Planning is our essential first step, and your questionnaire will help with this. Mini sessions will begin 20 minutes before sunset in one location.
I want to make sure we can get what you are looking for in this limited amount of time.
Up to 10 adults over the age of 20.
Up to 5 adults with one or more child under the age of 8.
Children under the age of 3 usually require more time. You may feel they will not last long enough for a full session however it is the beginning of the session that is the issue. The majority of young children are beginning to notice their surroundings and will be nervous at a new location and a new strange lady coming into their little bubble only exacerbates their anxiety. You know your child best, some come in all ready to go and are not shy at all while some do need a little warming up period.
I have a few locations I recommend that are somewhat less crowded and do not have buildings in the background. I have a location gallery you can view and we can discuss where you are staying so we can find a location close to you. I can come also to you if you prefer or would like to to document where you're staying.
If any of the children do not like the sand I do have chairs, a white sheet and other little tricks so just let me know! I would much rather have happy children than children in the sand. I have a few other props you can check out on the Location & Props Gallery as well.
A $100 retainer and signed contract are required to confirm your session. The remainder of the session fee is due seven days before the session. I will send a session reminder and a link to where you can pay the session fee. If you prefer to pay by check or cash we can make arrangements to pay at the session.
After the session I will cull the images and choose the best of each 'pose' to edit, combining several images if needed to make sure everyone is looking their best. The images will be ready within three weeks during the busy summer months. I can make some simple changes after the session is edited however if any require a lengthy amount of time then a $10 per image fee will be applied.