The Portrait Process
Booking your Session
Please make sure you have read about my style and the experience. Due to schedules, I prefer to shoot on weeknights/weekday afternoons (depending on lighting, weather, etc) and reserve weekends for weddings as that is the prime time for those. If this is a major factor in whether or not you book with me, please do not hesitate to contact me to see about possible alternatives.
Once we have settled on the basics, I will send you a standard contract & invoice with payment information included.
Before Your Session
Once you’ve booked your portrait session with me, we will go over necessary timelines, locations, etc to make sure we are all on the same page and any questions can be answered. As we get closer to your date, we will touch base again to make sure things are still able to happen as planned (as much as possible as the weather is ALWAYS a factor).
Go All Out!
This is a chance for you to get dolled up in nicer clothes than normal. It's not every day that you get professional photos taken, so take advantage and look extra special! If you want ideas on how or what to wear, let me know and I'll help you out!
The Day of...
Please make sure to get plenty of rest for yourself and as many other people who may be involved in the session, such as kids. This will help everyone to be better prepared for the fun time ahead for great photos and memories. I like to adhere to the set schedules as much as possible, but I am capable of adapting to unexpected delays. We will discuss how to proceed as needed.
The goal of EVERY session is to relax, have fun, and enjoy! I will be there to guide you every step of the way so you look and feel your best. And if kids aren't cooperative, this is your chance, parents, to step back and let me try to talk to them because we all know kids tune out parents and often listen better to other adults. I'm a mom of 3, so I totally get it!
After Your Session
Now it’s time for you to relax while I continue to work my magic for the best images possible! I know it’s hard to wait, but please know that I take extra care to make your images beautiful and choose the best of the best from your session.
I am typically able to deliver images via my online gallery within 2 to 4 weeks, however, it is subject to change based on my schedule and how many sessions I may have recently had or will have in addition to yours. I want to be positive that I provide you with the BEST quality & consistency, so please be patient.
Photos Are HERE!
Thanks for your patience! Now that you have your photos, you can download them individually or as an entire gallery*. You can also order prints or wall art directly from your gallery. If you'd like help choosing a display, let me know and I'd be more than happy to help design something for you!
Make sure to download and save your images on at least 1-2 drives as I can't guarantee I'll still have the photos available after a year or more.
*Options are based on the package chosen