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Mommy and Me Princess Sessions

Full Sessions

Planning

Once you decide that you would like to schedule a session, we'll start the ball rolling on timing, attire, location, etc etc.  We'll begin by setting up an appointment at my home in Lynden - and by appointment, I really mean a coffee and chit-chat and perhaps bring your kiddos to play with my kiddos sort of visit.  Come prepared to try on dresses.  I have several gowns that range in colors, styles and sizes.  If you decide that you would like a new gown for your session, the majority of my gowns come from Sew Trendy Accessories and can be purchased with a discount through here.  As part of our planning, expect to start looking at shoot dates and locations.  We'll address what to bring, what to wear (including undergarments), and more small details in relation to the shoot.

Shooting

Plan on a full day.  If you're having your hair and makeup done for the shoot,  it usually takes about 2 hours for mom and up to an hour for your daughter, about 2 hours of shooting and then travel time.  That means you should plan on bringing snacks and water so you and your little don't get hungry.  While I'm on a shoot I tend to forget about things like food and bathroom breaks, so be sure to let me know what you need when you need it.  Most of the gowns are long enough that I find my clients can wear comfortable shoes (yes, I've shot a client wearing Uggs in a gown and you'd never know!).  If at any time you need to take a break, we will especially if your little is feeling overwhelmed.  

After your session

I aim to provide a proofing gallery within 2 weeks of our shoot where you get to choose which images you want fully edited.   The proof images will be narrowed down and will have been corrected for color/lighting only.  Once you have your gallery you will "favorite" your 35 images - any images beyond 35 are $12/image or 10 images for $100.  Once you're ready, and any additional payments have been made, I'll begin work on the full edit of your images which can take up to 3 weeks.  Your pictures are delivered digitally through an online, password protected gallery where you can then download them, as well as an offline mobile gallery to add to your device and share.    You're under no obligation to purchase prints through me, however you'll be more satisfied with the quality, color, and longevity of the professional prints.  Not all printers are alike and I've found very poor color quality with many of the publicly accessible printers.   If you do choose to print through me, load up your shopping cart with what you like.  I'll be notified when you go to check out and complete the order with you so that we ensure you get exactly what you want and need.

 

Mini Sessions

Planning

Most of the planning for a mini is done via email/social media messaging.  I will send you images of the girls gowns and then help you find a coordinating moms gown from my client closet.  In some instances I might ask you to pop in for a quick fitting to make sure we're set for the day of the shoot.  For the most part, expect to come to my home where you can try on and choose one gown for your session right before you have your hair and makeup done or right before the shoot.   

Shooting and Afterwards

If you'd like help looking your best, I can coordinate with one of my stylists to do your hair and make-up (approx one hour) for an additional fee.  Once ready, we'll head to a location within the Lynden area for a 20 minute shoot.  Afterwards, expect to have a proofing gallery emailed to you within a week.  The proofs will have been corrected for color/lighting only.  Once you have your gallery you will "favorite" your 10 images - any images beyond 10 are $12/image or 10 for $100 (+tx).  Once you're ready, and any additional payments have been made, I'll begin work on the full edited of your images which can take up to 3 weeks.  Your pictures are delivered digitally through an online, password protected gallery where you can then download them.  You will also receive an offline mobile gallery to add to your device and share.  You're under no obligation to purchase prints through me, however you'll be more satisfied with the quality, color, and longevity of the professional prints.  Not all printers are alike and I've found some places to have very poor color and clarity.  If you do choose to print through me, load up your shopping cart with what you like.  I'll be notified when you go to check out and complete the order with you offline so that we ensure you get exactly what you want and need.

 

Motherhood Moments sessions

Like the Princess mini's above, planning is done via email/messaging.  These are a plain clothed session meant to better represent your current time of life.  I'm happy to assist you with wardrobe selections and have several shrugs/wraps/kimonos and a few outfits for the littlest ones if you wish to use them.  If you would like hair and makeup done for these, I can assist in arranging one of my stylists, however I really like the more raw look the images have when you take care of this yourself.  If you can rock a messy bun, then do it - it's real, its you and will lend itself to the authenticity of the moment.

Afterwards, expect to have a proofing gallery emailed to you within a week.  The proofs will have been only slightly corrected for color/lighting - expect to see stands, end of the roll of paper, any bumps or bruises etc in the proofs  These things get removed in the full editing stage.  Once you have your gallery you will "favorite" your 10 images - any images beyond 10 are $12/image or 10 for $100 (+tx).  Once you're ready, and any additional payments have been made, I'll begin work on the full edit of your images which can take up to 3 weeks.  Your pictures are delivered digitally through an online, password protected gallery where you can then download them.  You will also receive an offline mobile gallery to add to your device and share.  You're under no obligation to purchase prints through me, however you'll be more satisfied with the quality, color, and longevity of the professional prints.  Not all printers are alike and I've found some places to have very poor color and clarity.  If you do choose to print through me, load up your shopping cart with what you like.  I'll be notified when you go to check out and complete the order with you offline so that we ensure you get exactly what you want and need.