We schedule only one appointment at a time so we can give you our undivided attention during your portrait sitting. For families and children, we schedule thirty minutes for your portrait session, longer for large groups. It typically takes under thirty minutes to complete your portrait sitting and we find, especially with younger children and toddlers, that is the most time we have until they are tired of us!
We are not over shooters! With our experience in film photography, we learned to make every image count and every image different. You will have approximately 20-30 portraits to choose from so that you are not overwhelmed. Each portrait is presented to you straight out of camera after being carefully color calibrated to consistently display your natural skin tones. We do not "edit" portraits with trendy filters that distract from the person we are photographing!
Aside from the many settings we have inside our studio, we also have beautiful settings in our outdoor park. We are located in the woods which gives you beautiful portraits in the beauty of nature. We also have open fields with tall grass for amazing portraits in the wide open For a more rustic feel we also have authentic railroad tracks, an old rusty truck and an old country store complete with gas pumps. We also have an open field that we own nearby that not only has tall grass but hay bales if you prefer a more country setting.
There is no need to bring anything with you! Since we have already discussed clothing with you at your consultation, you're good to go! We have dressing rooms so everyone can check themselves over prior to the sitting. For a child's sitting, it is not uncommon for parents to bring a family heirloom, teddy bears, or other props to personalize the portrait. We encourage you to bring any ideas if you wish!
Do you have a location that is special to you? We travel all over for portraits, so tell us about your special location! There is an additional, reasonable fee for location portraits. We prefer to photograph at your home; however, if you have a specific place in mind that is not yours, we ask that you get written permission from the property owner for us to photograph you at that location. Please note that we do not photograph on railroad tracks as it is both highly dangerous and highly illegal. Besides, we have our own tracks here!