Portrait Sessions typically book 4-6 weeks in advance; weekends often book out further. Fall is a very popular time, so if you're hoping for an October session, you'll want to contact us in July or August.
For newborns, we highly recommend contacting us in your second trimester to get your baby on our books. I only take a limited number of newborn due dates each month to allow for flexibility in scheduling (we never know when little ones will arrive!)
Our goal is to give you natural, timeless photography that captures your personality and relationships through the images. That means that through the editing process, our goal is to make your photos look as natural as possible while making you look your best. Just like fashion, editing styles become dated. We believe using light and natural color to capture beautiful images with a clean editing style, (instead of heavy post-processing) will give you a priceless gift that will last generations. We want you to look back on your photos in 50 years and be just as impressed with them as you are now.
First, fill our our contact form here. We will email you back to discuss the specifics of what you are looking for with your photo session. Once we have chosen the best date and time for your session, we'll send along the booking link for you to access and digitally sign your contract. We require a $50 retainer fee; you will be prompted to pay online by debit, credit or PayPal after signing the contract. Once both the contract is signed and retainer is paid, your session is booked. Your remaining balance is due at your session.
Our favorite locations are the local Metroparks! You are also welcome to suggest a location of your choice (per photographer’s approval) within 30 minutes of Delta, Ohio. We will shoot outdoors in natural light whenever possible from April to early November, and have a studio space for the winter months. Outdoor sessions take place in the late afternoon or evening for the best light. Newborn and 3 Month sessions take place in the studio.
We will post a sneak peek from your session on social media within 24 hours! Turnaround is about 3 weeks to edit and prepare your gallery. A full portrait session typically produces 20-40 edited images, plus black and white edits. Once your gallery is ready, we will send you an email with your gallery link and password. Your gallery will be available for six months after your session.
Portrait sessions are about 45 to 60 minutes, and Mini Portrait sessions 20-30 minutes. We will meet at the selected location at the scheduled time, go over any special photo requests or needs you have, and then get shooting! We will do lots of different poses, backgrounds, and walk around our location to get new perspectives. I like to capture the candid moments just as much as the smiling-at-the-camera moments. I’m happy to accommodate any posing ideas you have or any props you’d like to incorporate, but our clients typically have minimal “Pinterest” requests. If you have young children, feel free to bring anything that will keep them happy (snacks, juice, favorite toy, etc.).
Newborn sessions take place in the studio and last 2 hours, sometimes longer if baby is a light sleeper or is hungry! To achieve the sweet, flexible poses you see in my portfolio, we need a very sleepy and calm baby. We highly recommend your session take place when your baby is less than 14 days old, as they sleep more during this age and will be most cooperative to pose and photograph. We follow your baby’s lead during the session and stop if baby needs soothing, changing or feeding.
We supply all of the backdrops, furniture, hats, headbands and wraps for the session. Our style tends to lean more towards simple, neutral images that focus on your sweet baby, rather than elaborate sets and props. Of course we are happy to accommodate special items you’d like to incorporate, but our clients typically have minimal “Pinterest” requests. Newborns are happier if they are not changed too often, and therefore will be swaddled or naked for the majority of the session.