Newborn Session Overview

  1. Contact me to book
  2. Complete contract, model release & questionnaire
  3. Pay retainer which secures your due date on my calendar
  4. Have yourself a baby
  5. Contact me ASAP to schedule the actual session date
  6. Pay remainder of balance
  7. I come to your house for your newborn's photo shoot
  8. Within 3 weeks of the shoot, I will send you your online gallery of high resolution image files

A Little More Detail

  • Prior to your session you’ll receive a few documents to complete (questionnaire, contract/model release). Filling out these documents and paying the deposit secures your session on my calendar.
  • The best time for a posed newborn shoot is when your little one is between 5 and 14 days old. I pencil your due date in on my calendar, and you alert me as soon as the baby arrives, and we schedule from there. 
  • This doesn't mean that I turn away babies that are 3, 4, 5, or 6 weeks old! With older newborns, a lifestyle session is best.
  • I travel to my client's homes with all of my gear and props to make the shoot as easy as possible for you. 
  • Shoots start between 9:30 and 10:00 on weekdays and can last up to 4 hours

Family/Milestone/Portrait Session Overview

  1. Contact me to book
  2. Complete contract, model release & questionnaire
  3. Pay 50% retainer which secures your session date on my calendar
  4. Pay remainder of balance
  5. We hang out, I take pictures of your family
  6. Within 3 weeks of the shoot, I will send you your online gallery of high resolution image files


A Little More Detail

Light + Timing
I love shooting during "golden hour" or the hour after sunrise/hour before sunset. If the sun-drenched images in my portfolio drew you to my work, I ask that you consider being flexible to scheduling your shoot during golden hour.

Location
I ask clients to come to my locations (most are in Leesburg) because I am familiar with the setting and the way that the light will present itself at certain times of day, seasons, etc. Milestone sessions may take place in my home studio, or your home (I bring the studio to you). A travel fee of $25 per 10 miles outside of 20147 applies.

Props
In the same way that I veer towards rustic settings, I'm drawn to a minimal yet vintage vibe when it comes to props. In most cases I'll bring some vintage blankets for sitting poses. 

Clothing
Upon e-signing the contract and paying 50% of the session fee, I will send you my very own "What to Wear" guide to help you in choosing your family's outfits. I offer advice for those who would like it, most importantly, you do you. Regarding milestone sessions, I have a few special outfits and headbands for milestone sessions handcrafted by people who make props for child photography for a living (who knew that existed, right?) Some might call my purchasing of these items a "problem". Additionally, ask me about my preferred vendors discount program to save a good chunk of change on your session fee! 

Or, you're welcome to bring your own clothing, I always advise to buy items that have a nice texture to them.