HOW TO CHOOSE
Q: How do I know if these sessions ARE for us?
A: You are expecting for the first time or have already starting your journey of parenthood - and a home. If you desire to document the heart + soul of childhood with your family. Beyond the stuffy portrait, you want to share your family story through honest moments displayed on your walls. We create heirlooms. I encourage sessions to take place in and around your home, where its meaningful to you.
Q: How do I know these sessions AREN'T for us?
A: You love posed, everyone looking at the camera and smiling in a formal setting. Nothing wrong with that! We may get a few of those, but it wouldn't be the focus of our time together. If you really want a studio setting, I'm not your gal. If you love everyone in matching clothes and perfectly put together, this isn't for you. Our goal would be to document the beautiful mess.
Q: What sets you apart from other photographers?
A: I have over fifteen years experience along with a degree in photography. Using high quality equipment, I have spent countless hours photographing lifestyle and families. I document life as it happens in a comfortable, casual, natural light setting, capturing the heart + soul within all-types of families, revealing what makes them unique and beautiful.
Q: What is the average investment?
A: Client’s average investment is $935+ with a mixture of finished artwork and digital photos. No minimum purchase requirement. Invest in what you love!
Q: What is the best location?
A: Most sessions take place within a client’s home for comfort and storytelling. A library of other locations are available upon request. Locations within a 15-mile radius of 90038 are included at no extra charge. New locations that require extended production are subject to additional fee.
Q: When is a good time to book our session?
A: 4-6 weeks in advance. Maternity sessions are recommended between 29-33 weeks. Newborn sessions are recommended within the first 2-3 weeks of birth. First 48 are within the first two days of delivery, at place of birth.
Q: How do I get my session on the calendar?
A: Your session fee is due at the time of booking along with a signed photography contract. Once these are received, your date is confirmed.
Q: Will my photos be posted online?
A: I respect your privacy and allow each client to decide whether or not they want their photos displayed publicly. I’d love to show off your images, if you approve. A photo release is included in the contract.
REVEAL + ORDERING SESSION
Q: Where will my reveal + ordering session take place?
A: I’d travel to your home for convenience, unless otherwise arranged. I prefer daylight hours for viewing and designing walls when possible.
Q: Do I have to order products through you?
A: I’ve curated my favorite quality products + paper. Although it is not required, I highly recommend ordering through my professional vendors. The difference is worth it.
Q: Can I order online?
A: Yes. An online gallery is available for 30 days after ordering session. After that, it may be opened from archives for $25/30 days. Some sweet deals may happen through the year on additional products. Client galleries will then be re-opened for a limited time.
Q: How long before my print order is received?
A: Print products are ready for pick up 4-6 weeks after order is placed. If shipping is required, additional fee will apply. If possible, I’ll request a personal delivery and ask to photograph the new heirlooms in your home for sharing! Holiday seasons may require additional time.
Q: How long before my digital downloads are received?
A: Digital downloads are made available through a checkout code within 48 hours of your ordering session. USB drives are customized to order and delivered with print products unless otherwise agreed upon.