Photographing babies, children, and their families at outdoor locations and in their homes is my specialty! My sessions last up to one hour outdoors and up to two hours in your home. They are casual, relaxed, and not rushed, so your children will have time to warm up to being photographed and have breaks if needed. I’m often found talking, singing, and playing with the children to create natural smiles and expressions.
I don’t pose children or families, but rather place them in an appropriate place for the image I want to create. I then capture them naturally often letting them sit or stand as they are comfortable, yielding images that are a true representation of your child and his/her personality.
Lifestyle Sessions in your Home
I love the variety and uniqueness of home sessions. I will photograph your family and children in various rooms in your home; your baby’s nursery, kids’ bedrooms, living room, master bedroom, or playroom. I can also use your backyard or front steps depending on the lighting at the time of your session. I incorporate furniture; such as a chairs, sofas, and cribs or photograph your children playing on the floor with their favorite toys or books with a simple wall as a backdrop.
Indoor natural light sessions will most likely take place near a window or doorway. I might use a soft box if needed on an overly cloudy day or in a dimly lit home. I’m skilled in creating the look of natural light with my softbox, so no worries if it’s a rainy day.
Please note: I am currently only doing lifestyle newborn sessions in client homes with their own personal blankets. No studio newborn sessions. Hoping to get back to doing those soon..along with a lot of other things!!
An outdoor session with me will take place at a local park or downtown area. During booking I will help you choose a location that will be the perfect backdrop for your family’s images.
Booking your Session
When you request a session, we will start chatting about your session and I will send you a link to a client site. It will contain session information, pricing, model release, and session agreement with the agreed upon pricing and expectations. The session deposit or fee (if session is within a week), agreement, and optional model release are due within two days to hold your spot.
Outdoor sessions are scheduled early in the morning and later in the afternoon/early evening. There is more shade during those times since the sun is low in the sky and often behind buildings and trees. This helps me avoid harsh shadows that can be created from direct sunlight on the face. All the outdoor images you see in my portfolio were taken during those times, based on the sunrise and sunset time for that session day.
If you want to schedule an indoor session at your home, the time is much more flexible and can be booked during the mid to late morning. We can work around your baby’s nap schedule.
Client investment starts at $495 for a one hour outdoor session, a viewing gallery of 40+ images for 7 days, and 10 high resolution digital images of your choice. Additional digital images, prints, and products are available. $200 deposit due at booking.