The way your baby looks up at you or plays with your hair while he nurses, the moment your son grabs your hand in his, a daughters tight embrace around your neck, or children watching mom and dad dancing. These are the moments that you want to cherish, these are the moments you want to remember. Every family has a special story to tell. These stages in your families lives will not be the same tomorrow, next week, not even next year. Fleeting details desire to be captured in a photograph, a photograph that not only you, but your children can look back on and remember. Let me help in capturing those small and precious details. Those moments that we don't want to pass us by. I hope you are ready to laugh, snuggle, embrace, and just have fun... because we will be doing a lot of that. I can't wait to capture all these important moments for you!
Once you have filled out a contact form, I’ll reach out to you within 24 hours via email to get to know you and your family better. This helps to create your story session. After we chat, you have signed your contract and paid your retainer, we will set up your session date. A month before your session you will receive a link for styling your session with plenty of time to find options for your family. I am building a client closet and have a few pieces for little ladies, but do not have a full collection yet (details that can be discussed while styling your perfect story session). Next is session day, show up and allow me to capture those moments that are special to you and your family.
Your session fee includes a: consultation call, access to my client closet, personalized styling, unique locations in theTampa Bay area, your session sitting fee, as well as private online gallery with your hand picked, hand edited images. (The session fee starts at $425.)
Kids will be kids, and that is OKAY! I do not strive for perfection, but to capture your family just as it is. Your kids love to be silly and to make silly faces. Now, those may not be the images you want to give in the family cards, but those faces are ones that your kids make at you all the time. I myself have 4 kiddos, and they love to run and be wild, and a lot of those images are some of my absolute favorite images. It is OKAY, I promise. I seek out those moments that tell your story and organically capture your family's story as it unfolds. My goal is to create and experience all the silliness with your family. Let me worry about making this an amazing experience for you and your family!
You will receive an invitation to the online private gallery within 3-4 weeks of your session. Then you will be able to download all of your high resolution images to treasure forever.
A portrait session is a maternity, family or couple session and lasts for an hour. The location is selected from a list of unique locations around Tampa Bay, and if you want a specific place that brings back memories, such as a coffee shop, a pier, or even downtown, we will go to that location and create memories. For the newborn session, most new mommies and daddies would like to stay in the comfort of their own home (if you want to head to the beach or go for a walk, we will do that too), and this session can take up to three hours. This is because babies need to eat and be changed, and we move at the pace of your brand new little one.
We will watch the weather on the day of your session. If it is raining all day and there is a break at the time of your session, we will head to our location. If the rain does not stop, we will change dates. If the rain is supposed to come in the evening, I will watch the weather radar and we will push your session up if we have to. Just be ready for change. Rain clouds are amazing in images. Just be prepared to change times if need be.