Maternity sessions are best done between 32-36 weeks pregnant. We will capture your beautiful bump and your gorgeous glow during this special season of your life! Dad, brothers, and sisters are welcome to join in.
Birth stories can take place in the home, birth center, or hospital, natural or c-section and always with doctor/midwife knowledge and approval. This is an incredible opportunity to document your newest addition’s arrival into the world.
Fresh 48 sessions are done where the baby is born and happen within the first 48 hours of being delivered. This session is an incredible way to share all the little details of your sweet baby with family and friends and is perfect for birth announcements. We can also coordinate to be there when the older siblings meet their new brother or sister. This session is a great alternative to the birth story if restrictions apply.
Newborn sessions are typically done within the first 2 weeks of your new baby’s birthday. Depending on the baby we may do a few poses but will mostly allow the baby to take the lead. A collection of soft blankets, wraps, headbands, and outfits is available to create a cozy warm environment for your little one.
Lifestyle sessions are quickly becoming one of my favorites and are a modern alternative to traditional portraits. Typically shot in your home or favorite hang out spot, we will capture your family doing what your family does! Baking, crafts, a trip to the park, reading your favorite stories, and jumping on the bed are great activities for these sessions. This is a great opportunity to really capture what truly makes your family unique. Newborn lifestyle sessions are magical, from the details of the nursery, to feeding, changing, bathing, and rocking your new baby all in the comfort of your home.
The next step in your custom portrait experience is the pre-consultation. We will discuss the goal for your session, whether it be a timeless album, breathtaking wall art, or simply updating your family photos.
For outdoor sessions we will collaborate on the perfect location that best fits the overall mood or goal of your session, field, wooded, lake, beach, and more! Newborn, lifestyle, and even maternity sessions can be shot in your home, we will find the best light and create a personalized experience. An intimate studio is also available for newborn and baby sessions.
Assistance assembling the clothing is available. Sticking with soft natural colors and beautiful textures always looks gorgeous. A client wardrobe is available for your use. Most importantly, pick clothing that feels natural, comfortable, and fits well.
Outdoor sessions typically take place 1 to 2 hours prior to sunset for soft warm natural light. Lifestyle and studio sessions will usually be in the mornings, although each situation varies. Sessions are usually between 60-90 minutes except for newborn sessions which are kept under 3 hours and can be much shorter depending on the sleepiness of the baby.
The Studio Catalogue will outline how to prepare for our time together. This will go over how the session will operate, how to prepare your children, and what to bring along! Our goal is an evening to connect and have fun with your family so we can capture those genuine emotions and all the little details that make your family unique.
Once editing is complete, usually about 2 weeks, we will set a date for the reveal and ordering appointment or you will receive an online gallery. During this appointment you will see your final gallery, we will design your wall art, select the photographs for your album, or build your own custom collection to showcase this chapter in your family’s history. Then just sit back and wait for your custom artwork to arrive!