Frequently Asked Questions About your Family Session

Jun 25, 2020

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What to ask before your next family photography session


May we bring props to our session?

Lifestyle sessions are about capturing your personality and the connection between family members. Props can help show your personality in images.  This is especially true if the prop is something that you really enjoy. If you play an instrument, by all means, bring it along. If soccer is your child’s passion, let’s get some shots in action.

How long do sessions last?

I tell clients that sessions last as long as they last. Typically, family and maternity sessions last 1–1.5 hours, and newborn sessions last 2 hours. Many factors go into the session time. For example, little ones may take 20 or 30 minutes to warm up, and I don’t want your session to end just as the little ones are getting comfortable.

Do you have suggestions for the session?

Absolutely! I even have a location guide with some of my favorite places! . Choosing a spot that has meaning to your family will make your images even more special.

How can we prepare for the session?

Lay out outfits the night before so that you aren’t stressing the day of the session. Brings snacks for the little ones, and plan sessions around naptimes. Most important, plan to have fun.

When is payment due?

The session fee of $299 is due at the time of booking to confirm your date. After your session, a viewing session will be scheduled where you will view your images and choose the ones you can’t resist. Orders and payments are due within 7 days of your viewing session.

Can I show you my Pinterest board?

Sure. During the pre-consultation, we will discuss your vision for your session. Feel free to send me the link to your Pinterest.

Is there a time that is better than others for outdoor photo sessions?

The best time for an outdoor photo session is either early in the morning or just before sunset.  The light is usually best 15-20 minutes before sunset and 15-20 minutes after.

What is included in a session?

All sessions include a pre-session consultation, style advice, and a style guide, travel to the location, my services during the shoot and custom editing of the images.

What type of payment do you accept?

I accept Paypal and all major credit cards.

When will I see my photos?

I know how excited you are to see your images, and I’m just as excited for you to see them. Turnaround for photos is approx. 1-2 weeks.  I will usually post a few sneak peek images to social media after the session, so make sure you are connected!

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