Frequently Asked Questions
I absolutely want you and your kids to be comfortable around me and I will do everything I can to make sure that is the case! I love to chat with kids and ask them what they love. These are your tiny humans after all!
My hope is that the answers below will help to ease your mind and calm any fears or hesitations you may have. Please reach out of you have any other questions!
Please bring any snacks, formula, toys, or anything you may need to breastfeed comfortably. Kids tend to get a little overwhelmed or upset at some point during the session which is when the snacks come in handy! Don’t forget the pacifier or a lovey if your child has one. Please know that I work with very few props but if you have something special to your family we can absolutely discuss bringing it.
I am ecstatic that you have lots of ideas for your session and you want to share them with me! However, as an artist with a distinct style, and someone you’ve hired for that style, my hope is that you feel comfortable with me. Please go through my gallery and choose any poses, locations, or anything else you may love from in there. I can absolutely try to replicate what you see in my gallery, but I would rather focus on creating images that totally unique to you and your family!
If it looks like the weather is going to be bad, don’t worry! I will reach out to you a few days before your session (and again the day before) and we will make the decision about 2 hours before we’re supposed to meet. If it looks bad and like we won’t be able to make it work we can move your session to a new day, no worries!
Kids get upset, and frustrated, especially if there’s someone telling them to smile and look at the camera. It happens. The best thing you can do is to remain calm. Easier to talk about than do, right? Grumpy kids is something I show up to your session expecting. I like to try to connect with them and genuinely listen to them and what they have to say. Then they usually relax and enjoy telling me about dinosaurs or their favorite shows.
I’ve been around kids my entire life, from my own siblings to helping out in the church nursey, to helping run VBS and caring for my own kids. I studied Photography and Adobe suite for 2 years and have been shooting film and digital for almost 10 years. I am registered to do business in Lee County Florida and have an insurance policy through RV Nuccio & Associates.
I highly recommend booking no less than 3 weeks before your desired session date. That will give us time to plan and to be sure that I can make room on my calendar.
My favorites are bold and complimentary colors. Mixing complimentary tones is the perfect way to look cohesive without being too matchy-matchy. I would absolutely stay away from the more “trendy” used looks: everyone in jeans and white, Hawaiian shirts, big bold patterns, or neon colors.
I offer three Collections from $850 to $2200. Yes, it is somewhat expensive, and there are other cheaper photographers but your kids are only little for a little while and you want to remember these years forever. Make sure you choose someone you trust with these memories and who has an artistic eye you love and can see printed on your walls for the years to come. I want each and every family to see the value in the quality of your family photos, and also in having someone your family can be comfortable around. Also, payment plans are available. Current prices are located HERE.
An adventure (outdoor) session will take place either right at sunrise, for an hour, or an hour before sunset. A lifestyle (indoor) session will take place between 11am-3pm and will last an hour.
You will receive your completed gallery no later than TWO weeks after your session.
I will have a back up of files for at least one year. After the one year I cannot guarantee that I will have them due to things like computer failures and hard drive corruptions. Please make copies of your files!
If you or your kids are sick, or the weather is bad, we can reschedule with no additional fees. If the day of your session arrives and you forget or fail to to notify me that you won’t be able to show you will lose the non-refundable portion of your session fee and a new one will be required. Please, contact me if someone is sick and we will reschedule!
No worries! Please inform me an hour or more before your scheduled session, and we will reschedule. I’ve got two tiny humans of my own, I know how quickly they can start to feel bad.
Yes! I have a bunch of fantastic locations and secret spots, but some of you have meaningful locations of your own which I’d love to check out with you!