What are the benefits of a family film?
What clothes should I wear?
What is the best time of day for a session?
How do you pick the location for each session?
When should I schedule my maternity session?
What types of payment do you accept?
What is your availability?
Can I order prints, in addition to digital photos?
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While photos are perfect for displaying on your wall and around your home, they can't compare to watching a family film years down the road and remembering exactly what it felt like to be in that moment. Family films are able to capture your child's movement, their laughter, their voice. That is something they will be able to look back on for years to come!
This answer is a little less clear-cut, because it depends on your specific style! However, there are some things that generally photograph better than others, and some basic principles to follow. When you book a session with me, I will send you a style guide complete with tips on what to wear and how to prepare for your session!
In terms of lighting (which, believe me - can transform your photos!), the best time of day for a photo session is about 1-2 hours before sunset. The specific time of sunset changes depending on the time of year of course, but don't worry - we can search that online! If this timing does not work for you, that is okay - we can still work around this! Send me a quick message, and we'll talk about what time is best for you.
When you book your session, I will send you a brochure with location options. You can choose based on where you live and what type of environment you are most excited about (woods & fields, downtown, beach, etc.). I am happy to make suggestions for you based on my past experience!
Generally I am available any day of the week, except Sundays. I have a super easy scheduling tool that allows you to see all of my availability and choose a date that works for you, eliminating the back & forth of email scheduling! Shoot me a message with the type of photography or film you are interested in, and I'll send you a link to the custom scheduling tool!
Yes, absolutely! Although print products are not included in the initial price, you will have the opportunity to order prints, wall art, albums, cards, etc. directly through the online gallery where your images are delivered. The products are printed through a very high quality professional company that I have worked with for years.
It is generally recommended that you take photos at about 30 weeks into your pregnancy, however this date is absolutely flexible based on the time of year, or if you find out you will be having the baby a bit earlier, etc. Shoot me a message and we'll talk!
Through your online client portal you can pay by ACH/electronic check, or credit card. If you prefer to pay by cash or a physical check, that is totally fine as well! Just close out of the browser after signing your model release, and bring the payment to your session.
Caitlin has been capturing family memories for over 10 years. What makes her style speak to so many people is the way her images celebrate the genuine beauty of each moment.
Having an artistic perspective has given her an eye for lighting, color, and composition, but being an intuitive person has enabled her to not only look for the aesthetics in photography and films, but also for the emotion.