All the A's to your Q's:
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK MY SESSION?
It's best to book at least 1 month in advance, though during busy seasons I book 2-3 months in advance. This ensures we're able to secure a date and time that works best for your family, and plan accordingly for your session in the meantime.
I LOVE THE IDEA OF GETTING PICTURES MADE, BUT... (INSERT FEAR OF APPEARANCE or behavior HERE). SOOO, WILL THIS WORK FOR US?
BRING IT ON! Guess what: pretty much everyone has those fears but I PROMISE you'll be laughing and enjoying yourselves the whole time. My style of family photography is unique in that you don’t actually have to pose at all! In lifestyle sessions, I pull out all kinds of games, prompts, and natural conversation while gently directing you and flattering you in the best light and angles. The idea is to avoid fake posing, and create opportunity for you to let your personalities shine. In documentary sessions, there's really nothing to worry about because I'm there to capture your life unfolding. No need to dress up, behave, or even clean the house if you don't want to! So truly, you have nothing to worry about - you do you and I'll do my thing :-)
WE don't live nearby - CAN WE STILL SCHEDULE A SESSION SINCE WE CAN'T MEET WITH YOU IN PERSON AFTERWARDS FOR A REVEAL?
YES! I often work with long distance clients and extended families, and still want to provide this next level of service for you, but understand it's not always possible to do so in person. I have an online reveal system complete with wall design tools, online gallery for viewing and order, and video tutorials to make it efficient and fun for you to view and order your favorite images as printed keepsakes following your session. Just let me know if this is your request!
Are the digital files from my session included in the session fee?
Full sessions include the time and talent to produce your session and serve you well, but all products including digital files are purchased separately. As your photographer, (not fileographer, wink wink) I believe that tangible products are the only thing that's a real keepsake of your images, so beautiful and long-lasting products are a part of every full session experience. Digital files are included in the memory box add-on option with booking, or available a la carte with print purchase.
Milestone sessions cost more up front, but do include digital files of your 20-25 image gallery as an all-inclusive option for all the in-betweens of life.