Depends on the type of session. For most, about an hour but don’t worry, there won’t be a timer running! I want to make sure that we are all happy so it may run a bit longer, or you are getting tired, we may have to adjust for that as well. We want to make sure we capture the best lighting to illuminate your beautiful skin so that will also be a factor when it comes to time.
WHERE WILL OUR SESSION BE?
We will discuss and come up with a place that works best for us. Traffic, lighting, and busyness are some of the things we need to take into consideration.
WHAT DAYS WORK BEST?
I actually like doing sessions on weekday evenings so that you are as free as a bird on your weekends! And there are less crowds to avoid out and about. This is not a steadfast rule, but something to consider.
WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?
Remember that your session is scheduled according to light and therefore it’s important to start on time so please keep that in mind when it comes to traffic and parking. I’ve scheduled our shoot to allow for plenty of time before it gets dark.
HOW SHOULD I/WE PREPARE?
Pick out and iron your outfit ahead of time. Remember not matchy matchy, just complementary.
Check directions and traffic so you know where to go and will arrive on time.
Have a cheeky drink if you'd like!
But only one - too much can alter the color of your skin and I want you looking your absolute best!
WHAT SHOULD I/WE WEAR?
This also depends on the type of session. You’ll want to make sure that you are at ease in your clothing and that they are weather appropriate if we're outside to keep you as cozy as possible. Be mindful of the season and dress as you see fit. Chunky scarves in summer are not recommended although super cute! Keep in mind that there may be some light trekking to find a great location, so clean, dry socks for the drive home might be lovely. I do not recommend that everyone match their clothing; however, complementing is a great idea.
SHOULD I BRING PROPS?
I generally would steer away from props since they can distract from the main subject of the photo - YOU. If something is important for you to include, make sure you give me a heads up on the questionnaire you receive after inquiring, or via email so I can plan accordingly. And make sure it's clean!
Since weather can be unpredictable, a cute umbrella and blanket may quickly turn into a necessity, so feel free to bring those – the more timeless the better (we don’t want it to look out of style next year)!
WHAT ABOUT DOGS?
What about them?! Just kidding...
I am an animal LOVER! And your well-behaved dog is welcome, however please please please make me aware of this beforehand and keep in mind that I want you to have the best images possible and some of those will include only dog-free, so if your pup is having an off-day that would cause you distress, it may suit you better to include just the humans this time.
I'M SELF CONSCIOUS OF...
Welcome to the club! I know I have a boatload of insecurities. If there is something specific you are uncomfortable with being photographed just let me know in your questionnaire. We're all human and different, and that makes us beautiful but I totally get it. I want you to cherish and share these images forever so speak up and we'll manage together!
I'M A LITTLE SHY. WHAT'S A SESSION LIKE?
My goal is to make your session as fun and playful as possible! To keep you moving and engaged. It's common to feel awkward at the start since photography poses are weird and super not normal for you to do in your day-to-day life. I'll provide prompts and guidance to make this an enjoyable experience for all of us. Just go with it and flaunt what you got!
HOW SHOULD WE POSE?
Remember the goal with our time together is to capture how you naturally are rather than to pose you stiffly while smiling at the camera – don’t get me wrong, those can turn out great too but I’m way fonder of the impromptu ‘in-between’ moments.
You may be thinking, “how the heck am I supposed to act naturally in front of a stranger with a camera in my face?!” The key is to just go with it and do what feels right. Not to worry, I will direct you and provide guidance and prompts and we’ll go from there. Sometimes just being together is all it takes for a sweet shot.
SHOULD I CREATE A LIST OF POSES?
I love ideas that spark my creativity and I love even more having an insight to your likes.
Ultimately, I can't guarantee that we can hit all requests due to time limit, location constraints, and potential oblivious photo-bombing bystanders, but we can sure give it a try! If you have ideas, please email screenshots or links or better yet, include them when you submit your contact form!
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU TAKE?
You'll receive an invoice (as well as a contract) once we're locked in, detailing payment information.
IS THERE A CANCELATION FEE?
As much as I wish that wasn't necessary, canceling last minute creates a strain on me and my schedule. It devalues my time and time is extremely important to me. Specifics will be discussed at time of booking.
HOW AND WHEN DO I/WE RECEIVE THE PHOTOS?
After our session, I expect to have your photos completed and uploaded to an online gallery within 4-6 weeks. The site will allow you to favorite, share, and download the digital files and purchase products.
I will retain the rights to the photos and they may be used in future marketing or promotional materials.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO STAY IN CONTACT?
I would love to have a phone chat prior to our first meeting if possible to make sure we are on the same page. Other than that, emails are great but texting is even better! Once we are locked in, I will provide my phone number so if any questions or concerns arise we can stay in touch.