Frequently Asked Questions
Your health and safety are of the utmost importance to me!
To ensure this, the following precautions have been put in place:
I will wear a mask if I'm within six feet of you outdoors during a session.
When indoors during a photography session, I will wear a mask at all times.
I ask that all humans (including me) use hand sanitizer before and after our photography sessions.
All surfaces during mini-sessions will be sprayed with Lysol in-between sessions.
If I am experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, I will reschedule our session. I ask that you do the same.
Together, we can keep one another safe!
What kind of photographer are you?
I am a lifestyle photographer. I do my best to take photographs that capture the love and essence of your family. I don't use props. I will take some traditional photographs, but I prefer a more candid look - pictures that are natural and authentic to you and your loved ones.
Where will my session be held?
That depends on you! Most of my sessions take place outdoors at a location of your choice. Some people prefer to have them done in their home. I do not have a studio.
Where will my newborn session be held?
All newborn sessions take place in the comfort and safety of your home. Don't worry - your house does not need to be clean and orderly! Your focus will be on your newborn, not on a pristinely kept home.
How long will my session be?
The length of your session depends on what kind of session you have requested, but most sessions take anywhere from forty-five to ninety minutes.
What will happen at my session?
I'll do my best to make your photography session as calm and as relaxing as possible! We'll meet at your location about two hours before sunset or one hour after sunrise for outdoor shots. If we are shooting at your home, I prefer late morning.
We'll start with some more traditional poses, but will naturally move into pictures which authentically represent your family. This doesn't mean there won't be posing, but it will be a little different that what you might expect. I'll coach you the whole way!
What should I wear?
I recommend wearing neutral or muted colors (whites, tans, grays, soft blues and pinks) or more jeweled tones (burgundies and sapphires). I don't recommend wearing traditional reds, oranges, or greens. Check out my Pinterest Board for some inspiration.
These pictures will end up on your walls, so consider your outfits carefully. I don't recommend matching, but rather coordinating. While jeans or shorts and flip flops are comfortable, they don't always make for the best pictures. If you dress up a bit, you'll probably be happier with the outcome.
What if my children are reluctant?
Remember that children are not usually fond of being told to pose or smile. It is best if we just give the children time to relax and try to capture their natural self. Don't worry if your child is running about and active, most of the images you see of young children on my site were captured while the child or toddler was busy playing and exploring. To get the family shots, I usually direct the adults to simply "be" with the child, or hold the child and we go from there.
To get the most out of your session, make sure that your little one has rested and has had adequate snacks and water. We can take breaks for snacks and play, however I will probably still shoot during the breaks. Bring dry, non messy snacks so their little faces stay clean during the session. Prepare the child for the session by letting them know that a friend will be taking some photos of them, it's best not to surprise them.
Will I get the digital photos from my session?
Yes! Depending on the length of the shoot, you'll get anywhere from 20 (mini-sessions) to 50 (traditional sessions) high-quality, edited, digital photographs in an online gallery. You can download the photographs as many times as you want for up to a year.
How can I order prints?
You can use the gallery page - Pixieset - to order prints. You may also Costco or an online service such as Shutterfly to print your photographs.