1. What is the difference between a Lifestyle session and a Day in the Life session?
Real life is beautiful. Sometimes we just need a reminder of how wonderful our imperfect lives are right now! Both my Lifestyle and Day in the Life sessions are geared toward capturing all of that chaotic beauty, just in different ways...
Lifestyle sessions are directed by me in a very relaxed way. You show up for your session in a scenic park or backyard ready to be photographed. I do my best to set the stage and then capture through my lens the interactions that make your family unique. Your kids will feel no pressure to give me fake smiles- in fact I encourage you all not to look at me at all! Lifestyle sessions are great for families and maternity.
Day in the Life (documentary) sessions are 100% directed by your ordinary lives, not staged by me. I am a fly on the wall appreciating the quiet moments of your everyday life and photographing the story that makes your family unique right here in the NOW. These authentic memories I preserve are those that you will miss in 15 years! Day in the Life sessions take place primarily in your home and at your normal haunts, because that is where your life is. In particular because of their storytelling nature, Day in the Life sessions lend themselves very well to presentation in albums.
2. What kind of photographer are you?
Clients have described my work as natural, sentimental, and full of emotion. My goal with every photoshoot is to create a body of images that together tell the authentic story of your lives at THIS point in time. I do not try to get that one forced shot with everyone looking at the camera and smiling- not unless it happens naturally, that is! Life with kids is wonderfully chaotic, and that’s the story that is told through your photographs.
3. Where and when will my session be held?
Lifestyle sessions are held outdoors and are weather-dependent. Timing is usually in the hour or two before sunset.
Day in the Life sessions are held rain or shine. We are typically shooting at least in some part at your home, though outings are always fun to photograph as well! I usually will arrive around 10 am or 3 pm depending on your schedule, your goal with the session, and the time of year.
4. How long will this session take?
Lifestyle sessions move very quickly - I realize kiddos have very short attention spans for his type of thing! Expect to be shooting around 45 minutes, getting a full variety of images within one location.
Kids seldom tire of Day in the Life sessions, as they see me more of a tagalong family friend than a photographer. Your family activities will drive the action and I am just along for the ride! These sessions can last anywhere between 3 and 6 hours, depending on your plan for the day.
5. What is a Lifestyle photoshoot worth?
Your investment in your family or newborn lifestyle portrait session is $525. This rate includes a minimum of 35 professionally edited photographs delivered in a password protected online gallery- easy to share with friends and family! You will also receive print rights (high resolution digital files) for each of the images that I deliver from your session. Professional prints and products are available a-la-carte in addition to the session fee. All prices subject to PA sales tax. (Ask for special discounts for my maternity session clients!)
6. What is a Day in the Life photoshoot worth?
Rates for documentary photoshoots start at $840 depending on hours. This rate includes a minimum of 75 professionally edited photographs delivered in a password protected online gallery. You will also receive print rights (high resolution digital files) for each of the images that I deliver from your session, and a $100 studio credit that you can apply toward prints from your gallery. Professional prints and products are available a-la-carte. All prices subject to PA sales tax.
All Fresh 48 and newborn sessions are considered Day in the Life, and families often opt for this style as well.
7. How can I prepare my child for our Lifestyle session? What should we wear?
All families who book a Lifestyle session will receive a session guide that will cover everything you will need to know to prepare for your photoshoot. And of course I am happy to answer all your questions over the phone as well!
8. Do you have a referral program?
My business relies heavily on strong word of mouth referrals and I very much appreciate my clients! Each of my previous clients will receive a studio credit when one of their personal referrals books with me. Studio credit can be applied toward print products or future photo shoots.
9. How do I book a session with you?
I’m happy you asked! You can contact me using the form below, or by emailing me at email@example.com. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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