My goal is to create beautiful portraits in a comfortable, relaxed environment and to make your portrait session FUN! Everyone wants beautiful portraits of their children, but the process is often not an enjoyable experience. So often the day is dreaded, children are warned to be on their best behavior, and the resulting photographs reflect the stress experienced by children and parents alike.
I prefer to conduct my sessions in your home or in a place where you and your children are familiar and comfortable; such as a local park as I believe that it is easier to relax and be yourselves. This will result in the very best possible portraits. However, I do have a fully equipped professional studio in which to take your photos if that is your desire. The session can be done with natural lighting in your home or I may add some simple portable studio lighting if necessary. I will strive to use your home or the location of your choosing as the backdrop for the portraits.
Sessions usually last anywhere from one to three hours. I will never rush the session, we can take all the time needed to be sure that we get a good selection of portraits for you to choose from. Newborns and young babies often need the most time as they will often require comforting, soothing and nursing. If there are important items that you would like to have included in the portrait, such as a special blanket or toy, please have them ready and prepared prior to the session.