When should I book my family session?
Please contact me at least a month ahead of time.
I can occasionally accommodate a last minute session, but typically I book up at least a 3 weeks in advance.
What time will my session be scheduled for?
Outdoor Sessions will start either 30 minutes after sunrise or about 3 hours before sunset.
I know this may be early and/or late, but it is important for getting that gorgeous light without having harsh shadows.
How long will the session last?
Sessions will last anywhere from 45 minutes – 1.5 hours.
What should I wear?
Your attire is a personal choice.
You should definitely consider what colors are in your home as this is where you will be displaying your photographs.Neutrals are always a winner in my book.
Try to focus on layers and textures (scarves, cardigans, jeans, linen, lace, wool sweaters, leather jackets) and add accessories (chunky necklaces, earrings, bowties, scarves, hats, belts, boots). Avoid neon colors and anything with big logos or cartoon characters. Don’t forget about footwear! Shoes are often the last part of an outfit people consider, but they can definitely make or break it!
Please don’t wear sneakers or cheap flipflops – there are much nicer options.Think about boots, nice dress shoes, Mary Janes, heels (not too high!), nice sandals, etc.
What will happen during the session?
During the session I will aim to capture both posed and natural/candid shots. How many of each will entirely depend on your family. But, please don’t worry about being perfect or getting that perfect shot! Each and every family is different, which is what makes my job fun! I’ve learned to often just go with the flow. If you have young kids, you know that they do whatever they want! Because of this, I will bring snacks, toys, and books and if they aren’t in the mood to smile or look at the camera, I’ll focus on getting shots of your family acting natural, spending time with each other, reading and playing. After all, I bet you read and play a lot at home too.) Got a child who won’t sit still even for that? Pick them up, toss them in the air, tickle them, or let me chase them around to get a picture of them interacting with their environment in an authentic way.
My job is to capture your family as you are, your job is just to enjoy your family and be yourself so I can do that.
What will happen after the session?
After your session, you will go home and relax! Woo hoo!
I will start working on your Zalamo gallery within 48 hours. In approximately 2 weeks, I will contact you to set up a time to come in for your beautiful images.