So what does it mean to begin with the end in mind? Simply put, before I pick up my camera to photograph your session, we need to plan where your images will be placed within your home. You may not have space on your wall and that's ok. I have a beautiful heirloom album that you will love. I photograph your session based on what you plan to purchase for your home so knowing what you want is an excellent start to our long lasting relationship together. If you are struggling with this decision, no worries, that's what I am here for. I am happy to come to your home and talk about space and sizes that are appropriate for your space.
the pre-session consultation
The pre-session consultation starts off our photography journey together. We schedule our meeting when both decision makers are available. This gives us both a chance to make sure we are a good fit. It's essential that you meet the photographer who is going to be a part of your photography journey. During this consultation, you will look at the products I offer and decide which ones you want for your home. Once you decide which products will go into your home and you decide you want to book your session, we will delve deeper into the design of your session. This consult will last between 20 to 45 minutes, depending on how many questions you have.
My goal is to make your session as stress free as possible. When it comes to family, senior, tween and children, we will select a location that is based on the things you love. Don't worry about trying to decide what to wear, I provide guidance along the way. For maternity clients and children, I have a collection of maternity gowns and little girl gowns that you and/or your little girl are welcome to wear, depending on sizes.
Although I photograph lifestyle newborn sessions, the majority of newborn sessions take place in my home studio. I provide all the wraps, hats, hair accessories, props and fabrics for our session and will have everything ready to go when you arrive. But before you arrive, I send you a preparation guide that tells you exactly what you need to do before our session together. It's that easy!
Approximately one week after our session together, all decision makers will come back to my home studio for your reveal and ordering session. This is when our first meeting becomes fulfilled. There's no stress as you already know what you plan to purchase. You will be shown the images from our session and narrow them down to your favorites. Once you have those selected, I will help guide you in selecting the best image to complete your products *if* you have a hard time picking that for yourself. It is that simple. This session may last an hour.
Around 4 to 6 weeks after your order session, your products will arrive. Once I have checked your order, I will call or email, sometimes both, to let you know everything is ready to come home. Oftentimes, I hand deliver products if you are unable to make it for pickup. If you need help hanging your prints, I can help you with that as well.
long term plan
By now, we have built a beautiful relationship, one I hope lasts a lifetime.