For family sessions with children, I try to aim to arrive about 10 minutes prior to my session. I ask parents to try to great me like an old friend and to introduce me as "This is our friend Leah (pronounced "lay-yah", yes, like Princess Leia from Star Wars). She's here to take some photos of us.". I'll introduce myself to the kids. We will hang out and I won't take my camera out right away. The camera can be a little scary for some children coming from a stranger who has just entered their home. I like to have the children see I'm ok first :)
For couple sessions, I arrive and the couple can take me around their home/location.
For both sessions, before I take my camera out we can tour the location. I will indicate areas that would have the best lighting or what mood we might be able to capture.
I've taken my camera out and I'll suggest a good spot to snap a few posed group photos. We will use one of the places in the home/location which will have the perfect lighting. We will end the posed portraits with the always fun "funny faces!" that's always keeper!
For "A Glimpse" family session in order to make the best of the time we have together, I will do quite a bit of directing, steering the parents on where to go in the home/location based on where would be the best lighting yet also allow the natural flow of the family relationships and capturing their stories throughout the day.
The session will be done before we know it. It's always the fun stuff that makes time go by so quickly. But what happens now.
After our session I will go through the images and edit them. The number of digital files range from a minimum 50 files or more depending on the session you have purchased.
I will send you a gallery of watermarked images for you and your loved ones to go through together. I ask for 2-3 weeks to get the completed gallery to you.
Once you receive the gallery you will have 4 days to make a decision if you would like to purchase a collection or a series of prints. Digital files will take about 2 weeks for delivery whereas other products may take 4-6 weeks for delivery/pick up.
Thank you so much for booking with me! I am excited to provide you and your family an amazing and fun session!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.