How far in advance should I schedule my session?
I strongly encourage clients to book at least 3 months in advance! This gives us both flexibility and ample time to prepare for our session together. My calendar fills up quickly in spring and especially in fall, so make sure to contact me as soon as possible so we can make sure to get you a date and time that you want!
What time of day should I have my session?
For family sessions, golden hour is ideal! This varies by the season but will be sometime between late afternoon and early evening. I will let you know what time works best for your specific session when we select your date! Newborn sessions take place during the week midmorning to early afternoon. Typically, this is when baby is happiest!
Where can my session take place?
Sessions may take place at a location of your choice within the Twin Cities-metro area within a 30 mile radius. $2/mile is charged for every mile outside of that radius. I will work with you to choose the perfect location! I have plenty of spots that I love to recommend to clients. Let me know your vision and we can find a spot that works for you! I also have a studio in Northeast Minneapolis that I love to shoot at if you’re thinking about an indoor option!
What is your studio like?
I have a lovely lifestyle studio in Northeast Minneapolis. This means that my studio is made to look like a home! I have a bed, rocking chair, comfy rugs and couches, and more to make your pictures as natural and comfortable as possible. There is a small kitchen where you can have tea or a snack, as well as a changing table for baby and a changing room for you.
What should we wear to our session?
No matter what you’re wearing, you and your family should be comfortable! I offer free styling through Style and Select to help you coordinate outfits for the whole family. I also have a client closet full of dresses for moms and girls! For newborns, I have a large selection of wraps, outfits, and headbands, as well as baskets and blankets to make sure baby is comfortable too! If you are thinking about having your hair and/or make up done, I have a wonderful stylist that I will refer you to.
What is the best way for me to preserve my photographs after the session?
Each collection comes with different print and digital offerings. Your proofing gallery includes a shop with different print options or digital pack add-ons. This is your Memory Art! I sell premium prints, canvases, hand-designed photo books and more. I will provide you with a print consultation to help you choose the right prints for you and your home. I also hand deliver everything to your home. For more information on what products I offer, click here.
Do you offer Mini-Sessions?
In the past, I have offered mini-sessions each fall on specific dates. However, due to growing demand, I will only be offering full sessions in 2022. Look here for more information on the value of full sessions!
Do you Photograph Events?
Unfortunately, I do not photograph events at this time. This includes weddings, birthday parties, etc. I focus on lifestyle photography and capturing small, beautiful moments for families!