These sessions are the best way to document life, no matter what season: engaged to be married, pregnant, newborn in the house, family celebrations, finishing high school, birthdays, friendships, love, or just for the pleasure of having great images to capture your life as it unfolds!
Lifestyle sessions take place in the comfort of your home or a location that is meaningful to you or recommended by me as I am always exploring for interesting places to take my clients for photo-adventure-walks! I like to hear what you have in mind and talk about your ideas before the photo shoot! We can do that over the phone, emails, or over a cup of coffee. I will give you tips for you to come prepared, but since everybody asks about what to wear I will tell you off the bat: dress in clothes and shoes that are comfortable, wear something that shows your personality and have fun with it. You don’t have to match for family portraits!
I will spend at least an hour with you. I never rush. I take my time to find you relaxed in front of the camera. I will let your kids play and I will follow them around to capture their personalities, not a fake smile. I find that most people, especially kids, feel more comfortable outdoors, which makes it easier for spontaneous photographs. I want you to feel with my images the emotions from that day, and I use my creativity to capture intimate close-up and wide story-telling portraits. I may be moving quickly to capture candid moments or giving you directions on poses that look the most flattering, but the results will always be natural and I hope to exceed your expectations. If you want the special look that “old-fashioned” film brings out in your pictures, I will be more than happy to incorporate film in your session. An average investment is $285 but I always customize to your specific needs and give you a quote once you contact me and tell me your story.
I give special emphasis on a detailed postproduction of the images. I will professionally process the digital files, edit and lightly retouch as needed. I favor natural looking authentic beauty, and I put my passion and skill into every single picture in order to make the best out of it. The waiting period for your images is absolutely worth it!
I believe in documenting a wedding as a whole event. I love capturing all the details and special moments of your big day as it unfolds with a nonintrusive, photojournalistic style. Some times you won’t even know that I am taking the picture until you have it in front of you.
Each couple’s needs and budgets are different, and for that reason I custom quote accordingly. An average investment is $2,500 with a deposit of $500 required to book the date. I call it an investment because after the wedding is over, my images will be your memories; they will tell your story to your family, friends and future generations. It is that important!
Wedding Photography usually includes an engagement session, all day coverage, online galleries, prints, and digital images on flash drive. All the images are cared for in the same loving way as my lifestyle photo sessions. I strive to give the best value without compromising quality.
Please contact me and tell me more about your big day. I will be happy to give you a custom quote and work with you to find an option that best suits you.
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