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"Julie is simply fantastic. We have used her several times and we are so glad that we found her. She takes great care in exploring exactly what we are looking for in a photo shoot and has been able to capture our ideas beautifully every time. I love love love our photos and will continue to use her for all of our future sessions." - Tahseen Silva

My timeless portraits capture your beautiful family moments so you can relive the memories forever!

why choose me?

the details

You love what you see so you'd like to chat?!  You can reach out to me several ways.  You are able to use the contact form here on my website, text me, call me, or email me!  I will respond to you within 24 business hours. 

From here, we will discuss exactly what you are looking for in a session and I will send you the details about how my sessions work.

initial contact

When you are ready to book your session, I will send a few items over to you via email to complete the process.  You will receive your contract which lists the details of our session and can be signed electronically.  Next, there will be an attached invoice for the $50 retainer fee that is required to hold your session date that you are able to pay via debit/credit card.  Lastly, there is a short questionnaire to be completed that I use to help plan our shoot.

ready to book

Once your session is fully booked, I will email you two items to help prep for your shoot.  The first item is a Style Guide.  I find this super helpful when trying to coordinate outfits together.  I am always available if you need an opinion on which outfits will photograph the best.  The second item is a Session Prep Guide that will give you specific details for the best experience to capture photos that you are sure to love.

prepping for your shoot

The day has arrived!  Try to relax and enjoy this time we have together.  Let me take care of everything so you won't have to worry about a thing.  This is what I do and the reason you have put your trust in me to capture your moments.  

your session day

About 1 week after our session you will receive a link to your private online gallery where you will be able to view and choose your favorite poses.  Then about 2-3 weeks after our session, you will receive a link to a new private online gallery where you will be able to view and download your fully edited high resolution digital images to your phone and computer.  

presentation of gallery & ordering of images

from meeting to delivery

the experience

+ 10 fully edited and enhanced digital photos of your choice
+ 2-3 hour session
+ Baby, parents, and siblings included
+ Prop posing and beanbag posing included
+ Selection of wraps, outfits, props, headbands, hats, and blankets included

+ 5 fully edited and enhanced digital photos of your choice
+ 1-2 hour session
+ Baby only
+ Prop posing and beanbag posing included
+ Selection of wraps, outfits, props, headbands, hats, and blankets included

collection includes:

collection includes:

newborn plus family $550

newborn baby solo $350

newborns

+ 10 fully edited and enhanced digital photos of your choice
+ 1 hour session
+ Immediate family members included
+ Portraits of each individual child and siblings together included
+ Portraits of children with mother alone and portraits of children with father alone included

collection includes:

families

+ 5 fully edited and enhanced digital photos of your choice
+ 30 minute session
+ Selection of maternity gowns to choose from
+ Portraits of expecting mama alone
+ Portraits including immediate family members

+ 10 fully edited and enhanced digital photos of your choice
+ 1 hour session
+ 1 outfit change
+ Selection of maternity gowns to choose from
+ Portraits of expecting mama alone
+ Portraits including immediate family members

+ 10 fully edited and enhanced digital photos of your choice
+ 45 minute session
+ Custom designed theme
+ Choice of sitter outfit included
+ Custom cake to match the theme included
+ Pre-cake portraits included

+ 5 fully edited and enhanced digital photos of your choice
+ 30 minute session
+ Custom designed theme
+ Pre-cake portraits included

collection includes:

collection includes:

collection includes:

collection includes:

Heirloom
$395

classic
$295

Heirloom
$395

Classic
$295

maternity

cake smash

* Option to purchase additional digital photos for $25 each

* Option to purchase additional digital photos for $25 each

* Option to purchase additional digital photos for $25 each

heirloom
$425

classic
$325

collection includes:

+ 5 fully edited and enhanced digital photos of your choice
+ 1 hour session
+ Immediate family members included
+ Portraits of each individual child and siblings together included
+ Portraits of children with mother alone and portraits of children with father alone included

* Option to purchase additional digital photos for $25 each

maternity with newborn bundle

maternity studio with beach bundle

classic maternity & newborn plus family $825

classic studio & classic beach maternity $550

maternity collection includes:

studio maternity collection includes:

newborn collection includes:

beach maternity collection includes:

+ 6 fully edited and enhanced digital photos of your choice
+ 30 minute session
+ Selection of maternity gowns to choose from
+ Portraits of expecting mama alone
+ Portraits including immediate family members

+ 5 fully edited and enhanced digital photos of your choice
+ 30 minute session
+ Selection of maternity gowns to choose from
+ Portraits of expecting mama alone
+ Portraits including immediate family members

+ 11 fully edited and enhanced digital photos of your choice
+ 2-3 hour session
+ Baby, parents, and siblings included
+ Prop posing and beanbag posing included
+ Selection of wraps, outfits, props, headbands, hats, and blankets included

+ 5 fully edited and enhanced digital photos of your choice
+ 30 minute session
+ Selection of maternity gowns to choose from
+ Portraits of expecting mama alone
+ Portraits including immediate family members

* Option to purchase additional digital photos for $25 each

* Option to purchase additional digital photos for $25 each

THE INVESTMENT

WHAT WILL MY SESSION BE LIKE?

Newborn sessions are calm and soothing to best capture those sleepy baby poses. You may even fall asleep yourself with the dim lighting and soft music as I work patiently at the baby's pace allowing for breaks as they are needed.  Maternity, cake smash, and milestone sessions are fun and relaxed.  
 
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

For maternity sessions, I provide complimentary use of my maternity gowns designed specifically for your photography session. For newborn sessions, I have everything you could think of including wraps, furs, blankets, headbands, and bonnets. For cake smash and milestone sessions, I provide complimentary use of my outfits.  

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO I NEED TO SCHEDULE MY SESSION?
 
I typically book sessions 1-3 months in advance so I suggest you book as soon as possible to secure your spot on my calendar.  Maternity portraits are recommended within your 28th-34th week of pregnancy.  Newborn portraits are booked using your due date.  You can email or text me once you are home from the hospital and we will finalize the session date typically within 7-14 days of birth.  I purposely do not overbook newborn sessions to ensure availability in my schedule for those who booked in advance.  Cake smash sessions must be booked in advance if you would like the photos back before your baby's first birthday.

WHERE WILL MY SESSION BE HELD?

Maternity sessions are held at the location of your choice.  I can help in choosing between a park, beach, or open field.  Or maybe you have a place that is special to you.  Newborn, milestone, and cake smash sessions are held in my private home studio and I have all of the necessary items to choose from for the session so you do not need to worry about a thing.  You will feel cozy and comfortable in my clean and equipped private studio where you can sit back and relax as you watch me photograph your baby.  I provide water and snacks as well.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?

A link to your private online proofing gallery will be emailed to you about 1 week after our session for you to choose your favorites.  The fully edited digital portraits are typically provided within 2-3 weeks after your session.  You will be able to view, download, and share the full resolution size and social media size portraits directly from your online gallery.


WHAT ARE YOUR STUDIO CLEANING PROCEDURES?

Cleanliness is always a top priority for me!  For newborn, milestone, and cake smash studio sessions, hands are washed and sanitized often as well as wearing a mask.  All fabrics are washed and all props are sanitized after every session.

WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE MY APPOINTMENT?

If you need to reschedule your session, you must notify me at least 14 days prior to our scheduled date and the session must be completed within the same calendar year.  If there is going to be inclement weather on the day of our session, we will reschedule for a date that is mutually agreed upon and the retainer will transfer with it.

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY APPOINTMENT?

If you need to cancel your session, you must notify me at least 14 days prior to our scheduled date and a refund will be issued for your retainer.  If you notify me within 14 days of our scheduled session, the retainer will be forfeited.

WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND THAT I PRINT THROUGH YOU?

You are able to order prints, wall art, photo albums, and other photo products directly from your private online gallery.  I recommend printing through me because I only use the best professional labs in the industry to guarantee your images look their best and will last.  If you choose to print through a consumer lab, I cannot guarantee the colors or the quality of their prints.

WHAT TIME OF DAY SHOULD WE SCHEDULE THE SHOOT?

For outdoor sessions, the best time for the most flattering light is the first hour after sunrise or the last hour prior to sunset.  These are typically scheduled for weekends.  I love sunset sessions, but I also adore sunrise sessions that capture the most dramatic and gorgeous skies if you are daring enough to set the alarm that early with me!  Studio sessions are typically scheduled in the mornings during the week.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE LOCATIONS TO SHOOT?

I have a few happy places!  For indoor sessions, my private home studio is calm and serene providing everything you could think of for your session and more.  My absolute favorite outdoor location to shoot is the beach!  Nature offers the perfect backdrop with the sky, clouds, and ocean.  My favorite beach is located in Jupiter/Tequesta, but I also know of other good beaches in the area.  There is also a park in Jupiter that offers a ton of old Florida nature spots and fields to shoot in.


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