A CUSTOM PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE AS UNIQUE AS YOU ARE. YOUR PHOTO SESSION IS PLANNED WITH YOU, AND FOR YOU.
Through the whole experience, I'll be here for you every step of the way. We begin by planning your session together and complete the experience by choosing the perfect wall art and albums to display your favorite images.
I always meet with every client before the photo session for a Planning Consultation. I'll invite you over for a cup of coffee or tea and we will discuss styling, location, and your design plans.
BEFORE YOUR SESSION
I offer both outdoor sessions and studio sessions. My goal is to capture your true essence. You don't have to worry about being perfect, just be you!
DURING YOUR SESSION
The Ordering Session will take place approximately three weeks after your photo session and I will walk you through the entire ordering process and assist you in choosing beautiful artwork and heirloom albums.
AFTER YOUR SESSION
WHAT THE PROCESS LOOKS LIKE
The ordering session!! This is the best part of the entire experience! We've put a great deal of thought and planning into every aspect of your photo session to ensure that your photos are everything you've dreamed of and it all leads up to this moment. About three weeks after your photo session you'll come back in and view your images for the first time in a beautiful slideshow set to music and then I will walk you through the entire ordering process. I am here to help you select your favorite ways to display your images, choose appropriately sized wall art, design albums, and make sure that grandparents (and other family members) get the gift prints you promised them. My goal is for your moments and images to be treasured as works of art that are passed on for generations and enjoyed by your children's grandchildren. After all, isn't that why we do this to begin with?
After you have scheduled your session, we will meet for a Planning Consultation to discuss your personalized photo session, what to expect, how the photo session will flow, how to prepare for family photos or senior portraits, policies, and my overall style. I will show you the artwork and keepsakes I offer as well as the different ways your portraits can be displayed. I am very selective with what I choose to offer and I will never offer something I wouldn't display in my own home, so you can be sure that the pieces you choose are of the highest quality.
I will ask you what you expect to come of your session. What is the main purpose of the session? Is this your annual family photoshoot? Are you just looking for photos of the kids this time? If these are senior photos, we'll talk about what interests he or she has, any sports that they play, what kinds of things they like. I'll assist you in choosing what to wear for family photos and senior portraits, and give you ideas on local boutiques that have lots of clothing that photographs well. We will also discuss where and how you are planning on displaying your artwork. It's OK if you don't have a plan yet. That's what this time is set aside for and I am here to help.
Whether these are family photos, senior portraits, children's photos, or headshots, outdoor photo sessions always take place in the evening and begin about an hour and a half before sunset so that we have the most beautiful light. I have several favorite locations throughout the Dayton area, one of which is my own property which features a field, tall grasses, woods, trails, and a small old white barn. If you have a specific location for your photos in mind, or property of your own that you would like to utilize, just let me know!
I also offer indoor photo sessions utilizing the beautiful natural light studios at Something Old Dayton and Lost and Found Vintage Rentals in downtown Dayton. Both studios have so much character with a rustic feel, large windows, exposed radiators, industrial piping, exposed brick, and a huge inventory of vintage furniture and decor. Studio sessions are a lot of fun and can really allow me capture some special moments.
Children, family, and senior portrait sessions begin at $250. The Session Fee includes the Planning Consultation, Photo Session, and Ordering Session. You will view your gallery of edited images in a beautiful slideshow and I will walk you through the ordering process and help you create custom artwork and heirloom albums from your favorite images. The session fee does not include any products, either prints or digitals. These are purchased after your session.