How do I book a session?
Easy! Contact me using the link above or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a session. The session fee is required upon booking to reserve your date and time. Sessions are booked 4-6 weeks in advance depending on the time of year.
What are your rates?
The session fee is $200. This fee is non-refundable and does not include any prints, products, or digital files. Prints start at $25. Digital collections start at $450. Clients typically invest $600-$1500 in their custom photography. Contact me for detailed rates and product information.
When/where do sessions take place?
I shoot all of my sessions using available natural light. Morning and late afternoon hours are preferable if we are shooting outside. If shooting inside, morning and midday hours work best. We will find the best time that works around your child’s schedule. Most sessions take place in/around your home, or at various outdoor locations. After booking I will send you a questionnaire to get to know you and your family.
My house? Really?
Yeah, really! Your house doesn’t need to be on the cover of Architectural Digest to be an amazing location for your session.
What if my kid gets a fever the day of our session?
Unexpected illnesses or bad weather might cause us to postpone your session, I’m happy to reschedule within 3 months of the originally planned session.
What do we wear?
I get asked this the most, and I’m happy to help consult with you on this after you book your session. Coordinating is great, matchy-matchy, not so much. I will give you some tips, but also want you to be you. My Pinterest board has some ideas and inspiration.
What if my kids/dog are acting a little crazy during the photo shoot?
Don’t worry about it! I have two fast-moving and wild little boys under age 5, an infant daughter who has her own schedule that doesn’t seem to coincide with anybody else’s, and a neurotic but very lovable dog who can barely hold still. I’m used to it! It just takes patience and waiting for the right moment. Kids (and dogs) almost always lose interest during photo shoots, and often – that’s when I get my favorite shots. Sometimes it helps me to take your child aside to photograph them, without the distraction of mom/dad, or siblings.
When will my image gallery be ready?
Images will be ready for upload to your private online ordering gallery within 3 weeks of your session. I will contact you to find a time to upload your gallery that works well with your schedule. Proofing galleries are live online for 7 days, during which time you make your selections and place your portrait order. Very detailed ordering information is sent along with your gallery links.
What kind of products do you offer?
I offer fine art prints, gallery wrapped canvases, albums, and digital files. I don’t have any ordering minimums or predetermined print collections. I find that most clients like to order a combination of art products and digital images, and that everyone is different in what appeals to them.
When will I receive my ordered images?
Orders go into production once payment is received. Typically, orders will arrive at your doorstep within 2-3 weeks of order placement.
Do you shoot weddings?
Only if I’m invited 🙂 All kidding aside, I do not shoot weddings. Never say never, but I really love specializing in shoots that focus on children (human and canine), and the connections they have with each other and their families. I also love my summer weekends a little too much to spend all day every weekend shooting!
Do you travel?
Occasionally, as much as my busy family life will allow! I often travel back and forth to various locations in Michigan, mainly southwestern Michigan and Detroit metro. If I am planning any Michigan sessions, I will announce them as far in advance as possible on my blog and Facebook page. Contact me if you are interested in setting up a travel session outside of the IL-MI borders.