WHAT do you take photos of?
Babies and kids. But, it wouldn't be complete without the rest of the family!
WHere are these sessions?
For family photos, I make the best photos in the comfort of your own home where you can kick back, have a beverage and play with your kids. Your home holds the memories your children will have for the rest of their lives. Let's make a photo of the two of you bonding in grandma's favorite knitting chair, signing 5 little monkeys while jumping on the bed, or baking dad's world famous chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Let's capture real memories in the making.
But, of course, if you don't live here, simply love the outdoors, or it's your wedding, I make some pretty amazing pictures in other locations too.
What if my home is not a designer catalog ad?
Also known as: what if my home is dark; we just moved and don't think we'll ever finish unpacking; our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th kids sleep on cots while our 1st born had the perfect nursery; and our furniture is a hand-me-down from my MIL who has a most unique style. Great photos require great love. That's it, folks.
how old are babies at newborn sessions?
Babes typically range from 1 to 8 weeks old for a newborn session. My personal preference is the sweet 1-month spot where mom/dad have gotten a good bit of sleep, and baby both sleeps and coos for the camera for amazing pictures. I only book a few newborn sessions a month to ensure I will be available when your little bundle arrives. Give me a ring now to make sure you get on the calendar!
WHAT'S A TYPICAL SESSION LIKE?
My sessions don't have the typical photographer feel. It will feel like we're old friends catching up and playing with the kids. Then, you'll see your photos for the first time. You'll see the real laughter. The love between your family will be tactile. And you'll be surprised that photos this real could come from a photo session that didn't even feel like a photo session.
UM, HOW TIDY DOES MY HOME HAVE TO BE?
If we're going to be completely honest with each other, here it goes. I have a spot on my kitchen counter that has all the mail from the last week, and then there's the pile that never really goes away by the computer. There are tiny little fingerprints on my fridge that make me smile every time I see them. There are enough legos for a preschool on the floor of my bathroom next to three different toddler potty option (she has to like one of them... one day). And don't get me started on laundry. With all of that... I make amazing photos in my home daily. What's the secret? Tidy up a few rooms you'd love to make memories in and toss all the crap somewhere else. Voila. Beautiful photos in a beautiful home!
can my dog be in the photos?
Um, yeah! Ruff, my golden retriever, rocked up in our wedding photos.
WHAT IF MY BABY CRIES, A LOT?
This is the beautiful thing about un-posed, lifestyle memories. While crying babies break all of our hearts, they still make great lifestyle photos. If your baby needs a little TLC, I'll be snapping away while you sing and rock and soothe your little one. The tenderness will make a beautiful photo. These real moments are what you will treasure forever. But, more than you. These photos will mean the world to your little when s/he grows up.
HOW DO I BOOK?
Fill out the form on the Bookings tab. Send me a message on Facebook. email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, give me a ring, 843-619-0058. All sessions are booked with a signed contract, and a 50% deposit or full-payment if session is within 1-month of booking.