Photographing children 8 years and younger
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FAQ

frequently asked questions...


WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

I am in Charleston WV. 

WHERE DO YOU SHOOT YOUR OUTDOOR SESSIONS?

 I typically shoot my outdoor styled sessions at Coonskin Park.  However, if a client has a particular property that they would prefer to use such as their personal home or farm, I think that adds a great personal and sentimental touch.  
My indoor lifestyle sessions are shot inside the client's home.  I will travel 30 miles outside of Charleston for no additional fee.  
 

WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?


I am a 100% natural light child photographer.  My style is balanced between documentary, lifestyle and styled sessions.  I couldn't pick a favorite, but with either session type, the results are non posed and candid.  I thrive off of capturing organic expressions and personalities.  The best way to see my style of photography is to browse my website and FB business page.
 

WHAT AGE OF CHILDREN DO YOU WORK WITH?

I photograph children 8 years and younger.  Generally after around 8 years of age, kids are getting more self conscience and aware of the camera and it's extremely difficult for me to capture realistic expressions, and since I don't do posing instruction, I usually cut off around this age.
 

WHAT TIME OF DAY DO YOU SHOOT?

ALWAYS the last 2 hours of sunlight for my outdoor sessions.  
Depending on the time of year, this can start as early as 3pm and as late as 6:30pm. 
 Indoor sessions are much more flexible, starting as early as 10am and as late as 3pm, or even later in the summer months.
 

HOW LONG ARE YOUR SESSIONS?

Typically a sessions runs around 2 hours.  When working indoors especially with newborns it may go a little over.  

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO PREPARE FOR  MY SESSION?

Typically nothing.  For outdoor styled sessions, I will plan wardrobe with you once I receive your answered questionnaire.  I provide wardrobe for all of my outdoor and studio sessions, all you should do is make sure the child/children's faces are clean and hair is washed and dryed.  I even keep combs and hair styling products with me, so your child's hair can be styled on location. 
 I prefer no gel or mousse in boy's hair (or girls for that matter) as it can look very 'crunchy' in photographs.  
Indoor sessions require even less, my objective is to capture your real everyday.  Bedhead and all!
 

DO YOU DO NEWBORN POSING?

No.  While I think it's adorable when done properly, it's not my style of photography.  My newborn photography is all done in your home in a lifestyle fashion.  This style may not be the images you're looking for, so please see my work on my website and FB business page  to make sure this will meet your needs.
 

DO YOU SELL PRINTS OR DIGITAL FILES?

I only sell digital files at this time.  After our session, you will receive a minimum of 20-30 digital images on a jump drive with print release.  

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY IMAGES?

You will receive your package with your digitals and print release within 4-5 weeks of our session date.  
 

WHERE SHOULD I GET MY IMAGES PRINTED?

I HIGHLY recommend you print all of your images through Mpix.com.  I even create each client an account and upload all images for them to their site.  Please remember to check the 'Do not color correct' box at checkout.  All of your images have already been hand edited and do not need any further adjustments.