1 - Inquire below and schedule a chat so we can discuss your needs and wants.
2 - Choose your session date, time and location.
3 - Pay your date reservation fee, sign your contract and submit your pre-session questionnaire.
4 - Choose your wardrobe.
5 - Pay your session balance 2 weeks before your session
6 - Enjoy your session
5 - Receive digital images via online download in 2 weeks or less
I suggest booking newborn sessions 3 months in advance and outdoor family sessions 6 weeks in advance.
Spring and Fall mini sessions start booking in March and August and sell out fast. These are only available to email subscribers. Make sure you sign up for my email list below to be able to book those.
Full sessions are great for larger families of 5 or more or anybody who would like more of a variety included with their session.
Full Sessions include the following types of portraits:
lightly posed family
lightly posed sibling
individuals each child with each parent
individuals of each child
detail shots that focus on an activity your family members are enjoying such as picking a flower, running through the field, playing a game together
Mini sessions are great for updating group portraits, for milestone portraits of 1 child, or for smaller families.
I like to keep my outdoor photography sessions as relaxed and welcoming as possible by choosing kid friendly locations in the Birmingham area with minimal distractions and plenty of room to roam. I will offer location suggestions and will encourage you to choose locations that are not frequented by other people.
Your session will start with a few traditional portraits of everybody looking at the camera with guidance for relaxed poses and to help create natural moments and smiles.
Then we will fill your session with snuggles, tickles and fun games to capture your family enjoying each other in every way possible.
1. Before I schedule a session with a new client I love to get you on the phone to discuss your needs and wants and determine if you're a good fit for my style.
2. After your chat I will email you with a booking link. You'll be able to sign your contract, pay your date reservation fee and fill out a session questionnaire that will help me learn more about your family to help get the best smiles and personality. My session questionnaire will also provide you with the opportunity to choose the types of images you would like included and not-included with your session.
3. After your session is officially booked you will receive wardrobe suggestions that will look great with my style and the location we have chosen for your session. I will help you choose clothing items you already have, shop for you online or you may choose a clothing option from my client closet for women and girls. My client closet is available for full family session or a studio or in-home newborn session.
4. 2 weeks before your session you will receive a reminder to pay your final balance.
3 days before your session I will send session preparations tips along with directions to your session location.
To keep my sessions simple and minimal I will provide a neutral colored blanket for outdoor sessions when the ground is expected to be wet. I do not offer other props and I discourage props in general, however, I am always happy to incorporate props you would like to bring. .
Neutral colored wraps and blankets are provided for newborn sessions.
Studio and In-home lifestyle sessions are available at 10 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. Saturdays may be arranged for an additional $50 fee. Travel fees may apply for sessions outside the Birmingham area.
All outdoor sessions start at sunrise or 1 hour before sunset and are available at locations in Birmingham. These sessions are available on some weekdays, Saturday mornings and weekend evenings.
After your session I will select the best images from your session and edit each one to fine tune details and remove distractions like unwanted facial blemishes and stray hairs.
High-resolution, digital images will be delivered to you via online link within 2 weeks of your session.
Before releasing your images for download you will have the opportunity to request additional edits or changes to your images.