The Basics

ALL SHOTS ARE ALL YOURS

I offer an incredibly liberal approach for my clients - all digital originals are made available to you after the shoot. This means that after our session, you are free to download all original photo files from my website. A disc with your images also available for small fee ($25). This unfettered access to all shots gives you freedom to choose to order prints from a professional lab through this site, or print photos from your session at your convenience, and own a digital copy for back-up purposes.


Lifesmile Specializes in...

BABIES, TODDLERS, AND BEYOND

I will take pictures of you and your child(ren) on-location to get more natural shots that tell a deeper story about you and your child(ren) and your respective personalities. Newborn sessions are best scheduled while you are still pregnant.

 

CHILDREN AND TEENS (PROMS, GRADUATIONS, BIRTHDAYS, and SPECIAL EVENTS)

Think about booking a session with me for an hour or two before, on the day of the big event, or maybe even the day after if all you need to represent the event is to capture formal attire shots.

 

LIFESTYLE AND COUPLES

Whether at home or at a location special to you, picking the right setting can make a photograph amazing. Bottom line - if you have "it" for each other, I will work to capture that in the shoot.

 

The Session: What to Expect

BEFORE THE SESSION

  • Once a date and time is set, I will send you a contract and questionnaire. 
    This will help me learn more about you and create the session to your unique style and requirements.
  • I will get in touch with you a day or two before to confirm and/or make necessary changes if the shoot is set for outdoors and inclement weather is expected.
  • I will be happy to provide recommendations on places or outfits, but ideally   – just be you – pick what you're most comfortable in.
  • Infants and Toddlers Best results are achieved when the young 'uns are well-rested, fed, and ready to be social. Newborn/baby pictures can be arranged with your settings of choice.
 

DURING THE SESSION

  • The photo session will last from one to two hours. This allows enough time to take care for baby/child needs without rush or pressure of time or formal situation. I will shoot with you until I feel like I have captured a strong variety of shots that capture you / your personalit(ies).
 

AFTER THE SESSION

  • I will email you a few pictures as a sneak peek within a day or two. All the photos from your session will be posted in an online gallery for your review, view and order within two weeks.
  • You can order prints from this site and they will be printed at a high quality, professional lab that I partner with, trust and highly recommend (MPIX http://www.mpix.com).

    MPIX offers a variety of prints and other products (albums, books, cards, canvas, stickers, etc.)  This lab also offers great paper option to make your prints special – metallic or true black and white paper, high end photobooks and more.
    • I can help you to create unique photo gifts – cards, books, etc., for an extra fee.
    • Prints are made with color correction and exceptional quality. Prints will typically arrive between 5-10 business days after you place the order, and expedited shipping is also available.

My Availability

Because families are my life, (yours AND mine), I book a limited number of shoots each month. I am typically booked 2-4 weeks in advance, so be sure to contact me as soon as you know I am the photographer for you. Looking forward to the shoot!