What to Expect
First of all, I want to know you. I want to know your family. So, before we even get to your session, I ask a lot of questions. I love to chat about what you and your family like to do on the weekends, what music you love, what kinds of sports or activities keep you all busy during the week. The better I know you the more honest your pictures will be. We’ll talk about what to wear, where we’ll shoot, and what types of activities (if any) we’ll do during your session. I won’t be in a hurry during your session. You and your family are my priority during that time. I let the setting and conversations guide me. I make sure I’ve captured who you are. I pay attention to details and take my time. If you choose a standard session, expect to spend about 2 hours with me. If you choose a newborn session, expect anywhere from two to four hours depending on baby. Two weeks after your session we’ll sit down and review your images in your home together. When you see your pictures for the first time you will be thrilled, moved, and you might even shed a tear or two. That’s my goal. I want your experience with me to be one you’ll cherish almost as much those memories we preserved.
When it’s time to view your images for the first time, I’ll be there to help you figure out how you want to show off your images. Pictures of your family, of your memories, should be proudly displayed on your walls and in coffee table books where they’re begging to be admired. Pictures are meant to be seen, not hidden away on some computer’s hard drive only to be noticed when your screensaver pops up and scrolls through them. Not that I don’t get sucked in to my screensaver sometimes, but that’s better suited for vacation pictures and everyday snapshots. I have a big canvas of my three all napping together over my fireplace. And, you know what? When I’m cleaning up cheerios, orange juice, and crushed up sidewalk chalk from my living room floor (yes, sometimes all at the same time), I can look up at that photo and remember a time when they were all quiet and still…and not making messes in my house. Pictures are powerful. They have this wonderful ability to transport you, if only for a moment, to a sublimely happy time. I love that. I think we all need that in our lives.