heirloom artwork + digital images
If you love what you see here and need portraits like these for your family, let's chat more. Click let's get started below to get in touch.
A complete product & guide is given upon inquiry and includes heirloom albums, framed fine art prints, birth announcements, and digital images.
1. When should I reserve my session?
Any time you’re ready! It’s never too soon to reserve your spot, but I would say most clients try to reserve sessions anywhere from 2-6 months in advance. I do take a limited amount of sessions per month so that I am able to serve my clients well and try to leave last minute openings for studio newborn sessions especially.
2. When should I have my maternity and newborn session?
Maternity sessions are best scheduled anytime between 28-32 weeks to be sure you’re feeling great and can show off your bump, but I have also fit in mamas who decided past 32 weeks that they wanted to have maternity portraits. It’s never too late until you’re in labor. Newborn sessions are generally anywhere from 1-3 weeks old, but because I am focused on baby led posing, and family portraits, I have also done 4, 6, and 8 week old ‘newborn’ sessions. Regardless of their age, we will make beautiful portraits for your family.
3. Do your sessions include wardrobe?
Absolutely! The studio wardrobe has over 200 dresses for moms and a wide range of clothing 0-8 years old for children, and shirts for dads. The majority of clothing that you in my portfolio has been borrowed from the Studio Wardrobe. Clients are able to try on and choose clothing before their session.
4. Do you offer hair and makeup?
Yes! Most of my clients choose to have hair and makeup done at the studio, which I coordinate for you with the best hair and makeup team. These fees are paid directly to each hair and makeup artist.
5. Is my whole family included?
Yes! All of my sessions (maternity, newborn, baby, and family) are for your entire immediate family attending.
6. I don’t know of any good locations – where does our session take place?
I’ve got you! My studio in downtown Franklin is the perfect, simple place for indoor maternity sessions, newborn, and family sessions with everything you need right there in 1500 square feet of private space curated just for you and your family.
For outdoor sessions, a beautiful field is just a couple miles away. Over 13 years I've perfected using my light, angles, and locations to provide you only the very best.
Interested in having your session in your home? This is a great option for my clients who are really excited to show off their natural light, neutral colored homes and nurseries and be able to include your fur babies.
7. My partner and/or kids absolutely hate family photos - help me!
I totally get it, that's why I'm on the other side of the camera. But really, I do get it. This is typically not their favorite day and the best compliment I get from nearly all of my dads, especially, is "We are done already? Wow that wasn't so bad at all". I promise to be as efficient and pain free as possible for all. I'm also a toddler whisperer and always get them on team cooperation and fun.
8. Are digital images included? Can we have digital images?
All artwork and images are purchased AFTER seeing your final photos, so you can see your photos and choose what works best for your family. You absolutely could choose high res digital files, albums, and framed fine art prints…or any combination of those items. Most clients purchase digital images + printed artwork for their home.
9. Planning sessions is always so stressful for me; do you really do it all?
Absolutely. Before I began my business in 2010, I cancelled sessions because I felt unprepared and not sure I would love my photos, or myself in them. It became my mission to never let another mom feel like that.
Between clothing your whole family, arranging for hair and makeup if chosen, and planning locations, each image and idea for my signature style to final artwork ready to display in your home (you don't have to DIY it) and creating a safe and welcoming environment for your family; truly all you have to do is show up in your leggings and mom bun and I will take care of the rest, leaving you only with your favorite portraits you've ever taken - guaranteed.