At the time of booking your session, a $200 retainer will be required to secure your appointment date. This is non-refundable. Your retainer and signed contract must be received with 7 days of selecting a session date, or your date will be released to other clients. The balance of the session fee is due one week before the scheduled shoot date. If your shoot is date is within a week of contacting me, Payment will be due in full at time of booking.
Prior to your session, you will receive an email consultation with me. The purpose of which is to determine the best location, time of shoot, discuss clothing choices, and to answer any questions you may have.
My photo sessions can take place in the comfort of your own home, at an outdoor location which I recommend, or at a special location of your choice. Families who request a location which exceed 25 miles of Crystal Lake will be charged at $50 travel fee and any locations which require a special permit or entrance fee will also be paid by the family.
All session times are determined by me and I base the timing on sun rise or sun set. In the summer months, this may mean a shoot time which is past your little one's bed time. While I know most parents like to keep their kiddos on a pretty tight napping schedule, your session time may mean you simply need to make an adjustment to the day and nap your child earlier. Trust me on this--- when you see the yummy evening light at sunset, you will be happy you did!!
After your session, I will edit my favorite images from the shoot and then post them to a private, password protected gallery. I generally ask that you allow two weeks for delivery of your gallery. You will then have 7 days to download your images. Please be aware that not all images shot at your session will be edited and delivered. As your photographer, I will delete any images which may be duplicates, show someone in a less than flattering way (with accidental closed eyes, etc), or may not be technically sound. At no time will you have access to all images shot during your session.
**If you are pregnant and are interested in booking a newborn session, please contact me in advance, so your due date can be penciled in on the calendar. I will leave room around that date to accommodate your session and will make the date firm once the baby is born and you phone or email to notify me. If you have not booked your newborn session in advance, please still contact me and I will do my very best to fit you in.