Regardless of the season that you're in, and whether your babies are big or small, you're needing professional headshots or it's just you and your significant other, your life deserves to be captured into beautiful images and treasured.
I love creating photos to remind families that in spite of the fact that the car of their floor is covered in cereal and mom and dad are in a permanent state of exhaustion, their love and their story are beautiful.
So let's plan a day, pick a location that is meaningful to you and create a slew of images that will fill up the frames your walls for years to come.
After photographing many of portrait sessions, I have found that I am not the perfect fit for every family. That’s why this process begins with a conversation. We want to hear everything—how you met, funny first date stories, and how y’all got engaged.
We’ll get to know one another, talk about the details of your day, answer any questions you might have about working with me and figure out if we’re the best fit for each other.
Once your date is reserved, we'll connect to start chatting about possible locations for your session. We generally recommend choosing one location and if it's a place you haven't been before, it might be helpful to visit during the time our session will take place. That way you have an idea of the light, crowds, closing time, etc! If you're not sure about where you would like to take your photos but you have a general idea of the look you would like, just let us know because we would be happy to recommend a few locations based on your aesthetic!
If picking out outfits for photos takes you back to your high school days when you literally tried on everything in your closet and piled it on your bed but still felt like you had nothing to wear, you're in luck.
I have put together an extensive outfit suggestion guide with tips for every member of the family (even Fido!)
On the day of your session, I'll connect to make sure the weather still looks like it's going to corporate. We'll exchange numbers and finalize our meeting location. Please plan for your session to take about two hours from start to finish.
All images from our sessions are typically delivered within about two weeks of the shoot date via an online gallery. This gallery will allow you to share your favorites with family and even download images.
Your gallery will remain active for six weeks.
WHAT TO EXPECT –
The sooner the better! My weekends tend to fill up pretty quickly - especially during the spring and fall, so the sooner you reach out to me, the more likely you are to get your desired date!
To reserve your date, I'll need a contract as well as a deposit. And if something comes up and you need to change your date, just let us know!
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Unless you've modeled professionally, you're probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera. Even I take photos for a living and still feel like a deer in the headlights when in front of the camera.
You're going to feel awkward at first, but as the session goes on and we coach you through images, I think you'll find that being photographed can actually be fun. And don't worry about your kids. I'm well versed in capturing even the busiest of little ones.
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No one wants to look like a wet dog in their photos so if it looks like it's going to rain, snow, hail or some other weather catastrophe, I'll be in touch via email or phone to reschedule.
Often, when I'm scheduling our initial portrait session date, if it works for our calendars, I'll actually set up both a main date and a rain date just to make sure we don't have to postpone your session for very long if the weather is bad on the original date.
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Within a few weeks of your session, you'll receive a link to a digital gallery that will allow you to download high resolution images.
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PORTRAIT (MATERNITY, MOTHERHOOD, FAMILY, MILESTONE)
Pre-session style consultation by phone or zoom and wardrobe styling.
Can you believe it? YOU'RE HAVING A BABY! As a mom of two, I remember all the little kicks, midnight bathroom runs, and trying to tie my shoes (unsuccessfully, of course). I will make sure you are comfortable through every step of working with me. I want to spoil you during the session and then when you see your gallery, SHOW you how incredible you are. And hey, if you haven't heard it yet today,.... you are doing a GREAT JOB growing that baby, mama!
TIMING IS EVERYTHING
I recommend between 35 and 38 weeks for the ideal time to do maternity photos, so be sure to get on my calendar!
Feel free to bring your significant other, or baby's brothers and sisters to the session. And if you'd like to bring some little baby booties for a prop or two, that would be a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e.
WHAT TO WEAR
I have a full session guide upon booking which helps you prep for our shoot, know the colors and patterns that photograph best.
I WILL GENTLY DIRECT YOU
"What if I don't know what to do in front of the camera?" - this is one of my most common questions, and one of my favorites to answer. I've got you! I pride myself in making my clients feel comfortable during our time together. I will gently guide you into flattering poses and natural moments so you don't ever have to wonder what to do.
First, let me tell you what you GET when you book with me.
I am a licensed photographer who absolutely values myself in the quality and consistency of my work. I will provide you with the images of your dreams so you never regret getting photos taken that you LOVE,...and not just ones you settled for.
You deserve it.
INDIVIDUAL MATERNITY SESSION FEE $250
"BELLY TO BABY" MEMBERSHIP STARTS AT $850
I'LL BE YOUR PERSONAL GUIDE
From the moment you see those double lines on that pregnancy test, your whole life changes. The midnight pizza cravings, ultrasounds, watching your belly move.. what a sweet time of life.
I'm here to provide you gorgeous imagery so you always remember this time of life. It goes by so quickly!
THROUGH EVERY MOMENT
What you get when you book with me is someone who ensures a very high quality of images, and just as importantly, someone who cares. I love seeing my clients become mothers, it's a very cherished part of my life. I remember all the emotions of putting together my hospital bag, getting the nursery ready, and then finally holding my babies in my arms.... and I can't WAIT for that, for you.
AND EVERY EMOTION
I would be honored to be your photographer. After all, you and your babies deserve no less than the best photographic work available. I would love to hold your hand through your journey, and spoil you along the way. The "Belly to Baby" membership is the best way to ensure not a moment is missed, so pull up a chair, grab some dark chocolate, and read the details below...
:When you are a part of the "Belly to Baby" Membership, you receive:
- Peace of mind knowing you have full photographic documentation of each stage in your baby's journey
- First priority in my schedule
- A complimentary session video to accompany one photo session of your choice (a $700 value!)
The Membership $850
THE MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES YOUR CHOICE OF FOUR SESSIONS: