a step-by-step guide of what to expect from your session experience
BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND
You know that you want to document this milestone of your life, but once the photos are taken, what are you going to do with them? At JMEG Photography, we start with the end in mind, which means that before your session begins, I have a plan for where and how your photos will be displayed in your home.
Do you spend day after day staring at empty walls? Do those empty walls tell your story? Through your session experience, we will work together to create honest portraits of this beautiful time in your life, and once our time together concludes you will have memories that can be seen, touched and felt, as you re-live them on your walls, in your hands, and in your heart.
2. THE CONSULTATION
The pre-session consultation is a 30-60 minute meeting where we will get acquainted through an in-person meeting which will take place in the comfort of your home, a local coffee shop, or via zoom meeting. This is where we will discuss your vision for your session experience, and we will have the opportunity to talk through any questions you have, you’ll be able to view + feel samples of our prints + products, and we will create a plan for how to best display your images throughout your home.
3. THE SESSION EXPERIENCE
During your session I will prompt you with moderate posing, and coach you on getting those natural, interactive expressions. My sessions are all about fun and enjoying the present, ordinary moments of this milestone of your life. Lifestyle sessions last approximately 60-90 minutes, but can go slightly longer depending on the type of session booked.
*Newborn sessions last approximately 2 hours, so please be sure to accommodate to this time frame when scheduling your session.
Approximately 1-2 weeks following your session we will meet for your reveal + ordering session. This is the time where we will finalize your order, so please be sure all decision makers are present for this time. We will sit down to enjoy a slideshow of your images, discuss printing options for wall art, albums and talk though any gifts you may need from your session. I will guide you every step of the way keeping your goals in mind from your consultation while we create appropriately sized wall art, or additional keepsakes that work best for your home.
Approximately 3-4 weeks after your order has been placed, your portraits will be ready for delivery. Once your order arrives, we will contact you to set up a time that works best for us to deliver your order.
Now it’s time to sit back and relish in the moment. Your family album will serve as a way to turn through the memories of your time spent with the ones you love. Your walls now tell the story of your life. Your children feel a sense of place each time they see portraits of them displayed on the walls.
I am honored to create beautiful heirlooms for your to cherish with your family for years to come. My portraits and collections are designed to enjoy now, and be able to move throughout your home, and your walls as your family grows and transitions through time.