my desire is to go beyond a photojournalistic moment that simply 'tells a story' through my work, but to push both myself and my client further and create ART in my images. my sessions are completely stylized and personalized to your family's taste. no two sessions are alike- and i pride myself in the unique nature of each one. i will work with you on wardrobe and location to bring a vision to fruition. (i don't use alot of props... because i like an image to be timeless and focused on my subjects)
newborn sessions- these sessions are best when held before the new baby is two weeks old. it is amazing how quickly a newborn changes and becomes a "baby" - losing their sleepy stage which is so very dreamy to photograph. there is nothing more beautiful than a sleeping baby! "less is more" when it comes to outfits on your newborn during a session. a diaper cover or a swaddling blanket is ideal. being a mother myself, I understand the needs of a newborn and will not rush you, but allow you to interact with your newborn to accommodate their needs.
baby/toddler session- i will spend some time in the beginning of the session allowing your little one to warm up. i enjoy playing with the kids to capture true expressions and love to be "unnoticed" by a family as they interact together-as if I am not even there. you are welcome to bring a change of clothes for these sessions.
maternity sessions- your maternity session can be scheduled when you are just starting to show, all the way up to being overdue. because all babies have their own timetable for arrival it is suggested to schedule your maternity session around 32-37 weeks. capturing the beauty of this special time in your life will be enjoyed by generations to come.
children/teens/high school seniors- i will be happy to work with you to find a location that reflects your child's personality. it is suggested that you bring a few clothing changes to give your portraits variety and to express your personality. it is such a delight to watch your children grow and change through the years.
special events- i no longer photograph special events
~my personal style is a mix of modern lines & classic beauty~
(located in asheville, north carolina)
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