Sessions with me may be a little different than you've had in the past. From the first contact, I really try to get to know my clients, so I can design a session experience that will create the custom art that you really want, and that you will cherish for years. My process allows you to trust me to not only create the images you're dreaming of during your session, but to translate them into that final artwork you will be able to pass down to your kids and grandkids - not just waste away on a hard drive somewhere never to be seen, or displayed because you just seriously don't have the time. Or, you don't have the slightest idea of where to order the best products. I can take the stress off you, because not only do I have the expertise to design you beautiful layouts, but I pride myself on finding you the best archival photographic products available. I have tested just about every lab out there, and I don't sell products I wouldn't be proud to have myself. I help you every step of the way to ensure you go home with truly one of a kind art peices, from albums to wall collages, items that you can actually pass down to your family through the years. You have a story and legacy to tell - I'd be honored to be the one to help you tell it.
Your session fee reserves your date and time and while it does not include any products or prints, it does include my expertise, the time spent on your session, and the editing process as well as your design consult and ordering session. Here's what to expect from each of those meetings.
DESIGN CONSULT: I'd love to chat with you in person to go over all the details of the session you envision. If you're local, I'd love to meet you over coffee. I'll bring along some of my product samples too so you can see and feel the types of products available so you can think about what items will work best for you. We'll discuss locations and what to wear, and gives me a chance to get to know you better.
THE SESSION: The fun part! We've done all the prep and chosen a great location to showcase your personality, so now is the chance to just relax and have fun. I seriously try to make sessions as stress free as possible for you and if you've got small kids, no worries at all - I've got three of my own and have done MANY families over the years so I have lots of experience getting the little ones to cooperate. Even if you don't think they are, I have yet to have a session where we didn't get some genuine smiles :)
ORDERING: Once the session is over, it usually takes 1-2 weeks to have your images ready to reveal. We'll schedule your ordering appointment where we can meet at one of my favorite local spots, or even in your home (which is super helpful if you want wall art). This is your opportunity to view your images and your order will be placed at this time. Once again, I'll bring along samples to help you design your favorite products. There is absolutely no minimum purchase, you'll only choose what you love, but clients do typically invest anywhere from $800-$1500 on their custom artwork, just to give you an idea of what to budget for.