & snuggles with the kids and view your invaluable memories as artwork! During this meeting, we’ll decide how you want to display your memories every day and show them off!
Wall Art to greet you daily? One of a kind heirloom Albums for your coffee table or bookshelf?
Tell me exactly what you want and let me do the rest! No DIY big box store printing disasters for you! So seamless you'll have your new family artwork on your walls in just a few weeks!
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I plan to book?
The earlier the better! I usually schedule 2-3 weeks in advance (ask if you need something sooner)!
I love to photograph Maternity Sessions between 28-34 weeks, Newborn Sessions while they're 7-12 days old, and Family Sessions anytime, about an hour before sunset!
How long have you been doing this?
Over 10 years! So what does that mean for you?
A photographer with a decade of expereince; a decade of working with all sorts of kiddo personalities & moods, a decade of seeking out the highest quality photographic labs & artwork, and a decade of knowledge - knowing what looks best on camera, knowing to be best prepared, knowing how to safely store & back up memory cards & hard drives, so your memories are SAFE.
Where do sessions take place?
Usually somewhere we're chasing a golden sunset.
For lifestyle & newborns, usually in your home or own backyard.
At our Design Meeting, I will share with you some not-so-cookie cutter options that are customized for the style you want! No need to go searching on your own - let me find the perfect spot for you!
What if the weather is bad?
It happens! We live in Ohio, where one day is summer & 85 and the next can be snowy & 30. I've learned to roll with the punches - and prepare my families to do the same.
For outdoor sessions, we often plan a "rain date" to reschedule on, just in case! We also discuss how important those sundrenched images are - or if some clouds are okay!
For indoor sessions, we'll determine the lighting situation in your home - and go from there!
What if my little one is having an off day?
Those little ones can have some big feelings sometimes and that's a-okay; they're navigating lots of new experiences and life, and doing the best they can!
Some would say I have the patience of a saint - the secret is that I know the magic that can happen, when we give them a little space and a lot of grace in those moments. I encourage parents to keep a relaxed, laidback nature during sessions too!
Sometimes giving them a little break or a snack is all it takes to get us back on track!
What if someone gets sick?
I only offer a handful of sessions a month, because I love the personal experience it offers my clients. This means I can also be pretty flexible! If you're sick or your kiddos are sick, rescheduling isn't a problem and is actually preferable!