Sessions can take place in your home or any other location of your choice. Once you book your session, the fee is due within 5 days to reserve your spot. The 2013 session is $225 + applicable CA sales tax. Prior to your session, we’ll have a phone consultation to discuss the specifics, covering things like the participants, what to wear, and images/poses you’d like me to take.
If your session is in your home, once I arrive I’ll spend 10-15 minutes scoping out the best spots for photos, raising blinds and curtains, possibly even rearranging some furniture. I’ll spend a little time getting to know your kids and getting everyone in a relaxed, upbeat mood. If we’re on-location, we’ll set up a designated meeting spot and then get right to the fun!
Once the camera comes out, I’ll capture a range of images–some nice, smiley posed moments, and also the not-so-posed, the candid, natural, and heartfelt images. Family photo shoots include pictures of the entire family together, as well as individual photos of each child. For many of us, our pets are part of the family, too, and I’m happy to include them in the photo shoot. We’ll keep everything casual and relaxed, giving kids the breaks they need to stay happy and cooperative. There will be plenty of time for an outfit change, which we’ll discuss during the pre-session consultation. Sessions will last anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on where we are and how many people are included.
Approximately 2 weeks after your session, we’ll have an in-person ordering consultation at your home (or mine). You’ll see a slideshow of 20-40 finished images from your session, and I will walk you through the ordering process, ensuring you get exactly what you need. After the ordering consult, you’ll have an on-line gallery of your images which you can share with family and friends, and additional orders can be placed.
Print payment is due when your order is placed. I accept cash, check, paypal, and major credit cards.
Allow 3 weeks from your ordering consultation for your prints and products to be delivered.