YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION: WHAT TO EXPECT


Before YOUR SESSION


When you're ready to schedule your session, we'll schedule a quick, 10-minute consult over the phone. This consult is required to book a session, as it helps me to understand your goals for your session. Since most of my clients are busy, I find that it's often easier to do this over a quick, 10-minute phone call than over a dozen emails.

A non-refundable session fee is required to book your session. The booking process is simple and completely online. Simply, sign the contract, pay your invoice and complete a quick questionnaire. 

The week of your session, I'll be in touch to confirm the date, time and location of your session or to reschedule in the case of inclement weather.


DURING YOUR SESSION


I work the same at every session. Having a process for shooting means my work is consistent and I can create the same great work for every family. It also frees me up to be spontaneous and creative. What you bring to the session—your smiles, personalities and your love for each other—makes your session truly unique. Standard sessions are about 45 to 60 minutes long but I don't mind taking some extra time for breaks if your children need it. 

After your session, we'll spend a few minutes discussing the products I offer because I want to make sure you have plenty of opportunities to view the products and plan for your ordering appointment, which takes place about four weeks after your session. I will provide you with a guide to ordering and a worksheet to complete before your ordering appointment. This will help you plan for the products you want and the spaces you have. 


AFTER YOUR SESSION


Three to four weeks after your session, we will meet to view the edited images from your session and place your order. This appointment is required and scheduled at the time you book your portrait session. At this appointment, I'll simply be guiding you through the process of choosing art for your home and you'll have the advantage of being able to see what your images look like on your walls before you ever place your order. 

Please note that ordering appointments are required. Images will not be uploaded to an online gallery until after the ordering appointment and then only purchased images will be uploaded.