Phoenix Area Family Photographer, Wedding Photographer, Maternity, Newborn, Senior, Vacation and Portrait Photography serving Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, and the East Valley | 480.233.9962
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How do I schedule a session?
It's really easy to book your session with me. Simply send me an email through our contact tab, and I will get you scheduled!
What should I expect the day of the session?
Make plans to arrive at least 5-10 minutes prior to our scheduled time. This gives you the opportunity for any last minute clothing adjustments, any questions you may have, and will allow everyone a chance to relax prior to starting and assures your session will start on time. Your session is your time to have fun and enjoy this moment. I prefer to have children and families in comfortable surroundings allowing them to be themselves, and this is what ultimately provides you photographs that are unique and reflect your family’s personality. I will give hints on what will could make great shots, but again – this is your time to just be you.
How far ahead should I book my session?
I book typically 1-3 months ahead, and even earlier during the Christmas season. If you are one of our lovely expecting moms, I highly suggest booking as early as possible. I do maternity sessions between 28-36 weeks of pregnancy, and newborn sessions are best done between the first 4-12 days. I do have openings for our out of town guests, give me a call and I will get you scheduled!
How long does a session last?
Our most popular sessions are half an hour and one hour. If you have small children or a larger group (more than 5 people, or pets) it is best to schedule the full hour, if you have older children, are scheduling maternity session or couples sessions 30 minutes will typically be enough time. Senior sessions are usually 1-2 hours. If you have many props, and clothing changes 2 hours is best. Newborn sessions will take between two and three hours.
How many photos will we see from a sessiom?
There is no limit to how many photos are taken during a session, and you will be presented with all of your images in an online selection gallery to view and order from.
Do you edit the photos we get?
Yes. All images you are presented with are fully edited for color, tone, exposure and more. I may do some minor touch ups to acne or a spot, cut, or other mark if I see it. If you would like additional editing such as hair touch ups, acne, or other editing these are available for an additional fee.
Where are you located?
I am located in Scottsdale, AZ and currently serve the east valley. This includes Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, north Phoenix, Paradise Valley & east Phoenix. I offer a large variety of locations for our sessions within this area that offer a variety of location choices that I feel fit my clients needs . If you would like help selecting a location, please let me know.
What if I am late or need to reschedule?
If you need to reschedule your appointment, please notify me 48 hours prior to your scheduled time. If you do not notify me of your reschedule within 48 hours there is a reschedule fee of $25 due at the time of the reschedule.
If you are going to be late, please contact us. If you will be more that 15 minutes late you will need to reschedule. If you are 15 minutes late and have not contacted us, you will be a no show and you will have to reschedule.
How many people are included in a session?
You may include up to 5 people in your family sessions. If you would like to include additional family members (pets do count as a family member) there is a charge of $25 per person. If you have a large family, group or reunion, please contact me for a quote.
What is best to wear?
The best answer to this is something you are comfortable in and feel great in, because your confidence and will show in your photos. It is best to avoid busy prints such as polka dots, large stripes, neon colors and logos, which can distract from each the smiling faces in your photos. That being said, it is about you, your family, and your style. If you are very conservative, that is how you should dress. If you are very outgoing and love colors and/or patterns, let it show! For Families pick a few colors and let everyone pick from those colors, the "matchy" look (all white shirts and jeans or one color-unless you want a uniformed look) will make everyone blend in, when you want to stand out. Use textures, layers such as scarves, denim and don't forget the accessories!
Keep in mind the neon colors such as pink and yellow will give that tone to your skin in pictures, so it is best to avoid these colors. For Seniors
If you have a special talent, play sports or are in a club let it show in your pictures! Make sure to bring what makes you special with you, maybe it's a skateboard, dance shoes, chess, a musical instrument or your favorite books, I will make sure to showcase your talents and hobbies and give you senior pictures you will never forget!
What will happen if my child is not cooperating?
At the session my goal is for everyone to relax and have fun. If you have little ones that are shy or full of energy, don’t worry - let them be themselves! Don’t worry about forcing them to behave a certain way or say cheese. I love to capture real and meaningful moments! Young children who love life and are full of energy can create the most beautiful portraits. Some of the best portraits are of children simply being children. I have children myself and understand they do not always want to do what we have scheduled, the more stressed you are as a parent, the more they will be. If there is a special toy that may help, bring it along, I am more than happy to work with anything you have.
How do I view and receive my images?
We have gone green! What that means for you as a client is your proofs will be delivered in a digital online album for you to view and select your favorites for purchase. Please remember, you have 14 days to make your selections. If your gallery expires prior to you making your selections or downloading your images, please contact us to have the gallery reactivated and for pricing.
****Please remember once you have received your digital images to save them to a disc or flash drive for safe keeping. Computers get viruses and they do crash. I do keep all files for a minimum of 6 months from the date of your session. If you do have a hard drive crash I do offer duplicate images, please contact me.