Because I prefer to shoot in natural light, portrait sessions are set primarily outdoors. I can provide you with a list of venues to consider, or we can set up in your yard, park or another location of your choice. Outdoor sessions provide for a relaxed environment and (usually) the best lighting. Please be aware that locations with entry fees will be your responsibility. In the unlikely event of rain in San Antonio, we will need to reschedule.
Newborn and infant sessions generally run more smoothly taken in your home. When I arrive we can select the space in your home that will produce the best light and move furniture accordingly.
I aim for a relaxed, fun time to take a mixture of posed and candid shots. Each session is one hour.
High school seniors typically take better direction, and we may get the shots we need within 30 minutes. Newborns and infants may take up to two hours to accomodate diaper changes and feeding if necessary. It is best to capture them at their happiest, and this is likely after a good nap or eating! You know your child, so request a session time that best fits their schedule. Of course kids may get tired, hungry and grumpy no matter how mindful we are of their schedules. I completely understand and will gladly take breaks as needed to ensure we make the most of our time together.
Maternity sessions are best after 30 weeks of pregnancy.
Book your Newborn sessions before the baby arrives! Newborns are best photographed within the first week to ten days when they are still in their sleepy stage and easily posed. Schedule based on your due date. If baby arrives early or late, notify me as soon as you can and we will accomodate you.
White, black or solids work well, and will make your photographs classic and timeless. It is best to avoid clothing with cartoons, words, logos, wide stripes or busy patterns. Denim, khakis, textured sweaters, solid shirts and dresses photograph nicely.
If you have something in mind and would like a second opinion, please feel free to discuss with me prior to our session. I will send you a confirmation email before we meet that will include more specific clothing suggestions for your particular session.
Session fees are due at or before your appointment. Your session fee includes one location and up to 6 family members. Additional people are $15 each.
For locations greater than 25 miles from our office, there is a $25 travel surcharge. If you are interested in a photo shoot in another Texas city, we will be happy to negotiate travel rates on an individual basis.
If you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify me within 24 hours, and I will gladly reschedule.
To maintain availability for all clients, we regretfully charge a $35 fee for sessions that are rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice.
After Your Session
Within a week of your session, I will post and/or email a few teasers. Approximately three-four weeks after your session, you will receive a disk containing 10 edited photographer chosen images and a copyright letter giving you permission to print or use these images as you wish. Depending on the outcome of our session, I will post as many as 25 images in a password-protected gallery on the 'Client Viewing' tab. You may share your gallery with family and friends for up to week. Professional prints of any of your images may be ordered online via the 'Order Prints' tab and mailed directly to you.