If you aren’t sure which type of session to book, then please keep reading. Here is a detailed description of each session I offer.
To ‘qualify’ for a newborn session your baby should be fairly new. I recommend doing a newborn session between 5-12 days new. Older babies up to 8 weeks old can do a newborn session, but you might not get as a successful session as with a younger baby. The purpose is to capture how new your baby is. I try to capture your baby in positions like they were in the womb, the little finger and toes and other little details.
When it comes to newborns, safety is a prime concern. I understand you are trusting me with your most precious thing in this world. I am a proud mom of two littler girls, I get it. Some positions and poses do require a extra set of hands that I borrow from mom and dad. When I place your baby in a bucket I like to ask one parent to be very close by as my ‘spotter’. For the most part I can work with your baby on my own. I on the other hand welcome you to watch, or relax in my sitting area. You choose what you are comfortable with.
Each newborn session is different. This is why I give you a time range from 2-5 hours. This all depends on if the baby is cluster feeding to staying in deep sleep the whole time.
Newborn photography is a specialty within the photography profession. It requires quite a bit of knowledge not only about how to pose your baby, but also what not to do in order to keep your baby safe at all times. It might look easy, but they are anything but. This is why I encourage all to read this article, before they ask uncle Joe with his new camera to do their babies pictures.
Babies would be 3 months and up. Since all my sessions except newborns take place outside I recommend that your child is sitting up by themselves. This makes for a more variety in your gallery. Think milestones, sitting, crawling, walking and by all means don’t miss out on their 1st year birthday pictures.
For children, especially those in school, this can be a great alternative to school pictures. We will play games to loosen up in front of the camera, this gives us the best smiles and the best moments.
A children or baby session can mean multiple children/babies it is not restricted to just one child.
If this is your choice of session then select family & children session, just give me instructions that you only want pictures of your baby/babies or child/children.
If you want pictures of the whole family, this is the one for you. All my family sessions are done in an outdoor setting. All sessions take place right before sunset. This gives me the best light to work with.
Just because you choose a family session doesn’t mean that every single picture will be of all family members together. There will be a combination of mom and dad, siblings together, mom and each sibling, dad and each sibling. Then every parent needs a couples picture, it’s tough enough as it is to be a parent, we need to remember what it is like to be a couple as well.
Being a candid style photographer it is not important to have everyone look at the camera and smile. Be as natural as you can, play with your kids. Now is the time for dad to show off his baby swinging skills and mom to practice her tickling skills. The purpose is to show your family in action.
Corporate head shots are all about professionalism. The internet has an array of opportunities for us to make ourselves more noticeable. Having a clean head shot on a white background is timeless. It is professional and oddly versatile for it’s simplicity. I offer a few variations of sessions for corporate head shots.
In studio session is great if you need pictures done of 4 people or less. The pictures will be taken on a white background and you get to choose which image you like the best.
On location sessions are for those who have 5 or more employees to photograph. I will bring my gear with me to your location so your workday doesn’t have to miss a beat. I only need 5-10 minutes with each client. I will bring a white background and appropriate lighting gear with me. You also have the opportunity to choose which image you like the best.
Lifestyle session are fantastic for those that want to show their work in action. If you are a chef, I can take pictures of you doing what you do best. Cooking! These images are great for websites, brochures or any other promotional material you need. You can mix this one in with a standard white background head shot. Due to the variability of this session I can not give a price for it. Each session is unique and will be fairly priced by the amount of work you request.
All corporate sessions come with a shared copyright. What this means is that you can use the images for advertisement and promotional purpose. Standard contracts only allows for personal use. This has already been calculated into my price.
I hope this helps you choose what session works best for you. If you still have more questions, don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org