About the Session
A beautiful portrait of your child portrays far more than a simple smile. I have carefully crafted my unique style, blending photography, studio lighting or outdoor natural light and exquisite editing to create bespoke fine art photography. My children session can be simple and timeless with no props focusing on the natural beauty of your child and capturing him or her just being and playing.
I also offer stylized children portraiture like my magical princess sessions or little boys sessions using props as well as studio fine art sessions with studio light to create classical gorgeous studio portraits. Just as a fine art painter who would select a color palette, I will advise you on colors and clothing to ensure that I create your dream fine art session.
During my children sessions I often do not speak to them and do not ask them to smile, by just being there and in the moment I am able to capture more authentic natural expressions. I do not expect my parents to ask their children to smile, as a matter of fact I get the most beautiful images by just following the children when they play or just asking them to sit down and wait. It is a very laid back atmosphere and we just go with the flow and that is how I get those beautiful images full of emotion that tell a story.
SIGNATURE CHILD SESSION
SESSION FEE $175
Fee does not include digital images or products. These must be purchased separately.
There is a minimum $400 order. It includes;
- A creative pre-session consultation and questionnaire
- 1 hour session time
- magical princess dresses if desired
- 30 exquisitely edited images to choose from
- In studio viewing and ordering session about 3 weeks after your session. I will offer my design expertise and advice on decorating your home with art from your session.
- pick up of your order within 3 to 6 weeks of your ordering appointment
ALL INCLUSIVE CHILD MINI SESSION
SESSION FEE $450
This is an all inclusive session, it includes:
- 30-45 minutes session time
- magical princess dresses if desired
- 12 exquisitely edited images with matching 4x6 prints, print release
- 1 11x14 print
- 3 8x10 prints with matching 5x7 prints
- pick up of your order within 3 to
- 6 weeks of your ordering appointment
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE SESSION...
WHERE DOES A CHILD SESSION TAKES PLACE?
Your child session can take place in my studio located in the Habersham town center in Beaufort SC, about 30 minutes form Bluffton SC and 45 minutes form Hilton Head SC. I can combine studio and outdoors in Habersham which features gorgeous grounds by the waterways.
It can also take place on location. I shoot in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head and Savannah GA.
DO YOU INCLUDE SIBLINGS?
I only include one sibling in a child session, the images will be of both of them and a few of each separately for a total of 12 images in the mini session and 30 images to choose from in the full session.
DO YOU INCLUDE PARENTS IN A CHILD SESSION
I do not include parents in a child session but I do love to include one or two poses with mom.
CAN I BUY DIGITAL FILES?
All my collections include both some printed photographs and digital files. The digital files cannot be bought separately. I believe hat the professional photographs that I am going to create for you deserve to be displayed on only the best quality professional products, Printed photographs are the only sure way to archive your beautiful memories.
SHOULD I MAKE SURE MY CHILD IS SMILING
Absolutely not, I prefer if parents do not ask their child to smile or behave a certain way! I always get wonderful true smiles and I love relaxed and not smiling faces as well and so will you.
THINGS TO DO TO ENSURE A SUCCESFUL SESSION:
- when possible schedule the session at a time when you know your child will not be too tired
- please make sure your child has had a healthy snack and is well hydrated
- no nail polish, no distracting big hair bows
- no athletic shoes with logos