Before the Session
HOW TO PREPARE
If there are special items you’d like to have (quilts, stuffies, wraps, memento from a special family member) in the photos, please prepare them in advance. A good tip, is writing down a list of ‘shots’ or ‘items’ in shots that are important to you in order to make the most of your session.
CANCELLATION: I will do everything in my power to NOT cancel or reschedule your booking however occasionally weather will prevent the session. I will offer you a rain date in that event. Also, if you have to reschedule your session, I'm happy to accomodate you one time.
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR FAMILY
If you have children, sometimes its helpful to tell them that a woman named Crystal is meeting them outside to hang out and take some photos!
Let them know they only have 3 jobs:
Play, Laugh and Hug!
Try to dress casual, choose seasonally appropriate clothing and accessories and coordinate colours.
During the Session
The session will last 20 minutes to 45 minutes depending on the specifics of your session and family.
I’ll be photographing you, your family, as well as the environment and how the light interacts with you. I’ll be photographing the details, ex: how your sons little feet get buried in the snow, how your husband cradles your lower back when he hugs you, how your teenage daughter twirls her hair ever so subtly between her first two fingers.
I’ll be guiding you into different poses, but also letting you “be natural”.
The session will be a mixture of posed, guided + directed and candid shots.
Remember to smile, hug, move slowly and get in close.
If you are worried about it being “awkward” (I’m talking to you Dad’s!)
just know that it MAY BE slightly awkward!
There’s a stranger meeting you in the woods and taking photos of you hugging your kids!
I get it.
But hopefully by the end of the session we will be friends, and know that when you receive your images you will forget all about the awkward moments, and treasure these photos until your old and grey….
Please allow your kids to run and explore and be themselves.
There is no pressure to “stop, stare at the camera and smile”
I will follow them.
I want to capture them happy and having fun so the memory of the session is JUST as wonderful as the images themselves.
Remember to tell jokes, smile, get in close, hug, kiss and laugh.
After the Session
Within 1-2 weeks you will receive your full gallery link via email.
The family session included a set number of high resolution, edited and retouched images.
You will choose from an online gallery of edited images and you will have to opportunity to purchase more images ($10 each per additional extra image)
or your full gallery if you wish
(Full Gallery an additional $100.00)
These are delivered in a beautiful online gallery available to share, print, post and display.
All images are NON -WATERMARKED after download and are yours to keep and to share.
Please do not edit or alter your images as they are copyrighted 'Of Wild Dawn Photography’ and I’d appreciate them staying the same as when I gave them to you.
However, they are yours to post online, share and print as you wish!
There are no restrictions for personal use and you do not have to credit me, or display my watermark online if you are using them!
For use of the images for business or marketing purposes, please credit Of Wild Dawn Photography and/or link to my website.
If you would not like your images on Of Wild Dawn Photography social media accounts
(facebook, pinterest or instagram) or you would not want your images used on my social media for reasons of protection concerns or if your images must remain private for any other reason, please notify me of that ASAP.
I would be more than happy to leave your images off all online social media associated with Of Wild Dawn Photography.
NOTE: I reserve the right to use the images in my online portfolio
From the online gallery you will have the option to order high quality prints of your images delivered right to you door. You can also order beautiful cards and products right from your gallery as well!
The print company is one I personally recommend and they know my business and my photos, and have been colour calibrated for my images. Printing your photos is something I think is very important. There’s something very special about holding a photo from years gone by. Having both a digital copy and a physical copy is the best way to save your memories. Your high resolution images will look beautiful printed in large sizes as well, don’t be afraid to get enlargements, the images were meant to be enlarged and displayed!
The online gallery will be available to you for up to 1 week. Please download the images to your desktop computer or laptop and order your prints within this timeframe.
NOTE: I am not responsible for uploading your gallery after the expiration timeframe. If you cannot download your images prior to the expiration date, please let me know in advance.
Once the photos are safely downloaded to your computer, you can print wherever you normally print your photos! Please remember that using kiosks such as at Walmart or Shoppers Drug Mart on high-resolution digital images, will lessen the quality however the choice is yours to print wherever you are most comfortable.
If you are sharing the gallery with other family members, they may also order image downloads and order prints.
My main goal is that you are happy and satisfied with both your session and images.
Please let me know what made you the happiest, or if there is anything more I can do for you.
It would be my sincerest pleasure to correct anything you feel needs improving.
If you were satisfied with your session or images, a review on my Facebook page, or better yet, a personal recommendation to your friends or family would be a very nice gesture and I would be super-duper grateful:)
Thank you for allowing me to photograph your Wild Side,
Of Wild Dawn Photography