You can call or fill out the contact form on our site. We will chat on the phone about your specific needs and, if desired, we can set up a complimentary in-person consultation.
The consultation is a time for us to get to know one another and for you to become acquainted with our products and services. It will take place at our studio, 3422 49th Street, Metairie, LA. You will come in to meet us, look at our products, and we will discuss and plan your photo session. The consultation should take about 30 minutes and is free of charge. When the consultation is complete, you can decide if you’d like to book.
We’ve worked hard to make things pretty simple for you … here’s how it works:
The session fee of $150 is due at the time of booking in order to hold your time slot. This fee is for the photographer's time and talent only and does not include prints or digital products.
Within 2 weeks of shooting, you will come into the studio to view your proofs and order prints. Or, if you are not in the New Orleans area, we will set up a meeting via Skype or Facetime.
Choose your products from our a la carte menu, or choose one of our customizable packages. Prints begin at $75 and packages begin at $850.
The session can be at any location of your choosing within 60 miles of New Orleans. The session can be outside of the New Orleans metro area, but there will be an additional fee for travel. Some locations (City Park, NOMA and the Sculpture Garden, Jackson Square, Longue View Gardens, ...) require a permit to shoot on their premises. Any permit fees will be passed on to the client.
At the consultation, we will discuss the location and pick a date.
I love to shoot with natural light if possible, therefore, it is best to shoot in the early morning or in the late evening, about 2 hours before sunset, often referred to as the “golden” hour.
The session usually takes about 1 to 1 ½ hours to shoot. If young children are involved, the shoot may be shorter as their attention span only lasts so long.
You should wear an outfit that is comfortable, and that makes you feel like you look your best! Try to avoid any shirts with distracting words or logos. Clothing that is fitted is most flattering; large, baggy or loose fitting shirts should be avoided. For family shoots, mom should choose her clothing first, and then coordinate the family around her. You may bring more than one outfit and change during the shoot, as time allows. Click here for outfit inspiration.
You can bring any props that you would like to have included in your photo session, such as hats, scarves, glasses, hobby related props, musical instruments, etc. – anything that you consider fun, or anything that helps tell you or your family's story.
My camera is the only camera permitted at the shoot. Multiple cameras can be distracting. If any cameras (including camera phones) are being used during the shoot, the shoot will end immediately and the deposit will NOT be refunded
Your proofs will be ready for viewing in about 2 weeks from your session; we will book a time for viewing at the time we book your session.
For the time being, we will conduct an online viewing and ordering session via Zoom or Google Hangouts. During the viewing session, you will choose products from our a la carte menu, or choose a custom package. Any images that you have purchased will be placed in an online gallery that you can share with your family and friends.
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