Okay since my kids see my camera and actually run or say “oh NO mommy”, it is time I get over the nervousness and start practicing on actual willing subjects(which might actually work for me rather then against me). Here is the deal:
NO session fee
1 hour session(if it goes over it should be no problem) Newborns are 2-3 hours to allow for feeding and changing.
1 Free 8×10 that you can pick from the atleast 10(God willing) free 4×6’s I will give you of your session.
Location of your choice as long as it is not tooooo far away(if this is indoors you must have lots and lots of natural light. I do not come equiped with a fancy flash because I love natural light photos, if you feel you do not have enough natural light then let us wait for a month or so for my lens to be purchased for low light situations)
Please give me 1-2 weeks to edit and process your photos then I will contact you.
*** Note*** These are for practice and for building my portfolio so I will need your permission to post the pictures on my website for business purposes. If requested no names will be mentioned or locations and a watermark will be placed on the picture.(Does anyone design watermarks cause I need a nice one)This is the only way I will be able to build business. Once my business has started, I will offer discounts to continue building my portfolio as well.
Best times are in the early morning and late evening. Pictures can be done during the day but shade, not overly harsh shade is needed. The pictures of the little girl in a tutu on my blog were done at 10am under a tree. Best time for inside your home is when you have the most natural light coming through multiple windows.
Group pictures- White or black is not the best color to wear but can be done. Different colored solid shirts with jeans are great for family pictures or sibling pictures.
Individual pictures can be jeans and solid shirt or something funky like stripes. Hats are great too.
Maternity pictures are best with black or white tank or shirt and NON maternity jeans!( you unbutton them at the belly, trust its much nice then the maternity band showing in pictures…)
Newborns…naked is great or a special outfit like the take home outfit.I do not like to use too many props that mean nothing to you in pictures. So bring your favorite blanket or stuffed animal. Whatever you want in the picture that is special, just let me know ahead of time.
Finally, If you have a certain idea you have wanted for a picture Let me know ahead of time so I can look for the prop if one is needed.. Right now I have one tutu for little girls and some blocks I made. I also have a cocoon aka a snuggler for newborns and a great poka dotted blanket for boys.
EMAIL ME TO SET UP A TIME FOR YOUR SESSION! WEEKENDS ARE ALWAYS BEST UNLESS YOU WANT TO WATCH MY RAGAMUFFINS WHILE I TAKE PICTURES. NOT THE BEST SCENARIO BUT CAN BE DONE. I DO HAVE MOST EVENING AFTER 5PM FREE(MEANING NO CHILDREN).
THIS WILL BE DONE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE ( Chandy, Katie, and Lisa don’t panic your up there already)