The typical newborn shoot last around one to two hours. It will take place in the comfort of your home, or a location of your choosing. Before the session pick out three or four outfits you might want to use along with any other special items, such as hats, shoes, blankets, accessories or keepsakes. I also ask if you could please have extra diapers and burp clothes handy, just in case. If you have a special idea in mind for the shoot just let me know. I would love to incorporate them!
Children’s sessions are usually done outside at a location of your choice, or I have some great parks and other locations in and around Houston I can recommend. Being outside lets kids move freely and explore during our photo shoot which can lead to some pretty fun pictures! I recommend scheduling your session in the morning just after the sun comes up, or later in the evening an hour or two before the sun sets for the best lighting. Take into consideration if your child is at their best in the morning or afternoon when scheduling. Children’s sessions usually last about an hour, and I like to take the first few minutes to get to know the kids a little bit before I start taking the photos. You can bring up to three outfits as well as a few favorite toys, or whatever would help the child feel at ease. An easy snack is also great to have on hand, after all who wants to smile if their hungry!
Taking senior portraits are so much fun! I love the excitement in the air and the sense of accomplishment as the seniors get ready to move into the new adventure. A typical senior session last one to two hours, depending on the number of locations you chose. Some seniors choose one location, or up to three. Plan on 2-4 outfits for your session reflecting your seniors style, hobbies and sports. Seniors often have some great ideas about what they want for their photo session and I would love to hear them to make your session as personalized as possible.
I love capturing family moments. During a family session I will not only take photos of the family together, but also individual shots and different groupings such as Mom and Dad, kids with Mom and so on. Family sessions usually last an hour with one outfit, or up to two hours with two outfits. I recommend family sessions take place outside, much like the children session, in the morning or later afternoon.
Maternity photos are a beautiful way to capture that special glow that happens during pregnancy. I recommend choosing an outdoor location that is special to you. I try to schedule sessions in the late afternoon just before the sun goes down. Bring two or three outfits if you wish, as well as ones for the Dad to be. If you have any props such as baby shoes or special mementos just let me know. I would love to incorporate them into the session. I have found that about two months before the due date is a great time to schedule.
Whether you’re dating, engaged to be married or have been married for years, couples sessions are a great way to capture your love for one another. I love to do couples sessions at locations that have meaning to your relationship. Maybe a park you used to go to, your favorite restaurant or the place you got engaged. Sessions usually last around an hour and you can bring up to three outfits. So spend a little time together making memories that with last forever!
* Travel fees will apply if your location is more than 30 miles from Dallas, TX