CHILD STORYBOOK ART SESSION



A Storybook Art Session is a personalized celebration of your child's fleeting days of wonder and imagination. I, along with my team, will deliver a once-in-a-lifetime experience and memory that includes custom theme, story development, (optional) wardrobe, bespoke props, and ideal location.


Private custom sessions include unlimited time with your child(ren) (typically 1 -3 hours). We'll provide a collection of portraits that is authentically your child, both cohesive enough to tell a story and unique enough to surprise and delight.


You will be provided with approximately (but no fewer than) 30 portraits with full artistry in both color and black & white to view and select for purchase as early as one week following your session.


Storybook Art sessions are for children who are sitting supported through high school seniors.

Sessions may take place anywhere in the world.

BABY PLAN


The Baby Plan includes no creative fee three sittings, plus discounted product purchases at the second and third sitting. We recommend photographing at birth, when baby walks (around 1 year), and at 18 months. Add-on maternity sessions are available.

NEWBORN SESSION


Newborn sessions take place in our studio or in your Southeast Michigan home within the first two weeks of baby's birth (barring extended hospital stays). We'll capture your new family bonding and welcome all family members to take part. Add-on maternity sessions are available.

HOLIDAY 2022



I will offer my annual holiday portraits this year November 5 + 6, 2022. These are reduced cost sessions that offer Santa / no Santa options.


THIS IS THE ONLY OPPORTUNITY FOR REDUCED COST "MINI" SESSIONS each year.


Please visit the HOLIDAY 2022 page for details.

MODEL CASTING CALLS



I often seek child models to take place in workshops, tutorials, and marketing efforts. Sometimes, I just have a burning desire to explore a creative idea -- to "play" -- without pressure or risk ( hint : this often results in my favorite work. )


Casting calls are great for clients who are flexible and open to exploring creativity. Sessions are typically for one child only and take place on dates, locations, and times and involve props and themes of my choosing. There is no formal modeling experience required and no purchase obligation as part of these sessions, though certainly you are welcome to purchase. Studio policies, products, and pricing are in effect as normal. I thank each participant with a small portrait gift.


NO PURCHASE OBLIGATION.

When To Photograph



Outside of newborn (first two weeks) and high school seniors (typically the summer / fall before senior year), the most magical ages to photograph are 18 months to 7 years. I often photograph children a bit younger as long they're sitting unsupported and a bit older as long as they are game for joining me in a world or wonder.


I love (LOVE!) working with toddlers. And I know what you're thinking. Don't worry, I've worked with THOUSANDS of children and I've seen my fair share of toddler tantrums. Given your trust and the opportunity, I will connect with you child and capture him or her beautifully. I promise I will get the shot.


Sessions almost always begin 2 hours before sunset time to make use of golden "magic hour" light.


I photograph year-round even here in Michigan and love when clients are up for a whimsical puddle jumping session in the rain or an enchanted winter scene.

ORDERING



We'll schedule either an in-person design consultation in the South Lyon, MI studio approximately one week following your session. I'll guide you through the zero-pressure selection process at that time.




BOOKING



Please contact me at 248 320 1943 to set up a time to discuss your specific needs and detailed products and pricing.



To begin our work together, I invite you to a brief in-person no-obligation consultation to get to know you and your children, to learn more about your needs, to view wardrobe sizing, to share detailed product and pricing information, and to complete the booking process.


Sessions typically book 1 - 3 months in advance, depending on seasonality and travel schedules.


All clients will be asked to complete a studio agreement / release at the time of booking.


Please CALL me at 248 320 1943 to learn more.




TRAVEL


Click below for the 2022 - 2023 travel itinerary.