WELCOME GUIDE

WELCOME GUIDE

A Note from vanessa


I still jump out of bed every morning excited to respond to inquiries, edit photos, and draft timelines. There are so many aspects that I love about capturing the details of photography, but most of all I love the amazing souls I get to connect with along the way.


I'M NOT THE "THANKS FOR THE CHECK, I'LL SEE YOU IN A YEAR" TYPE OF PHOTOGRAPHER. I GUIDE YOU. I ADVOCATE FOR YOU.
I CRY, I LAUGH, I CELEBRATE WITH YOU.


I’m an empath and deeply in tune with my emotions and what people around me are feeling. I love spending this moment with you and creating an atmosphere of peace and joy while you’re in my care. I produce my best work when I approach each session as a trusted friend. Storytelling through my art it is one of the biggest blessings of my life!

WHAT TO EXPECT

01
BOOKING YOUR DATE

Family Session are scheduled anywhere from 3-6 months in advance. After we have gotten to know each other a little better and we have confirmed your date, I’ll email you a link to e-sign our contract and an invoice to collect your retainer. This reserves your day and counts towards your total investment, and is non-refundable once paid.

02
PLANNING & PAYMENT

Once you are fully booked, it’s time to start planning for your session. We will pick a date for your photos and schedule a phone call. During our call, we will discuss locations, and outfits and talk about what to expect.

03
SHOOTING

We'll take our time, walk, chat, "Oh it's pretty here" take a few shots, keep walking and talking, repeat. I'll direct you and tell you what position to start in and give the little cues and tricks you can do with your body so it will all feel and look relaxed in the image. I'll take a few shots from different places and with different lenses, then I'll adjust you a tiny bit, and shoot again... Then we move on! 

 

04
EDITING

I carefully pick through all the images cull the unnecessary ones where someone is blinking, or sneezing, every image is then color-corrected and organized so you can find a photo easily. I then select the best images from your session for retouching--removal of unappealing objects and imperfections like hair flyaways. These will be saved in a folder called Photographer’s Favorites. 

05
DELIVERY & TURNAROUND

Your finished gallery for sessions will be ready in 2-3 weeks. Any included products will be delivered in person for local clients and shipped for non-local clients. If the products are shipped please expect an additional 1 week for delivery.

What to Wear for Family Photos


After photographing tons of families in all kinds of outfits. I want you to wear what you want, but also what will look amazing in your family photos. So if you are wondering what look great, and what doesn't work in a photograph so well, read on and I’ll explain!  


What to wear guide coming soon...
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Expert Guide by Your Side

CHOOSE YOUR EXPERIENCE

First, you will choose which experience fits your needs best based on your budget and the number of hours of coverage you'd like.

CHOOSE YOUR SERVICES

I don't believe in boxing people in with extra services they really don't want, so I've made a very flexible model that allows you to add only the services you truly wish to have.

CHOOSE YOUR PRODUCTS

For similar reasons, an à la carte selection gives you complete control over which products you add to your order, for a truly autonomous experience.

WHAT WILL YOUR DAY LOOK LIKE?

LET'S FIGURE IT OUT TOGETHER

Your part is to dream and execute, my part is to guide and document. It's a dance we do together, a ball we pass each other. You dream of your session, I guide you through how to make it happen. You execute those ideas, I document them into memories. And just like that, together we've turned something that could have been very blend and cookie-cutter into something really personal, really incredible and unique to you. So much goes into it, but we're also becoming friends so we're having fun with it. No stress, no pitfalls, no obligations or limitations. Just your moment, exactly how you want it, with an ally there to make sure you get that.