How all the pieces
Schedule your session
In order to reserve your date, you’ll sign some paperwork, fill out a short questionnaire to give me some extra info on your family, and pay a $350 session fee, all of which you’ll be able to do easily online.
The session fee covers all of the preparation I’m going to walk you through to get you ready for your session, the time spent at the session itself, and all of the selection and editing of your final images after the session.
As soon as you’re officially on the books, I’ll send you a detailed guide that I’ve put together that goes through all my best recommendations for how to prepare for the session – I promise it’s nothing too crazy, just some helpful tips and answers to the most common questions I get about things like what to wear and what you need to have on hand. Of course, if you have more specific questions I’m always happy to chat.
The Session Itself
A couple of days before the session I’ll be in touch to confirm our time and location — and at that time, if we’re scheduled for an outdoor session and the weather looks bad, we’ll figure out a backup plan, or if someone is sick, we’ll start talking about that. This is a good time to make sure we’re all on the same page and answer any last minute questions.
Most of my families choose to have their session at home, but if you prefer something out and about, I’m open to that as well.
The day of the session, please block off two to two-and-a-half hours. Typically we’re done in 90 minutes, but I don’t charge by the hour, so if there’s a wardrobe malfunction or meltdown I like to stay flexible.
Finally, take a breath and relax! I promise to give kids (and grownups!) breaks throughout the session and to make it all as fun and painless as possible!
Enjoy Your Images!
A couple of weeks after your session, you’ll receive an email from me with a link to a slideshow that includes all your fully-edited images. Once you’ve had a chance to see them and relive all the fun moments from the session, you’ll let me know which collection you want to purchase. This allows you to view the images first and then make a purchase decision based on your budget and needs.
Once you’ve purchased your collection, you’ll have a full month to download your photos and shop your gallery store with your print credit.
- your choice of 10 high resolution digital files with print release
- $100 in print credit good toward anything in the gallery store: prints, frames, albums, digital files, etc
- your choice of 20 high resolution digital files with print release
- $300 in print credit good toward anything in the gallery store: prints, frames, albums, digital files, etc
- a complete set of ALL the high resolution digital files with print release
- $600 in print credit good toward anything in the gallery store: prints, frames, albums, digital files, etc
USE YOUR PRINT CREDIT
Shopping in your store can be the most fun part, but it’s also the most important part! Printing your photos ensures that you have something tangible from our session that will last. I’ve curated your gallery store to include unique high quality products at every price point. You can see a sampling of products below.
Oh, and fun fact: a *recent study found that having family photos on your walls actually improves your kids’ self-esteem! Who knew?
*wanna see the evidence?
Deckled-Edge Fine Art Prints
Archival 100% cotton and acid-free (350gsm) prints, with a rich and textured finish. Carefully hand-torn to create a soft feathered edge that adds a beautiful softness to the image.
5×7 / $70
8×10 / $100
11×14 / $150
Professional Lab Prints
These true giclee prints meet gallery and museum standards for longevity & archival performance. Printed on a thick Photo Rag paper (308gsm), they feature a soft pulpy texture and matte finish with stunning pictorial depth, and include a protective spray coating that protects prints from scratches and UV damage.
5×7 / $35
8×10 / $50
11×14 / $80
Beautiful custom framed print comes ready to be displayed. Printed on Kodak Matte photographic paper and mounted with a premium white mat board for a beautiful bevel appearance, the frame is then finished with an acrylic face and black paper backing. Frames come in your choice of black, white, dark wood, or light wood. Arrives ready to hang out of the box.
8×10 (external measurements) / $225
11×14 (external measurements) / $300
20×24 (external measurements) / $500
These handcrafted albums are durable and built to last. Using archival materials with pages carefully mounted to create thick lay flat spreads, these albums will be cherished for a lifetime. Available in a variety of sizes, and custom linen or velvet covers in gorgeous colors.
8×8 / $400
10×10 / $500
12×12 / $600