What to Expect – Family Session
Booking a photography session can be nerve wracking. I’m here to walk you through the process from start to finish and take the mystery out of your session!
Before you book:
First take a peek at my portfolio, and see if my style is what you are looking for in a photographer for your family. I tend to shy away from more “formal” posing and instead will help guide you and/or your little ones through ways to stand or move that will make you look your best. The goal is to make your session as relaxed and fun as possible while capturing great memories.
Ready to Book?
Next, fill out my inquiry form to see if I’m available for the session date that you are thinking of booking. This step doesn’t commit you to anything, I promise! This lets me know you are interested so we can discuss further if I am a good fit for you and your vision for your family’s session. It is best to try and schedule at least 3-4 weeks in advance. This takes the pressure off of you trying to figure out where you want the session to be held, what you’re all going to wear, and if you can cram it in on a Tuesday afternoon at 1:30!
You’re Booked! Now what?
Once I’ve confirmed that your session date and time is available (Wahoo!) I will send you a proposal and a contract to sign. Then we will schedule your pre-session consultation*. This can happen by phone, e-mail, video chat or in person – whatever will make you feel most comfortable and work with your schedule. At this session we can discuss different locations, your vision for your session, and your wardrobe choices. This meeting is very important so we both go into your photo session with clear expectations of how the big day is going to go. Ideally this meeting will happen 2 weeks before your session, but I know life happens, so as long as we get it in there before the big day, we can make it work!
It’s Session Time!
Then, it’s finally here – your big day! I will have already pre-scouted your location and have a plan in place. I will be there at least 30 minutes before your session start time to make sure that everything is ok (you know, no huge family picnics are happening, or that bees haven’t overtaken the location) and will be set up and ready to go when you arrive. From there, it’s all about you and your family! You will all turn, sit, walk, and smile your way to gorgeous images that you will be proud to show off to everyone you know (and some that you don’t!)
After Your Session –
After your session is over, and with your approval, I will post 1-2 sneak peeks on bothFacebook, and here on my blog. Your final gallery will be ready for you to view online in approximately 2-3 weeks from your session date. You will be able to purchase a variety of different sized prints and canvases online through my website once the gallery is live. About 10 business days after your order is placed, you will receive it in the mail – ready to display and show off!
That’s it! Easy as pie, right? If you and your family and I are starting to sound like a good match, here is a link to the current packages that are available – if you don’t see something that matches what you had in mind, just send me an e-mail, and I’ll work to create a custom package for you.
I am looking forward to hearing from you! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send me an email at KateVodaPhotography@gmail.com
*Pre-session consultations are not available for Mini-sessions, as I have already picked a date, location, and theme. If you have any questions about wardrobe to match props or backdrops that will be used, don’t hesitate to ask! I’m always available by e-mail!