LIFESTYLE SESSION INFO
CURATION OF SESSION OF UP TO TWO HOURS
ONLINE GALLERY OF 75+ HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGES
WHAT IS A LIFESTYLE SESSION, ANYWAY?
Think of different styles of photography as a continuum. Now, think of documentary photography and the way that the photographer does not intervene and allows moments to unfold naturally. Now, think of posed portraiture. The photographer has complete control over lighting, location, subject, posing, and everything in between. In between the two, there is lifestyle. We observe, we document, and we step in when we feel we need to direct, pose differently, or give suggestions. With 100% trust from our clients, we are able to collaborate and create images that are true to yourself and your family - your dynamic and interaction - but most importantly, images are created with the idea of documenting your undone selves.
WHAT DO WE WEAR?
This is a great question! Although your favorite shirt might be neon green, it is best to stick with neutral, earthy tones. These colors photograph best and create a cohesive color palette throughout your session! Here's a Pinterest board for outfit inspiration!
WHERE SHOULD OUR PORTRAIT SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
Session locations with an ample amount of shade allow for the best lighting scenarios, although it is not absolutely necessary. Locations that may have important meaning to you or areas with neutral colors are perfect!
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SCHEDULE OUR SESSION?
The best time to schedule your session is two hours prior to sunset. We do also take morning sessions during sunrise if you are an early bird!
WHAT IS THE TURNAROUND TIME FOR RECEIVING OUR IMAGES?
It can take up to three weeks to receive your images on your online gallery, but clients typically can expect them back in less than two weeks. Please keep in mind that it takes approximately 2-3 hours to edit for every hour spent photographing. It is important that each photo is professionally edited to remain consistent with our brand as well as satisfy you with the final product.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
We are located in Rockford, Illinois and can travel up to 30 miles before charging a flat rate travel fee of $100.
HOW CAN I RESERVE MY SESSION DATE?
Sessions are reserved with a 50% non-refundable retainer ($150) and a signed contract. The remaining balance is due at the time of the session.
DO WE GET ALL OF THE IMAGES YOU TAKE DURING THE SESSION?
Nope. We promise that we're not withholding any amazing images unless you prefer photos with your eyes closed or you love the way you look mid-sneeze. Haha! We hand-pick plenty of images from your session that are gorgeous and deliver a solid number of images through your online gallery.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS INCLEMENT WEATHER?
Your session retainer is good for one year from the date of your scheduled session! Obviously, none of us have control over the weather and we understand that we must reschedule for a different date in the event of inclement weather or if you happen to be sick (knock on wood).
DO YOU OFFER PRODUCTS?
Additional offerings including wall art, including prints, canvases, and albums. If you would like to learn more about these products, please inquire here.