Photo Session Guide

Includes a seasonal “What to Wear” style guide, plus tips for how to make your photo session truly amazing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your photography process?

Contact me to start the booking process. After booking your session, I’ll send you a receipt and thank you note.

Three days later, I will send resources to help you choose outfits and make the most of your location.

1 week before the session, I’ll help answer final questions about outfits and location.

48 hours before the session, I’ll text you a pin to the location.

On the day of the session, I’ll text you what I’m wearing and meet you there.

When should I book my session?

Maternity: I recommend booking by your second trimester so we have time to order your maternity gown. I’ll steam and prepare your gown before the session. Be sure to wear nude colors underneath the dress.

Newborn: I limit the amount of newborn sessions, so it is best to pre-book your session before your baby arrives. Last minute appointments are rarely available. We will schedule a tentative session date which will be on your due date. Once your baby arrives, we will then move forward on your session date.

Family: I recommend booking 4 to 6 weeks out. We’ll coordinate outfits 2 to 3 weeks before the session.

How long does it take to see the photos?

One week after our session, I will send you 1-3 sneak peeks for review.

The total turn-around time for the rest of the photos depends on the season.

Spring: 2 weeks

Fall: 3-4 weeks (August through December will be on the longer side)

What is included with my session?

10 digital photos are included with each session.

Upgrades are available to purchase the full gallery of 40+ images.

Can I order prints?

Yes! Prints are available for order in many sizes. Prints take 5-7 days.

You can also order your photos on canvas, metal, or float wraps. These take about 10-14 days.

Can I get Christmas cards?

Yes! Schedule your Christmas card session by October 15th for a relaxed photo session.

The absolute last day for Christmas card sessions is December 1st.

Can I choose an out-of-town location?

Yes. For locations over 30 miles away, I charge $0.50 per mile.

Can I bring pets or more people?

Yes! Bring grandparents, relatives, dogs, cats, horses – bring everyone! The more the merrier!

For extended family sessions, please contact me.

Scheduling Note: Holiday Upcharge

Booking a photo session during the week of Thanksgiving or the week of Christmas will include an upcharge.

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