Before your session:
We will have a consultation either via email or on the phone to go over what you are looking for in your portraits and discuss all the details such as location and what to wear.
Your Family Session:
Sessions take place either at your home (inside or outside) or we can meet outside at a scenic spot. I have a lot of ideas for locations in Pennsylvania so just ask! Sessions are very relaxed. I will engage with your child and capture their personality while they do what they do best- just being a kid. I rarely pose toddlers because I want to capture them just being themselves. It's ok and perfectly normal for your toddler to run around while we are at a park so don't worry!
When to schedule a Session:
For babies, the ideal times to schedule a shoot are the newborn stage (the first 10 days), then when they are sitting up (around the 6-9 month age) and then of course their milestone first birthday. As far as time of day, during the summer months it is best to plan our session for either early morning or late afternoon to avoid the harsh shadows and heat of peak sun. It is also a good idea to plan around your child's nap schedule because a well-rested baby is a happy one. As far as time of year, the fall is my busiest time of year and I usually book 3 months in advance. So if you would like photos during fall foliage or in time for the holidays it is best to book before September.
The earlier the better when it comes to doing newborn sessions. I LOVE sleepy curled up newborns and I will show up to your house with lots of ideas. Ideally they should be done during the first week and always before the baby turns 2 weeks old. Please contact me when you are pregnant so we can set a tentative date for your newborn shoot and then we can finalize the date once your little one has made his/her arrival.
Please Contact me for additional information.