I work with natural & studio light. I love working with natural light & being on-location outdoors. l need a large amount of natural light to get the best photographs. I do prefer to work outdoors when the weather cooperates, and I have found that the best times of day to shoot outdoor portraits are in the last 2 hours before sunset. This time will provide the best light and will give your photos a warm glow. If you would prefer indoor portraits, I do have studio lighting that I can bring along to the session.
Sessions should be booked 2-4 weeks in advance, weekends fill up the quickest. If you have a particular date in mind it is best to call ahead to reserve that date.
As an "on location" photographer the location options are endless as long as we have a large amount of natural light. Your backyard, Carriage Hill, local parks around town, or just your favorite hang out are just some examples. I live in Vandalia, Ohio. I will travel up to 25 miles at no extra charge, please contact me if you are out of my area for my travel rates.
What to Wear
Clothing is a very important component to successful photographs. The best thing is to be you! Remember I'm trying to capture you, not your outfit! Please Dress in clothes that reflect your personality and your children. I also want to be sure that you are comfortable. If you’re not comfortable it will show in your photographs. Simple is best. Jeans, khakis, or solid colors always work well, and simple dresses look great on girls. Shoes aren't a must, bare feet always look great. Try to avoid busy or loud patterns, characters and logos. Newborns and babies are best photographed in their birthday suits, but if you prefer photos with a diaper on, I would suggest a diaper cover. If more than one person is being photographed, please make sure that everyone is dressed in similar coordinating colors. You may bring more than one outfit to your session; outfit changes are encouraged!
Images from your session will be presented in an online gallery approximately 2 weeks after your session. The online gallery will be available for instant download with your digital session fee paid in full. You will also be able to order prints and products from Mpix.com at their base pricing. Your Mpix.com order will be shipped directly to you. (shipping fees apply) The gallery will remain open until the end of the calendar year of your session.