Everything you need to know
in 3 easy steps!
1…Schedule your storytelling session
2….Capture beautiful memories
3…Select your collection and create priceless heirlooms
What does a day in your life look like? Do you cherish the cup of coffee that you and your partner have before the little ones wake up? Maybe you have movie night each week, and everyone snuggles on the couch in pj’s. Perhaps Saturday morning is the day that you all make breakfast together. You see where I’m going with this? I know from experience that these are the moments that you are going to want to remember when the little ones are grown.
Let’s make memories that you’ll look back on for years to come. Getting booked is as easy as 1-2-3!
Step 1: Scheduling Your Session
So how does this work?
In order to reserve your spot on my calendar, you will need to sign your photography agreement and pay a session retainer of $250. The session is not booked until the session retainer is paid in full.
- Unless a location has plenty of shade, outdoor sessions are best if scheduled 1-1.5 hours after sunrise or before sunset.
- Home sessions are best scheduled mid-morning or mid-afternoon for the best light.
- Fall and spring are the busiest time of year for outdoor photos, so booking in advance will ensure your preferred date.
- If you have a particular date or holiday by which you need prints or gifts, be sure to book at least one month in advance of that date to ensure sufficient processing and printing time.
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”.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Theodore Suess Geisel
Step 2: Your Session
Think of our session together as, A day in your life. What do I mean by this? Let’s use your session to capture this phase of your life; the things that are important to you, with the people that you love. Your session could include playing games with the kids, making pizza together, or popping open a bottle of bubbly. I promise when you look back at photos in ten or twenty years, these are the memories that are going to matter.
Five to seven 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 1-2 hours (2-3 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 expect the little ones to be looking at the camera; let them run and play. That’s 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 custom, first-look slideshow. Your gallery will expire after 48 hours to allow you plenty of time 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. Don’t worry if there are tears during your reveal. You’ll be surprised at just how perfect your everyday moments are. 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 gallery will remain open for 30 days, during which time you can choose the downloads that come with your Collection and use your complimentary print credit on items in your store. Your print credit is completely complimentary; there is no cash value for the credit.
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 Short Story
• 10 Artistically edited digital images
• $100 complimentary print credit
• 25 Artistically edited digital images
• $250 complimentary print credit
• Entire gallery of artistically edited digital images (50+)
• $500 complimentary print credit
• Slideshow download
Collections prices include the $250 session fe.
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 complimentary print credit. You have 30 days to use your complimentary print credit before it expires.
Below are a few of the items you can choose with your print credit.
Professional Lab Prints
Your favorite images printed on professional matte photo paper with a slightly textured surface, showcasing vibrant and true colors.
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 | $10
8 x 10 | $20
11 x 14 | $30
Coffee Table Books
Showcase your images from your special day in a professionally press printed hardcover Coffee Table Book.
These lovely hinged books are created using seven-dye ink that showcases shadows as well as bright colors.
Printed on Canon luster paper available with a variety of linen cover options with foil lettering.
Minimum of 20 pages (10 spreads) and maximum of 100 pages (50 spreads).
10 x 10 | $250
Beautifully made, these metal prints represent a new medium for preserving photos.
The ultra-hard scratch-resistant surface is waterproof/weatherproof, with dyes infused into the surface, creating almost magical luminescence.
All prints include a Float mount (1/2” stand-out mount).
16 x 20 | $250
20 x 30 | $400
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 or 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 | $600
10 x 10 | $700