WHAT TO EXPECT
My goal is to create photographs that you will treasure for the rest of your life, that portrait that your grandchildren and great grand-children will look at to get a glimpse of what your family life was like in the early 21st century.
In order to create a unique piece of artwork that captures who and your loved ones are today, I take time. Time to get to know you, know what you want out of your portrait session and how you will use your photos. I want to capture your portrait in the best light, in a place that’s special and meaningful to you and your family. This might be your home, a nearby park, the ice cream parlor, or a soccer game. Together, we can craft a package that fits your budget and meets your needs.
My booking fee is $150. This sets aside a spot in my calendar. A typical package ranges between $200 and $1,000. After paying the booking fee, you are not required to meet any type of minimum. However, if I do my job right, there will be many images that you just can’t live without. (Please be sure to see the section for specials promotions.)
The process for a family portrait photography starts by having a conversation where we explore what you are looking for in your photo session. My goal is to understand what type of shots you want and how you plan to use your photos. We will also discuss place, timing, and clothing.
Most importantly, I will ask questions to get to know you and your family, their personalities, what’s important to them, what are their hobbies, what do they love. This will help me build rapport and capture them in a meaningful way.
The Day of the Shoot
The day of the shoot, we will meet at a mutually agreed location. I will take as long as it takes to get amazing shots. In my experience, a typical photo shoot for a family of four takes about 45 minutes to an hour. I have found that younger children are not able to give more time than that. Making a photo session longer does not necessarily yield greater quality or quantity of images.
Ordering Your Images
At the time of booking your photo shoot, we will also set a time to meet about two weeks later to go over your images and place your order. Your images will be delivered about two weeks after that.