Over a relaxed telephone conversation, tell me a little about yourself and your family. Whether you're expecting a new baby, your precious bundle is a year older, or perhaps you're desperate to capture the magic of your babies' childhoods before they are gone forever. Perhaps it has just been far too long since you had your family portraits taken, or your baby has grown and is now a senior in High School and you want to capture this fleeting moment because you realize it'll be the last portraits before their wedding. I want to share in the excitement with you! Together we will discuss any visions you have for your session and briefly discuss your exciting experience ahead.
At our completely non-obligatory Introductory Planning & Consultation, we will discuss your session, plan your wardrobe and styling to suit your family and design your custom artwork to complement your lifestyle and home. I will bring along samples of the beautiful products that I offer so you can begin to get an idea of how you might like to display your art from your session. Viewing and holding the products in person helps you to fully appreciate the quality and stunning appearance of everything I offer. If you are unsure, that’s ok!! I am here to guide you every step of the way! We can also chat about any lingering concerns, ideas you have. Then finally, book a date, time, and decide on one of the many beautiful locations that I like to visit with my clients. Planning meetings can take place at your home or we can meet over your favorite beverage at a local coffee shop- My treat!
On the day of your session, we will meet at the agreed time and location and get the fun started! Your session is a time for you and your family to relax and enjoy your time together. Try not to worry about whether your children are smiling at the camera. Just soak up this time together away from the distractions of everyday life and allow me to capture some beautiful, authentic moments between you and your family. We are in no rush! We will take as much time as needed to get your little ones used to the camera and to feel relaxed, safe and comfortable. Be sure to bring some yummy snacks and water for your child and yourself. Pack a change of clothes too! – Kids are, after all unpredictable. If you have any meaningful items you would like to have included in your portraits please feel free to bring them along. Whether it be your son's beloved bunny, your daughter's violin or your favorite bouquet of flowers, personal touches can bring something extra special to your portraits.
After photographing your session my job is far from done. Following your session, I will meticulously and professionally prepare your portraits for you and fine tune them for you to see on the big screen. As an artist, my creative eye and ability to see things others cannot, transcends into my culling and editing process.
This is the best part!
Within in the first week or so after your Portrait session we will meet for your reveal and ordering session which will take place in my home/studio. This is an exciting and emotional time as you will be viewing your beautiful portraits for the first time on a custom slideshow. It is then, with my guidance, you will choose your favorite images and design and order your custom artwork. Yes we will design your images on your walls. I want you to see it for yourself. I work alongside the absolute best pro lab in the Country to ensure that your artwork is of the very best quality to be enjoyed and admired for generations to come. Please note that all decision makers must be present at this appointment as your order will be placed that day.
Following your Ordering Session, I will consult with my professional lab to transform your treasured portraits from digital format to beautiful, tangible art pieces that will be enjoyed in your home and treasured by future generations of your family. Your family will thank you for investing in family heirlooms that they will cherish and become more sentimental as time passes Your art will be professionally printed and hand made here in the United States to the highest quality. My lab also has very strict inspection procedures in place to ensure that you will only receive the very best products in your home. As a result, the ordering process can take between four to five weeks. (depending on the products ordered).
Once this process is complete, I will personally hand-deliver your finished art to your home or you're more than welcome to pick it up from mine. I also offer an installation service if that is something that you would like assistance with. To begin your very own full-service portrait experience, I invite you to please contact me. I look forward to setting up your own experience.