What to expect
Your session typically begins with a phone or in-person consultation I take this time to get to know you and your family better so I can come up with ideas for your custom photo shoot, and give you tips on how you can prepare for your session. We discuss your expectations from the session, and brainstorm ideas to best display your portraits in your home.
On the day of your session: I like to show you the ideas I have sketched out for your session. These are only a guideline, but the pictures I take are more spontaneous. I like to take the time to first connect with you and especially your children before I take my camera out. It is important to me that you feel comfortable and relaxed before we start shooting. After that, I love to be a fly on the wall, observing your interactions and love for each other, and click those beautiful moments and expressions. I might pose you at a specific location, but I like the natural interactions to unfold after that. I might give you something to do, just to take your mind off of the camera. Just trust me, and go with it. You will never hear me say ‘ Say Cheese!’. I want to capture the beautiful person you naturally are. I would encourage you to let your children be their natural selves and have fun. Sometimes the best pictures are the ones when they're not sitting up straight, or lost deep in thought, or being naughty!
So where do we have your session? Any of the following options, within 15 miles of Rock Creek. I am willing to travel to a location beyond this distance, for a small extra fee.
Your Home: What better place than the comfort and familiarity of your own home! This is especially preferred for a newborn shoot. All we need is good natural light. I would love to see you and your family in a place where you are most at ease and relaxed. I would love to incorporate the special things that show who you are and what you are about. Weather permitting, your backyard could be our playground too! If you choose this option, I will need you to send me some quick pictures of your home so I can find the best light and settings for your portraits. If I still have questions I may ask to make an appointment to come and see your home, to check out the location personally.
An outdoor location of your choice: We are lucky to be living in such a beautiful place. Colorful urban structures, bridges, parks, streams, lakes, you name it...the options are abundant. If weather plays foul on us, we will try our best to work with it, but we may have to reschedule if its too bad.
After your session I get to work on personally editing and artistically retouching photos from your session, and prepare them for an in-person slideshow consultation, during which you get to order your products. You can expect your beautiful portraits to be delivered 2-3 weeks after placing your order.