How many pictures will we receive?

For a standard family /senior session, I do not limit the number of digitals you receive. Most of my galleries, other than weddings, will receive at a minimum 50+ fully edited images.

If booking a mini session, 15 minutes, you will receive at a minimum 10 fully edited images.

I do offer professional prints products, but you are not obligated to purchase them when booking sessions with me.

Where will we take our pictures?

Full Photo Sessions are always done outside because I like it when the kids have room to play, run, and be themselves. If you do not have a pre-selected location for your session, I will offer a list of my favorite places to photograph in and around Hampton Roads, VA & The Outer Banks of NC. Each location has pros and cons and each has a different look and feel. During your pre-portrait consultation, I’ll help you decide which is the best location to tell your story.

Can you do a mixture of posed and candid pictures?

Always! My visual storytelling style leans toward a candid, documentary approach (the kids being hilarious, the dog licking your face), but posed family photographs, where everyone is smiling and looking at the camera, are also treasured keepsakes. I work both kinds of photos into Full Sessions.

My Mini Sessions are typically more posed, since the sessions are only 15 minutes and don’t lend themselves to as much unposed play, but I do work some in there as well.

Are Family Pets allowed?

Sure! Pets are totally family members! Let’s just make sure they’re groomed, well behaved, and on a leash. Bring plenty of treats and a few chew toys, to be safe.

How should we dress for our family session?

Dress in clothes that match your family’s personalities.

Choose outfits you’re comfortable in. Make sure everyone’s clothes fit properly and are not requiring constant adjustment. Don’t wear clothing that wrinkles easily, unless you’re okay with the wrinkles in the photos or want to pay extra to have them digitally lessened/removed. Make sure your bra strap doesn’t keep slipping out and shirts don’t gape open at the buttons when seated.

Don’t forget the shoes and accessories! There’s nothing like a great hat, a pair of suspenders, or a cute headband to complete an outfit.

What if it rains?

Family portrait sessions happen rain or shine! It might be very hot, very cold, very windy, a little rainy, or a little snowy and still the photo session will go on! The weather in Hampton Roads, VA and Outer Banks, NC is unpredictable and I can not guarantee your session will happen on a perfect, sunny day. What I can guarantee is that we will make memorable and beautiful photos of your family whether you are basking in a golden sunset, snuggling at home in your PJs, or splashing in puddles. Sessions are meant to document your life, even on rainy days, so bring an umbrella!

(Note that we will reschedule if the weather conditions make it too dangerous to be outside, lightning on the beach, hurricane, tornado, etc.)

When will my gallery be available for viewing?

Summer months, May - September, are my busiest months. I do try to have your gallery available to you within 1 - 2 weeks, but I do send out a couple sneak peeks within 24 hours of the session.

Ready to book?

Go to the "CONTACT" tab to get in touch with me. Once we have everything finalized, date, location, time, an invoice will be sent. Your session is not confirmed until your 25% deposit has been paid.

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