FAQ – Portraits

All portraits (family, engagements, children, seniors, maternity) are taken on location using only natural light. Regardless of the occasion, I take pictures that let you be you! Whether it’s me playing a rousing game of hide and seek with your 3-year-old or capturing the giddiness between you and your new hubby/bride-to-be, I try to capture life as it happens with all of its fullness.

How far out should I book?
Because of the quality of service I like to give to each client, I only offer a limited number of sessions per month. I can book up months in advance for certain times of year, so if you are wanting a session for a particular occasion please contact me sooner than later so you can secure the dates of your choosing.

What to wear?
Great question! Check out my link here!

How long will our session be?
A typical session lasts around 60-90 minutes, and I try to schedule them in the early/mid morning or evening to avoid the harsh sun.

Where will we have our session?
I can suggest some of my favorite locations or we can pick a place that is special to you!

Do you bring any props?
When we discuss your session (via email or phone consultation) we will go over what kind of “feel” you are wanting from your session. I do have quite a variety of props, and I strongly encourage my clients to bring theirs as well.

What can I do to be ready?
Just make sure you and/or your children are well fed and rested. I know sometimes that’s easier said than done. 🙂 If your kiddo has a special blanket or book that makes everything in life better then by all means bring it!!  A lot of times when taking children’s pictures I carry around snacks for what I like to call bribing rewarding (hehe). If you have a special snack you know your kid likes, feel free to bring it so your kiddo can have something to look forward to between pictures. Also if you have any poses or particular pictures you would like to re-create just jot them down and I will do my best to make them happen!

How can you get my kid to smile?
Oh I have my ways…hehe  🙂  I can make some crazy funny animal sounds like you wouldn’t believe! And I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t an expert in silly jokes and peek-a-boo.  But honestly, my favorite pictures are when kids are just left to be kids. I love to capture giggles with mom and dad or a rousing game of chase with big brother or sister.

What if me or my child gets sick?
No worries! With 4 kiddos of my own I completely understand! Just let me know as soon as the symptoms begin so we can reschedule your session.

What if it rains that day?
Being a natural light photographer I know that sometimes mother nature has other plans that day. I will be flexible and plan accordingly should we need to reschedule.

Looking forward to working with you!!!