· Session Time
· Edited Digital Image Files via online gallery
· What to Wear Guide and Styling Assistance
· Access Code to Use Style & Select
Digital images are delivered via an online gallery for you to download directly. Each package lists a number of images included. You will get to choose your favorites from all edited photos. Your total package price is split into two payments - your $50 - $150 retainer fee holds your date.
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No mom ever regrets capturing this magic! 30 minute session. You'll receive 10 fully retouched images within 2 weeks of your session date. We typically like to schedule these around 30-32 weeks to avoid any early arrivals!
Lifestyle sessions are great because they occur once you are comfortably back at home. I come to you 3-14 days after baby's birth and capture your new growing family. Typically these last 2-3 hours mid-morning. All digital files plus a special keepsake.
This 30 minute session is ideal for a growing babe during their first year, an older child who enjoys having their photo taken, or a quick update of family photos. For a more immersive lifestyle experience you'll want to book a Family Session.
I love capturing each person’s personality during family sessions. Yes, I’ll get a few smile at the camera shots, but most of the session I’ll be capturing your love for each other and how you connect. This session includes 30 of your favorite images.
Payment plans are available for all sessions types. Ask me about registries for expecting families!
Where will we take our family portraits?
I love working outside, especially when photographing kids, because they have room to play, run, and be themselves. I also love telling your story within your home. Newborn portraits will always be mostly inside your home (Any home is perfect for photos - ask me more about this if you are unsure!) You will receive a session questionnaire and I’ll help you decide which is the best location to tell your family’s story.
What geographical area do you cover?
ALL! Please take me to Hawaii to capture your family vacation! (Just kidding - sort of!) Your session fee will cover most of central Mississippi. Sessions will typically occur within 25 miles of Brandon (39042) BUT I love to head out to the country or to your small town for the perfect location! I just ask that you pay a small standard travel fee (national mileage rate) for any area I can easily drive to and from. If an overnight stay is required, we will discuss additional pricing for accommodation! If I'm hosting multiple out-of-town sessions or traveling and can coordinate your session with my schedule there will not be an extra charge.
What should we wear?
Once your session is on the books, you'll have full access to Style and Select - a styling service specifically for photographers!
First and foremost though, you should be comfortable! Outdoor family portrait sessions – especially with little kids – are fairly active, so expect that the kids may run around and get a little dirty, you may need to sit on the ground, and we may do some walking around. While I'm not suggesting yoga pants - easy beautiful dresses for mom, non-irritating fabric for kiddos!
When will our photos be ready, and how many will we receive?
Session turn around time is typically two weeks, unless noted otherwise before the session - it can be extended to 3-4 weeks during the busy seasons! Depending on which session you've booked the number of digital files will be noted on your photography contract!
What kind of gear do you use?
I keep it simple and shoot with a Canon Mark IV and my favorite two lenses are my 50mm and 24-70mm Zoom! I do minimal props. I'll always bring along a quilt or two to every session and a reflector just in case I find myself chasing a change in the light! I'll do special props for specific mini sessions or if you have a special request!
Do I have to order prints through you?
No! Once you've downloaded your digital files, you have a release to print them through your favorite lab. These images are still copyrighted to GMP so you cannot alter them unless noted in your contract.
I cannot guarantee print quality when it comes to color matching or print aging/fading. I suggest using Mpix, Nations, or a local professional lab. I DO offer professional quality archival prints that I will guarantee per the print lab's policies.
What if I have a family member with special needs?
Your family deserves your memories to be captured no matter what! Your session questionnaire will ask specifically for special needs, assistance or issues that may arise during your session. I like to get to know a little about your family before the session. I'm happy to look for a location, environment, or practice that works for your family!
Do you have a question?
Please feel free to ask me anything! No question is too small. If you have never had professional photos taken - you should and are expected to ask lots of questions! If you've had a bad experience having your photo taken in the past, I'm happy to discuss how we can make a new experience for you and your family!
Stephanie listens to my vision and hopes for the shoot, and then exceeds my expectations each time by capturing so many beautiful shots of my two children.