FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

"What if my kid wakes up with weird splotches on his face?" And other common concerns.

 
 
 "Stephanie managed to capture the unique qualities and energy of each of the kids, separate and together without making a big deal of it. Every picture had a mood or feeling that came through loud and clear and seemed absolutely natural in every way." --Sarah R.

"Stephanie managed to capture the unique qualities and energy of each of the kids, separate and together without making a big deal of it. Every picture had a mood or feeling that came through loud and clear and seemed absolutely natural in every way." --Sarah R.

What should we wear?

Wear what you feel good & comfortable in. As a rule, fitted clothes are more flattering than loose ones. Solids, textures, accessories, complimentary colors = good.

Matchy-matchy family, white clothes, words or images = no good.

I'll send more details once you book your session!

 
 "I have received this family album made by you at home yesterday. It is truly beautiful, the colors and paper quality are excellent and perfect. it is one of the best treasures that I own in my life, Thank you so much." --Rosa C.

"I have received this family album made by you at home yesterday. It is truly beautiful, the colors and paper quality are excellent and perfect. it is one of the best treasures that I own in my life, Thank you so much." --Rosa C.

Can I customize an order?

Totally, yes! We can collaborate to customize your session and the way you display your pictures. I really geek out over ways to show off your photos, so I'll be delighted to show you samples of various options that work within your space and budget. I have lots of ready-to-gift and ready-to-hang ideas, and I also work with a great team that will come to you and hang finished pieces on your walls. I can tell you from personal experience, it's sooo worth avoiding 47 holes in the wall for 6 pictures! These guys get it right the first time, and they work fast.

 
 "[Stephanie] is fantastic with children-- relaxed, warm and comfortable-- the sessions feel like an extended playdate rather than a chore." --Lisa Z.

"[Stephanie] is fantastic with children-- relaxed, warm and comfortable-- the sessions feel like an extended playdate rather than a chore." --Lisa Z.

How do we schedule or reschedule a session?

After you reach out via email or phone, we'll talk and make a plan, and I'll request a deposit to hold your appointment time.

If there‚Äôs an emergency situation the day of the shoot such as an illness, we will reschedule. Crankiness commonly dissolves once I get to know your kids one-to-one, and when parents take a little step back and allow me to steer the ship during our time together. 

 
 "Thanks for your amazing talent, and also for taking a couple of irritable kids and putting smiles on their faces." --Jonathan R.

"Thanks for your amazing talent, and also for taking a couple of irritable kids and putting smiles on their faces." --Jonathan R.

Do we have to pose and smile? We kind of hate that.

Noooo, let's not do that; I don't prefer it, either. Let's play instead. We'll talk before your session to choose a couple of activities your family already enjoys. Could be going to a farmer's market, playing sports, creating art, building a fort, cooking a meal. We'll spend an hour or two hanging out and playing, and the pictures will tell stories about each of you and your relationships. That's more fun.