More About Our Session
How much is a session and what does it cover?
Please see my detailed pricing page for more information.
How do sessions work?
I work to keep sessions casual, simple, and natural. They last around an hour and typically happen in my studio in Baltimore. Newborn sessions may last closer to an hour and a half. More detailed information is available in my full portrait guide (which I'd love to send you, just contact me above).
What if my kid acts like a maniac?
I totally get this. And it happens sometimes. But read this blog post I wrote about it and trust me. It won't look as chaotic as it feels. :)
How and when do I see the images?
At the end of our photoshoot, we will set up a date and time for your viewing session. At that appointment you will see your photos for the first time and I am there to guide you through the ordering process and show you examples of my product offerings. I'm simply there to assist you if needed, not to try to sell you a bunch of stuff that is completely over your budget. This session will take place approximately 3-4 weeks after the photoshoot. If for any reason we are unable to do the viewing session in person, an online gallery will be available for ordering.
Do you accept payment plans for orders?
I do. I know it can be hard to spend the money all at once. I will accept a 50% non-refundable deposit on your order. The order is not fully processed until the balance is paid in full. The balance must be paid within 60 days.
Tell me about your studio!
It is a large natural light studio in an old converted warehouse in the Historic Clipper Mill neighborhood of Baltimore (3500 Parkdale Ave, Suite 16). It's beautiful, with tons of gorgeous light coming in. I love it for it's clean background, huge bright windows, and the character it has from its years of existence.
How long have you been a photographer and what do you shoot with?
Why do you shoot film?
I strive to make classic images of your family's history. Film cameras allow me to shoot the way I need (and want) to in order to create those classic images. They are simply the tools that best fit me and my photographic style. There is a look and a feeling to a film image that can not be replicated with any digital equipment or editing. There's also the feeling I get when shooting it that I am in love with. Learning how to shoot film forced me to slow down and really understand what it takes to make a photograph. I used to think that I was capturing a moment. I now know I'm creating one. I'm not taking a photo by pushing a button, I'm making a photograph. I don't have to rely on photoshop or post editing to make the image beautiful, I do that all in camera when taking the shot. I do believe that it doesn't matter the medium a photographer chooses for their work. Digital, film, whatever, it's all a personal preference in my process, and I just happen to prefer the feel and process of shooting film.
What is "Empowerment"?
Empowerment sessions my take on "boudoir". I don't want to make your empowerment photo for a man, I want to make your empowerment photo for you. You can read all about Empowerment sessions here. And don't hesitate to contact me with your questions! I can't recommend them enough. You deserve it.
Do you do corporate headshots?
Still have questions? No problem! Don't hesitate to send me a message any time.