Sunset Session Details
Sessions are $399 April through November and $250 winter minis begin December through end of March.
Package: Your package includes a 30 minute session at Linvilla Orchards of Media, PA, private online proofs, 8 digital high-res images of your choice and personal use rights for those images. After viewing proofs you'll have the option to choose extra photos at $20 each or the whole gallery for $199. No additional purchases are required though.
Winter minis are a shortened session at just 20 minutes due to the (usually) colder temperatures. These are limited to engagement/maternity sessions with adults only or families with children ages 4+ only. This package is similar to the above listed, with five images included.
Scheduling: All of our sessions are shot within 90 minutes of sunset for that beautiful soft flattering light. The only exception may be a super dreary day, but otherwise, we're strict about sunset because we want your portraits to look absolutely magical. Most of our sessions take place Monday, Wednesday and Fridays (with Tuesdays Thursdays set aside for rain dates) and of course the exact start time will depend on the sunset time that week and the weather forecast.
Style: I'm thrilled to push forward with just shooting the yummy candid stuff. I'll give a little bit of direction but otherwise I want to be invisible to capture you guys, being a family, interacting, having real fun, showcasing real toddler tantrums and real snuggles. These are not meant to be photos that you pop of Facebook to show off your perfect family. Does that mean we refuse to shoot a look and smile at the camera type photo? No silly! If the kids are up for it we're all for it. We just don't want to eat up your session time quacking like a duck trying to make a baby smile so we attempt it briefly and then move right back to playtime and snuggles.
Location: I have the awesome opportunity to shoot exclusively at Linvilla Orchards of Media, PA. The landscape is ever changing and we'll show up to anything from a beautiful flower field to dirt roads that look straight out of a painting and of course my favorite place, the peach trees. Plus, I get to boast that I'm the only photographer with exclusive access to their 300 amazing acres! The only drawback is that a working orchard with crop spraying and maintenance does mean I don't know my scenery until I arrive that day with you guys. But I must say after being there five years, I've never been dealt an area I didn't find to be picture perfect.
After your session: Within ten business days of your session, you will receive a link to view your proofs. I try to provide forty images to choose from, but this number will vary as every session is a unique experience. If you'd like to order beyond what the package includes please feel free. We offer a la carte extra images for $20 a piece or a flat rate $199 to download everything you see in your gallery. Once selected, you'll receive another link to download the finished images along with a print release. I highly suggest Mpix.com for all prints and ZNO.com has great books and albums.
How to book: Head on over to this link and scroll to the bottom for a dropdown of the available dates. Grab a date, add to cart, and checkout to reserve your spot. I won't email back instantly, but give me a day or two to see your order come through, and I'll send over all the info you'll need.
What to wear: Our family sessions definitely have a certain look. A mixture of romantic, whimsical, boho and vintage. Lots of natural fabrics and colors ranging from neutrals to pale pastels and muted tones. I ask clients to dress in pieces that reflect this so I can keep a cohesive look to my photos. In other words, avoid the bright colors and patterns and just go simple and subtle. I'll send a Pinterest board full of inspiration once you've selected a date.