Upon booking your appointment, and receipt of your deposit, you will be sent detailed information that covers your particular type of session. You will also be sent a document titled 'LaurieL Terms,' which contains essential information that is not listed here on the website. It is important that you read this document thoroughly to make sure LaurieL is the right photographer for you.
Here are just a few tips for each type of session:
These sessions are my most requested as I 'specialize' in Maternity Photography. Rest assured you will be working with the best, and can expect exceptional results! Spouses/Partners and children are welcome to be included in your session. For a single birth, four to six weeks prior to your due date is a good time for this session. Multiple births should consider six to eight weeks. All wraps and draping will be provided for you, but, should you desire, you may bring anything you feel you specifically want to be photographed in. Flirty lingerie can be fun and I encourage you to bring some! Photo touch ups and enhancements will be made to your pictures unless you specify otherwise. Most women gain weight in places they'd rather not. We'll slim and trim you as part of our post production process!
Most of our clients choose the Motherhood Package...be sure to check it out for cost-saving opportunities.
Please plan on 2 to 3 hours for your maternity session, and be sure to bring water and something to nibble on.
These sessions will capture the incredibly pure and beautiful moments of your babies first few days of life. Before you have become sleep deprived...before the baby has uncurled from the womb...before the umbilical cord falls away...the first two weeks of life is optimal, with 2 to 5 days being my personal favorite. Your baby will be photographed in Mother Nature's best attire ... skin!!! Time and consideration is given for feedings and assuring both baby's and mommy's comfort. Your baby's mood, wants, and needs, will drive the amount of time needed for your session, but you can expect to spend approximately 3 to 5 hours here at the studio. Because we don't know how long your session may take, please do not make any other plans the day of your session. If you are bringing siblings, please bring someone who can watch them or take them home after an hour or so, as they probably won't last for the full session! It's also important to bring food and snacks for anyone attending the session.
Bring whatever you like your child in. Bright colors, pastels, stripes, hats ... anything that is comfortable. I love bold patterns that contain lots of colors. Matching sweaters and hats (I love hats) make incredible pictures. Pastels offer a beautiful innocence to the photograph. Consider matching an outfit to the color of your child's eyes. Your child will determine the length of this session, but know that as children get older, session times become shorter, as their tolerance level decreases. Try to schedule your appointment during the typical 'happy time' for your child! Mid-mornings usually work best.
High School Senior Sessions
Because you have the option of several outfit changes, you should bring a good variety. Something dressing... such as evening wear, something casual, such as jeans and a couple different tops... maybe one summer and one fall. Bring boots and hi-heels. Bring jewelry that matches your outfits. Bring hats, a few of them. Bring a soft flowy dress (for girls) and a couple different jackets (for boys). Bring both pastel and deep colors. Bring something related to any sports you may be involved in... or other activity. This is an opportunity to capture who you are right now. Don't be afraid to over pack... we want to capture it all!
I have a lot of clothing for you here, but I encourage you to bring whatever you may have as well. Bring hi-heels (delicate and strapy). Thigh-hi nylons are great as well. Have your make-up done on the heavier side, and make sure your nails are painted and pretty! Please don't go to a tanning salon. They will make your skin look orange in the pictures! If you tan in the sun, please avoid bathing suit straps on your shoulders.
Approximately two to three weeks after your photo session, you will be shown 30 - 40 proofs in a password protected, on-line photo gallery. This format is optimal for allowing distant family and friends to view your pictures. Proofs will remain online and available for viewing for a period of one week, and additional time can be added, if needed. Orders should be placed within two weeks to guarantee current product pricing.