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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What precautions are you taking during the Covid-19 pandemic?

 

I will be wearing a mask and maintaining a 6-foot distance when photographing you and your loved ones. If myself, you, or one of your family members are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms, we will reschedule the session for a future date.

 

What kind of photos do you take?

 

My work combines traditional and lifestyle photography to capture your family’s genuine spirit. A SESSION WITH ME CONTAINS LOTS OF LAUGHING, HUGGING, SNUGGLES, RUNNING, AND DANCING. My intention is to capture those candid shots I love and families cherish. During your session you will be walking, running, laughing, jumping, playing, singing, and hugging. You may tell stories or use your imagination to act out a scene.  I won’t ask you to smile or to look at the camera in a stiff and unnatural way. Rather I encourage your natural expressions and emotions to create meaningful memories that matter.

 

Where will my session be held?  

 

We will choose the perfect location together.  I have a number of favorite spots from the beach to the mountains to parks that I like to shoot at. Or if you prefer, we can schedule the session for your home. All sessions are conducted using natural light, preferably at the golden hour (either an hour before or after sunset). Depending on the time of year and location, we may need to meet mid-week or at sunrise to avoid crowds.  

 

How long do sessions last?

 

Typically sessions last about an hour.  I will be shooting the entire time, even if you are taking a play break or snack break. 

 

What do I wear?

 

You can wear something comfortable that makes you feel spectacular!  Mom’s rule here. Pick something gorgeous for yourself first, and then coordinate everyone’s outfit around yours.  This blog post has some tips to get you started. We will schedule a styling session before hand, where you can pick something from my client closet if you choose, or I will provide links to sites where you can purchase something yourself. The best outfits are ones that are show movement and create a “long visual line” - think maxi dresses, scarves, fringe etc…

 

Do you provide digitals or prints?

 

Both! Your curated gallery of  hand-edited digitals will be delivered to you a few weeks after your session via an on-line gallery. I provide a mixture of color and black and white images. From there you can directly download the digitals or order art-quality prints, albums and other products.   Click here to learn more about session packages. 

 

 

How do I book a session with you?

 

Click on the button below to secure a date, or send me an email. 

Have questions about the process?  Contact Me 

LOVE NOTES 

My sons and I did a "mommy and me" session with MJ in September, and we had a wonderful experience. She is fun and easy-going and was so patient with my wild preschoolers! I was extremely impressed with her communication leading up to the photo session. She provided wonderful, detailed information with each of her emails. Most of all, we are blessed to have so many amazing photos that she took and I will cherish them!

- Irene Stirling

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