lifestyle photography

scheduling

The sooner the better ! Sessions fill up quickly, and it’s always best to contact us as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation.

If you’re having a baby or just gave birth is best to book during their first two weeks, but they could be done within the first four weeks. I like to give you and your family time to adjust and figure out routines. I am always willing to be flexible!

how long will my session last?

Sessions typically last 60-90 mins. I make sure there is plenty of time for short breaks, snacks and outfit/diaper changes. During a spontaneous and fun session, I will be able to capture unexpected moments that will become beautiful pieces of art.

what to expect during your lifestyle session ?

We’ll focus on rooms such as the nursery, the master bedroom, playroom, or the living room. I like to document rooms that may have a special meaning for you, tour family and kids, or where you spend a lot of your time. I want you to be able to look back at these photos and remember the chair you always nursed your sweet baby in or the couch where daddy would plus wild with the kids and cuddle.

When I arrive at your home I’ll take a look around and see what areas might always work well due to the natural light available. I ask you that you take some clutter away and clean up a bit on the room you think we will be photographing.

Props: Since lifestyle sessions are all about telling an honest story of your family, I like to keep props to a minimum – all we need is your family to tell that story. If you have special heirlooms or other things to include in the session, we will definitely work them into the photographs in natural settings. However I won’t be arranging your baby/kids in boxes and baskets, since that’s not how babies typically sleep 😉 They sleep in your arms, on your chest, on your bed, in their crib and that’s where I’ll document photos.

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. MOST IMPORTANT  is to look at the colors of your home and the rooms you will be displaying this images – it works well if your clothing and decor colors and patterns complement each other.

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. ABSOLUTELY no logos, printed shirts or busy patterns. I always encourage getting creative with fairy wings, rubber rain boots, stylish hats, and funky headbands. Avoid clothes that are too bulky. Depending on the season, layers are ok, but be mindful of too many layers. And don’t forget about shoes! They’re an important part of your wardrobe.Bare feet are always preferred for studio !

Newborn: For baby, start with a simple onesie and swaddle. If you have a favorite outfit or two, we can definitely change them into that for some photos.

Makeup and Hair: For women, hair should be styled naturally. In other words, if you don’t usually wear your hair in a formal updo, skip it. The same principle applies to makeup: if you’re thinking about trying out that trendy fluorescent orange eye shadow you saw in a magazine, save it for another time. Instead, choose natural makeup that makes you feel beautiful, then add a light layer of powder to reduce shine, just before the session.

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.

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