What to Expect
As a full service photographer I am with you all the way, from the first contact to delivery of your prints and products. From helping to answer any fears you may have about your session, to playing with your Littles during the session to help build trust and rapport with them, to sitting down with you and helping to guide you through the ordering options to find the best way to preserve the memories.
Before the session
Once you contact me to schedule your session, we'll arrange to meet, FaceTime or talk on the phone for a pre-session consultation so I can get to know you and what you're looking for in a session. My style of photography relies on me being able to observe and capture the relationships, feelings, and connection within your family, which is why getting to know a little about who you are and what's important to you RIGHT NOW is crucial to making meaningful photos that are unique to your family.
Then I'll send you an invoice to secure your date; once your payment is received your session is reserved on my calendar!
During the session
Depending on the session you choose we may spend from 60 minutes to a few hours together.
In most cases I'll come to your home or a pre-determined location that's important and familiar to your family. I spend some time getting to know everyone and usually making terrible jokes before I even take out my camera (by this point your family may be used to me as we'll have already met or spoken during your pre-session consultation!).
During the session I stay behind the scenes so that you can go about your regular routines without my interfering. That means I don't ask you to pose, or smile, or act differently (although I do leave some time at the end for some posed pictures). The great thing about my style is you don't have to worry about your Littles behaving or having a tantrum. I want them to have fun and it's easier to do if you're relaxed and don't have any specific expectations.
after the session
Approximately two weeks after your session we'll get together again for your Reveal and Ordering session. I will bring with me some sample products and my laptop and travel to your home to view a slideshow of all your images from the session at a time when all the decision makers can be present (have some tissues ready, there are usually some tears during the slideshow!)
I show you your best images, some in colour and some in black and white. After the slideshow we will look through all the 4x6 proofs of your session and place them into 3 piles: Love It, Like It, and Maybe. This part takes some time as your heart will likely want to keep them all! Then we discuss what products will work best with your favourite images, and I'm able to guide you all the way, from a full collection of prints to using my iPad to see exactly what your images will look like on your walls!
Your images will be ready to enjoy in 3 weeks and will be treasured for years to come.