We are so excited that you chose us to photograph your family! Your session will end up being so much more than just pictures. The portraits we create are going to be pieces of heirloom artwork that will hold great sentimental value as they are passed down from generation to generation. This artwork is going to become a very important piece of your family history and we are thrilled to get to be a part of that!
Please take a look through the information below as it will help you be fully prepared for this experience. If you ahve any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. We look forward to seeing you and your family soon!
For each photo session, we allow one outfit for every 20 minutes. Our sessions are typically about 45 minutes to an hour. We suggest bringing more outfits than what you plan to use in case you need a backup for any reason. In most cases, one of the outfits is usually just a diaper. We suggest that you stay away from bright/bold colors and patterns. Make sure to keep the decor of your home in mind as well when picking out your outfits. You won’t want the clothing color to completely clash with your decor when the pictures are hanging on your walls.
The Photo Session
We do not provide any type of props and prefer that the photos are more about the baby along with parents/baby interacting together. It is great if you bring blankets or stuffed animals or anything that your baby might find comforting that is more personal than a generic studio prop.
The photo session itself will mostly consist of having the parents hold and comfort the baby in different positions along with some of the baby by him/herself. We like to try and shoot details including fingers, toes, hair, ears, etc. which can go really well together in a grouping or composite.
Since we are a small business and we do photo shoots at specific times of the day when the light is best, we only take a limited number of clients every week. Because of that, it is very important that you stick to your scheduled appointment for both the photo shoot and the ordering session. Once these appointments are booked, they are blocked off on our calendar and not available to anyone else. Please make sure to reference your service agreement to understand what our policy is on refunds, cancellations of shoots, and lateness.
Now I know everyone always wants to know what will happen if the weather is bad. If it is, WE make that decision on the day of your shoot and contact you to reschedule. We only reschedule if there is extremely high wind or steady rain. If you see some clouds in the sky, don’t freak out. We definitely don’t need a bright and sunny day to get amazing photos. Some of our best photo shoots have been on days where the weather was considered “bad” in the eyes of our clients, but it was great for photographing! Our goal is to get you great photos and if we do not think we can do that, then we do not want to do the shoot either. We know what conditions work and do not work, so you’ll have nothing to worry about!
Your understanding and promptness is greatly appreciated!
The Order Session
When taking your family’s pictures, we want to capture photos that you’ll be able to hang on your walls. After all, your family isn’t going to remember or care about a bunch of photos that were kept on a flash drive. They will cherish the moments and memories that were captured in our photos and hung on the walls in your home.
After your photo session, you will get to come back to our studio where you will see your images projected on a big screen. We will get to show you the custom heirloom ideas that we’ve come up with specifically for your family and you’ll get to see what all of the beautiful images would look like projected on YOUR very own walls! In order for us to do this, we have a quick and simple project for you, which this video will explain:
The order session itself will take approximately 1 to 1.5 hours and all purchasing decisions and payments will be made at this appointment. Please make sure that anyone who is involved in the financial decision making is present as all orders will be finalized and printed immediately following the appointment. Anything purchased after/outside the order session will cost an additional 20%. We ask that you please do not bring young children to the ordering appointment. Everyone wants to know how much they will spend. Unfortunately, the amount that you might spend is impossible to predict as everything we do is custom to you, so it will depend on your family’s wants and needs. Orders have ranged anywhere from $500-$5000 with most people spending at least $1300. We suggest looking through the online Product/Price Guide to get a feel for what you like. Don’t worry about trying to figure out exactly what you want because most likely, it will change once you arrive and see your photos. We will walk you through the entire process and help provide you guidance and suggestions based on your needs and interests.
We look forward to seeing you and your family soon!