WHAT KIND OF PHOTOGRAPHER ARE YOU?
My work is described as natural, honest and sentimental. I combine documentary photography with traditional family portraiture to capture genuine images for you to treasure for a lifetime. As your photographer, I provide a generous gallery of images that can be displayed in your home as pieces of art and treasured for generations. These photographs will be an investment in your family history. Images from your session often tell a story, capturing a treasured moment in time. I do not try to make you look perfect, stiff, or unnatural. I am not after that “one” shot with everyone looking at the camera and smiling. Sure, we may get some with everyone looking and smiling, but I promise if we do, it will be because it happened naturally, not because it was forced.
WHERE WILL MY SESSION BE HELD?
I am a natural light, on location photographer. Together we will choose the perfect location for your session. I love locations that are meaningful to you and your family but am more than happy to make suggestions. Newborn sessions are held at your home or at my North Phoenix photography studio.
WHEN DO NEWBORN SESSIONS OCCUR?
I like to do newborn sessions within the first month while baby is still sleepy and tiny. I prefer to schedule newborn sessions during the week and have found that late mornings are most successful with new babies. I offer three types of natural newborn sessions — lifestyle sessions at home, simply newborn studio sessions and Fresh 48 sessions at your hospital or birth center. Each one tells a different story, and offers a different perspective and style on newborn photography. Some families choose to do just one session, others do a combination of two (typically a Fresh 48 and then either a lifestyle or studio session), and still some Mama’s do all three! Read more about my NEWBORN sessions.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
The short answer? Be comfortable, be yourself. But I’ll also share some tips for how to prepare and have a PINTEREST board for inspiration.
WILL I GET MY DIGITAL PHOTOS AFTER THE SHOOT?
Photographs grow in value over time and become family treasures. I know the importance of archiving and saving digital images. I offer one simple, all-inclusive collection where you receive high resolution digital files delivered via private online gallery with digital download and personal print privileges. A minimum number of digitals files will be available to you (but there are usually more!). You will also have the option to order prints and boutique products through my professional print lab.
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WHICH IMAGES TO INCLUDE IN MY GALLERY?
I review each and every image and hand select the best images. Only images that represent me as an artist and your family are chosen, edited and added to your gallery. I guarantee minimum of images, but there are usually many more included. Lucky you!
HOW SOON AFTER MY SESSION WILL I RECEIVE MY GALLERY OF IMAGES?
Within 7-10 days of your session, you will receive an email with gallery instructions and terms & conditions. Inside that email you’ll also receive the link to your private gallery containing your final, edited, high resolution photos. Client galleries are active for 30 days from date of delivery.
HOW FAR OUT DO YOU BOOK SESSIONS?
I typically book 2-4 weeks in advance with the exception of the Family Holiday Photo season (mid September to early December). Sessions during these months are booked several months in advance. If you are interested in newborn portraits, please inquire while you are pregnant. Already delivered? No problem. I try to leave openings in my schedule for last minute newborn sessions.
DO YOU OFFER MINI-SESSIONS?
Yes. I offer CHILDHOOD fine art mini sessions year round in my studio as well as a limited number of Family Holiday Mini sessions in the Fall which are released exclusively to my SweetLife VIP client List!
HOW MUCH DOES ALL OF THIS COST?
My pricing is simple. You pay one all-inclusive price for everything, and YES, it includes the digital files and print privileges! Please inquire with me for a custom quote or visit my INVESTMENT page for current rates by session type.
I’M READY TO BOOK A SESSION WITH YOU, AMANDA? NOW WHAT?
Yay! You can e-mail me directly at amanda at sweetlife-photography dot com or fill out my CONTACT FORM.