Portrait FAQs
What does the portrait session investment include?
Our portrait session investment includes 1-2 hours of photographing time, correspondence pre/post session, all post production edits and a personal online gallery for viewing and downloading of fully edited high resolution images, for 1 year. Our clients receive digital copies and have full printing rights for all 150+ images from their session. This allows our clients to cherish and enjoy their photos for a lifetime, without restrictions!
What do I need to do to reserve my session date and time?
After corresponding through email to find the best date and time for your session, we will set up a personal online web-page. Within this web-page you will be able to view your invoice(s), contract and a questionnaire. Completing the session investment of $750 by credit card online and electronically signing our portrait contract, reserves the session date and time. The questionnaire assists us in choosing the best location for your session.
How many images does a typical session receive and how long does it take to view them post session?
A typical portrait session receives 150+ edited images. They will be available online for viewing within 2 weeks after the session is completed. The online gallery will then be available for viewing for 1 year post session.
Will both Brock and Stefanie be photographing my lifestyle portrait session?
Both Stefanie and Brock photograph engagement sessions and weddings together as a team, however only Stefanie specializes in photographing family, child and high school senior portrait sessions.
What time of day is best for sessions?
Early morning and evening are best for pretty and flattering outdoor lighting. Typically newborn sessions will take place entirely inside the home with natural window light, making the best time of day late morning or early afternoon.
What equipment do you currently use and do you have backup?
We photograph using all Canon cameras and lenses. Backup equipment is brought to every session.

Cameras:
2 - Canon 5D Mark II
1 - Canon 5D Mark II (Backup)
1 - Canon 7D (Extra Backup)

Lenses:
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM

Bags:
2- Lowepro Large Black Backpacks
2 - Kelly Moore Bags

Camera Cards:
32GB, 16GB, 8GB SanDisk Compact Flash Cards
Do you have recommendations on attire for portrait sessions?
We gravitate towards softer colors with hints of textures and patterns. We always recommend a JCrew or Anthropologie classic "Look" for our sessions. Avoiding dark harsh colors like black, dark reds and oranges. Creams, browns, navy, pastels always photograph nicely at farms and you can mix and match textures and colors evenly throughout your family, to blend. Avoid "Matchy" white shirts or navy polos and khakis. We want your family’s personality to show through in non-uniform and fun clothing choices! Pretend like you are creating one large outfit instead of trying to pair multiple outfits together.

As silly as it sounds, imagine that all your clothing choices were somehow for one person. Pick a patterned item for one person in your family (say boldy printed/colorful dress for your daughter) then select the rest of the family’s clothing from the colors within that first outfit. Dads always photograph best in jeans rather than shorts or khakis. Moms look adorable in a fun/flirty dress or jeans and a fun top. Once you have the basics down, it will be easy to coordinate your group’s clothing for your family portraits. Layering clothing is a fun way to add dimension and texture. And don’t forget the accessories, they bring a look together. Use one or two accessories per person to complete an outfit and make it look polished. And no matter what, always wear something that makes you feel good!

I like to suggest searching "Family photo outfits" on Pinterest and it will give you some great options for outfit ideas, with different color pallets! Also check out our Pinterest Page here for some outfit inspiration: http://pinterest.com/sbchildsphoto/boards/