Session Information

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Schedule a session or request my Pricing and Information Guide by clicking on the blue button below:

I offer a variety of sessions to meet your photography needs including:

Fine-Art Maternity  (scheduled between 28 and 36 weeks of pregnancy),

Sleepy Newborn (for ages 5 days to 6 wks of age),

Active Baby (3 - 12 months of age),

Cake Smash (to celebrate birthdays, typically done at 12 months),

Busy Toddler and Curious Child (12 months and older), and

Family Sessions

~ Scheduling a Newborn Session

I like to photograph newborns when they are any where between 5-14 days of age because this is when babies have the greatest flexibility and longest periods of sleep. If you can, book a session while you are still pregnant.  Then when your baby is born we can officially schedule the exact date for your session.  If you are just now finding me, however, I have photographed newborns up to 6 weeks of age.  

I like to schedule newborn sessions between 10-11 am as this is when the natural light coming into my studio is at its best.  Depending on the baby and the type of session you select, a session can last anywhere from 1-4 hours.  I create a calm and peaceful environment for the shoot, allowing plenty of time for feeding and soothing of the baby.  This makes for an enjoyable experience for all and ensures that you and your little angel are comfortable and relaxed during the session.

~ Scheduling a Baby, Toddler, or Child Session (3 months and older)

Because an Active Baby or Busy Toddler session is only an hour long, I like to schedule these sessions around the nap time of your child. Sessions can begin as late as 1 pm.

~Scheduling a Maternity or Family Session

For outdoor sessions, I find that lighting can make or break a session.  I photograph 1 to 1-1/2 hours before the sun goes down in an area as that is when the light is soft and the most flattering.  At the height of summer (the longest day of the year, June 20th), the sun goes down at 9 pm in open sky areas which would put our start time at 7:30 pm. By mid-September, sunset is 7 pm so our start time can be at 5:30 pm.  Some areas are a bit more shady, allowing for an earlier start time.  When deciding on a location or shoot date, you can click on the "Sunset Times" button below to check times for sunset in the Gorge area.  Use the information to determine if a location at a certain time of year will work for you. 

~Session Images

I select the best images from your session and artistically enhance and retouch them. Processing of the images can take anywhere from 3-4 weeks. These images are then uploaded to your private on-line gallery.  From here, you can select the image(s) you would like to use for the particular products you have selected.  I have a beautiful collection of products to choose from including image boxes, wall displays, and albums.

Baby Photographer Hood River, White Salmon, The Dalles, The Gorge

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