All portrait sessions (with the exception of newborn sessions) are done on-location with natural light. Sessions can be in your home, at a local park, the beach, or at any other location that you can dream up! If you need a little help deciding, Daniele can help you select the perfect outdoor location.
Most sessions are conducted mid-morning or late afternoon, as that is when lighting conditions are at their best. Please keep in mind your child’s temperament and nap times when deciding on a time. Many children do much better in the mid-morning hours. Child and family sessions last around an hour, newborns may last 2 or more. Daniele likes to allow plenty time for play so that your children will be comfortable with the photographic process, and no one will feel rushed.
Oh the eternal question, “what should we wear”? A good thing to keep in mind regarding clothing choices is that simple is best. It keeps the focus on the subject and ensures that your images will be timeless. Upon booking you will receive a comprehensive guide, complete with shopping suggestions, that will help you decide on the “look” you would like to capture during your session.
Styling Your Session
This category is where your imagination come into play! Daniele loves to photograph details during her child and family sessions. Details add interest to a gallery and help to jog the memory when looking back at images of a time gone by. Details are everyday objects that your child holds dear at the moment. A detail might be a blanket that is becoming lovingly worn because your baby won’t part with it for a second; a prized collection of rocks that your two year old gathers and adds to wherever he goes; a vintage basket that we will fill with strawberries at a session at the local you-pick farm. There are no rules at a photo session and Daniele likes to keep it fun and whimsical for the kids. Embrace that and play along…you’ll love the results.
Approximately two weeks after your session your images will be available for online viewing. You will receive a confirmation e-mail stating that your photos are ready to be viewed along with your password to access your gallery.
Your gallery will be live for seven days, and it is recommended that every effort be made to place your order within that time frame. Once your gallery expires there is a $45 reload fee to publish your gallery for an additional seven days.
All the images from your session are available for purchase in both print and digital format. Each image is meticulously enhanced to ensure that your prints will be stunning.