CONTACT ME :)
If you are interested in booking a session with me - simply start with filling out the CONTACT FORM. It will be easier for us to plan the session once we know what is your desired date and theme of the session.
After that I will contact you to schedule a pre-session consultation so we can get to know each other and plan the session together.
During the consultation you will learn how to prepare for the session - how to choose the outfits for the family or prepare you newborn baby before coming to the studio.
If you are scheduling a newborn session you will be able to choose props you love and tell me what colors/styles you would like for your baby. If you are scheduling a birth session we will go over your birth plan.
You will also be able to see the samples of the products I offer and start planning your wall art. During pre-session consultation you will sign the contract, pay the session fee and schedule your session.
Finally! After all the planning, talking and scheduling it is time for action!
During the session I always do my best to make my clients feel relaxed and be natural. I try to capture real emotions and the love between you.
I will do some posing to make you look your best (or a lot of posing - if you are coming for newborn in-studio session). We will have fun and take as many pictures as needed.
The session time will vary (depending for eg. on how the children cooperate), but on average you can expect the session to last:
newborn in-studio session (2-3.5h)
birth session (up to 10 hours, sometimes longer)
family session on location (2h)
family lifestyle session (2-4h)
fresh48 session (2h)
baby/child in-studio session (30 min - 1h)
maternity session (1h)
CULLING AND EDITING
After the session real work begins! It takes a lot of time to sort through all the images and choose the best ones.
When this step is done, I correct all images in Lightroom to ensure proper white balance and exposure and to apply some special color effects.
Then I edit each image in Photoshop to create those amazing, stunning photographs that you will proudly display in your home.
When all the editing is done (usually around 4 weeks after the session) we will meet for ordering appointment. I always ask that you bring your spouse to this appointment and leave the kids with a babysitter so that we can talk and choose products without any rush.
At the begging of our meeting you will finally see your images. This is often very emotional time so make sure to bring some tissues... Seeing your precious little baby on big screen, or your kids smiles captured in professional photographs is truly magical! Your gallery will have all the best shots from your session - carefully selected and edited. If you had birth session or lifestyle session - you might expect about 60-80 images. With any other type of session - I will provide about 20-40 images.
After seeing your images we will talk about products you would like to order and we will together sort through all the images again (usually a few times) to choose the portraits you absolutely love (or to decide that you absolutely love all of them - which happens quite often :).
Session fee $175 is due at the time of booking. It includes pre-session consultation, planning and designing your session, shooting time, professional retouch and editing of you portraits and viewing appointment.
Session fee doesn’t include wall art or digital files - you can purchase them a la carte or choose one of the collections. To make your experience with me truly exceptional I offer a variety of high end photography products.
If you choose a collection - your session fee will go towards the collection. You will also be able to order a la carte items on top, or instead of a collection. Usually clients spend around $1000 - $3000 but there is no minimal purchase and I am happy to work with your budget. If you would like to buy your photographs, but are not able to afford them just yet - don't worry. Ask me about the payment plan!
For birth documentary pricing go HERE.
All products are made in carefully selected, high end labs serving exclusively professional photographers. If you decide to purchase a collection - the session fee will go toward that collection. Don't worry about choosing your products now - you will be able to see beautiful samples during our pre-session consultation and then I will be with you every step of the way to help you choose what will work best for you house.
Before you ask - yes, I do offer digital files. But honestly - do you ever print your digital images? What is the point in hiring the professional photographer if you end up with even more photos on your computer? Photos that no-one will ever look at, that your children will not be proud of.
"The child who walks by the wall with beautiful portrait of his family thinks 'I am important. I am loved. I belong.'. I wonder what the child thinks when he walks by the drawer with a flash drive"
Not my words, but so true! Lets print those gorgeous images and display them proudly! Lets invest in high end keepsake albums so that not only you, but many generations after you will be able to cherish portraits of your baby and all those important moments of your family's life.
Products I offer:
high end canvases
heirloom albums in a protective box that double as wall art (can be display on the shelf)
wooden folio box with mounted 5x7 images
gift prints to share with your family
specialty products (birth announcement, Christmas tree ornaments)