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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 type of session are you envisioning for your story? A fun afternoon in the park? An in-home session making cookies with the kids? 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?

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 $175. 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, 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.

  • Unless a location has plenty of shade, outdoor sessions are best if scheduled 1-1.5 hours after sunrise or before sunset.
  • In-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”. 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 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. 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 print credit on items in your store.

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 Collection

$600

• 15 Artistically edited digital images

• $125 print credit

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

The Classic Collection

$850

• 30 Artistically edited digital images

• $250 print credit

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

The Saga Collection

$1100

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

• $400 print credit

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

• Slideshow download

Collections prices include the $175 session fee.

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 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 | $6

8 x 10 | $10

11 x 14 | $20

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 | $100

Metal Prints

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 | $185

20 x 30 | $300

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 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 | $500

10 x 10 | $550