Lifestyle Session FAQ
WHY BOOK A LIFESTYLE SESSION WITH ME?
The all inclusive sessions are my favourite and really are the reason I shifted into more of a family/maternity/baby photographer. I love getting to watch families grow and getting to play a part in saving those memories for years to come. I love watching the connections. I love watching those chubby baby legs turn into busy toddlers who can't be contained. When those smooth baby lips grow into toothless grins. When those littles cling and cuddle to mama all session and next year wont stop talking all session, telling so many stories. They really are the best session I have to offer my clients. I get to capture all the moments with no pressure on the clients to select a few favourites - all those beautiful images, small special details, precious memories, are all yours to keep. For me the variety in these sessions is simply the best. I capture classic posed images as well as more candid frames. I love getting this one on one time with my clients and their families to simply celebrate life and that moment, we really do have so much to celebrate that we sometime in the busyness of life take for granted. This time is your own without disruption. Life gets to slow down, we let kids run, play and explore. Cuddles and tickles, babes wrapped in your arms - ahhh its a beautiful thing.
DO YOU OFFER SESSIONS ON WEEKENDS?
Yes, I take up to 2 outdoor sessions each month on weekend dates.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY SESSION?
On average, depending on the time of year, I book about 2 months in advance.
I take 2-3 evening sessions during the week through peak months (May - October) as well as 3 outdoor weekend sessions each month. Sessions booked through winter months have less availability as there is limited daylight/date options for session options.
If you happen to have restricted schedules I recommend booking early to have more date options.
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I DECIDE I WANT TO BOOK A SESSION?
Once you have decided to book a session, a $150 date retainer is required to secure your booking. This retainer fee holds your requested session date and will be placed towards your remaining session fee. Should you need to change your date due to reasons beyond weather or illness, a new $150 date retainer will need to be paid to confirm your new date.
WHEN IS FULL PAYMENT DUE?
Full payment is due on or prior to your session date.
Failure to pay in full may lead to a cancelled session at clients expense and/or delayed images until your session has been paid in full. This will also delay your delivery of your final images, as I do not give an unpaid client precedent over a client who has fully paid and I edit in such order.
WHERE WILL OUR SESSION TAKE PLACE?
I work together with my clients to select session location with them.
Locations for sessions vary. If you have a location in mind; your home, farm, lake, etc, I am happy to travel to a location that is special to you to make your session your own.
I do have a variety of local locations and recommendations that I use often, changing depending on the time of year.
I HAVE LITTLE ONES - WHATS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR FOR A SESSION WITH THEM?
I prefer to shoot at golden hour (about an hour prior to sunset), this varies depending on the time of year. Because we have such long days in the summer session start times can be as late at 8-9PM. I often recommend clients with younger children book sessions in the spring or fall as the sun sets earlier and our session start time will be earlier as well.
WHAT ARE OUR OPTIONS IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER ON OUR SESSION DATE?
We have a few options if the weather is not in our favour on your session date. We can find an alternate location (sheltered or indoor), we can take chance and shoot anyway - often this leads to very unique sessions, or we can reschedule for a date within the next two weeks. Weather rescheduling is the reason I only take 2 -3 evening sessions each week, this will ensure my schedule has date options if this situation does arise.
HOW MANY IMAGES ARE INCLUDED IN A SESSION?
I do not put a 'cap' on total number of images delivered in my all inclusive sessions. I take great pride in culling and removing anything out of focus or any duplicate images for my clients and leave nothing but the best images for you to enjoy. I love being able to give my full session clients a unique experience with our session. My goal is that your finally gallery tell the story of you as well as our time together. I love including little detail shots and a great variety of poses and options - this is something that isn't usually an option in a smaller session. I am more than happen to provide potential clients with sample galleries to give you a better visual and feel for a full session with me.
HOW SOON WILL I BE ABLE TO SEE MY PHOTOS?
My turnaround time for sessions is 3 - 5 weeks. This varies depending on the time of year.
HOW WILL MY PHOTOS BE DELIVERED?
All my sessions are delivered by online gallery which includes a download PIN to save your images. Full Sessions include a USB with your images which will be mailed to clients once session has been completed. Any sessions which do not include a USB have the option to purchase for $25 per USB
CAN I HAVE ALL THE PHOTOS FROM OUR SESSION UNEDITED?
As mentioned I cull to remove any distracting, duplicates or unusable images.
This ensures I deliver my clients with the best images in their final gallery.
I do not release unedited images or RAW files to clients.