After you send me a message, we can look into what dates we both have available and chat about what you envision and are hoping for with your family photos. Once we secure a date, I will send over a contract via a client portal for you to review and sign. Then the fun begins!
the family experience
STEP TWO: GETTING READY
If you are unsure of location ideas I know lots of beautiful ones! I am always willing to chat about a specific location that may be special to you, interests you or somehow represents your family. I am exclusively an on-location photographer. I will send you a family questionnaire to fill out so that I know a bit more about you. This is great for children because then I can having talking points about things they like. If you know you will have a particularly difficult child, make sure to let me what they don't like as well. There is also no shame in bringing bribes along; trust me you aren't the only family!
Dressing for family photos should be about coordinating, not matching. Choose a few colors, 2 or 3 that you can weave through everyone's outfits. Some neutral, some brighter and then mix and match them among family members. Don't force your kids to wear something they hate, or it may make photos more difficult than needed. Choose outfits you would normally wear and your personalities will shine through, as well as being comfortable!
I will give you some direction and guidance to make sure you are in flattering light and positions, but then I am going to asking you to interact with each other. I will get some great posed shots of you, but the ones that you are going to end up loving, even more, are photos of how you interact naturally. Don't get too stressed or worried about if everyone's clothes are perfect, if there is a hair out of place, or if one of the kids just isn't cooperating how you hoped. See this more as a chance to take an hour or so out of your busy day to spend time with each other and have a little fun. It may seem like we are going quickly at some points, but I move at the speed of the kids and try to get as many photos as I can when they are happy and while I have their attention.
I will go through your gallery carefully and select the best images from your session and refine each image individually. You can expect your images back within 2-3 weeks, depending on the time of year. You will receive your images with a link to an online private gallery for you to download your favorites images from! There is an entire gallery to choose from for professional products as well!
Don't let those memories sit forgotten about on a hard drive. Print them and put them everywhere! Any products you order directly from the online gallery through me are professionally crafted and will arrive quickly after ordering. If you wish to create an entire display of your photos or order an album I am here to help if you need me!
"Don't hesitate to hire Bethany! Our engagement photos, family photos, and kid photos have always been phenomenal and I will treasure them always. I am even more appreciative of her patience and talent working with my son since he doesn't make eye contact with more than a few people or speak. She found ways to catch his eye and bring a smile to his face and that is worth every penny to me!💕 You can tell she thoroughly enjoys her job and values getting amazing photos for any situation."
- Kelly A.
FAMILY LIFE SESSIONS
For immediate family, children, in-home newborn and maternity. If the group size is larger than 5, additional charges may apply.
• Up to a 1-hour session • Edited photos delivered via online private gallery • Printable high-resolution digital images
(Optional add-ons: Heirloom photo albums, professional photo prints, professional USB backup drive)