What to Expect

I believe in the importance of hiring someone who can capture your children and family’s personality.  As the mother of three children and having hired many professional photographers, I do understand the stress that can come about on the day of a photo shoot.  This is where I come in. My goal is to make you love the photography experience as much as I do, keeping it as stress free as possible. What makes A Little Love Photography different is quite simple, actually: your experience is customized and hands-on from start to finish.

You will have four appointments with me.

First

Your Pre-Consult. This takes place on the phone, where I will give you a quick run through of the process and answer any questions you may have before booking.

Second

Your Consult and Planning Appointment. This appointment is in person if you are local and over the phone if you are long distance, preferably in your home with your family, this gives your children, if there are any, a chance to meet and get comfortable with me prior to your session. We will also look around your home for places that you will want to display your art. I will take photographs of the walls you are considering hanging your portraits on, which will help in our session planning and allow you to digitally preview your images on your walls at your ordering appointment (how cool is that)! We will, also, discuss and plan the style of your session, as well as wardrobe!

Third

Your Session. This is the fun part! It’s all been planned and setup for you, so just come and enjoy yourself!

Fourth

Your Reveal and Ordering Appointment. Its time to view your gorgeous images! During this time, you will have the opportunity to digitally preview your finished artwork on the walls of your home, select frames, and receive help making some of those really tough final decisions.

FAQ’s

It’s so important to me that you only receive beautifully-toned, print-ready photographs! For this reason, I never release my RAW files. Every photograph you receive is a finished product, ready for display!

We are part of the revolution of get photos off CDs and on to your walls. For this reason our collections require digitals PLUS art.

However, a couple times a year we offer special mini sessions where digitals are included!

In this case I would post an online gallery of all largely watermarked images for two days for you to review and decide what art and collection items you would like and we would have a Skype or FaceTime visit to discuss different art types.

In studio I use a strobe in conjunction with a reflector and/or window light. Outdoors I use natural light.

No, although I did take photography courses in college. I have my degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, and worked as a lab tech for 12 years before pursuing my passion in photography full time. I have taken numerous workshops to hone my photography skills.

35 1.4, 50 macro 1.8, 85 1.4, 70-200 2.8

  • Please only bring those who are to be photographed to the studio. Please bring something for the older children to do while they are not being photographed. I ask that younger children not be brought to the studio until it is their turn to be photographed.
  • You should bring plenty of pacifiers, extra bottles, diapers, wipes, blankets, a towel and extra clothing for yourself, just in case.
  • You should bring water and snacks, as these sessions can run long!

I use a Canon 5d Mark iii.

Absolutely! Showing off your photos is always encouraged! Please give credit to A Little Love and share away!

Full sessions last 1-2 hour depending on the type of session we are doing.

Mini sessions are back to back, shot once month and are 20 minutes.

Newborn studio sessions are approximately 3 hour sessions.

The style of your session will depend on what you are looking for, your familys personality and the style of your decor. Once decided, I will then rent or purchase any necessary props and locations to utilize for your session. For example, I once had a very bubbly, fun loving family who wanted a natural look and fun time, so I styled a feather pillow fight on a bed in the middle of a field.

The location depends on what style we decide together during your planning and consult appointment and your familys personality. For example, if you are a very modern, artsy family we might shoot downtown to get an urban feel to your photos utilizing the architecture and brick surroundings. However, if you are a country family, we might shoot in an open field or by a barn.

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