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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Carly

I love having fun with senior photo shoots, and this one from last week was a ton of fun. You can tell my subject had personality to spare. We were both like a kids in a candy store thinking up all kinds of fun shots and giggling like only girls can.
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Sunday, November 9, 2008

J & S

I love, love, LOVE doing engagement sessions. It's so easy to capture the mood because the couple is already glowing!
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Felicity

My favorite part of shooting a newborn is snuggling them in between shots! Miss Felicity was a snuggly little sweetie...
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Friday, November 7, 2008

Isabella

This little girlie was the most awake newborn I've ever been around. She was only three days old, and I still had to wait 2 hours to get a shot of her sleeping! But isn't she precious?
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

FAQ

What is your photography style?
If you a want a cookie-cutter pose photo, I'm not the photographer for you. I like natural poses and having a bit of fun with my photographs. I think that the deep stare of a child or the enthusiastic jump a teen gives a much better window into their personality than a toothy smile against a fake background. I love to find neat locations for my photo shoot and prefer natural light if possible. I'd rather laugh with my clients than to have them sit still and say, "cheese".
What kind of photography do you do?
I do custom portrait photography for any age. This includes high school seniors, newborns, children, engaged couples, and families. In 2009, I also began doing weddings! I also offer a portrait package to help you capture the precious first year of your baby's life.
Do you work well with kids?
Considering the fact that I was the oldest of seven, coached gymnastics for six years, and have three kids of my own, I'd hope the answer is a definite "yes!" I like to try to get the kids or babies relaxed in non-pressure situation.
Can you get my child to smile?
That's one of the funny things about this job. I can guarantee you quality photos, but I just can't guarantee how the kids will respond to the camera. Kids are so unpredictable, but isn't that one of the things we love about them?! I do my best to have them relaxed and hopefully smiling or laughing.
When should I book my session?
I'm usually booked 3 months in advance, so contact me early!
What should I wear to my photo shoot?
Bright colors always look beautiful in photos. For group shots the colors should obviously not clash though not necessarily be the same or super matchy-matchy. Bold patterns can be distracting; so be careful with any pattern. Hats and accessories always add a touch of fun!
What should I expect from my photo shoot?
The session prices on my website give you an idea of what amount of time to expect to spend with me though there is no running timer on the session. After the photo shoot, you will then have access to your own password protected slideshow and online gallery to view your photos and make and order.
What should I bring to my photo shoot?
For any photo shoot but especially for senior shoots, props add personality to the pictures. Always feel free to bring an instrument, special chair, or something that is dear to you.
Also, if I'm photographing your child, bring along their favorite toy or comfort object and a snack as well.
Can I choose the location of my photo shoot?
Absolutely! I always love trying out a new place whether it be an urban or nature setting. There is a traveling fee (starting at $25) for any locations outside of Fairfax or Prince William County.
When is my payment due?
Half of your sitting fee is required as a non-refundable holding fee within a week of booking the session. The other half is required at the beginning of the photo shoot.
Where are you located?
I am located in Fairfax County.

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Mom of four, genuinely happy wife, photographer (though who's not these days), decorating wanna-be, coffee addict, laundry mountain climber, recipient of grace through faith.