What to Expect { Working with Your Reno Photographer }

{ MAKE A PLAN }
Please schedule your session as far in advance as possible to choose from the widest selection of available days and times. I strive to make everything as easy as I can when scheduling your session. Payment for your session can be made through PayPal and all contracts and forms can be accessed online. Once your session is booked and confirmed with payment, start thinking about your outfits, props, poses and location suggestions that you would specifically like for your session.

If you have booked a newborn session, please read through the newborn session details.

{ LOCATION }
With the exception of newborn sessions, which take place in your home, most sessions take place on location. Sessions can also take place in your home for a more lifestyle shoot and if you prefer a studio, I can offer that as an option as well. We will hold a consultation session to figure out a location that best suits your lifestyle and the type of images you’re wanting. There are a lot of public places that make for great backdrops, but I’m always open to new locations. Let me know if there’s a great area in your neighborhood, if you know someone who has a charming house and front porch or a beachfront home, or a tall, grassy field, or a deserted old home that you pass every day as you’re out and about. Using an original location that no one else is using will make your pictures that much more memorable.

{ WHAT TO WEAR }
Deciding what to wear can be difficult, but just think about the “feeling” you want these pictures to have and what you are most comfortable wearing. Envision what you eventually want hanging on your walls, displayed in your frames and shared with your loved ones. It is not necessary for everyone to match either. Think about the location we’ve decided on and what might work best with that location. You are welcome to change outfits as you wish, but do keep in mind the session is about an hour to an hour and a half, including time for those change of outfits.

{ PERSONALIZE IT }
One of the reasons I enjoy on-location sessions so much is the ability to personalize it for you and that usually means incorporating your personal items. Does your son have a special toy, or your daughter a “lovie”, one that you would want to remember them playing with at that age? Then bring it! Are you expecting and have an ultrasound photo you want to use? Bring it! I love experimenting at sessions and want to be as creative as you’ll allow me to be, so if there’s something you want to work into the pictures, then I’ll do my best.

{ DURING THE SESSION }
My goal to to capture a combination of lifestyle and posed images. I have a very relaxed approach and our session will feel as though we are hanging out and getting to know each other. I have found that children and parents work best when there isn’t stress, so relax, smile (or not) and just look into the camera and I’ll do the rest.

{ AFTERWARDS }
A sneak peek of some sort will be posted on my Facebook page within 24 – 72 hours. Your in-person viewing and ordering session will be scheduled within 10 days of your session. At your in-person viewing and ordering session, you will see your beautiful images from our session and make your purchase decisions at this time. Once payment for your collection/purchase has been made, your products will be ordered and you will receive most items in approximately 3 weeks. Please note, specialty products such as albums and large wall canvases may take up to 8 weeks.