I live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and shoot the majority of my sessions here. There is a $100 travel fee for sessions 30+ miles outside of Tuscaloosa County. Travel sessions will be available beginning June 2020. Please inquire for details.
I am a firm believer in the KISS system...keep it simple, sista! I find that the more we use props, the less we see you! For families, classic, coordinating colors/patterns work best. Busy patterns tend to be distracting, so while you may love a wild pattern in person, it may not translate as well in print.
I like for babies & children to have 1-2 outfit changes for variety in your session. Try to keep everyone's comfort level in mind when choosing outfits, as well. What do you feel great in? Are you a heels & pearls girl or are you most comfortable in a jeans and wedges? Choose what represents your family best. If you're having trouble deciding on wardrobe, simply view images in my galleries for classic options!
First and foremost, please bring great attitudes! I know sometimes portrait sessions can be stressful, but remember, we are here to enjoy and preserve this moment in your family's life. If you have a sentimental item (rattle, bonnet, etc.) please bring along so that we can incorporate that into your session. Snacks and water or juice are imperative during summer sessions, as we often take a small break to re-group.
It is never too early to contact MK for your session! Please contact MK before your baby is born to secure your session. Your due date will be penciled in once your session has been purchased.
My newborn approach is unique in that I prefer a photojournalistic style of newborn photography. I like to capture newborns as they are: fresh, new and tiny! I prefer diaper covers and swaddle cloths, but if you have a sentimental outfit or other prop, I'm happy to incorporate it into your session. We will use the baby's nursery and other rooms throughout your home. Some of my favorite images are of the interaction between Mama and baby, so yes, mothers, you will be photographed! I like for clients to have any blankets, day gowns, etc. ready for session so that we have lots of options during your shoot. My hope is to give you timeless images of this special time in your family's life, because it will fly by so quickly. For what to expect, click here!
No, but it is transferable. I understand that we can't control weather, stomach bugs or emergencies. Things happen! If you need to reschedule your session, contact MK immediately and we will work out a new time for you.
You can expect your images within 2 weeks of your session. You will be provided a password protected online gallery for 2 weeks.
No, but you will have the option to purchase digital file(s) or a flash drive of high resolution images from your session. Details are included with your online gallery. Please note that prices are non-negotiable.
I am not currently booking weddings for 2020-21.