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Many parents wonder what to expect from their photo session, and understandably so. Children can be unpredictable... but that is absolutely what I love about them. My goal is that each session be fun, light-hearted, and stress free, and we will work together to create the best environment for a successful session.

Below are answers to questions that are asked quite frequently, but if you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 


what is lifestyle photography?

Lifestyle photography is a style of photography captured in natural light with an unposed, candid feel. My favorite photographs are never the ones that are perfectly posed, but rather the ones that capture the sweetness of your family and who you truly are.  It is my goal that you truly see yourself and your family reflected in the photographs from your session. I want the photographs to show your children being silly, or exploring the world around them, which is why I love this style of photography.


how long will our session last?

Most sessions will last anywhere from 30-45 minutes, but children will dictate how much time they are willing to give us, and that is perfectly okay! When our session starts, I'll spend some time connecting with your little ones, we'll get our more formal group shots, and then we will just let them play! The very best photos are the candid moments of your children being exactly who they are, and we'll give them the opportunity to do just that.


what is the ideal time of day for a session?

We are able to capture the most beautiful photographs by avoiding the times of day with the sun is high and harsh. Generally, sessions conducted before 10am or after 4pm depending on the time of year yield the best results. The most important thing, however, is that we find a time of day that works for your family, whether that's working around nap times, or finding the time of day where your children are the happiest! 


how quickly will we get our images?

Typical image turnaround time is 7 to 10 days. When your images are ready, you'll receive a link to an online viewing gallery which you can share with family and friends. You'll also have access to full resolution downloads of all gallery images. 


how do we book a session?

Booking is easy! Simply contact me here, let me know a little about your family and what day might work for you, and we'll work on time and place! To reserve your session, you'll pay a 50% deposit, sign our photogrpahy agreement which protects both you and me, and we'll be ready to go!


Can we order prints from you?

Absolutely. Your online image gallery will allow you to order high quality, professionally printed prints in a variety of sizes. For the first 10 days after your images are made available, I offer a 30% discount on printed photos, which is a great opportunity to take advantage of! Your extended family can also access your gallery, and order prints if they'd like to!


What is simplified booking?

Simplified booking is the solution to making your photography session as easy as possible to book. Gone are the days of back and forth emails trying to find a time and date that works for BOTH of us. We now publish our calendar, and allow you the ability to choose the date and time that works for YOU! Visit our scheduling page here to see available dates and times.

Please note: Simplified Booking is temporarily on hold, as we just welcomed our daughter into the world! We will be enabling this feature again in the very near future. Please contact us to reserve your session!