YOUR SESSION ISN’T A PHOTO SESSION
My focus during our time together is
LOVE & CONNECTION.
It's about you feeling comfortable enough
so that just for a moment
a little piece of your soul shines through.
THE REAL YOU.
I promise you, those are the photographs you will cherish the most.
The photographs that years from now you and your children will look at
and be reminded of just what that moment felt like.
Can you tell me more about your photography style?
I don’t stick to one specific style, because every couple's story is so different. I make sure that the way I’m interacting, shooting, and editing is reflective of who my couples are and how things actually felt. It’s a lot of small little things like this that go a long way. The artistic choices I make aren’t to benefit me because these are your memories, not mine. I focus on quality over quantity so we can create something together that you’ll value forever.
I believe life cannot be reduced to a few simple and tidy truths. Life's journey is natural, chaotic, messy, raw, and (if we’re being honest) pretty damn scary. And yet it’s also filled with soul-igniting beauty. Your time capsule should reflect this.
But like… make it more MAGICAL!
How many photographs do you deliver back? How long does it typically take to get my photos back?
A couple of days after our time together, you’ll receive an online gallery of roughly (80-100) proofs, and from there you’ll have the opportunity to choose only what you love based on the collection on the investment page sent to you after inquiry. For sessions of any type, my turnaround time is 1- 2 weeks, birth stories are around 1 week, and for Elopements & Intimate weddings, it's around 2-4 weeks. I love to keep you up to date with little texts, additional sneaks, and all the fun before your delivery so you’re not left hangin’! I appreciate your patience so much while I work hard to edit! With that said, each session, birth, wedding, & elopement all are different but I usually give back about 60-100 proofs per hour and I promise to never withhold any of the good photos from you. Rush editing is also available as an add-on to your package all you have to do is ask !
What about bad weather?
I immensely encourage embracing whatever weather comes our way because in my opinion there is no such thing as bad weather! A little rain or fog only adds to the beauty of your experience. Dangerous weather, however, is a different story. We’ll either change locations or reschedule if we absolutely must. My cameras are weather-sealed so I don’t mind taking on some rain or snow.
How will we receive our photographs? Can we print them ourselves?
All of your photos are carefully hand-selected by you & then delivered as high-res, digital files in an online custom gallery made for easy downloading + sharing! Please print them, share them, and ENJOY! All contracts include a print release, so you are free to print on your own! Though I do highly recommend printing your photographs through me, This is the only way I can guarantee professional service which you can easily order straight from the gallery.
When is my payment due?
FOR SESSIONS, PAYMENT IS DUE IN TWO PARTS:
The 50% non-refundable retainer is due at the booking to save the date,
The remaining 50% is due at the beginning of your scheduled session unless agreed upon otherwise in writing. You are more than welcome to pay ahead of time, or even in full if that is easier for you.
ELOPEMENTS/ INTIMATE WEDDINGS ARE PAID IN TWO PARTS:
The 50% non-refundable retainer is due at the booking to save the date,
The remaining 50% is due 1 month before the wedding.*
*If the date is booked less than 3 months before the wedding, 75% will be required as a retainer to book, with the remaining due a month before the wedding.
*Elopements booked under a month in advance will be required to pay in full at booking
BIRTH STORIES ARE PAID IN TWO PARTS:
The 50% non-refundable retainer is due at the booking,
The remaining 50% is due prior to 38 weeks gestation before any on-call time starts.
If this doesn't work for you I do offer custom payment plans, just let me know in your enquiry.
What if I need to reschedule my session? Will I lose my retainer?
Being a mama myself I understand things happen out of our control, kids get sick, and sometimes you will have to reschedule. If you give me more than 24 hours' notice we can transfer your deposit to another day that we agree upon. If I have less than 24 hours' notice the deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable, as unfortunately it's simply not enough time for me to rebook anyone within that time frame and it results in a loss of income for me and my family. If we decide to reschedule due to the weather your deposit will be transferred to another day that we agree upon.
We’re awkward in front of the camera…. What do we do?
My style is heavily focused on real moments. I'm not going to make you do any cheesy shit that feels forced. Nothing staged, nothing set up, no awkward half-smiles. It’s the real good stuff. We create together.
Trust me, everyone feels awkward at first. I have a laid-back approach to documenting your day which makes it easier to relax and be yourself. I promise I'll do everything in my power to help you feel and look your best self. You can expect to run around, let your hair down, and laugh a whole lot & I'll take it from there! Every single person I’ve ever photographed has said they were awkward and couldn’t believe how they felt at the end of their session... bottom line - I got you!
What should we bring?
You won't need to bring much. Water is always handy to have especially in the hot summer months. If you have children then bring along anything they may need (nappies, snacks, etc.). If you've booked a baby session with me I can bring baby wraps, a beautiful basket bassinet, and other accessories.
Have a think about if there's anything you'd like to bring along to include in your session that may help tell your story. It could be a soft toy or blanket that your child goes nowhere without. Maybe dad plays guitar to the kids at home and you'd like to capture that.
Can you do mid-week sessions?
Of course, I really enjoy working during the week, as it means I can be home with my family on the weekend.
Sunrise and morning sessions are available on certain weekdays. I do have limited mid-week openings, so be sure to ask ahead of time.
Do you do retouching?
I'm a firm believer in keeping everything as natural as possible and celebrating you and your body just the way you are. I don't do any body retouching, however, I can clear skin from temporary blemishes/scratches, etc. I also don't alter scars as they make you who you are.
Do you offer multi-day coverage?
Yes! I’m a storyteller, I want to tell the full story – before, after, and everything in between. This type of coverage works well if you're having a homebirth, camping out with your friends the night before, traveling to a destination with your family, or backpacking to a spot for your adventure elopement.
Can we bring our pet?
Hell yeah! I always love including pets as they are a big part of the family too. All pups, cats, llamas, snakes, are more than welcome at photoshoots and completely encouraged!
Do you offer extended family sessions?
I do offer extended family sessions. I love the effortlessness and natural flow of immediate intimate family sessions but I believe those same feelings can be achieved with bigger groups. Every family is different so please mention this is what you are after in your inquiry form so we can discuss further as I create custom quotes based on number of family members