Choose a date
Upon booking your session we will work together to get a date that works for both of us. Keep in mind, all outdoor sessions take place approx. 1 hour BEFORE sunset. This time will vary depending on the season. I do not shoot outdoor sessions from late November to April. Sessions in the summer will be later than sessions in the spring and fall. Indoor sessions will take place during the day approx. 12pm-2pm.
Pick a location
Upon booking, I will send you my Client Guide. This includes helpful information on what to expect during your session and my location guide. I offer a variety of locations. Urban feel, fields, retro etc. Not feeling my locations for your outdoor session? Let's shoot at a place that is special to you and your family. Travel fees will apply for locations more than 25 miles from Paducah Ky 42003.
Wardrobe & Final Details
In my Client Guide is a What to Wear section. Don't want my input? You do you, boo. But if you do, I am HERE for it. Going for a boho feel? I will help you choose the right clothing and location to bring that out. Retro/Urban more your style? Let's rock that with some graphic tees and funky style. You can "shop" my client wardrobe or I will help you go through your closet, shop online for the perfect outfits. I also have a page here on the website to help.
I know, it's a crazy hot mess trying to get your family ready. Take a deep breath. Throw out your expectations. Kids will be kids, let me handle that. I will embrace the mess, the chaos. I hear so often "I'm so sorry my child acted that way." Don't apologize. Let go. Let them be kids. Let me guide them, and you. I've got you. We will have fun. You will laugh, and get snuggles from your kids that you might not usually get.
After the session
After your session, I will start to edit your images. Your preview gallery will be delivered to you 2 weeks after your session. Depending on the season, this may vary, but never longer than 3 weeks. Fall is more of a 3 week turnaround. Most times, your gallery is delivered sooner. Your gallery is emailed to you via a private online gallery where you choose your 40 favorite images. Additional images are $10 each or a discounted rate for the entire gallery.
So you have your images
You've downloaded your images. It is so easy to forget them on your computer, but PLEASE back them up. I only keep sessions for 1 year and then they are GONE. Backup your images on an external hard drive, flash drive, or online photo storage. I recommend Dropbox. BUT....also, print those beauties!!!! Whether you choose to hang them on your walls, or just print them and put them in storage, there really is nothing better than looking through images and holding those memories in your hands.