Booking process

Shoot me a message to let me know what I can do for you.

We’ll schedule a video call. You can ask me questions, as well as make sure that I’m someone you’d be comfortable with in your home.

We’ll also talk about your life, to figure out the best timing for us to work together.

Let me know what you decide. You don’t have to make a decision during our call – discuss with your family and send a quick note to let me know whether or not you’d love to work with me.

To book, you’ll sign a session agreement and pay a retainer. I will send you both the agreement and the invoice electronically, so everything goes smoothly. The retainer counts as credit towards your session package.

Session day

How you dress matters. To have an honest record of your family, you should dress like you do every day. Too match-y is not real, and is best reserved for formal portraits.

Also, let your kids be themselves. Showing that you value pictures of your kiddos being themselves will tell them how much they are cherished just as they are. Kids usually adjust to me fairly quick when they are told a friend who loves taking pictures is coming over to hang out.

I will show up in comfy clothes and take my shoes off. This way I’ll be able to crawl on floors, lay in the grass, or climb on top of furniture while taking pictures. Taking my shoes off is a Finnish thing.

All real life is welcome. Really. Brushing teeth, bath time, nap time, feeding time – these are the moments where the gold happens.

After the session

I’ll work on your digital files asap. I always send a sneak peek as soon as possible, usually within a day or two. I edit a two hour session in 2-3 weeks, longer ones in 3-4 weeks. I will let you know if I have any plans that may change the delivery time.

You’ll get a link to your online gallery.  You can purchase prints or photo books beyond the collection that you’ve purchased if you wish through the gallery store. I use an amazing print lab for pictures and am obsessed with their museum grade paper quality.

There is no in-person sales session – unless you would like help figuring out what to buy for your home.

I can’t wait to hear your reaction about your photos! I’m checking my email every seventeen seconds after I’ve sent pictures to a client. I pour so much love into the pictures, and hope they make the family as happy as they make me.

You can favorite the pictures you’d like in your photo book – or I can pick them for you. I believe a photo book is the best way to display the full story.

Let me know if there are images you do not wish to be shared online.  You can mark these images in your online gallery.

Reviews and referrals are important. Reviews and referrals help other families find the right photographer for them, while they are also a great way to support my small business. Networking is rough for an introvert like me, and all help is appreciated.

Until next time! I can’t wait to stay friends.

On pricing

If I won the lottery, I would love to travel all over the world documenting family life in exchange for home cooked meals. While waiting for that to happen – fingers crossed! – I have put together packages that bring you the best possible value while allowing me to keep serving you for years to come.

Families usually invest a total of $1,500-$2,500 in their session, keepsakes and digitals. Session packages start at $1,375.

Interest free payment plans are available up to 12 month plans.