WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR FOR A FAMILY SESSION?
This is the question we hear the most. Our answer is simple. Just be yourself. In other words, if you are a casual family, be casual. If you are a trendy family, dress trendy. If you are a formal family, then go with that. It's great when family outfits are coordinated without matching. Pick a color scheme or theme that works for you (think about what colors people have told you that you look good in.) Also, keep in mind where you will be shooting. For example: Indoors or outdoors? Studio or park? It is also a good idea to wear clothes you are comfortable in, because often times you will be sitting or moving. Avoid busy patterns, logos or words on the outfit. Bring accessories and layers that pull the outfit together. This is especially true with children. The use of hats, bows, headbands, leggings, etc. adds to the photo. I always encourage a consultation about clothing before your photo session.
DO YOU DO CANDID OR FORMAL PHOTOGRAPHS?
The answer is both. We like to do a mix of candid and posed pictures when photographing a family. Often times, the best images result from an unplanned moment. We generally like to have a loose plan at the start of the shoot, and then see where the shoot naturally goes from there.
HOW DO YOU GET A SESSION TO GO SMOOTHLY WITH SMALL CHILDREN?
I totally understand this! I suggest trying to schedule photo sessions after naps or early in the day when they will be less tired (and cranky.) Bring a bag of treats or special toys, snacks and drinks. If a photograph isn’t working, or your child is getting fussy, we just mix it up or take a little break. After all, we want it to be a fun time for everyone. The key is always be patient. The best photographs of children come naturally.
HOW QUICKLY DO I GET TO SEE THE PHOTOS AND HOW?
We generally promise a 3 week turn around. But usually it is no more than a week. We edit the photographs and put them up on an online gallery. You will get the link emailed to you as soon as they are done. I am also happy to do an in home presentation or we can meet at the studio and look at the photographs on a big screen. This helps to be able to zoom in on expressions and it allows us to work together to choose the best images.
DO YOU DO PRINTS, CANVASES AND COFFEE TABLE BOOKS?
We offer all sizes, as well as specialty items, large prints and canvases. Beautiful examples of all these items are available at the studio.
WHAT TIME OF DAY IS BEST?
This depends on where your shoot is. In general, mornings or evenings provide the best light. We will work with you to pick the best location and time.
WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD. CAN WE RESCHEDULE?
Of course. We will check in with you the day before the shoot. If things are not looking perfect, we can reschedule.
DO YOU HAVE A MAKE UP ARTIST?
Yes, I work with several amazing hair and make-up artists. Please email for their contact information.