Where does the session take place?
I shoot on location, either at your home or at an outside location. There are a ton of great locations in Bloomington (Campus, parks, farms, etc). During scheduling we will discuss what feel you would like your photos to have and if you would prefer a more rural or urban setting. I have several places I can suggest and give visual examples of so you can choose. All newborn shoots are done at your home.
What if it rains?
The weather in Indiana is unpredictable for sure. Cloudy days pose no problems for sessions, however if there is steady rain we will need to reschedule your session for the next available time.
How long do sessions last?
I do not put a time limit on sessions. Some children need time to warm up, some are ready to run and play right away. A family or child session typically last an hour. Newborn sessions can last much longer since newborns may need to be fed, rocked, and soothed. Allow 3 to 4 hours for a newborn session.
Do you bring props?
Depending on the age of your child and the location you choose I will bring appropriate props; chairs, crates, blankets, toy airplanes, etc. For newborn sessions I will bring several different set ups.
How should I prepare for my session?
During the session I want everyone to be as comfortable as possible. When photographing children we will play, run around, and have tons of fun. The more natural everyone is the better the photographs will be!
Please refer to the family session preparation page for tips on what to wear and advice for the session located here: Family preparation page
How should I prepare for a newborn session?
Please refer to the newborn preparation page located here: Newborn preparation
What comes with each session?
Each session includes email and/or phone consultation, session time lasting from 1 to 4 hour depending on the type of session, professional editing of the best images, and a USB with 30-35 high resolution edited images with reproduction rights.
What are reproduction rights?
Reproduction rights allow you to print your images. The digital image files you will receive are high resolution. I retain copyright of the images, meaning I can use the images for display and advertisement.
Where should I get my photos printed?
I suggest getting your photos printed at a professional lab. I highly recommend mpix.
How long will it take to get my USB?
Processing and editing takes approximately two weeks. Your photos will be mailed or can be delivered if needed.
How and when do I pay?
A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to schedule a session date. The remaining balance is due the day of the session.