– CHILD/FAMILY SESSION EXPERIENCE –
Family portrait sessions are so much fun! I love to capture families interacting and playing together. When scheduling your family photo session, we will work together to find the best day, time, and location.
From the moment you book your session, I will be here to guide you every step of the way. Before your session we will find some time to chat and plan. This pre-session consultation can take place by phone, email, or in person. This is a perfect time for us to connect and get to know each other. We can learn about each other’s style and really get a feel for how you want to use your images in your home.
My favorite time of day to shoot is about an hour before the sun sets. The lighting is so pretty and flattering. Family sessions typically last about an hour depending on the age of children being photographed. My favorite place to shoot is on my 10 acre property located just outside the town of Culpeper, Virginia (about 45 minutes from Northern, VA areas of Manassas and Fredericksburg). There are also so many wonderful places to shoot around the area, and I am happy to suggest a few of my favorite spots. I'm always up for new locations though so please bring ideas!
My style is a mix of both photo journalistic and traditional photography. I love capturing families playing, snuggling, being goofy, and just loving on each other. I will always do my best to get that one desired shot of everyone looking and smiling at me, but I will also be snapping images of you and your family just lovin on each other and having fun.
Keeping you and your family comfortable and relaxed is the key to getting genuine lovable smiles. When we first meet, I will spend some time just chatting and getting to know your family and your kids. Our goal is have everyone feeling at ease in front of the camera so it’s important to take this little extra time to break the ice a bit. With 3 kids of my own, I know it sometimes takes a little craziness to get those cute smiles, so don’t be surprised to see me rolling around on the ground, dancing, singing, or acting silly.
Throughout your session we’ll capture several shots of your family together. We’ll also get different combinations such as a few of just the kids, the kids individually, and parents each with the kids. When was the last time you had a picture as a couple? That long, huh? I am a huge fan of capturing a few moments of just mom and dad together as well.
After your session is over, I will begin selecting the best images from our session. I absolutely LOVE this part, and over the next 1-2 weeks I will spend time carefully editing each image. Once your pictures have been edited, I will put them into a unique slideshow for you to enjoy at your Reveal Session. This is such an awesome way to view your images for the very first time. Following the slideshow, I will be here to help you with all of your ordering. We’ll select which images to order, figure out what sizes work best, talk about wall art such as canvases and framed pieces, and even custom albums. I will be completely at your service!