WHAT IS LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY?
Lifestyle photography simply means capturing you in your natural environment. This type of photography has also been known more as a photo-journalism. I like to focus on movement and laughter vs serious posing. There is still some staging involved, but we are still able to create a little more of a natural look. I want to capture your family as you really are - but at your best. Newborn sessions are also lifestyle.
WHEN WILL SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
Portrait sessions take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays. Weekends are not available for portrait sessions with a few exceptions and a special "after hours" fee.
WHERE WILL SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
I will ask you a series of questions to determine the best place based on your vision, so don't stress about this part!
I also have a small "life-inspired" shooting space that has a bed in it for fun casual family photos or just photos of the kiddos. Click Here to get an idea of what those look like.
WHAT IS AN ORDERING SESSION?
Ordering sessions are a time where you and I get together and decide which photos and products you will take home. This can take place in your home, coffee shop, or wherever works best for you. I can assist you via phone, or if you prefer to shop privately, you can do it online. In-person ordering is a great option because I can also help you decide which pieces may look in certain areas of your home, and you have a chance to touch and see the products.
WHAT IS A SESSION FEE AND WHY DON'T YOU HAVE PACKAGES?
A session fee is a small fee that covers my time, editing, and talent. By charging the small fee up front, you are able to look at your photos and decide afterwards the type of products you want to include instead of being forced into packages with products you don't need.
DO YOU EDIT IMAGES?
Yes, some editing takes place, but most of the time you won't notice. My general rule with editing is if it's temporary (acne, scratches, bruises), it will get removed. If it is permanent (moles, freckles, smile lines), it stays. My main goal is to make sure you look like you, but at your best. Too much editing can really take away from beautiful images. Plus, other people will notice too!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Contact me and I can help you with a clothing selection based on location and your taste.
DO YOU OFFER DIGITAL IMAGES?
Yep! Just like other products, these are an option that you can add to your session.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY SESSION?
In the spring and summer. give yourself about a month, month and a half window before the desired session date. My fall schedule books up extremely fast. Start thinking about fall dates in July and email me right away. Fall session dates fill up as quick as 4-5 months in advance.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET MY PHOTOS?
You can expect your images in no more than 2 weeks. Your gallery will have fully edited images in them, and that just takes a little bit of time.