Before the photo session, you will be asked to sign a Notice of Copyright and Release Form. I will use images taken during photo sessions to show future clients the quality of work that they may expect. Without the ability to do so, clients would not be able to judge whether my style is compatible with their needs. Most typically, images are used in online web gallery and sometimes in printed promotional materials.
Identities of the children are always kept confidential. Only first names will be used.
FAQ #1: “So how does this work?”
Part of my job as your portrait photographer is to accommodate your vision for what you want out of your time. Since I prefer shooting in natural light, I encourage you to come up with an outdoor setting that is special to you and that you and your family feel comfortable in.
Parks, (though I prefer the non-playground types), the beach, a lake, an overgrown field, or your yard are all places to think about. Urban setting are also nice, and give a very different feel to the photos.
Sessions are best done in the morning or evening hours to allow for the best light. Rarely will I book a session in the middle of the day. We will also want a spot that has some good open shade.
Most Newborn sessions will be done indoors, but in the summer months it would be great to take some outdoor shots as well.
Please also read the information in the "My Vision" link.
FAQ #2: “How long do sessions take?”
A typical session takes around 2 hours, depending on the location. Home sessions will normally take longer due to setup time.
Newborn sessions often can take up to 3 hours, due to their ever-demanding needs. Don’t worry if you find that your baby needs to sleep. We'll listen to your baby’s cues and I'll have you respond in any way to make them content and happy. A photo session can be exhausting and stressful to them and don’t be surprised if they are not acting like their “usual” selves.
FAQ #3: “What should I wear?”
Dressing for a photo session means looking the best you can be, but in a casual, relaxed way. For families, pay attention to how your clothes coordinate rather than “match” and avoid loud patterns and colors that will draw attention away from YOU. Bright colors are more appropriate for children than adults and always stick to styles that are more classic and timeless rather than trendy. As for babies and newborns, sometimes a simple diaper cover or no clothes at all work the best!
Please see more information under the appropriate age group link.