Family Session Guide Moments by jessica photography

I'm Jessica. First off, I just want to tell you how extremely excited I am to be a part of your story. It is an honor to be able to capture memories you will cherish forever and your children's children will cherish forever.

I am a natural light, on location photographer. Together we will choose the perfect location for your session. Family sessions are about 1 1/2 hours.

The love between families and friends is a precious and supernatural thing--that is why it's so beautiful. My truest passion is capturing the love between people. I kid you not, I am constantly smiling during my sessions because I just can't believe how breath-taking love is.

I am excited to work with you and play a part in your story. Let's go!

Family & Lifestyle

Life is full of milestones and seasons that are both emotional and incredible and they are gone In a moment. One of the biggest milestones in my life was Having my first child! I remember thinking there is no way my life could get any better, but then, I had 2 more children. My heart is now so full of joy and love its ineradicable.

So much can happen in a moment... You're having a baby, or your child is turning one. You're celebrating a year or 25 years of marriage! You haven't taken a family photo in so long, none of you even look the same. How did time fly so quickly?

Whatever season of life you are in, I want to be there to capture it. And you'll remember the most important moments forever.

Family Session Pricing

CLASSIC SESSION | $250+tax

  • 60 - 90 minutes | 2 Outfits | 1 Location | 10 digital images | $100 product credit
  • If you're looking for a complete and creative choice, the classic session is all you. With a location that means something to you, or a location that has the style your looking for this session will perfectly capture this season of life. Perfect for seniors, children, maternity and families.

CHOICE SESSION | $175

  • 30 minutes | 1 Outfit | 1 Location | 10 digital images
  • Sometimes, all it takes is a simple set up. The simple session is for those who are looking for some new portraits to hang on their walls and show off to their friends on Facebook!

MINI SESSION | $99

  • 20 minutes | 1 Outfit | 1 Location | 5 digital images
  • Whether you just need some new portraits or you're designing your Christmas card, my semi-annual mini sessions do just the trick. These sessions occur periodically and at a fixed location (dates are announced approximately 2 weeks prior).

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

  • Family | Children | Maternity | Senior sessions are some of my favorite because they capture real life. These are the people you love the most. They ought to be celebrated, right!?
  • In an effort to help you get the best product for your investment, I offer a boutique type experience. Meaning From planning the location, outfits and poses for your session to sitting down with you and helping you hand select your images and products. I am here for you 100% of the way!
  • Most Classic Sessions produce up to 50 beautifully perfected images ready to be viewed 14 days after your session. This package comes with a 10-image credit and $100 product credit.
  • Most Choice Sessions produce up to 35 beautifully perfected images ready to be viewed 14 days after your session. This package comes with a 10-image credit.
  • Most Mini Sessions produce up to 20 beautifully perfected images ready to be viewed 14 days after your session. This package comes with a 5-image credit.

HOW YOU CAN PREPARE

  • First and foremost you should be comfortable. Your kids really should be comfortable or they won't be able to be their genuine selves. We are going to run, dance, and play during our photo shoot so make sure their clothing won't hinder them. It is certainly okay for your daughter to wear a dress as long as it is flowy and not constricting.
  • Choose 1-3 colors with similar tones that go nicely together. Be careful not to overly match.
  • Don't know where to start? This is Mom's time to shine! Mom should go out and buy her outfit, or choose her favorite from her closet. Then build the families outfits around Mom's.
  • When choosing your colors look at your home decor. If you are planning on framing your photographs (which you absolutely should!) your clothes should go with the color scheme of your home. Or at least not clash with it.
  • Limit patterns in your clothing choices. One person with a patterned shirt is often enough. It can be too distracting otherwise.
  • Accessorize, Accessorize! Scarves, hats, jewelry, belts and layers you can interchange throughout the shoot are ways to give images in your shoot slightly different looks. Accessories also add texture to an image which really make it pop.
  • Please avoid characters on your children's clothing. Characters, logos, and neon colors are very distracting and take away from the focus, your child's adorable face.
  • Go HERE and HERE to see my Pinterest board of wardrobe ideas and inspiration.

Your Children:

  • Children are not usually fond of being told to pose or smile. It is best if we give them time to relax and capture their natural selves. Don't worry if your child is running about and active. Most of the images I take of children are captured while they are busy exploring. To get the family shots I simply direct the adults to simply "be" with the child, or hold the child and we go from there.
  • To get the most from your session make sure your little one has rested and has adequate snacks and water. We can take breaks for snacks and play but please bring dry, mess free snacks so their little faces stay clean for the session.
  • Offer a little reward for tolerating the session. The whole experience should be one of bonding and fun with a treat at the end.
  • Prepare your child for the session by letting them know a friend will be taking some photos of them. It's best not to surprise them. You can show them this photo of me so I'm not a total stranger

Prints, Albums, and Canvas Products:

You will receive a print release with all your digital photos so you can order print products from anywhere you choose. With your product credit you can choose to build your own package, or I do offer al a carte options. All of my print products are from a high quality print lab. I want my families to enjoy the highest professional quality printing. If you order through me I can show you product types before you order, make cropping decisions, ensure color quality, and make sure you receive high quality products from one of the finest print labs.

Terms & Conditions

To best serve you and keep your date reserved, a $75 non-refundable retainer fee is to be paid at the time of your booking. This amount will be applied to the total session fee. The remainder must be paid in full at least 24 hours prior to your session. If you are more than 15 minutes late or you do not show for your appointment, your session fee will be forfeited.Mini Sessions must be reserved in advance and a non-refundable retainer fee of $50 is required at the time of your booking. The remainder of the fee must be paid at least 24 hours prior to your time slot. If you are late to your time slot, I will do my best to fit you in, but you may be asked to wait until all other clients have been served. Please note that, although I will be delivering digital images to you, you do not receive the rights to these images. You will be given a print release so that you may choose your commercial photo lab (I have recommendations), but you may not, under any circumstances, crop or alter the photos in any way. You may not post your non-watermarked files to social media or publish them without expressed written consent. By booking me as your photographer, you are agreeing that I may produce, publish and promote my business using photos you appear in. Unless otherwise agreed on in writing, you will be held accountable to this contract.

*A more detailed description of terms and conditions will be provided with your contract.

Let's Talk

Thank you so much for considering me to be a part of your story. I can't wait to capture your life!

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