WHAT TYPE OF PICTURES SHOULD I EXPECT?
Every type of picture! We spend the first 15 minutes (When kids are the best) getting poses of everyone looking at the camera and smiling. Then we play and get candid and fun shots. We also get mom and kids, dad and kids, mom and daughter, dad and sons, etc! (Extended families are photographed differently. Please refer to the extended family section above to read about what type of pictures are included)
HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR THE SESSION?
You should arrive to the session at least 10 minutes early to make sure everyone is out of the car, fully dressed, and ready to go when the session begins. If you are worried about kids spilling in the car, please bring them in a different outfit and change them once you get there. Refer to the next section for more tips on preparing for your session.
DOES THE PHOTOGRAPHER PICK THE IMAGES?
Yes, I will pick and edit at least 75 images.
DO I GET TO PICK THE LOCATION?
Yes! Unless you picked a back-to-back session, you will be picking the location from a list I will send you after booking. If you chose a back-to-back session, the location will be chosen for you based on the date you choose.
CAN I SHOW YOU A PINTEREST BOARD OF PICTURES I WANT?
You can choose your favorite 1-2 images and we will try to get them. Every family and session is different. Pinterest is is a great resource but it is full of photographers' very best and favorite shot from their session, so to expect a whole pinterest board of the very best work from multiple photographers is just unrealistic and it doesn't allow me to use my own creativity during the shoot, resulting in everyone being unhappy.
ARE THERE ANY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE?
Yes! There are a few ways you can get a discount.
HOW MUCH ARE YOUR TRAVEL FEES?
- Referrals: Get a $25 credit to use at your session within one year for referring someone who books, or a free mini session for referring a wedding that books with me.
- Paying Cash at the session will get you a $20 discount.
- Mini Sessions still gets you a ton of amazing pictures, at a more affordable price
- Back-to-back sessions will get you a $50 discount. Prices listed are for the best lighting and/or golden hour. Discounted sessions are before a golden hour session with brighter, but still beautiful, lighting. Travel fees to locations outside of the 30 mile radius are also greatly discounted.
Travel fees vary based on location, time and miles. When locations are sent out, any additional fees will be included with that location so it isn't a surprise at the end.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO MY FAMILY SESSION?
One of the perks of booking with me is that I send you an outfit at the time of booking! This will go over colors, patterns and textures to help you figure out what to wear! Im also always open to answer any questions or help you decide. I've had many people send me pictures of things they were deciding on and I've let them know if it would photograph well or if they should go with something else! Im always happy to help.
HOW CAN WE COORDINATE OUTFITS WITH OUR BIG EXTENDED FAMILY?
I know this can be tough! Depending on the size of your family, pick 1-3 main colors, and you can mix with ANY neutrals. Have each family dress themselves to coordinate with each other. Don't worry about picking the exact color - rather than giving everyone a paint swatch to go off of, just tell them BLUE. Then when people show up in multiple shades of blue, it will add interest! It will all flow, I promise.