We are not a traditional photography business. If you check out our portfolio, facebook, and blog, you will see lots of awesome humans laughing, kissing, snuggling, and interacting with each other.
Our shooting philosophy direction correlates to what I want on my walls- which are filled with pictures of my family and I loving on one another.
Smiling, tickling, giggling, snuggled up close, dancing even!
FAQ’s~ Frequently Asked Questions:
I have heard newborn sessions need to happen within the first 10 days and take 5 hours to complete, is this true?
It depends on the type of session you want. If you want an ultra-posed session that incorporates crates, baskets, blankets, props, and very precise poses, then yes! If you are interested in this style of newborn, I am not your gal. Fear not though, my old studio mate is a master and I will give you her phone number.
Not so concerned with what I described above, I AM your gal. We are not going to spend hours posing. Yes we will take a series or two of your baby solo, yes we can incorporate swaddles, special blankets, and maybe even at hat or headband, but I am going to keep my focus on your baby and his new family- the interactions, the kisses, the snuggles, the tiny fingers wrapped around yours, his tiny feet being held by your son, big brother and big sister kisses on the head, and so much more. I will be sure to document how fresh and new and tiny your little one is. I will be sure to document how in love everyone is.
I (or my spouse) HATE having my picture taken…do I have to get in photos?
I will never make you get in photos. I will, however, encourage you VERY strongly to participate. We will talk about why you don’t like to be in photos, so I can help you- whether it’s about feeling comfortable in your outfit, disliking a certain side/angle/etc… I am a woman who loves life but still judges herself from time-to-time, too. I get it, and vow to make it as easy as possible for you.
The grandparents NEED a traditional photo of us, and of each of our children, can we still do that?
Yes, definitely. We will spend the first 5-10 minutes taking posed photos. We will discuss your requests during your pre-session consultation so that we have a plan for the day of.
Caitlin, will our session be awkward?
No, no, no, absolutely not. I will be ready to guide you when necessary, but most of the time you will be having fun playing with your family.
I have a Pinterest list of poses (newborn or family) that I want replicated. Can you do that?
Can I? Sure I could. But would copying another family’s exact posing be any fun? No! Let’s get creative together. Let’s allow your family’s personality to show through your photos. I promise you will love them so much more this way.
My child has special needs…
During your pre-session consultation, we will discuss your children’s personality and needs. I will prepare the session according to your family’s needs, as well as my background (8 years as a special ed teacher, 8 years as a professional photographer, and 6 years as a mother), and will be sure to have control what factors I can -ie: no loud noises, not overly stimulating, not asking for eye contact, providing music, etc.
I don’t know what to wear, can you help me?
I am here to help! We will discuss favorite stores/styles/and colors, and I can help piece your family’s outfits together with you via phone calls, text, and email.