So... what is it like to be one of your clients?
After you decide on the length of your session (here!), submit the retainer, and get your contract signed...I'll send you a fun questionnaire! It'll really help open your eyes to what is important in your TODAY and what you want to make sure is captured. This will get wheels turning as to what sort of session we'll have! After that, we will have a phone call or meet at the studio to plan! I get to learn about your family, your vision, and how I can best serve you! We'll completely get all the details finalized (including clothes, location, time, and how to prepare) and then...you can take a deep breath!
Then it's session day!
The first 10 minutes of a session is time for loved ones to get used to my presence. We chat, we play...it's super laid back. They get used to my camera being out and a new person in their place! Then it's activity time! From bubbly sink baths to newborn cuddles in bed to walking the dog through the park, we will get down to what we planned! I'll take more of a fly on the wall approach...interacting only when necessary! You guys just do you. No pressure for funny smiles or awkward poses! It's my job to capture the authentic interactions and to bottle up the beauty of your season of life.
This is probably the best part. This is when I get to share with you the beauty through my lens. You get to see the little moments that you sometimes overlook...the ones that are so fleeting...the ones that make your heart melt. We'll watch a slideshow or film (depending on your session!) at the LOFT and then we'll organize your proof prints in to your favorites! We'll chat about available products and narrow down your order. Once payment is submitted for your goodies, I'll get the orders in! Many products are handmade and one of a kind, so please allow 2-3 weeks for all orders to arrive!
Tell me more about your style!
So we're not going to a park for pictures?
Well, not if it's not part of your story!
Many sessions take place in the home. Why? Because that's your story. That's your children's story. That is where the love of your family roots and grows. In twenty, thirty, forty years...what types of images do you want to cling to? What do you want your children to cherish? The fake smiles in a pretty sunset park? Or Dad making his favorite grilled burgers while everyone plays their favorite game at the table? Or maybe capturing your bedtime rituals that won't last forever. Or painting pictures with Grandma on a Saturday afternoon? My job is to capture the details in the moment, the small things that may seem insignificant today but that will bring tears to your eyes one day. These sessions are comfortable and easy. They're sure to please the not-quite-interested Hubby's and the relaxed environment let's kids be kids without the bribing and frustrations!
But my house is small/dark/cluttered!
I'm a homeschooling mom to four. Trust me. I GET IT. They're like little tornados constantly asking for food. But, Dear Mama, it really is okay. My job is to creatively capture your story....your interactions, your relationships, and your moments...not the toys scattered on the floor or the dishes in the sink. Think of your home as the backdrop. One day your house will be clean. One day there won't be legos scattered on the floors and sippy cups hiding behind couches. And you might actually long for those again (Well, that's what they tell me.) So embrace the moment.
But we're boring!
What you find boring, your kids find as life. Capturing the little moments of life is what really matters. The cuddles, the sweet glances, the togetherness of life. That really is what it's all about. We'll plan some of your family's favorite activities, and I pinky promise, you'll be happy you did.
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