Family Sessions are held either at an outdoor location, in your home, or in Studio. Sessions accommodate mom, dad, and kids (up to 7 people). Studio Sessions have a limit of 2 children due to space. For additional family members there is a charge of $20 per extra family member. Though kids are welcome, the focus of maternity sessions is on the expectant mom.
Fawn Lily Photography will do both posed and candid portraits of your family members. Varied groupings will be available. Moms are also very welcome to come alone - especially for studio sessions.
Maternity Sessions (or any other Storytelling type sessions) do NOT include an extensive use of props. A simple quilt or stool may be provided; however, if you are looking for an elaborate prop setup, please inquire about Fawn Lily's Imagination Sessions and discuss your unique vision with me. A variety of maternity dresses are available for use.
Getting Ready for a Family Photo session can be overwhelming. For general guidelines on how to dress for photos, please visit my PINTEREST BOARD. Please avoid clothing with logos, writing, characters, or small patterns. Please avoid matching each other (ie. everyone wearing jeans and red t-shirts) and instead, dress your family as though you were putting together a single, coordinated outfit. Everything should "go" without being the same. Please make sure clothing fits comfortably (and that mom's bump is showcased). Layers and textures are fantastic. And lastly, please be deliberate about footwear. Dress shoes, nice boots, or nice sandals can go a long way towards a successful maternity portrait.
If you absolutely need to bring along a prop, you are welcome to do so. Heirloom items or sentimental things are happily welcomed. If you would like to bring along a prop or two, please email me a picture of the item at least 3 days prior to your session (email@example.com) so that I can make adequate preparations. Unfortunately, no guarantees are made that all props will be incorporated.
Please prepare family members (especially children) by explaining what will happen and what will be required of them beforehand. I find that the lure of a treat at the end of the session can often be incentive enough for little people. At the time of the session, I will do my best to engage your children and to have a good time together; however, it is your job to do your best to contain and settle your little ones (and sometimes bigger ones). I am easy-going and the session should smooth sailing!
Please refer to our specific correspondence for location directions and time. In Studio Sessions are held at 2524 Shoreacres Rd, in the workshop to the left of the house. Go down the path past the deck and I will meet you there.
Your session fee is $200 and is payable by email transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org PRIOR to your session or by cash or cheque (made out to Sarah Jenkins) at the time of the session.
Your session fee includes 15 digital images. You will be presented with an online gallery of your images following the session. The gallery will contain approximately 25-40 images from which you select your included 15. Additional digital images, prints, canvases and albums are all available to purchase from the gallery following your session.
Within 3 days of your session, a sneak peek will be posted on social media (Facebook/Instagram) in the following locations: www.facebook.com/fawnlilyphotography and www.instagram.com/fawnlilyphotography. A blog post may also be published featuring your images at www.fawnlilyphotography.com. Please Tag, React to, and or Share the social media images. My business is maintained primarily through word of mouth, so it is a great service to me if you do so. If you do not interact with your sneak peeks, Facebook has now made it so virtually no one sees business page posts. Please share the images via the means provided within the social media platforms (ie. Share); please do not right click on the images and save them to your devices that way. The sneak peek images are specifically formatted for Facebook/Instagram and they end up very pixelated and noisy if saved. Additionally, the images (both sneak peeks, and the full resolution files) are copyrighted to Fawn Lily Photography. As such, please do not crop the images in any way or edit them (ie. Instagram filters). If you prefer your images not posted on social media, please email me to let me know prior to the session. If you chose to avoid social media, you also relinquish the sneak peek option.
In the event that you, or I, are unsatisfied with the images due to unforeseen weather, equipment failure, or photographer error, a retake may be issued. Under normal circumstances, refunds are not issued - due to services rendered. Retakes are generally not issued due to a difficult or misbehaving child, pet, or another subject, poor outfit choice, or lighting issues if my recommended session time was disregarded. All that stated, if you find yourself unhappy with your images for any reason, please communicate that to me, and I will try and remedy the situation. I want you to love your images.
All images will be fully edited for white balance, exposure, lighting, background, and basic retouching flaws. If you request editing above and beyond the scope of my normal workflow, a $25/hour charge will be issued. If a family member has a temporary flaw (bruise/scratch etc) that you would like retouched please let me know at the time of the session.
All images remain property of Fawn Lily Photography. Final images are selected at the Photographer's discretion. Unedited (or raw) images will not be provided. All images may be used in present or future advertising, marketing, and portfolio work.