The fall family sessions will take place at a ToBeDetermined location near Bothell (Oct 15) or at the 4Seasons Ranch in Port Angeles (Oct 22). In order to guarantee the best fall color, the location will be email announced by Monday the week prior to the sessions. Please note that it will be within a 10 mile radius of the area you signed up for.
Your appointment will take place during the time-slot that you claim when you pay. Each session is 30 minutes in length total. That means that you should arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to your scheduled time ready to be photographed. In order to provide the best service to all the families that are scheduled, any touch-ups to make-up, face wiping, bathrooming, etc should be taken care of prior to your scheduled time. This session includes one outfit.
Each family needs to fill out and digitally sign my portrait contract. The contract must be received NO LATER THAN October 8, 2015 or your session is forfeit to the next person on the waiting list. Why not start it now? It'll only take a few minutes. Here is the contract!
You should receive an email with an invoice. Please pay it promptly to guarantee your time slot. If you have any issues processing the invoice, please email me ASAP.
- YES your images will be professionally retouched and you will look great!
- YES I have plenty of tricks up my sleeve to get your kids to pay attention
- YES I will help you pose. Not every photo will be "STOP! Smile at the Camera!" -- Some will be of you laughing, smiling, and interacting with your family - these photos are golden and often the favorites. :)
WHAT TO WEAR
The background of your photos will include trees, both evergreen and with fall color, so ideally you will want clothes that contrast yet compliment those colors. I've found that a natural palette looks best in fall photos. Loud colors, bold patterns, and graphics detract from the most important part of the picture: YOU!
For detailed style advice take a look at our style guide.
THE PHOTO SHOOT
Your session will start after a quick hello so we can maximize the photography time. Young kids tend to do their best early in the session, so we'll want to catch those sweet behaving faces as quickly as possible. Be ready for me to act like a goof, squeak a rubber chicken, crack punny jokes, and all around be silly just to get the natural expressions out of everyone in your family. I have quite a few tricks up my sleeves for kiddos, so parents - don't worry about if they're looking forward, if they're being the perfect angels you wish they were all the time, or if they're making silly faces. Just smile, enjoy your sweet family, and trust me to communicate any adjustments needed. :)
AFTER THE SHOOT
Your photos will be available 10-14 days after the session. Digital downloads are available immediately after gallery delivery.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR SESSION
- 30 minutes photography time
- An online gallery where you can download your images, order prints, and share them on social media.
- 10-15 digital images with print release, digitally delivered. USB's with digitals are available for $15.
- 25% off product purchases (frames, canvas, albums)