Family sessions are usually booked for either 30 minutes or 1 hour, and include up to 8 people. For most sessions, 30 minutes is ample time. However, you may want to book 1 hour if:
• you have multiple family units
• you'd like more than one location
• you would like each of your kids to get more 1 on 1 attention for portraits
• you have a long shots list in mind.
PORTRAIT SESSION DETAILS
TIME OF DAY
In natural light photography, the look and feel of your session depends heavily on the weather and time of day. Generally speaking, session times closer to sunrise and sunset will yield moodier photos and session times towards the middle of the day are typically lighter and brighter; Indoor shoots work best during the middle of the day; If young children are coming, just pick the time they're usually happiest ;)
There's no limit to how many people you can bring.
However, keep in mind that the more people that are there, the longer it takes to take a photo. Therefore, the fewer number of poses and shots you will get.
For example, if you bring an extended family group to a 30 minute session, you may be able to get group shots of each family, a shot of the grandkids with the grandparents, and a big group shot, but not individuals of each child or sibling group.
Each additional person beyond 8 is $25.
EDITING STYLE & PROCESS
My editing style is very natural and true to life. All images get edited at least twice during my process as I make initial adjustments then review for consistency. Some images undergo a third round of editing in Photoshop when necessary. Portrait session turnaround time is 3 weeks. After the images are delivered to you, you may request additional retouching for 4 images free of charge. Any additional retouching is $15 per image.
Portrait sessions can take place at the location(s) of your choice. However, I do not recommend indoor locations unless the location has AMPLE space and natural light in the area you'd like to shoot.
Outdoor locations with shaded options work best. Prairie Grove Battlefield Park or one of the downtown areas are great choices if you don't have a place in mind.
If you plan to do the session indoors or on private property, or to rent a space to use, you are responsible to secure permission from the premise owners and/or make any necessary payment.
In the case of inclement weather, session may be rescheduled or refunded free of charge. I will plan to be there unless you notify me.
There is a Travel Fee of $2/mile (from 72762) for locations outside NWA. For example, Eureka Springs is 46 miles away, so the travel fee is $92.