Why “Unscripted” Photo Sessions?

Documentary style photo sessions in and around Northern Delaware, USA.

Why ‘Unscripted’?

Just like you- I hate stress. I’ve worked with families for almost a decade, and I figured it out early on. Parenthood is tough. When you want children to do one thing- they often do the opposite. When you have a tight timeline, it’s as if they sense the urgency, and it almost always causes a meltdown (hey- I think we all feel that way under pressure sometimes..)

I quickly realized that my favorite sessions (and my clients’ favorite images) came from times that were relaxed, little to no direction, and were very candid in nature.

A few points to consider about WHY you should choose a documentary style session:

  • Stress Free! Unscripted Photo Sessions are meant to be stress free. There are no hard time limits. My goal is to be something in between a fly on the wall, and an old family friend hanging out (with a couple cameras 😉). We go with the flow- often let the children lead the way, and capture some truly stunning memories that are authentic.
  • Flexibility!  These sessions can document anything from daily life (little moments to memorialize your little one’s childhood) to big life changes (a growing family, a new home, a new pet, etc).
  • Genuine moments! Without tight timelines and expectations of everyone looking at the camera and smiling, you get real personality and sweet moments that authentic for YOUR family. I even have fun questionnaires that will help me capture things that are most important to you at this point in your life.
  • Completely unique! No staged photos and overused props here!! Documentary sessions allow us to capture your family (and home!) exactly as they are – completely unique with all the qualities you love most about them.
  • Value! When you look back at photos from a documentary session – you’ll be transported to those moments where you were genuinely involved and not praying that the kids will all cooperate and look at the camera at the same time. You’ll feel the love you had in that moment, cherishing their tiny hands and voices as you enjoy these photos for a lifetime.

So if you’re ready to book your own Unscripted Documentary Photo Session today, take a look at my schedule for a consultation, or contact me to get started!

Cutting the addiction to technology

How many times a day do you check your phone, email, social media, etc?

If you’re anything like me, you probably do it a lot. And you’re probably missing out on the people you care about most, and the events unfolding around you.

I’m making a change.

If you send me an email (or Facebook message to my business page), you’re going to receive an auto-responder that says I’ll be checking my email once a week now. I’ll still be sending sneak peeks within 3 days of your session, and full galleries within 7-10 days of your ordering session… but other than that, I’m cutting back on my use of technology to be more present in my day to day life.

I rarely book a session via email without a consultation scheduled more than a week before the session, and my phone number is available for those that need to reach me before I get around to checking my email. So my business shouldn’t be affected much by this change.

I deleted the Facebook app from my phone MONTHS ago, but I do have the Facebook business page app so that I receive notifications when I receive messages there. There’s an autoresponder on that one too, though – so don’t be surprised if it takes me a little bit to respond.

It’s not that I don’t value my clients and good customer service – in fact, that’s one reason I’m doing this! When I’m with someone in person – I want to be 100% with them. I don’t want my mind on all the emails & messages I have to respond to or if my latest post has a good response.

SO, it’ll likely take me a little time to adjust to this new habit, but I’m planning on checking & responding to emails on Wednesday evenings. Need me before then? Text or call! I still probably won’t respond immediately, but I’ll at least be checking those daily. 😉

Be present & SMILE! ✨