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When to book:

It’s never too early too book, if it is winter and you know you would like a shoot in the Spring, just let me know and we can start planning!  I am generally booked 3-4 weeks in advance, so you should give yourself plenty of time, 6 weeks in advance is my perfect as we still have enough time to plan and make sure we have everything to make your session perfect! For Newborn Sessions I do suggest you book while you're still pregnant to ensure availability. I book Newborn Sessions for their due date, then once baby is born we set up a date and time that works best for the both of us but typically no later than 14 days after birth

 

Outdoor Portrait Sessions {Family, Maternity, Seniors}

are shot on location, whether that be your backyard, a favorite park, or some of my favorite locations. I prefer to shoot these sessions with natural available light, therefore morning and early evening hours (right before sunset) work best. Should bad weather dampen your scheduled outdoor session, we will reschedule as quickly as possible.

 

Newborn and Cake Smash Sessions

are held my in-home studio and include a wide variety of props to choose from. These can be scheduled Monday-Friday between 9am-1pm only. Weekend sessions are available for an extra $50 fee but have to be booked at least 6 weeks in advance.

 

Can you come to my home for the newborn session?

Newborn session are held in my studio on the East Side of EL Paso - which is continually sanitized, clean, and safe for babies. However, newborn sessions in your home can be done depending on my schedule and for an additional fee. Contact me for further details on that.

 

How many photos do you take during the shoot?

Particularly with children, I keep the shutter snapping, as I don't want to miss a moment and love the in-between poses. During every Session I take ALOT of images and keep the ones that are unique and worth preserving! Full sessions end up with at least 35 proofs, (mostly around 50) and Mini Sessions end up with about 15-25, but either may include more, depending.

 

My Style

I like to keep things relaxed and fun. I enjoy taking a mixture of posed and natural shots so you have the best of both styles. As a parent of two children I do understand the stress associated with having pictures taken. If your little ones are not enjoying posing, then we move on to get some great shots of them playing and having a good time. May times these pictures turn out to be favorites and your kids have fun in the process. 

 

What to wear?

One of the most common question I get asked is “What should I wear for our session?” It can seem like an overwhelming experience picking out the perfect outfits to wear but it’s a lot simpler than you think. First off I always encourage everyone to dress comfortably so that you feel happy and comfortable throughout your session. A couple things to avoid are mixing graphics and busy designs because they can be distracting and take away from your photos.Also it is not necessary to match exactly. It is more appealing and easier to coordinate with each other. If you have any concerns about your outfits please feel free to contact me and I am always happy to help you decide!