Do you travel?

Do you travel?

Yes! I love to experience new places and photograph different areas. Locations over 30 miles from Canton, Michigan are subject to a travel fee, reach out for more information!

What happens if it rains? Overcast?

What happens if it rains? Overcast?

I'll get in touch a couple of days before the shoot (after consulting the weather forecast) and if it looks like rain we can reschedule. I often book a back-up date when the initial date is set. But if you're keen to have some photos outside or go ahead, we can still get a fantastic variety of photos in your home and kids in boots, jumping in puddles, are very photogenic! 

If we do take photos at home - how clean does it need to be?

If we do take photos at home -
how clean does it need to be?

If we do take photos at home - how clean does it need to be?

If we do take photos at home -
how clean does it need to be?

I recommend a light declutter and tidying up in areas of the home that you wish to be photographed in, but don’t go crazy! A lifestyle session is about documenting your life authentically. In reality, most homes aren’t perfectly neat all the time! We are trying to keep things "real" after all. That being said, if your child has any toys or books that you hate - please put them away or hide them.

In addition, don’t be surprised if I move some furniture around. Sometimes in order to achieve the ideal light within a certain area, we may need to shift some things around… but no worries, I’ll be sure to put everything back to its original spot!

What is a Lifestyle Session?

What is a Lifestyle Session?

A lifestyle session primarily focuses on documenting the interactions and bonds within your family during the everyday moments. I aim to capture the beauty of natural and raw moments… during the laughs and giggles, yet also during the cries and chaos. A few posed photos will be thrown in, but the majority of the session will focus around your genuine interactions with one another. I may periodically guide your family and make small suggestions throughout the session, but ultimately, the goal is to capture candid moments. In addition, a lifestyle session can also be coordinated to take place during an activity such as cooking your favorite breakfast foods and eating together as a family, playing your favorite games, reading books together and then tucking the kids in for bed... the ideas are endless!

What will my session be like?

What will my session be like?

Relaxed, fun, surprisingly easy! You just turn up and be you, I deal with the rest. You should go home feeling you've had a fun evening out with your loved ones. You should go home feeling beautiful. Throughout the session I will guide and direct you so you don't have to worry about anything. Kids will be kids, I’m not worried about that so you don’t have to be either. 

How long will my session be?

How long will my session be?

Outside lifestyle sessions usually last an hour, and we get so many great moments in that time! I allow two hours for newborn sessions, to give space for feedings, diaper changes and everything else that goes hand in hand with your little one. 

How will you know what makes us unique and what details to focus on?

How will you know what makes us unique and what details to focus on?

I have a questionnaire that I ask you to fill out which helps me get to know your family better. I’m also always up for calls and emails to discuss locations, activities, and outfits. Just ask!

Where can I find information on your  pricing and packages?

Where can I find information on
your pricing and packages?

Where can I find information on your pricing and packages?

Where can I find information on
your pricing and packages?

Please email me for more information about booking a family, newborn, or branding session, and we can discuss your specific needs and budget.

How can I book?

How can I book?

How can I book?

How can I book?

Through a signed contract and a 40% retainer fee.

What should we bring to the session?

What should we bring to the session?

What should we bring to the session?

What should we bring to the session?

Make sure everyone has been fed beforehand. It’s always a good idea to bring water. It's great if you can bring along some of your child's favorite toys, games, balls, kites, bubbles - anything that you enjoy doing together as a family. Snacks are also a good idea to boost your child's energy levels.

What should we wear?

What should we wear?

I usually start by asking my clients about their personal style and location in my client questionnaire. You should always keep your session location in mind when choosing your outfit. Many of my family photo sessions take place in the comfort of the home. I tell my families to dress to coordinate with their home. Is your home light, bright and airy or moody and dark? What colors do you decorate with? What style do you lean towards?

However, if outside of your home you can choose one statement outfit with a few colors in it and then incorporate the colors throughout the rest of the family’s outfits in varying patterns (no logos), solids, and layers.  

What you want to remember in 10 or 20 years isn’t how talented you were at styling your kids but how happy you were together as a family. Pick the clothes that will let you run freely and be blissfully carefree! If you love to wear jeans, don’t look further. They are comfortable AND photogenic, now you only need to find cute tops!

What if my child or family member is sick?

What if my child or family
member is sick?

What if my child or family member is sick?

What if my child or family
member is sick?

Being sick is never fun and who would want to be out and about while so? It would not make for the best photos. So that’s not good for either of us. I often book a back-up date when the initial date is set. Otherwise, you can cancel (even the morning of your session) and we will choose another date.

What if my child is not behaving? 

What if my child is not behaving? 

My sessions are designed to be fun, fast moving, and very candid. I always try to get the posed pictures done first and then dedicate the rest of the session for candid photos. You will get beautiful shots from your photo session. So don’t worry about your kids, I will take care of everything.

Do you photograph in color or black & white?

Do you photograph in color or black & white?

I do a mixture, choosing what I think works best for each Individual photo, but am happy to make any photos color or black and white for you.

How many images can we expect?

How many images can we expect?

For Story Sessions, you can expect between 20-25 images. For Short Keepsakes, 5-10 images.

What is your turn around time?

What is your turn around time?

For families and couples, 3-4 weeks. For other inquiries, generally 8-10 weeks.