Category Archives: Good to know

On meeting expectant parents where they are

Because I work with a lot of expectant parents (or they often are when they get in touch), I have thought about how I can better meet them where they are. When someone first inquires about a maternity or newborn session, I’m of course super excited! Not only is a huge change happening in their...

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How much control should you give your photographer?

So – you’ve stumbled across a photographer’s work on social media, Pinterest, or a friend’s Facebook post. You love the pictures, you connect with their point of view, and you want all that good stuff for yourself. You wonder what this will cost, and gosh – it was more than you expected. But you really...

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Why I quickly walked away from the lucrative newborn portrait scene

“Why don’t you just do the types of sessions that are in demand and pay well?” was a question I was asked over the weekend, when a friend wanted to know how business was going. (A lot of the families who documentary sessions would be a great fit for aren’t really looking for a photographer,...

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10 steps to getting hassle-free family pictures

If you are considering a documentary session for your family, I jotted down some notes that will help the experience feel effortless: 1 – Allow plenty of time for your session If your kids need a while to warm up to strangers – talk to your photographer about how long of a session would be...

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