am I the right fit for your needs?

I believe photography sessions should be relaxed, fun and minimal. If you're a lover of soft colors and beautiful moments over bright, busy colors, stiff posing and forced smiles then I am a great fit for you.
 
Making sessions enjoyable for everyone is my goal.  If your children are having fun I will be able to capture natural smiles and even convince them to stand still (without realizing it) for some more traditional portraits we all love.  You won't feel the stress of trying to get them to "stand still and smile for the camera" and your gallery will be filled with beautiful portraits you'll be able to "feel" every time you look at them.

What booking with me looks like - in a nut shell

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 ($150), 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

when to book

I suggest booking newborn sessions 2-3 months in advance and outdoor family sessions 8 weeks in advance. 

Spring and Fall mini sessions start booking in February 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. 


when and where do sessions take place

- Family sessions may be scheduled at sunrise or 1 hour before sunset in my favorite, beautiful, field in Vestavia. Sunrise sessions are available on Saturdays. Evening sessions are available everyday.

- Newborn and baby sessions may take place, outdoors, at your home or in my home studio

-on occasion I will offer outdoor sessions at different locations or family, studio sessions



what type of Family session should I Choose?

FULL SESSIONS
Full sessions are great for larger families of 5 or more or anybody who would like a wide variety of images included with their session.  

MINI SESSIONS
Mini sessions are great for updating group portraits, for milestone portraits of 1 child, or for smaller families.  





My light and airy sessions photograph best with neutral and light colored wardrobes.  The light colors keep the overall feel of the image light and fresh and help keep the attention where we want it, on you.  

If bright or moody is your thing I would love to work with you to find a photographer that embodies that style.

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR

what to expect during your session

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.  

All of my sessions include:
1. As much wardrobe assistance as you need

2. Fully retouched images so you'll look your absolute best even if you didn't get a full nights sleep.

3. Delivery of images within 2 weeks (usually less)

4. High quality print options directly from your final gallery.

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.


WHAT'S INCLUDED AND PROVIDED

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.

after your session

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