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Sessions Details

Thank you so much for considering me for your photos! As you can tell from my galleries my main focus is on my subjects and their smiles and emotions. I do not like to go overboard with props and set-ups because I think that takes away from the most important part of the photo, you and your family. Upon booking, you will receive a questionnaire to best determine the which direction to take your shoot.

Family

My sessions are a fun and happy experience. I don’t want you to be frustrated or stressed out about it. Of course I will do posed smiling shots but I like to take a more lifestyle/photojournalistic approach. In between posed pictures I like to see you giggle, cuddle, play and enjoy your family. It really helps capture the emotion and love between your family. Sessions are held at a location of your choice which I will be more than happy to help you with. Clothing should be a fancier version of your personal style, you want to look good but not be uncomfortable.

Couples

Newly engaged or celebrating years of marriage or partnership? A photo shoot to commemorate it is something you won’t regret. I absolutely love photographing, directing and hanging out with couples. These shoots are done on location and are a blast to do in downtown areas so that we can hope around from place to place with tons of variety. They are also gorgeous at the many beautiful parks we have in the area or at the beach. Ending your beach session by getting in the water creates fun and unique images that are guaranteed to be your favorites.

Maternity

Maternity sessions are best held at 32-36 weeks along. I suggest this time so that you have a beautiful round belly but are still comfortable move around. Maternity shoots are done on location. I have mainly done them at parks and the beach but urban landscapes can look really amazing as well. I have some favorite spots that I can discuss with you. My main goal in maternity sessions is to make you look and feel beautiful during such a special time in your life. I have a few dresses and headpieces in my stock of props that you are more than welcome to use or you can wear whatever makes you look and feel amazing. Flowy dresses and tops are my favorite way to dress up a bump. Of course in an urban setting, a form fitting dress can look incredible too.

Fresh 48

I come visit you at the hospital while your babe is still brand spanking new and you’ve had a moment to take it all in. These are my favorite because right after you have a baby you are in a sort of euphoric bubble and most likely are not going to remember all of those little details. Fresh 48 photos give you a chance to have those special first moments and details forever. If you are booking a newborn session, you can add on a fresh 48 at a discounted price.

Newborn

Newborn shoots are done in the comfort of your home and usually take anywhere from 2 hours to 3 hours. I won’t be shooting the whole time, babies just need lots of cuddles and feedings during their shoot so they naturally take longer. Newborn sessions include posed and lifestyle shots. It is best to contact me when you are expecting to hold a spot for the general time you are due as I only take on limited number of sessions a month. Contact me as soon as you have your baby so I can get your session set up. I prefer to photograph newborns when they are under 5 to 10 days old while they are still very flexible and sleepy.

Outdoor Newborn 

An outdoor newborn shoot with 2-4 set-ups at a location of your choice, although I have many recommendations. I also love to get the family involved in these. Nothing is more gorgeous than a new mom wearing a flowy dress and holding her newborn close with a gorgeous outdoor back drop.

Lifestyle Newborn

A more relaxed shoot done in your home that showcases you and your families new stage of life. Naturally posed family and baby shots, feeding changing and playing with the baby will be the main focus. I will also do detailed shots of the nursery.

One Year Cake Smash and Bubble Bath 

These shoots can either be done outdoors or in your home. I start out taking cute portraits and then we get to have some real fun with a cake or cupcake smash. Due to allergies, client must provide the cake. I have lots of fun props, high chairs and cake stands to use for these types of shoots. I end sessions with an option outdoor bubble bath. I’ll bring a tin basin with me, fill wit up with warm soapy water and turn on a bubble machine, if you would like. Like all my sessions, these are custom so I will work with you to plan the shoot of your dreams.

Children

Catching your kiddos milestones is so important! They grow so fast and every day is new. I have a few options when it comes to kiddo shoots. I offer both mini and full shoots. Minis are great for quick birthday shoots in-between the big birthday years. Full shoots are perfect for sibling holiday shoots or birthday shoots that you would like a variety of photos and outfit changes for. I have a variety of bow ties and suspenders for little boys and lots of dresses and accessories for girls that you are welcome to use. If you are interested please let me know so that I can send you photos of what I have in stock.

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