WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?

TYPICALLY BOOK 2 TO 3 WEEKS OUT BUT DURING BUSY TIMES SUCH AS OCT-DEC AND SPRING BREAK I CAN BOOK UP TO 8 WEEKS OUT.

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

I FEEL THAT YOU SHOULD BE COMFORTABLE IN WHAT YOU ARE WEARING.  YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT CLOTHING WHEN YOU ARE POSING AND INTERACTING WITH YOUR FAMILY.  KIDS SHOULD NOT BE UNCOMFORTABLE AND FEEL FREE TO MOVE IN WHAT THEY ARE WEARING.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE MATCHING, JUST COORDINATING.  I DO NOT SUGGEST CASUAL WEAR SUCH AS TANK TOPS AND SHORTS.  CHECK OUT MY PINTEREST PAGE HERE FOR MORE IDEAS.

WHAT TIME DO YOU SHOOT?

I LIKE TO MEET MY CLIENTS AN HOUR AND A HALF BEFORE SUNSET FOR FULL SESSIONS AND AN HOUR FOR MINIS.  THIS CAN BE PRETTY LATE IN THE SUMMER AND REALLY EARLY IN THE FALL.  THIS GOLDEN HOUR BRINGS BEAUTIFUL LIGHT, SKIN TONES AND NO ONE WILL BE SQUINTING.

WHERE CAN I GET MY DIGITAL IMAGES PRINTED?

I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE WANT DIGITAL IMAGES.  YOU MAY WANT TO SCRAPBOOK, PUT THEM ON FACEBOOK OR JUST HAVE A HARD COPY ON FILE.  WHEN IT COMES TO DISPLAYING THESE IMAGES IN YOUR HOME IT BECOMES A LITTLE TRICKIER.  WHATEVER COMPANY YOU USE  MAKE SURE THEY DO NOT COLOR CORRECT OR ADD CONTRAST DURING THE PRINTING PROCESS.  I START WITH A RAW IMAGE (NOTHING ADDED FROM THE CAMERA) AND CAREFULLY ADD CONTRAST AND TONES ON A COLOR CALIBRATED MONITOR, SO IF THE PRINTER ADDS MORE CONTRAST OR COLOR, YOU IMAGES WILL NOT TURN OUT AS INTENDED.  I WOULD SUGGEST PRINTING THROUGH MY LAB THAT I PROVIDE OR CREATING AN ACCOUNT WITH MPIX.COM TO RECEIVE AMAZING IMAGES AND COLOR.