Phone 618-556-0231

Fax 217-882-2189

615 E Smokey Ln

Murrayville Il 62668

The Details

Sessions

Pregnancy/Newborn

Senior Portraits

Payment/Ordering

Pre-session consultations can be done just about anywhere, but the preferred location is at my home office or your home. It is simply a chance to sit down and get to know each other and ensure a good fit. This is also when contracts are signed

 

There are a quite a few options when deciding where to do your session.  A few suggestions include; around town, in your home/yard, at our local parks, or a combination of any of the above.  There is also a beautiful outdoor setting right at my home office and a few options for indoor sessions. The location really depends on your personality and style.

 

Outdoor sessions are best done  early in the morning from twilight to day-break (my favorite) and in the evening from sundown to twilight. This is when the natural light is most flattering and additional lighting is not needed. I do not limit sessions to number of poses or time. I will work until we get the shot right. The only exception is outdoor sessions or extreme circumstances.

 

Sessions are generally booked 1-2 weeks in advance (2-3 weeks during the Holiday season).

Pregnancy Sessions are best when done between the 7th to 8th month. This is generally when most women feel their best and the belly is nice and round. Everyone varies in weight and size, therefore we suggest calling in the beginning of your second trimester. Nudity is a personal decision which is available in any session and is handled in the most discreet manner. Assistants are always present during newborn sessions to help with safety and toddler wrangling. Newborn Sessions are best done between 8-12 days, but there are exceptions to every rule. Twins, may need to be scheduled little later depending on their size and weight. We suggest you call or email us within 24 hours of giving birth so we can get you scheduled. If you are scheduling a C-section, we recommended scheduling your newborn as soon as possible after getting your delivery date. We understand that delivery is a big ordeal for both mind and body and will do our best to accommodate your needs to make this the best possible experience for you and your family, which is why we prefer to do them in your home where momma and baby will be most comfortable. We can do outside newborn sessions, but limit them to the warmer months of May-September.

We do traditional senior portraits in a small area set aside at my home office, as well as themed on location sessions. Themed sessions are our favorite. We want to show who you are during this stage of your life, not just another picture in the yearbook that looks like every other picture. As with all the other stages of life that we photograph, you will only be exactly the way you are right now. When you go off to college, you will change. Take the time to capture who you are now.

Payment is due when sessions are booked. A deposit can be made on a baby plan when the session is booked and the balance paid on session day. If you cancel your session without 48 hour notice or you are a no call/no show you will still be charged a fee of 25% for the session.

 

Gift certificates are also available for purchase. They make wonderful gifts for almost anyone. There are two (2) options to choose from. You can either purchase a session with a set number of poses and time limit or a written dollar amount to be used for prints and products.

 

Financing is also available (terms and conditions apply).

 

In-person or on-line ordering is available. We schedule an in person appointment at the end of the session for the following week for you to review your images and pick your favorites. Orders take 2-3 weeks minimum for printing. Some products and retouching can take much longer.

 

My Home Office is Located at: 615 E Smokey Ln Murrayville IL 62668 We are open by appointment only. Feel free to call or text any time at: 618-556-0231 We can also be found on: