what to expect
When you contact me for a storytelling/lifestyle session, I will send you a questionnaire that asks you questions about you and your family. This way I can get to know you and figure out how to plot your session to tell your story properly. Using your questionnaire as a guide, I will make up a rough ‘schedule’ and send it to you so we can tailor your session to be completely personalized for you and your family.
On the day of the session, we will get to know each other a little bit. Then, you will basically go on with your day as if I am not there. If there are specific activities that we discussed, I might gently coax you into the next activity when one is complete, but mostly I like to let things happen as they naturally will. Kids have their own agendas, and pushing them never usually provides results you want (my kids teach me this lesson over and over again!). There is no time limit to my sessions, but they usually last between one and two hours.
You will see me take LOTS of pictures! With lifestyle/storytelling sessions, sometimes things happen fast, so I always over shoot to make sure I have the images that matter. Once the session is over, I will go over all of those images and edit the ones that I see fit to deliver. This usually results in at least 45 images after a 1.5 hour session.
Now comes the fun part! About two weeks after our photo session, I will book a time with you for your viewing and ordering session. I will come to your home after the littles are in bed – you can be in your jammies if you want. We will watch a slideshow of your images and then I will be there with you every step of the way to help you choose what images you want to display, and how best to do that. I can help you figure out what will work in your space and what sizes to choose. I work with a reputable, professional print lab and encourage you to get those images out of the drawer, off of your computer screen and on to your walls or in an album!
Sound like fun?