Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book?
Click one of the "Request a Date and Time Here" links above. Or Here! All session requests come through me! I'll answer questions and then send you the contract followed by the invoice for payment. All contracts must be signed and invoices paid within 24 hours of request in order to confirm your slot. Out of fairness to everyone, I cannot hold any session times beyond that point. I'll respond to requests in the order that I receive them. Please NO FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM Messages, please.
What Should I wear?
This is a great question! This year I want to encourage all of my clients to really take time to get a little dressed up(while still feeling comfy) to make these incredible photos that much more special. My style of photographing is very laidback, emotive and intended to bring out the natural joy and beauty of your family, but that doesn't mean getting a little styled wont take these family moments to the next level :) I'm linking below a Pinterest board for inspiration but I would love to be in contact before then if you have some outfit combination ideas! I'll also send a couple "dos and dont's" once we are officially confirmed!
What Should we bring?
Always bring a blanket! I'll have a very neutral one in my car this year just in case but there is nothing like a family quilt or colorful throw to add a little pop of personality to your session. We will do a mixture of walking, standing, sitting, snuggling and even lying down if the organic mood strikes us, so be sure to have something to relax on other then the cold ground.
Also leave the snacks in the car but definitely bring along books or small toys if your little one may need a little distracting. These sessions are fun, not posey in anyway so letting them wander and explore, pick up sticks or flowers is definitely allowed (and a little encouraged)
Can we bring our pets?
Sadly, no pets allowed this year :( If you would like to upgrade your session to a full family session to include your favorite pups, rabbits or whatever animal in your home you treasure, please let me know as soon as possible and I will do my best accommodate you and your family this Fall! Unfortunately the limited time frame of these sessions just doesn't give us what we need to balance little ones, snuggles and wiggle animals.
(KC families may be a little more limited since I am only in town a limited amount of time, but still feel free to reach out)
How many images will I receive?
Included with each session is 8 Hand-edited, high-resolution images with a personal print release. You will receive access to an online viewing gallery of edited files(15-30) for you to select your favorite 8 for download.
You will also be able to additional photos or purchase the entire gallery if you would like!
How long will my session last?
Sessions will last 30-35 minutes from "hello" to "see ya soon!" It is important to be about 5-10 minutes early so that everyone is ready when we meet and prepared to walk up or down to our exact location!
Where will the session take place?
Each "Mini Session Block" has a specific location. Where to meet will be sent at confirmation of booking or right before our session. All spots will have some walking so be sure to where comfy/walkable shoes.
What happens if the weather doesn't cooperate?
Overcast, even drizzly weather can make for good photographs...Umbrellas and rain coats are adorable and fun!! But, I do understand that it’s not feasible for all situations. On the day of our Session I will make the call on whether we will try and attempt or not, I will do my best to move sessions around to get everyone photographed within the day. But if the weather is truly pouring down and we have really no choice...
For KC families I will have availability on Monday morning/afternoon October 8th for make up sessions before I leave town.
For Raleigh/Durham families your session will be moved to the following day (SUNDAY) same time and location
Can we use our slot for Maternity or Couples photos?
If you are expecting a little one or celebrating your love, you are welcome to book these Autumn Mini Sessions!
Is there a limit on how many can come to the session?
since we are limited on time only immediate family is welcome to your session slot (ie. parents and children) If you would like to include grandparents or share you session with other family, just let me know and we can upgrade your session to an Extended family session this Fall and customize it to a location and time that works for the whole family!