Grand Rapids Michigan Children's and Family Photographer
All sessions are up to 1 hour. Sessions take place at a location of your choice. Your home or your favorite park, downtown or even Lake Michigan! (extra hourly rate for lakeshore locations) If you want to go on location and can’t think of a place for our shoot, let me know! I have tons of ideas. I also have studio space available if you'd rather shoot indoors. (Sessions include up to 5 people, $25 for each additional person, contact me for a custom quote for large extended family shoots)
*All session fees, packages, digital and print orders are subject to a 6% MI sales tax*
STANDARD SESSION // $225
DELUXE SESSION // $375
PREMIUM SESSION // $500
SCHEDULING AND POLICIES
I shoot Monday-Fridays. I do offer a very select number of Saturday mornings (when I do not have a wedding booked) with an additional fee of $50. When trying to decide on a date, I ask you to pick a week in the month you want to schedule and I can send my availability from there. I recommend booking a month out if possible, but otherwise I ask that you to schedule at least 2 weeks in advance. I will always do my best to accommodate you!
If you need to reschedule, please give 48 hours notice. If given less than 2 days notice (for any reason) there will be a $25 rescheduling fee.
*No call, no show. If you fail to show up for our scheduled session for any reason, before you rebook, you will have to pay for the session in full and an additional $75 fee for your missed session and my driving time.
WHAT TO EXPECT
I like to keep my sessions very real and comfortable. No need to be nervous or tense!! I promise to make you, and or, your child look gorgeous! I like to talk to whoever is in front of my lens, have a fun casual conversation and get some very natural shots. Mom’s, I swear that I will get those smiles too!! Children feel it if you are stressed and they won’t be themselves, try to remain calm and let me do a lot of the talking and directing of your child. Let me know ahead of time if there is a certain shot you want to capture or an idea you may have. I want to hear it and make it happen! Kiddos will never act the way you want them to on session day! They may act up or seem shy, please don’t be embarrassed by their behavior, I have seen it all. I am usually able to draw them out of their shell within minutes!
I typically bring at least one chair or stool or prop to our session if on location. If you have seen something you fell in love with on my website or blog, please let me know that you would like for me to bring it and I will do my best to accommodate your request.
WHAT TO WEAR
I LOVE bright colors, patterned fabrics, textures, and layers! Don’t try to be too matchy matchy. Have fun with it! Bring hats, scarves, fun jewelry (even for the little girls!) boots, jackets, hair accessories etc. Try to think of the surrounding that we will be shooting in. If we are shooting in a park with a lot of green, don’t wear a green top. If we are shooting on a beautiful fall day, brown may not be the best color to wear. Basically you don’t want to blend in with your surroundings. Try to wear a color that will POP! Also Googling "what to wear for family photos" give a wonderful idea of what looks good!
It is very important to me to make your online images tangible. To put your memories in an album or on your wall. I offer beautiful printing products through my professional lab, and would love to do the printing for you. My lab is AMAZING and they offer some really outstanding products!! Please ask to see my awesome products!
I hope this info helps you feel more at ease with booking your session, and I look forward to working with you!!