How do I book my shoot?

We can arrange details over the phone, by email. When you are ready to officially book, you will need to put down a $75 retainer deposit to hold your time slot. Your balance will not be due until the day of your shoot.

What forms of payment do you accept?

For retainers I accept all major credit cards, check or money order or cash. For the session balance at the time of the session I accept only card or cash.

How long after the shoot until I can see my gallery?

It normally takes about 10 days after your shoot for me to go through all of your images and get them edited to perfection. As soon as your images are ready, you will receive an email with your link and password. This gallery is where you will go to place your orders for prints, canvases, and digitals.

Is there anything I need to do or fill out prior to my shoot?

I do have a photo consent form that needs to be filled out and signed prior to me picking up my camera and shooting. It basically is a release saying that it is okay for me to photograph you and put photographs online, and if anyone is injured I am not liable.

Do I need to bring props?

No. While you are more than welcome to bring a special object you would like in the photographs, I am well equipped with a good number of props for newborns, babies, and small children.

Can I change outfits?

Yes, you are welcome to bring an outfit change for you or your child. Please see session info pages or contact me for number of outfits.

Does it cost more to shoot on-location?

It depends. The session fees are the same for in home and outdoor sessions, however, there is a small travel fee of $10 for every 15 miles that I need to travel. If you select a location that is within 15 miles of me, then no travel fee applies. In addition, some locations require a fee to shoot on site.

What should my family wear to our shoot?

Consider what colors you want to see hanging on your wall and what will match your home environment. I suggest selecting a couple of complimentary colors and coordinating throughout the group. Layering is excellent, and accessories and texture add more visual appeal. Avoid tops with large text or images. And unless you are going for a specific theme (sports, winter, etc), you will also want to avoid bulky attire, such as hoodies, sweats, thick coats.

Is there anything important I should bring along with me for my child/ baby?

Yes, the experts say to avoid bribery, but when it comes to your special photo shoot, I say bring it on! For little kids, bring fruit snacks, fruit loops, or any other small and quickly eaten treats that won’t dirty their faces. For older babies / toddlers, bring some Cheerios or Fruit Puffs.┬áSometimes a favorite toy of theirs that I can hold above my camera works well too for capturing their attention and encouraging a smile. For newborns and younger babies, bring plenty of bottles or plan on nursing. Pacifiers are amazing tools, and I highly recommend bringing one for the session. I also suggest bringing a comfy blanket for your children and you.