A smile happens in a flash, but the memory will last a lifetime. ~ Author unknown.
My goal is to make your portrait session relaxed, enjoyable, never rushed and most importantly fun! I'm an on location, primarily natural light photographer specializing in child and family portraiture. I will travel to your home or favorite outdoor location and prefer to utilize natural surroundings. My style is more candid. I like capturing people and special moments as they happen naturally. Please allow approximately 1-2 hours for me to capture the personalities of you and your family.
When choosing what to wear, I've always said simplicity is best to create a timeless look, but I think what's best is what most reflects your style. If bold bright color reflects your personality, then by all means go with that. So, while simplicity is nice, just about anything goes! Things to avoid would be logos and busy patterns that can be distracting and take focus away from the subject. Comfort is very important, best to wear something you'll be able to move comfortably in. Denim and bare feet are a good choice and especially cute on kids. Bare skin for babies is classic. Special toys, blankets, etc. are a nice touch. Lastly, when choosing colors it's always pleasing to choose colors that compliment each other.
Newborn sessions can last from 2-3 hours. Please make sure baby is well fed and freshly diapered to help them feel relaxed and comfortable.
If your planning photos for the holidays, Christmas, Mothers day, Fathers day, etc., please plan one or two months ahead of time to allow for processing, decision making and delivery.
Prior to your session, please schedule a consult via phone to discuss the specific details so that we cover all bases and ensure that your session goes smoothly.
I look forward to setting up a session with your family!