Once you are ready to book I'll send over a quote, contract, and invoice. You'll be able to pay the $150 session retainer fee* online and that will secure your spot on my calendar.
If you are booking both a maternity and a newborn session together, this also automatically enrolls you into the Collective Membership (formerly called the Motherhood Membership) which gives you two additional sessions (4 sessions total) over the course of 24 months. You can see more about the membership perks HERE.
(You will then pick a collection for each session after you see your photos in Step 4.)
There are two ways to book your session, 1) If we've already spoken my phone, then we may already have discussed dates so an email or call me with a few dates that work for your family - I always try to be as flexible as possible, 2) through my availability calendar online which has all my available times listed for booking. Once we have a date, booking is 100% online and takes just a few minutes. As you look at your calendar, here are a few things to consider:
Once we've decided on a time and date and officially put your session on the calendar, I'll send you a getting ready guide that will walk you through everything from choosing outfits to strategies for getting kids to cooperate. That guide has been created and refined over years of experience, so it typically answers 90% of the questions that come up, but I'm always happy to set up a time to chat if you want additional help.
A few days before our session is scheduled, I'll reach out to confirm our time and location... at that point, if the forecast is questionable or someone seems to be coming down with any illness, we can talk about our rescheduling options. Otherwise, that's the perfect time to ask any last-minute questions or let me know if you've thought of something for your session that we haven't discussed.
The day of the session, please block off 2-2.5 hours. Typically we're finished within 60-90 minutes, but I don't charge by the hour, so if there's a wardrobe malfunction or child meltdown, we have flexibility. If a parent has to leave for an important business meeting but the rest of the family is still available, just let me know ahead of time so I can focus on getting that parent in the frame more while they're still available.
Most clients tell me that their session was fun! I'm going to help you with posing and getting your little ones to smile. Your job is to relax and go with the flow! My sessions are about capturing your family interacting with each other naturally with my gentle coaching on setting the scene to make great images. All you have to do is follow my instruction, play with your baby or kids and spouse, focus on them so I can focus on you!
Two to three weeks after your session, you'll receive an email from me letting you know that your photos are ready. You'll see a slideshow of your beautiful images set to music. That slideshow is available for 24 hours for you to watch as much as you'd like and to select which collection you'd like to purchase.
Each collection comes with digital files and a print credit. This print credit is like a gift card that you can then use to purchase any print products in your gallery store. You'll have a full month to select the specific digital files and print items you want to use to fill that collection.
The products in the store have been carefully selected. All are archival printed on Fuji or Hahnemühle professional stock papers, made to withstand ultraviolet light and aging for up to 100 years. Below are some of our favorites.
Your favorite images are professionally printed on archival quality photo paper with your choice of a fine art or deep matte finish. These full bleed prints (no white border) are available in a variety of sizes, and are perfect for framing and hanging on the wall or giving as a special gift.
size / matte or semi-gloss / fine art
4x6 / $50 / $60
5x7 / $50 / $60
8x10 / $50 / $120
11x14 / $80 / $180
Hand-torn prints that are truly unique with a rich and textured finish. Each print is carefully torn to reveal a soft feathered edge that adds a beautiful softness to each image. These archival prints are 100% cotton and acid-free. Perfect for mounting in a matted frame.
5x7 / $80
8x10 / $140
11x14 / $240
These premium albums are printed on high-end matte photo paper with thick, lay flat pages. Layout and design options are limited only by your imagination, and can be further customized with your choice of linen or leather covers and custom foiled letters. 10 spreads (20 pages) are included in the price below. Additional spreads (1 spread = 2 pages) can be added for $25 each.
8x8" / $450
10x10" / $675
Bundle of one main 12x12" & two duplicate 10x10" / $1600 (a great gift for grandparents. holiday gifts... done.)
Made for living room and nursery walls. These frames are stunning and a simple, elegant way to display your beautiful images to enjoy for a lifetime. Custom made frames and 8-ply archival matte carefully hold your photos printed on fine art Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper. Finished with paper backing, sawtooth hangers, and felt bumpers. Ready to install from the moment you receive it.
8x10” (external measurement) / $285
11x14" (external measurement) / $370
16x20" (external measurement) / $450
20x24" (external measurement) / $600
A beautiful way to display your favorite photos from your session. Frame a few, gift a few, add more over time. This is a beautiful keepsake box to safely store your most treasured photos.
set of 24, 4x6" prints in a brass and glass photo box / $300
1. If we already penciled in a date and you have a quote from me in the email where you also received this prep-guide, then simply "accept" that quote and move forward through those steps to finalize your booking.
2. Need to pick your date? See my availability calendar here and secure your session date directly through that link.
3. Have a few more questions or want to join the Collective Membership? Email me. I'm happy to help.