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Maternity Sessions

Nine months goes by in the blink of an eye! Maternity sessions capture a precious moment in time. A moment right before life changes forever. These sessions work for mama alone, both parents, or the whole family with kids (with a whole variety of poses). 

What Makes Me Different:

* I got my start as a landscape photographer and I firmly believe that the background in any photo is just as important as the subject. I take great care in finding magical backgrounds. 

* I take joy in shooting every combination within your family (i.e. kids alone, Mom/daughter, individual headshots, Mom/Dad, Dad/kids). If you want mainly posed groupings, great! If you want mostly candids of the kids playing, also great! Just let me know before the shoot. If you want a mixture, 60 minute sessions are ideal. 

* I will have most shoots edited and back to you for download within 7 days (at the very longest, 9 days during peak season which is August-Dec).

* If it rains on our booked day, you can apply your deposit to another day at no additional cost.


* I will take charge of posing and tell you want to do. I like to do a combination of posed and candid cuddles and fun, but you can tell me which you want more of, if you have an opinion. 

* Have body insecurity? No problem! I know all the tricks. Don't feel bad about letting me know before hand and I can work some posing magic!

* I pride myself on exceptional customer service, before during, and after our session. Want to text me photos of your outfits and ask my opinion? Worried about two of your kids bickering? Have a creative idea you want to spam me with? I'm here for it!

* I have two distinct edited styles (not filters; they are individually edited by hand), and clients get to choose: For 30 min sessions and 60 minute sessions, I will send a sneak peek album and ask clients which "look" they like best. Some people prefer my dark and moody look. Others prefer natural. (Promotional 20 minute mini sessions will receive my classic natural light and bright edit). More on my two styles here

* For 60 minute sessions, I remove acne at no additional cost. Just let me know the file numbers of your 5 favs after you receive your album, and I'll spruce them right up. (For 30 minute sessions, add $15 per edited photo)

* I now offer edited video reels of your session! Details and example below. 

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30 minutes:

$275 (plus tax) for 10 artfully edited photos for digital download, chosen from an edited gallery. Additional images can be purchased for $10 each, or the entire gallery for a discounted price. One outfit. Weekday evenings and weekend mornings only within Gig Harbor. I include the client in the editing process by sending sneak peeks with my two signature style. Some people prefer natural some my muted modern style that is more Boho (more info here). I then edit the rest of the album with the clients' choice. You will receive your photos within 7 days of the shoot in an email with a gallery link and download instructions to print anywhere you like. 

 

60 minutes:

$450 (plus tax) for a full 60 minute shoot with 25 edited digital images, chosen from an edited gallery, and unlimited wardrobe changes. I include the client in the editing process by sending sneak peeks with my two signature style. Some people prefer natural some my muted modern style that is more Boho (more info here). I then edit the rest of the album with the clients' choice. You will receive your photos within 7 days of the shoot in an email with a gallery link and download instructions to print anywhere you like. 

 

Video Reel Add-on: I recently got a mount for my camera to hold my iPhone14 Pro, because if a photo is worth a thousand words, a video is priceless! I will have a video going the whole time of your session, and I will edit the video footage in a reel with music, capturing all the cuddles and smiles. Because when else will you have video footage of you all looking your best and loving on each other? My guess is never! If you have a favorite song, send me the youtube link and I can extract the music to use in the video, otherwise I will use my discretion. You choose vertical or horizontal. 1-minute edited video of your 30 minute session: $75. 2-minute edited video of a 60 minute session: $125. Example of a reel from a 30 minute family session here

Maternity Style: Most couples want basic poses, some want to get more artistic, creative, and "goddess-y". Let me know your vision and I'll help make it a reality!

FAQs: Wondering what to wear? How to pose? What about weather? My FAQ page has it all! 

Location: My blog is dedicated to helping clients choose a spot! Each entry highlights a different location, with examples of photos I've taken there, pros/cons, the time of day it works best for light, and other details. Be sure to click on "older posts" to see them all!

 

How to Book:

I can’t wait to work with you! Please send me a message using the Contact tab above and include the following info:

1. The location you want to use. If you don't know, click on my Blog tab; I created it just to help clients choose a spot. Each entry spotlights a different location with pros and cons and examples if photos I have taken there. Be sure to click on "older posts" to see them all!

2. What package you would like. All my package prices are located under the "Sessions" tab above. Prices are at the bottom of each page. 

3. How many family members and their ages. It helps me to start thinking up poses and groupings! 

4. Optional: your session goals, if any. 

Once we decide on a date and time, I will send you a booking page to fill out a questionnaire and sign a contract. A $50 retainer is due upon booking to reserve your date. You can pay both the retainer and the remainder (due the day of the session) from that page via Venmo or Paypal. And don't worry if you don't have either; you can use Paypal as a guest and use a credit or debit card.