Sessions are only rescheduled if it is actively raining or inevitable in the forecast. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and some weekends are set aside as rain dates. We budget one rain reschedule per session. Since we are very limited to the time of year, time of day, and good weather seasons, if a session is rained out twice, we will issue a refund so that it does not create a backlog in our schedule. I know that totally stinks! I wish I could create more time in the day.
On occasion, we do have access to Linvilla's Garden Center greenhouse. If there is inclement weather, this is an option we can discuss.
We keep a low reschedule fee because we know busy lives are bound to need a reschedule once in a while. Sick kids, work meetings, busted lip, your dream outfits didn't arrive in time; you name it, we totally understand! It's just a $35 fee to reschedule your session for another day/time. Please notify us a minimum of two hours prior to your session start time if you need to reschedule, as by then we're dropping off our own children at childcare, and making our way to start your session. Less than two hours notice is considered a loss of retainer.
Your gallery will be delivered via email within 10 business days of your session. During this time I'm uploading the images, culling for the best ones, editing either fully or a soft edit depending on retouching needs, prepping some for social media and creating your gallery page. Most galleries will have images fully edited with the exception of anything we need to zoom in to correct such as a scratch on the cheek or a bruise on the knee. We'll touch these last minute details if you choose these images as part of your package.
Once you view your proofs we ask our awesome clients to please choose your favorites right away so that we can make those images available for instant download for you.
Your session package will include a pre-determined number of images that are included for download. Most of the time this is 8 images for a sunset session and 5 images for a studio or newborn session with the exception of minis. Your proofs gallery, however, will include all the best images from your session for you to choose from. Every session is a unique experience so the number of images in your gallery will vary greatly depending on how many subjects were photographed, their ages, if they hammed it up for the camera or were a bit shy/fussy.
If you’d like to order beyond what the package includes please feel free. Once we receive the selection we will email an invoice for $20+tax per additional image chosen. In your proofs email you'll also see an option called "I Want Them All" which gives one flat price to download everything you see in your gallery.
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Working with children and newborns has taught us to be extremely flexible. They run the show. If your little one is feeling fussy, clingy, or just having an all out tantrum day, don't stress. I don't charge a penny when we don't have sufficient gallery photos. So rather than push, and stress everyone out, we'll talk about a reschedule or a refund. Whatever is easiest for mommy and daddy is fine 🙂
Of course! So here's an easy breakdown of options for your photos. Choose whatever is the best match for your family.
Sunset sessions: These take place at Linvilla Orchards of Media, PA during weekdays at sunset. The time varies depending on the time of year. But overall this is an easy peasy option for anything from engagement to maternity, to a family with five little ones running all over. It gives us natural light, and lots of room to move around and have fun.
Greenhouse sessions: Have you ever shopped in the Linvilla Orchards Garden Center? It's warm and toasty, full of life, and such a unique setting. It's a little calmer of a setting than outdoors in that we can't sing at the top of our lungs and have family relay races in the shop, but kids are definitely welcome, and it's a great option if reschedules aren't easy for your family since it's sheltered from the weather. These sessions take place weekdays January through August and can be anytime morning through late afternoon.
Newborn sessions: These take place in my little home studio in Brookhaven, PA. We photograph babies between 1 week and 1 month old and these are very simple, laid-back, baby-wrapped sessions. They're short and sweet and can accommodate just little baby, or baby plus immediate family.
General studio sessions: These are basically any studio session that are not newborn sessions. Typically, sitter sessions around 7 months, first birthday sessions and cake smashes, and playful little family sessions on our studio bed.