Do you have an indoor studio?
I have a small studio-like space available at my parents’ home. But, I do not use it often except for newborn sessions. Most of my sessions take place outside and between the months of March and November.
When is the best time of day to take outdoor photos?
I’ve found the best lighting for outdoor sessions occurs in the morning and early evening. Mid-day sun is not great for outdoor photography… unless of course it’s an overcast day, then it’s perfect!
Where should we have our photos taken?
I recommend using a location I am familiar with (and I have several suggestions) as I know where the “good light” is at those locations. However, I am always looking for new locations, so feel free to offer a suggestion!
What should we wear?
I recommend coordinating outfits for family photos… not matching! First, pick a theme color (like, rustic orange). Then build upon that, insuring each person’s outfit has a bit of that color (or a coordinating color) in it. I love variety! So, if you’re preparing for a full session, try to come up with at least two outfit changes.
Where should I have my newborn session?
I suggest having your newborn session at my parents’ house where I have a studio-like room set up. This way I don’t have to pick and choose which props to bring… we have them all! Of course, if you prefer I come to you that is no problem!
I’d like a few pictures of me with my newborn, what should I wear?
While much of the newborn session will be focused on the newborn alone, I do love to capture mom, dad and sibling shots, too! Keep clothing simple with solid colors. Bringing a white and black top is perfect… so we’ll have options!
How long from the shoot date until we see our pictures?
A couple of days after your shoot I will post a Sneak Peek (assuming you authorize one) on my blog & Facebook business page. A Sneak Peek is 5-6 of my favorite photos from the session. Within two weeks of the shoot, I will be finished everything. I will email you the link to your online gallery and password. You can then download and save your hi-resolution photos immediately, and if you had a full session or a newborn session your disc will be mailed out a couple of days after that.
Can I bring my dog (cat, lizard, gerbil, etc.)?
Of course! Just let me know in advance so I can be prepared.
How much will Photoshop help me out?
Yes, I can and do make skin look flawless. Yes, I can remove an unwanted object from the background. Yes, I can even remove a parents supporting hand (most of the time) from a newborn photo. No, I can not change the color of your shirt. Sorry!