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Everything you need to know

before you book

Your little one will grow and change exponentially. Don’t miss a moment. Milestone collections allow you to capture memories at three different times. Choose from maternity, newborn, 6 month or 1 year.

 Getting booked is as easy as 1-2-3!

Step 1: Scheduling Your Session

So how does this work?

You will receive an email with a link to your session proposal. In order to reserve your spot on my calendar, you will need to sign your proposal and pay a session fee of $350. The session fee is payable upon booking to reserve your chosen session date. This is a non-refundable fee that reserves your chosen date. The session is not booked until the session fee is paid in full. The Session Fee covers the Photographer’s time traveling to the shoot, any pre-shoot preparation guide, and planning and photographing the session as well as editing the final images. The Session Fee does not include any digital images, prints, or products. Digital images and products are purchased separately.

If we haven’t already chosen a date for your first session, simply email or call me with several dates that work for you, and I will do my best to accommodate. I always try to be flexible but do often book up several weeks in advance. Here are a few things to consider.

  • In-home sessions are best scheduled mid-morning or mid-afternoon for the best light.
  • Weekdays are usually best for newborn sessions, when possible.
  • I recommend maternity sessions between 32-36 weeks and newborn sessions up to 8 weeks after birth.

After you’re booked I will send you a questionnaire to get to know you and your family better. After I’ve had a chance to review your questionnaire, we will come up with a plan for your session. Sessions are only limited by your imagination! I want to make sure I document your family as authentically as possible so that your images will say “this is our family”. I will also be sending you a link to a comprehensive client guide with location and styling advice.

 

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

Theodore Suess Geisel

Step 2: Your Session

A few days before our session is scheduled, I’ll reach out to confirm our time, location, and meeting point. If the weather looks questionable, or if someone is not feeling well, we can talk about rescheduling.

On the day of your session, please block off 2-2.5 hours (3-3.5 for newborns). Typically sessions are done within 90 minutes, but I like to stay flexible as some families take longer to be comfortable in front of the camera.

When we meet I always like to spend a few minutes making sure everyone is comfortable, especially the little ones.

I want your session to be fun and stress-free. Please don’t worry if the little ones aren’t looking at the camera or just want to run and play. That’s probably what real life looks like at this stage of your life. If you need a beer or mimosa before your session- I won’t judge! (Just make sure you have a designated driver.)

 

“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.”

Michael J. Fox

Step 3: The Fun Part

Within 2 weeks of your session, you will receive an email letting you know that I have chosen the very best images from your session and artistically edited them.

I will send you a link to your slideshow gallery. Your gallery will be open for 48 hours to allow you to view your slideshow and images. I highly recommend hooking your laptop up to your TV or large computer monitor and gathering the whole family to view your images. During the time your slideshow gallery link is active, you will also choose your collection.

Once you’ve chosen your collection and completed your check-out, your full gallery will open. Your collections payment can be divided into two payments. The first half is due after the first session with the balance due before your second session. Your gallery will remain open for 30 days during which time you can choose the downloads that come with your collection. Your print credit will be sent to you after your final session and can be used to purchase images from any of your sessions.

I’m just a phone call away if you need help. If you would like to see samples of products that are offered, I have samples and I’m more than happy to meet and show you.

The Milestone Short Story Collection

$1500 ($1700 value)

•Your choice of three sessions – choose from maternity, newborn, 6 mth and 1 yr

• 15 Artistically edited digital images from each session

• $200 print credit issued after your final session

• Images delivered via a private online gallery in 1-2 weeks

The Milestone Classic Collection

$1800 ($2050 value)

•Your choice of three sessions – choose from maternity, newborn, 6 mth and 1 yr

• 30 Artistically edited digital images from each session

• $400 print credit issued after your final session

• Images delivered via a private online gallery in 1-2 weeks

 

*Collections do not include the session fee.

The Milestone Saga Collection

$2000 ($2225 value)

• Entire gallery of  artistically edited digital images (50+)

• $800 print credit

• Images delivered via a private online gallery in 1-2 weeks

• Slideshow download

What you do with your images is one of the most important aspects to consider when you’re planning a session. All that time and money invested deserve a better return than photos gathering dust on a hard drive. You will never get the same feeling looking at your photos on a screen as you will seeing them on your wall or o the pages of an album. That’s why I include a substantial print credit with every collection. Here are a few of the items you can choose with your print credit.

Professional Lab Prints

Your favorite images are professionally printed on professional matte photo paper with a slightly textured surface, showcasing vibrant and true colors.

Professional prints are only available through a professional lab and are of higher quality and longer lasting than drug store prints.

Prints are available in a variety of sizes and are perfect for framing or hanging on the wall. They make perfect gifts!

5 x 7 | $6

8 x 10 | $10

11 x 14 | $20

Framed Prints

Photographic print on matte paper, mounted with a thick 8 ply mat board, protected by a front acrylic, permanently sealed with a black backing paper.

Pre-assembled and ready to hang. Comes with hanging hardware.

Dimensions: 3/4″ wide, 1″ deep.

Available in white, natural, barnwood, walnut, and black.

11 x 14 | $180

16 x 24 | $330

20 x 24 | $350

Canvas Gallery Wraps

These fine art canvas wraps are printed directly onto museum-quality canvas using archival ink. A sleek natural wrap creates beautiful image continuity, adding dimension to your photo.

This canvas arrives ready to hang with black paper backing, sawtooth hangers, and bumpers. Depth: 1.5”.

11 x 14  | $175

16 x 20 | $250

20 x 24 | $275

Heirloom Albums

One of my strongest memories is sitting with my grandmother looking through old family albums.

Beautifully printed on Fuji Deep Matte paper, these albums are carefully constructed by a team of skilled artisans to create a tremendous visual impact with rich colors and pure whites.

Comes in a variety of linen and leather covers, with gentle blind debossing, and packaged in a luxurious linen presentation box.

Minimum of 20 pages and maximum of 50 pages.

8 x 8 | $500

10 x 10 | $550