choose an experience portrait artist

Creating classic, unique and timeless portraits is truly a skilled art. Being able to reproduce consistent quality and style comes with experience most hobbyists don’t have. I have spent the past 10 years of my life studying and perfecting  my passion for photography. With the years I have become expert in facial angles, quality of light, camera position, correct lens usage and color harmony. This are few reason my portraits are so special and sought after.

As a result of photographing many families and kids, I understand family relationships and developmental stages of children, making your portraits experience fun and stress free.

Every portrait I create for my clients is personally enhanced and retouched by ME with great attention to detail. Enhancing portraits can include smoothing skin, removing blemishes, softening lines, enhancing eyes and removing dark circles.

scheduling

Family and Children: The sooner the better ! Sessions fill up quickly, and it’s always best to contact us as soon as possible for an appointment.

Newborn Sessions: Ideally I like to capture newborns within the first 12 days. This is the time your sweet little one will be deeply sleeping most of the time, that way I’ll be able to cuddle, curl, and pose them into those sweet sleepy newborn images.

Baby Session : I recommend planning your baby portraits around the following milestones:
• 6 Months: Sitting, smiling, and starting to show their personality.
• 9 Months: On the move! Crawling, rolling, and giggles galore.
• 12 Months: Standing, cruising, or even taking first steps. We love ending sessions with a cake smash to celebrate their very first birthday.

Maternity: Maternity photography is best captured around 32 to 37 weeks, when your belly is full and round. This timing can be different for everyone.

Smash Cake: Your little baby is no longer a newborn! Turning ONE is a huge milestone and before you know it, they will be walking and talking. For one year old birthdays we have a special photoshoot called a Cake Smash session. We do a normal hour appointment capturing those chubby legs and first teeth. The last 20 minutes are spent devouring delicious cake!

how long will my session last?

Sessions typically last 45-60 mins (newborns a little more – 120 mins). I make sure there is plenty of time for diaper changes, snacks, and cuddles to put your baby at ease. I encourage you to bring along a change of outfit and accessories to add variety to your child’s portraits. During a spontaneous and fun session, I will be able to capture unexpected moments that will become beautiful pieces of art.

studio, outdoors or on-location ?

My sessions may be captured in my home studio, in your home, or at the outdoor location of my choice. Usually I do two sets of backdrops per session to add variety to your portraits. I also love photographing baby and family portraits in the natural splendor of the outdoors. The vibrant colors and textures provide a stunning backdrop.

Choosing a location that is special to your family is a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your images. I have lots of favorite locations, and I’ll be happy to select the ideal setting for your shoot.

what to wear

Clothing is very important for a successful session. If more than one person is participating on the session coordinate your outfits with a palette of complementary colors for beautiful portraits. Neutrals, creams and soft pastel colors always looks great. Have fun with layers and accessories to add pops of bright color and dimension to your portraits. Rich textures, simple patterns, chunky jewelry, scarves, hats, headbands, and ruffles photographs well. I always encourage getting creative with fairy wings, rubber rain boots, stylish hats, and funky headbands. Bare feet are always preferred!

Newborns and babies: I love to photograph in a cute diaper cover or their adorable bare bottoms. I offer a variety of accessories but feel free to bring your own ‘newborn props’. Clothes that have texture, like cable-knit sweaters, corduroy, lace, and ruffles photograph beautifully in baby portraits. I recommend simple, classic apparel that reflects your style.

Maternity: I recommend outfits that flatter your shape and accentuate your curves. An empire-waist gown. A long flowing skirt with a bandeaux bra. Add a beautiful cardigan with just one button closed above your bare belly.

Smash Cake: Please bring a short sleeved white onesie, tutu or a diaper cover for the photos – we want to see some baby skin!

after the session and ordering

After your session, I will carefully select the best  images for the viewing session. I will compare images and narrow down to the  best based on facial expressions, posing, lighting and sharpness.

At the end of our session, we will book a second date for you to come back to my home studio for the viewing session. The viewing session will be an emotional and personal experience, you will be able to select your favorite images to become art pieces for your home, office, and for family and friends. I will go over packages, products details  and help you create a beautiful display of your images.

After the order is placed, I’ll finalized editing and send the order to the lab for printing. Your order will be done in approximately 2-3 weeks. Digitals will be delivered at the time you pick up your prints.