what to expect


I specialize in family, maternity, couple, and newborn sessions.  I do not currently book weddings.

Time
Normally, I only schedule family sessions on Saturdays and newborn sessions on weekday mornings.  Depending on the location (and time of year) for your family session, it may be either morning or evening.   If you need a different day of the week, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you.  Please be aware that I spend every Sunday worshiping with my family and do not book sessions.

Session Fee
The entire session fee of $200 (for a regular session) is collected in order to schedule a date. 

Client Packets
After your deposit is paid, you will receive a client packet with clothing ideas, instructions for the shoot, your print release, and a model release that needs to be signed and brought to your session.

Family Session Location
I am a natural light photographer.  This means that I usually shoot outdoors (exceptions made for newborn sessions).  I have a list of locations that I shoot at frequently and I will send those to you at the time of booking.    If there is an entrance fee to a particular location the client is to pay this fee.

Newborn Session Location
These sessions are taken in the clients home.  Normally, I will not travel more than 20 minutes from my home.   Travel fees to apply to sessions more than 20 miles from zip code 77095.

Newborn Props/Poses
My style for newborns is simplicity.   I want your baby to be the center of attention in a photo, not the props.   I will not put babies in precarious or dangerous situations, which means that I will not attempt to recreate many of the images found on Pinterest.  At this time, I only book lifestyle sessions.  Please contact me if you are interested in seeing some examples.

After the session
Once your session is complete, I will send you a link to a soft proof gallery with UNEDITED images from your session.  You will then have five days to choose the photos from the gallery that you would like to be edited for your final gallery.  Once the five days are over, if you have not picked the images, you forfeit the decision making to me.  The final gallery link will be sent to you two weeks after the soft proof gallery expires (roughly three weeks after your session).  If you need your photos sooner than this, please let me know and we can work something out. The gallery includes the number of edited, high resolution images that come with the session package, available for download.