All photography sessions include a
“session fee” or “creative fee” , this is required at the time of booking, This covers the time and talent of the photographer and all that is required to run a successful photography business. A portion of this is also used to go towards any custom props or knits I may need to custom order for your session. I do the very best I can to customize each session to what you envision.
*For Regular Full Newborn sessions (excluding newborn petite sessions): siblings, parents, and grandparents are welcome at no additional fee.*
I do offer unlimited outfit changes for sessions such as Maternity, or Newborn parent, sibling and grandparent sessions. I do however refrain from taking images with newborns in outfits brought in by clients unless it’s a special occasion such as family tradition, Christening, heirloom etc. I have specific things made that I use in studio. If you see something you like please let me know! I just may have something VERY similar already available!
NEWBORNS: I have a huge collection of baskets, boxes, drawers, blankets, tie backs, hats, knits, and props for you to choose from. MILITARY FAMILIES Feel free to bring anything you may want to use or incorporate, I have many speciality props to use for military style sessions, but it’s great when you can provide DOG TAGS, boots, hats, uniform, name tapes, or even helmets. Newborn sessions are normally scheduled within the first 14 days of life. Lifestyle sessions, and Outside Newborns “Nature Babies – add on” (these are ONLY offered in the very warm months) are also available.
MATERNITY sessions are mostly done on location during the warmer months, but can be done in a studio setting, or even in your own home or hospital!. I have many choices of custom made gowns, robes, tops, pants, and beautiful materials to showcase that beautiful baby belly, and PLEASE never fear those stretch marks. Hair and make up could also be provided given enough time in scheduling. Feel free to bring your own nighty, or outfits that you may be comfortable in. Maternity sessions are best scheduled between 34 and 36 weeks. Sooner if high risk. Two types of sessions are offered. Maternity Mini which is “Just Momma” as well as a Family Maternity sessions including dads, and siblings.
FAMILY sessions. These will be limited to certain time of the year, ( Summer and Fall ) with the exception of possible seasonal mini sessions through out the year if my schedule allows. Beach sessions are such a blast! Depending on the weather and time of the year will determine the beach location we will shoot. Sunrise and Sunset sessions both are BEAUTIFUL times to book your photography experience! If the weather is warm expect to get wet!!! Bring extra clothes for your ride home! !
CHILDREN: Photographing children can be challenging especially later in the day, so try to plan their nap accordingly to your session time. I am not against bribery for that sweet smile and lots of toothless giggles. M&Ms and lollipops are my best friend during child sessions! If you have a beach session ( Florida, Virginia Beach and OBX Clients) please keep in mind they will get sandy, and most likely a little wet, if you rather not shoot on the beach side, we do have a sound side and Bay side option and the water is always calmer and shallower. Safety first, you know your child better than I do. If any of this is any concern, feel free to let me know. Themed, lifestyle and regular studio sessions are available.
I do have certain “on location” locations I choose to photograph in, but I am always open to new areas. If you have a special place in mind, just let me know when booking your session.
*For most on location sessions they are schedule late in the afternoon (during “Golden Hour” which is about 1 hour prior to sunset ) there is a reason for this, it makes for a much more beautiful image, golden warm soft light. If you need a earlier time we may can find a location that its shaded, (I do all I can to avoid shooting in full sun (10 am -3pm) harsh shadows are not my style) Cloudy day? NO WORRIES!!! Its actually OK, and those days we can shoot earlier in the day . The clouds act as a diffuser . Crabby kiddos? Try to put them down for a later nap. I know its a change in schedule, but TRUST ME its totally worth it!
CAKESMASH sessions are messy and A LOT of fun! Highly styled setups, and a bubble bath clean up is offered after each session. Cakes can be provided. Additional forms will need to be filled out alerting me of any allergies or concerns. PLEASE inform me of this at booking! Please have extra clothes for your child as well as yourself! The best cakesmashes are when everyone is covered in cake!
BIRTH and FRESH 48 Session are available, I do only take a very few of these each month so inquire early 🙂 Birth sessions require me to be on call from 36weeks until birth. There is NO time limit with a birth session, Im there until your beautiful little bundle(s) makes their debut! Fresh 48 sessions are done within the first 48 hours of life. Meeting siblings, and grand parents are always an amazing capture!!! I do cover, hospital births, home births, and birthing centers.
I DO OFFER FULL YEAR GROW WITH ME SESSIONS, BIRTH- BABY BUNDLED SESSIONS, AS WELL AS MINI MILESTONE BUNDLES.
These Bundles are all inclusive with added perks!
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