What to expect at your session
Newborn sessions are one of my most favorite sessions. Newborns should be less than 2 weeks old, please call me as soon as possible. I generally come to your home where you and your family are most comfortable. No special clothing is required for this session. I prefer to photograph newborns just the way they came to us from our Heavenly Father. I recommend turning up the thermostat to around 72 degrees to keep baby nice and warm. If you have blankets that were hand made or given as gifts, have those handy for swaddling photos. Keep extra wipes handy some babies do make messes during the session...relax everything is washable. I also like to photograph babies with Mom and Dad where possible. Black shirts are best for this session so the focus is on the baby and not the clothes. This session can last up to 3 hours; allowing time for feeding and breaks. Nothing is rushed with this special session.
Family Session: choosing a location is an important first step...indoors vs. outdoors. Early morning or late evening are best for outdoors....children's ages and nap schedules should be considered. Decide on clothing. To keep it simple, pick similar colors for entire family that look good on everyone. I generally take about an hour to an hour and a half for a family session. I like to capture spontaneous moments in families in addition to posed photographs to give a more real look to the family...so not everyone has to look at the camera for each photo. It is great to just relax and have fun. I will also photograph family members individually as well....children each have thier own personality and can have a chance to express that with me.
Day in the Life of Session: For a fun in-depth look at life! You decide on the day, place and or places. This session include 5 hours of time. It can be a trip to the zoo, a special birthday, family event, or just another day. I will document the day and put together a special DVD slideshowand book showcasing the person, family, or event. This session is limited only by your imagination!