Lifestyle sessions are photo sessions that are prompt/posed sessions. I will help you get into a pose and will prompt the family or kids to do something to create more natural photos. These photos are playing and interacting with children, making eachother laugh and based on capturing the raw and realness of the moment. They are more candid and are not like a portrait studio session. My studio has a bed, couch and chairs for sitting without backdrops for lifestyle session.
I live in Phoenix, NY and my studio is also located in Phoenix. I will travel for any session or wedding with additional costs. I have traveled all the way to the Bahamas for a wedding and Nashville for a Senior session, so don't ever hesitate to ask!
WHEN WILL WE GET OUR PHOTOS?
Remember, I'm a momma first but I try my best to get sessions out as quickly as I can! For photo sessions, these typically take 2-3 weeks during non-peak season. During peak season is anywhere from 4-6 weeks. (fall & holiday season). Holiday mini sessions are usually rushed for a week to two turn around. If anything is needed before a specific date I advise to book accordingly or let me know so I can get them to you. Weddings typically take 3-6 months depending on the time of year and time frame booked for.
DO YOU WORK WITH SPECIAL NEEDS?
Yes! I have had autistic children as clients as well as clients in wheelchairs. My studio has a ramp for anyone in a wheelchair to access, or I will accommodate anyone for an outdoor location that is easy access. I am very patient and would love to work with ANYONE! I do not time sessions for clients with special needs to ensure we can get as many shots as possible without rushing.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION AND NO SHOW POLICY?
I have a no show as well as cancellation policy. Deposits are required to book all sessions. If the client no shows, the deposit paid is kept by myself & will not be booked with again in the future unless the client contacts me to explain what happened. I understand life happens. If a client needs to cancel or reschedule, Please allow 48 hours to cancel. If this is not done before them, deposit will be kept. If client reschedules this deposit will go towards their next session.
WHAT IS YOUR SICK AND BAD WEATHER POLICY?
If I am sick, I will reschedule sessions until I am better or on antibiotics for 48 hours. I do not want to spread germs to anyone, especially littles! If you or your child is sick, I ask you to please reschedule. I have many newborns in and out of the studio and I do not want to compromise anyone's health. Do not worry we will get you scheduled to make it up!
If it is a snow storm or state of emergency, I will not hold any sessions and they will all be rescheduled. Yes, we do live in CNY and it does snow. If it is bad enough that schools are closed or activities closed I will not be holding sessions for your safety as well as my own.
If you have an outdoor session and rain is in the forecast, we can move the session to a different time of day for the same date if rain isn't predicted or we can schedule to another date.
I only shoot in overcast or golden hour. I will reach out to all clients before the date of their session to ensure we have the perfect times and dates for sessions.
DO YOU DO PAYMENT PLANS?
I have payment plans for all sessions. These are broken down over a 6 month period or a 12 month period depending on the session chosen. I accept credit, cash or checks. If you do a payment plan, they will be invoiced to you and contracts will be signed to ensure payment is made by client.
WHAT DO WE WEAR?
I will go over styling for each session with client. Neutrals and solid colors work best. If you do add colors rich, bold & dark colors work and look best! (navy blue, maroons, blacks, creams, browns, mustard, rust orange, olive. etc). My client closet is open for maternity sessions & motherhood sessions. I also have outfits for milestone sessions, sitter sessions & newborns. No outfits are needed for those!
CAN WE BRING OUR PET?
As long as your pet is friendly I am all about it! They can come for outdoor sessions or indoor sessions.