Studio sessions are easier in some aspects for families. You don’t have to worry about bugs and weather. At the moment, I am using a home studio for my studio needs. I am conveniently located in Tuckerman. I have more than enough space to photograph a family session in my home. I have a comfortable living space that you can sit back and relax while I photograph you and your family. The posing style is more formal and less documentary/lifestyle. The editing is cleaner, less moody than my outdoor work.
Outdoor sessions are really fun. We are able to experiment with posing or lack thereof. My favorite ‘posing’ is prompted posing. It’s fun and it’s easier for clients to follow along. I do some ‘sit here, and smile’, but mostly, I allow the kiddos the take charge during the session, so I capture their little personalities. My taking a more relaxed approached to the posing the kids have less anxiety and just have more fun. My editing style is light and airy, but slightly moody feel to it. I achieve true to color images with bump in warmth and contrast.
Lifestyle Sessions are just precious. Lifestyle sessions capture the family in their most natural, comfortable way. There is very little posing and I achieve documentary style posing and images a true to color style of editing with a bump in warmth and contrast. A large, $3 Million dollar home isn’t required to do a beautiful lifestyle session. Your home is perfect. Home is where the heart is and that is what I want to capture! The only thing asked is to clear away any clutter and open all shades and curtains for more light. I will bring speedlights to help with any dark areas.
To book a session, 50% of the session fee is due at the time of the booking as well as acceptance of the photography contract. The contract will be sent as an attachment to the invoice. The 50% retainer is non-refundable in case of cancellation or no-show. Once the retainer has been paid, the remainder must be paid two weeks prior to the session. I have three packages available for most sessions to help fit any budget. Sessions start at $200 (plus tax). All galleries will be delivered via online gallery. A USB is an additional fee unless otherwise specified. Payment Plans are available, so feel free to ask what your options are.
Most sessions have packages that include 10, 20, or 40 images. Newborn and Cake Smashes have a different package guide and different amounts.
Selection of images can be done one of two ways. Images can be uploaded to a private gallery and you’ll select the images you want. These images will be heavily watermarked to deter screenshots. I can also meet with you in person and you can select the images and any additional images or products you would like to purchase! I prefer to meet in person with all clients, but I understand that may not be possible with every session.
All galleries are returned within two to four weeks, except weddings. Wedding galleries are returned within six to eight weeks.