Frequently Asked Questions
What is your shooting style for family photography?
My goal for family sessions is to capture real moments with your family. I want to capture your family at this unique time in your life. I generally give direction and position you in a way that encourages interaction and elicits emotion. I want your kiddos running around and playing, showing off their personalities.
What if my kids don’t cooperate?
That’s okay! I anticipate that there will be times when not all children are happy and smiling. My goal is to show the fun, love, and care you have for and with each other. Sometimes that’s smiles, sometimes that’s frowns, and other times, it’s tears. I want to capture those quirky details and small moments that make up childhood. You just enjoy the moment and let me worry about getting the photographs!
What should we wear?
I encourage you to look at my “What to Wear for Family Photos” board on Pinterest. I am happy to help with ideas, and I also have a professional stylist to help (for an additional cost) if you’d like!
Do you offer digital files?
High-quality digital files are included in each of my portrait collections as well as beautiful printed products. I also offer a Digital Collection, or you can purchase individual digital images. All digital images are received via dropbox, pixieset or USB.
When should I book my session?
Sessions need to be booked at least one month ahead of your desired session date. Book your session as soon as possible to secure a specific date/time.
Where do portrait sessions take place?
I use several outdoor locations. I try to offer a variety, including urban, downtown, and field locations.
How long does a typical photoshoot last?
Most sessions take around two hours, however, this may change, depending on the number of locations we visit. If you have young children, I will shoot as long as they let me!
When is payment due?
There is a $100.00 nonrefundable payment due to secure your portrait session date. The remaining balance is due at the time of your portrait session. For your print orders, half is due at the time of the order, and the other half is due upon delivery of your photography package.
What form of payment do you accept?
Cash, check, Paypal, and credit card payments are accepted. A 3% processing fee applies to all Paypal and credit card transactions.
How soon after the photoshoot will my images be available?
Two to three weeks after your photoshoot, we will get together for your portrait premiere. The premiere is when you will see your images for the first time! During this fun evening, you will get to choose which portrait collection you would like to purchase. Your portraits will be ready two to three weeks after they are ordered.
What happens if the weather is bad on the day of our scheduled photoshoot?
No need to worry, in the unfortunate event of inclement weather, we will reschedule.
What happens if someone gets sick? Will I lose my deposit?
If you or someone in your family is feeling ill, please call to reschedule, regardless of the time frame. You need to feel well for your special photoshoot! You will not lose your deposit.