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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The secret to having it all, is knowing you already do. I don’t know who said these words but they ring true on a daily basis. I love that you’re here and planning a portrait session for your family, growing baby bump, or new bundle of joy. These photos will help serve as a reminder that not all days are crazy and that your life is an amazing gift.

HOW DO WE BOOK?

You can use the contact page to inquire about the package you are looking to book. After we decide on a date for your session I will send over an invoice and contract. Once the retainer is paid and the contract is signed you are good to go!

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE BOOK?

After I receive your signed contract and deposit we can work on the details for your shoot. We can plan a phone call or work through emails to determine what matters to your family the most so that I know exactly what to look for when photographing your family. I can also make suggestions regarding what to wear or where to go for hair and makeup.

WHERE SHOULD WE DO OUR PHOTOS?

My studio is always a great option! We also have the option of combining a studio session with some photos around Riverton which is a very photogenic little town. Otherwise, we can plan your location depending on what type of photos you are looking for such as city or farm settings, or your lifestyle photos in your home.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE SESSION?

Sessions are really laid back and most of them just involve walking and talking. When kids and toddlers are involved there are sometimes a few bribes with stickers or goldfish. I like to give space so that kids and families and play and be themselves. Newborns are similar but also involve diaper changes and feedings in between photos. I love to photograph families candidly while also including a few traditional portraits for the sake of being traditional.

CAN I HAVE MY EXTENDED FAMILY INCLUDED IN THE PHOTOS?

Of course you can! If grand-mom and grand-pop want to tag along to your session I will absolutely make sure they get in some of the photos. Your session includes photos of anyone that you want as long as it is within your session time. If your extended family is too large to photograph in one hour it might be necessary to create a custom package.

DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?

I sure do! Safety is my thing and so is being prepared for anything.

WHAT IS COVERED IN YOUR CONTRACT?

My contract is put in place to protect both myself and you, the client. It protects you if anything should happen to me and I can’t photograph you and your family. It also protects me if you don’t show up to your session. The most important aspect of my contract is the fact that your package includes a print release for your photos. This allows you to print your photos anywhere you would like. This does not however, give the client the full copyright. My contract also includes a model release, so that I can use your beautiful photos on my website or to post a sneak peak to facebook and/or instagram.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER OUR SESSION?

About 2-3 weeks after your session your will receive your online gallery. Here you can choose your 15 favorite images to download. You can also purchase the full gallery for an additional $275. Full gallery purchases come with a USB that contains your high resolution photos. You also have the option to come to the studio to view your photos and also create custom artwork for your home.

MY KIDS ARE CRAZY! HOW CAN WE GET GOOD PHOTOS OF THEM?

Embrace it! I love photos of families playing together and kids just being themselves! I do have my own little tricks to ensure that we can get at least a few photos of your little ones looking right at the camera.

HOW DO WE PLAN A NEWBORN SESSION?

We will set an estimated date based off of when mom is due to deliver. After the baby arrives we will go ahead and set a firm date and time. I offer lifestyle newborn sessions which do not involve posing. This allows a little more time after the baby is born to do the session rather than the typical 10 day window that is usually advised.

DO YOU PROVIDE PROPS?

As you can see in my photo galleries I don’t work with props often. I love to focus on the emotion and excitement of my clients instead. However, if there is something sentimental that you would like to incorporate into your session we can absolutely include a prop.

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

There are many different sites that tell you what you should and should not wear to your session. It can actually be overwhelming. To look your best in your photos just keep it simple.

  • Make sure that your clothes fit and that you feel good in them. If you are not comfortable in your outfit, it will show in your photos.
  • Loose fitting and baggy clothes generally do not photograph well.
  • Try not to match with your remaining family too much. It just looks cheesy sometimes 🙂
  • Keep your clothing simple – simple patterns and color choices with small pops of color and great accessories end up looking the best! Think statement necklaces, ties or bowties, suspenders, fluffy skirts for little girls, boots, and scarves.
  • For more inspiration feel free to check out my pinterest page.

WHAT TYPE OF PORTRAIT PACKAGES DO YOU OFFER?

Please see my pricing page for more information on packages.

DO YOU OFFER MINI SESSIONS?

Yes! I offer mini sessions at Christmas time in my studio. These sessions include 2-3 backgrounds and last 20 minutes long. They include 5 high resolution photos for $175.00.