How do I arrange the session?
Fill out the contact form on the website, email me at email@example.com or send a text to 484-354-1638. Let me know the best way to reach you. I will contact you to discuss your goals and the logistics of the shoot. We will work together to schedule the best time of day (taking naps, meals and ideal lighting into consideration). A typical family session lasts one hour allowing for breaks whenever needed. Senior sessions take 2+ hours. I never rush a session and will not finish until I feel we have enough images to exceed your expectations. The sitting fee is due upon booking in order to hold your date and time.
What should I expect from my sitting?
Sessions are a fun, interactive experience. I will sing, play tag, tell jokes and do whatever it takes to capture their natural expressions. I will also try to photograph them as they become involved with their favorite activities, whether reading a book, playing with Legos or interacting with a sibling. Please make sure your child is well rested and fed before the beginning of the session. I encourage parents to be with their children in some pictures. Many of the best images are relationship shots captured in these moments. Overall just plan to relax, it will be fun--I promise.
Where are the photos taken?
Studio and outdoor locations are available.The studio is perfect for pregnant women, babies and little people. My studio is located on a former Amish farm, so we have rustic structures, beautiful stonework and bucolic backgrounds. I also use several Chester county parks and can come to your home or favorite location. Additional fees apply for location work.
What to wear?
Simpler is better—especially when photographing two or more children together. Midtones of varying colors photograph well. Solid colors, jeans, sundresses, etc. are great for creating timeless portraits. Avoid logos/words or distracting patterns. Embellished, layered or textured clothing, scarves and hats look great. I suggest a color that brings out the eyes. For adults, long sleeves usually work best. Bring more than one outfit and I will help you choose a few looks. If you are being photographed in a group, coordinating clothing is best (like colors and style) but not “matchy-matchy” as if you where decorating a room. Bare skin is my favorite for newborns and babies. Bare feet are great at any age! Favorite outfits, dress up clothes, and "lovies” are welcome.
What happens after our session?
Within two weeks of your session, an online gallery of images will be available for viewing from the proofing link at the top of the site. Feel free to share your gallery with friends and family while it is online. Your gallery will include color and black and white portraits. The gallery will be available for two weeks. Once the online gallery is removed, there is a $25 fee for extended viewing.
How do I order my photos?
You are welcome to place your order directly online. People often have a hard time choosing their favorites…I love to help clients narrow down the selections and give ideas for cropping, grouping, adjusting contrast/shadows, and creating borders. Each photograph is custom printed, which means every photograph is treated like an original work of art. You can expect final photographs to be ready for pick up approximately three weeks after the order is placed. Rush ordering and direct shipping are available. Payment is due when you place your order. We accept cash, check or credit card through pay pal.
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