PORTRAIT SESSION FAQ
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I live in Oxford, a small town in Northern Oakland County, near Genesee, Macomb and Lapeer Counties,
and service all of Michigan. I am most commonly in Southeast Michigan, West Michigan and the thumb.
DO YOU TRAVEL FOR SESSIONS?
Do I travel!? Yes, I LOVE to travel! You name the place and I’ll be there!
WHERE WILL OUR SESSION TAKE PLACE?
Where YOU want to meet me; your session is yours and should reflect that.
I’m always up for a trip to the beach, an evening in the field, wandering through the pines or exploring the city.
I am comfortable shooting both indoor and outdoor and would be more than
happy to make a trip to your home as well. Most people are afraid to shoot in their homes, thinking it’s boring,
but really, it is where everything happens. You play, laugh, cry and feel your
deepest emotions in your home; what better place is there?
For Outdoor Sessions, I prefer to shoot during Golden Hour; that special time of day when the sun starts to sink,
and the sky lights up, just before dark. That’s my favorite! I am a sun chaser and will always encourage
you to schedule for that magic hour. For Indoor Sessions, I prefer to shoot in the late morning or
early afternoon when the most natural light is streaming through the windows. Either of these times may mean a
disruption to your schedule, but it will be more than worth it! I’m more than willing
to break for snacks, play and take a breather (or two).
MY HOUSE ISN'T NICE ENOUGH FOR A LIFESTYLE SESSION?
I would recommend picking up the clutter (aka hiding things in the closet) and
tidying things up a bit, but this isn’t a shoot for Better Homes & Gardens Magazine,
it is a shoot to capture you in your home – the place you spend the most of your time.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
Isn’t this the question of the day?
I’m going to keep this simple; something that is you, that you’re comfortable in, and that isn’t
matchy-matchy. For more tips and examples, take a look at the “What to Wear” portion of your Client Guide upon booking!
DO YOU HAVE ANY NEWBORN TIPS?
Yes, loads of them! Instead of boring you with a list here, there is a separate section in your Client Guide, which I highly recommend reading through.
HOW LONG DO WE HAVE TO WAIT?
Sneak peeks are posted to Facebook and/or Instagram within 48 Hours of your Session,
and your final gallery will be delivered within 4 Weeks of your session date.
I’VE BOOKED MY SESSION (YAY!) - NOW WHAT?
Well for me, I can't wait to meet you!
Beyond that, we will agree upon the perfect date, time and location.
I will email you an invoice for your $100 Retainer to secure your date and time, as well as a contract
which must be signed at the time of your invoice payment.
Around this time, you will also receive a questionnaire to help me to get to know you
(no hard questions, I promise!), and a Client Guide for you to look over.
Once I receive all three things back, you’re good to go!