How long will my session last?
Each session will last approximately 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on weather, the little one’s mood – or if I feel I have captured all the images you wanted.
What should we wear?
It is totally up to the clients to decide how they want to dress for their portraits – however if you need some suggestions I am happy to help.
My personal preference is that clients don’t all “match” but rather “coordinate”. I tend to think portraits where everyone is dressed the same tend to look “outdated” after a certain amount of time.
Pick apparel that has 2 to 3 colors that go together – and run with it.
Another consideration is this: Decide where you want to hang this portrait – is it in the living room? Family room? Office? – dress accordingly so that the colors will fit in w/ the decor in that room.
You don’t want to hang a portrait where everyone is wearing ” bright pastel hawaiian clothing” in a Formal living room where the colors are all muted earth – tones.
Again you are the client and I will work with whatever you decide upon.
How do I get my child to smile?
I am very patient when it comes to the little ones. I have little tricks or secrets that I use to get them to smile – but I do discourage parents from having the children say “cheese” or become irate if the child does not smile.
Sometimes if the parents just step back a bit – and allow me to work one-on-one with your child – that’s where those special images occur.
I also understand that it just may not be a “smiling” day for your child – and I can work with that also.
Do I shoot weddings?
No – at this point in time I do not – and I don’t know if I want to head down that road. I prefer babies, children & families & Seniors
Can I include my family pet?
Of course you can bring Fido or Molly with you – please remember it may take a bit longer to get everyone to cooperate.
What is the best way to describe “your style”?
I look for those moments that aren’t always posed. The everyday little moments when children are being themselves. Sometimes I will just follow them around to capture that “right” image.
I don’t want my images to look dated. I like clean & simple. Props are kept to a minimum – unless you have a certain item you would love to include. I really enjoy my clients and have become friends
with so many of them. I keep myself “open” – so my clients can know all about me before they actually book a session – so they know what to expect. I encourage my clients to read my personal blog
if they have any questions about “who I am”. And I look forward to meeting each one in person!