Fun, relaxed, and real, I excel at capturing the best facets of my client's personalities. Sessions can be either indoor, or outdoor at any location within 20 miles of Macomb, MI. The session will last about an hour (give or take… kids can be a wildcard and it may sometimes take a bit longer to get them warmed up!) and I always do my best to keep it fun and relaxed. Shooting a mixture of journalistic and more traditional portraits, the goal is to capture personalities and create images that you’ll be drawn back to again and again.
WHEN TO SCHEDULE
Newborns: The best time to contact me is before you have your baby. I will then add you to my calendar around your expected due date. Once your baby arrives, please send me a picture, full name and birth stats and I'll find a date for you to come to my studio. I prefer to photograph newborns between 4-10 days old, so it's important to call me after delivery. The first weeks work best to get the curly poses and longer amounts of deep sleep to pose and style. After two weeks of age, they are more likely to be disturbed while sleeping, and can also become colicky, or baby acne can start to flare.
Portraits: The earlier the better. You receive your digital files approximately 3 weeks after your session, so keep this in mind if you’re on a deadline.
YOUR SESSION PREPARATION
Newborns: Before you leave to come make sure you feed your little peanut so they are nice and full. Bring some diapers, a comfy blanket & a few props you would like to incorporate. I have a full closet of fun, adorable props & backdrops. Before your session I will ask you to choose a few colors that you like or I can surprise you with cute sets. Once you arrive at the studio I will have you undress your newborn & keep their diaper on. I will then have you cuddle up to your little one & swaddle them in a soft blanket. You will rock them to sleep for the first 20 minutes of the session. Once your baby is asleep we will get to work. You can kick up your feet & relax on the couch or join us in the studio. Friendly reminder that the studio is super warm to keep the comfort of baby, so wear layers if you plan on joining us in the studio.
Portraits: You can have outfit changes but this does cut into your time so usually I recommend one. Many of my clients ask what to wear? I feel it’s super important for you to be comfortable, if your not comfortable it will show in your body language. Please arrive to the location of choice 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Most likely I have sessions after & before you so this way no one is running late. ? Your session fee is non-refundable & due the day of your session.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS NOT WORKING IN OUR FAVOR?
If the weather is not looking good I will contact you at least one hour before the session to reschdule if it is outdoors. If you have a long drive or getting your hair & makeup done for the shoot you can contact me sooner than this & we will reschedule.
AFTER THE SESSION
Your digital files will be emailed to you approximately three weeks after your shoot. You will also receive an online gallery to share with friends & family. You can purchase professional prints & products through your online gallery.
Looking forward to capture the next big milestone! ! If you like what you see please give me a call & I would be happy to set you up with a session! :)