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How it Works

Your family's personalized portrait session with me will begin long before the actual session date. I work with each of my clients from start to finish to plan every detail of not only the portraits, but the photographic products your family will pass down for generations to come. I have a 5 step process for my clients that starts with that first initial phone call. We will discuss what you envision for your family’s portraits and where you envision these portraits displayed in your home, including the colors that you want to complement your family and your home design. I want to know about each member of your family. I want to capture your unique family in your photographs so that you can hold on to them and cherish them for the rest of your days.

Once we have spoken on the phone and have determined whether I am the photographer that can fit your family's needs and desires, we will book your family's session! You can come to the studio or we can speak on the phone. (Though I do love to meet my clients in person before sessions.) We will determine what location or setting you would like, along with a date and time of day that would work best for your family. From there we will go ahead and put your session in the calendar. Please note that all session fees must be paid in full upon booking. Once you are booked, I will send out your welcome packet that holds everything you need to know about your upcoming session!

Once we have your session scheduled we will start customizing your session design. I will work with you to choose any themes, color palettes or props you may have in mind. You will tell me what kind of emotion or feeling you want to capture in these portraits. I will capture your family's true essence in my own unique artistic style with your direction in mind. Prior to your session, I will already have pre-planned a unique workflow, posing, and setups just for you!

I want your time with me during your session to be a time of relaxation and fun. I pre-plan each client’s session to fit their own unique style and family. Once your session design is complete I will contact you to confirm your session 24-48 hours prior to your scheduled time. If your session comes with hair &
makeup provided I ask that you arrive 1 hour prior to your session start time. During our session, I work in both a posed and a candid style. This allows me to capture some truly amazing moments for you to cherish.

After your family session we will schedule an ordering session at my Garden City South studio to reveal your family’s final 25-30 images from your session. This is my favorite part! During this time all financial decision makers must be present. At this meeting you will have the chance to go through your family’s portraits and decided of which ones you would like prints and products. I use professional technology to help you plan and see how the photographs and products you're interested in will look throughout your home prior to finalizing your order! Payment plans are available, but all product sales are final and no exchanges or refunds can be made once the order is placed. After your ordering session, you will then receive your final products at your door in two to three weeks! (No products will be ordered from the lab until payment in full is made, so two weeks after final payment.)