Session types, scheduling, my process and more
What areas do you service?
Primarily Charlottesville and surrounding towns, however, I also book a limited number of sessions in my hometown of Roanoke. Album Design services are offered to anyone, anywhere.
What types of photography sessions/services do you offer?
I specialize in family photography, which includes maternity and newborn sessions. I also offer family film sessions, motherhood film sessions, and professional album design.
Does my session fee include digital files?
No. Your session fee of $175 covers all of our time together (consultation, the session itself and the reveal session).
What is a reveal session?
This is an in-person meeting where you'll see your edited images for the very first time (cue all the happy tears!). It's also where you'll order and pay for your print products.
How would you describe your photography style?
I focus on documenting real emotion between you and your loved ones. This involves little to no posing (nothing that you would find in traditional studio photography). Instead, I may offer prompts such as playing, tickling, whispering something sweet or funny to each other or giving a bear hug — anything that will encourage real emotion or tell your story. I find these moments to be my clients' favorites — and mine!
My editing style is bold and emotional. Unlike many of today's "light and airy" photographers, I'm not afraid of color!
In addition, I only photograph using natural light. For an at-home session, this means taking advantage of all the window light; for an outdoors session, using the beautiful glow of sunrise and sunset ("golden hour" light).
When is the best time to do maternity photos?
Typically within two months of your due date. Booking, however, should be done 2-4 months before the session takes place.
When is the best time to do newborn photos?
Fresh 48 sessions should occur within 48 hours of your baby's birth, while you are still at the hospital. At-home newborn sessions take place within two weeks of birth. Booking, however, should be done 2-4 months before the session takes place.
What is a Fresh 48 newborn session?
This special session documents your newborn at the hospital, within 48 hours of their birth, during the day. It aims to capture all of their sweet, tiny features and some of your first moments as a family. Your baby will start changing before you know it, making this session so meaningful.
Do you offer mini sessions?
No. There are so many benefits to a full session that I do not offer condensed sessions at this time.
Do you photograph weddings?
No. However, I love doing engagement and anniversary sessions!
How far do you travel?
I am based out of Charlottesville, Virginia, and will travel up to 30 minutes to our session location. I also take on a small number of clients from Roanoke, Virginia — if you are located in the Roanoke area, please book as soon as possible!
Will you help me plan my session?
Absolutely! I am always available to answer questions, address concerns, help with outfit planning, location decisions and more! I take pride in not only being your photographer, but a valuable resource every step of the way.