Common Session Questions
When is the best time to schedule my family portrait session?
We suggest scheduling your session a few weeks ahead of time to secure a specific date and time as well as
allow for time to do a style and location consolation. However, we offer sessions the week of if availability
allows with the minimum of 72 hour booking. Session are available Monday-Friday
(and limited Saturday & Sunday's).
What time of day is best for portraits?
The few hours prior to sunset are the most ideal for sessions. During your session we do use lighting to balance out shadows and bring out the beautiful colors of the location. However even with lighting we prefer not to work during mid day to avoid deep shadows or intense highlights.
How much do sessions cost?
Sessions start at $325. Your session fee includes your session time and a collection of edited images for you to review in an online gallery. Visit my session pricing page for details.
Where do the sessions take place?
The majority of our sessions take place at an outdoor location unless a newborn or lifestyle session is booked.
Just bring yourself and your family and rest assured that we are prepared to have fun getting your kids to break out their genuine smiles.
How long will my photography session take?
Depending on the collection you book sessions run any where from 20 to 90 minutes.
20 minute sessions are not available for families with more than five people. This is to ensure we
capture enough images of everyone with in the time frame we have set aside. The atmosphere is very
relaxed and comfortable and the pace of our session will be determined by the kids.
I have young kids, how long of a session do you suggest?
Great question! Younger children (2 - 6ish) is one of the reasons we offer 20 minute sessions.
Often it is just enough time to keep the attention for our youngest clients.
Do you photograph large groups?
Of course, we love when the family gets together! Extend Family Sessions are always fun so the more the merrier!
Extended sessions include up 12 people with the option to add more for an additional price.
Can my dog be included in my family session?
Absolutely, if the session location allows dogs you can bring yours! In fact we encourage it.
Keep in mind that sometimes a little more time or hands are needed. We suggest ask some one
to attend the session to help keep an eye on your dog while we do shoots they are not included in.
What is the turn around on my images?
You will receive a link to your private image gallery with in 30 days from your session date. The gallery makes it
easy to compare and select the number of images within your purchased collection you wish to keep.
Additional images from your gallery are available to purchase. The gallery link is shareable, all images
are watermarked and low resolution until downloaded.
What should we wear for pictures?
Clothing can make or break how someone feels during their session and intern will show in your images.
That is why with each session we offer a style consultation.Click on this link: what to wear for ideas and tips.
What happens after my session?
After your session, we’ll discuss when you can expect your photographs to be available for viewing in your online gallery. You will have 14 days to view your online gallery and complete your order.
We love seeing prints on your walls so we offer email and in home consultations with each session.
If you have further questions about family sessions please reach out to me. I am happy to answer any questions you might have! Visit my policies page to learn about my standard practices.