What are lifestyle portraits?
Lifestyle Portraits show an individual's and/or a family's “style of living” through photographs (read more here).
Where do you typically photograph portraits?
Lifestyle portraits can be taken anywhere! Some people like for me to come to their home, so that I can capture their family's interactions and special moments from playing board games, to baking cookies, to reading stories, to bouncing on the bed or just playing and having fun! Some families like to go to a park for the beautiful scenery with more emphasis on traditional portraits, but still capturing candid moments together. If you select The Complete Package why not do both? Start at a park and end at your house? Another option is to choose a location that has meaning to your family. Is there an activity you like to do together such as roller skating, ice cream, or flying a kite? Don't be afraid to think outside of the box and be creative! Send me a list of activities your family likes to do together and I'll help you come up with some ideas (see some of my favorite locations here).
How far in advance should I book a session?
It's never too early to book a session especially if you'd like a weekend date. Many weekends during the spring and fall (the most popular seasons) are booked up to a year in advance however I always typically have 1 or 2 weekends available outside of the yearly bookings, but they tend to go quickly. If you'd like a weekend it's good to book at least 2-3 months in advance. It never hurts to check last minute though I may have a cancelation (View availability here).
Is a deposit required to book a session?
Yes. A deposit is required along with a signed agreement to hold your date. Deposit prices vary depending on which package you choose. Once both are received your date and time is booked. Location does not need to be decided at the time of booking.
Will I have access to the digital images?
Yes! All of my packages include the high-resolution digital images with printing rights. Your images will be uploaded to a password protected gallery where you will be able to download all of the images right to your computer.
Do you offer professional prints and other products?
Yes! You can order professional high quality prints right from your gallery. Prints are offered at a discounted price when ordered through the gallery starting at just $2!! Canvas and albums are also available, but not through the gallery. You may order them directly through me.
How do I book a session?
Once you've decided on a date, time and package the first step in booking a session is to complete a brief online form (click here to view form).
Once I receive your form and confirm that I am available for your date and time an invoice for your deposit will be emailed along with an agreement for you to review, sign and submit online.
Give me a call (804) 221-0540 or shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm happy to answer any and all of your questions!