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frequently asked questions - Fall booking

Fall booking is the absolute craziest time of year. I appreciate all of your questions, comments, and concerns, and most of what I get asked is readily available on my website at all times! Please click around on my website to find what you may be looking for! Below is a lot of information, but will help you to be prepared come booking time! August 1st at 9am, a calendar will appear on the BOOK NOW page of my website where you can select a date and time for your session. These are for FULL sessions only.

Please understand that I work my booty off in the Fall to accommodate all of my incredible clients! I love what I do and am so appreciative of your constant loyalty and support of my business!

  • First thing’s first: All of my session prices are here on the website under the investment tab!! This is my most frequently asked question, and it’s not a secret. Click above to find the session type you’re looking for, and all the info is right there!

  • When selecting a date & time, and paying the deposit ($130), you have secured that spot!! Please allow 24-48 hours to receive your official booking e-mail from me, but THIS is your spot! The remainder of your session cost will be due 7 days prior to your session.

  • The earliest morning spot, and the latest evening spot will be the absolute best for lighting (assuming it is a sunny day). In the event of an overcast day, please allow a few hours for your session, as times may need to be adjusted day of, 30-60 minutes forward or backward. Your flexibility on the day of your session is greatly appreciated.

  • Turn around time for finished galleries is usually 2-3 weeks from the session.

  • In the Fall, morning sessions will be the coldest, please keep this in mind when choosing a date and time, and also when dressing your family.

  • I will send you a few options for locations for your session after your booking has been completed. If you have a specific location in mind, and prefer not to budge on it, please make me aware of this before booking. I open up 2 morning and 2 evening sessions back to back for every day that I’m available of October & November. This means that each morning and each evening session will take place in the same location since I can't be in two places at once. (I wish I could!) I do my absolute best to choose a location appropriately close to both clients.

  • Please read my contract that is sent along with your official booking e-mail. Any questions you may possibly have about rescheduling for weather, locations, payments, etc. will all be in there! If you prefer to receive a copy of my contract prior to August 1st or prior to booking in general, I am happy to send you one!

  • If you would like to take advantage of my free styling service, you need to fill out the questionnaire that is in your client portal and allow at least 2 weeks before your session for me to send you styling! Read about my styling service here.

  • City of Chicago clients: If you want your session to take place in or around the city, you need to select a weekend spot, no exceptions.

  • All rescheduled sessions take place on weekdays (excluding city clients). Weather is the only allowed reason for a reschedule. (Refer to my contract for more).

  • No specific weather is guaranteed, I am a human being and unfortunately cannot predict the weather, the colors of the leaves, or anything of the like. Please understand this, and bare with me this Fall. :) From past experience, the colors typically begin to change around mid October. That being said, unless you are new to the mid-west, you know that anything can happen as far as the weather goes.

  • If you want to include extended family in your session, it is an additional $100/family, with grandparents always being complimentary. This is a great way to split the cost of a session and everyone will get their own family photos as well as group photos. ;) Just sayin’

contact me with any additional questions!