All the details you’ll need
Sessions are designed to include everything you need with the option to add in everything you want.
My goal is to take the stress out of photography for you. Our sessions are fun, laid back, and meaningful.
In-studio Newborn Sessions
In studio sessions can take place from 5 days to 3 weeks old. Some families who love the lifestyle look but do not feel their homes have enough light, will opt for a natural newborn session in the studio with a lifestyle feel. The studio will provide all blankets, hats, headbands, and wraps. We even have a studio closet for moms and toddlers. There is a queen-size bed as well as a wall of windows with sheers to create beautiful images. Please remember that I am the creative director of our session. This means that I will only use outfits and set ups that I feel compliment my work and style.
Lifestyle newborn sessions are the perfect way to capture your new baby in your home in a relaxed way. There are no set ups or props. We use your home as our background! This is a great way to get images in your new nursery, with pets, etc. Siblings do great in this situation as well, allowing us to capture authentic moments. No posing (either of the baby or family) is done in-home, just gentle and relaxed direction, which allows for natural connection and interaction to occur.
These take place in your home and incorporate everything about your family, using your home as the background. I am based in New Lenox and Frankfort and book sessions throughout Will County and beyond. Some travel fees may apply.
Sunset Family Sessions
Sunset sessions are shot 1 hour prior to sunset and all the way up until the sun is gone. Sunset sessions fill early, make sure to book well in advance. I focus on play and connections. Yes, we will do a handful of photos of everyone looking at me but my main goal is to have fun, and capture images that are unique and special to you!
After the Session
Images are hand-selected and edited and will be available for viewing approximately 2-3 weeks after your session.
Your images will be available for your immediate download and available online for 1 month after your session.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
I am a Canon girl. I have two Canon 5D Mark IV and shoot with all prime lenses.
50mm 1.2, 35mm 1.4m, 24mm 1.4
HOW LONG AFTER THE SESSION DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE FINAL IMAGES?
Waiting for photos is so exciting!
I do my best to post a sneak peak from your session or wedding within one week of our session.
Your gallery will be uploaded and delivered 2-3 weeks after our session or 6-8 weeks after your wedding.
I’M AWKWARD /THE CAMERA DOESN'T LOVE ME.
Everyone says this, I promise. The more awkward you feel the more real moments I capture between the awkward moments.
I know what I am doing and what I am looking for. No one on my site are models just real people that felt as awkward as you do.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN A CLIENT?
I love when clients see me as an artist and not just a photographer that captures their stories.
No matter who you are there is a good chance that I am going to fall in love with you and your story.
I have no ideal client, I love everyone. I thrive on creating amazing photos of real people in authentic moments.
WHO RETAINS THE COPYRIGHT TO OUR IMAGES?
We share the copyrights! You are more than welcome to order your own prints through any professional print lab, as well as share all your photos all over social media (tags to Waffles + Honey Photographer are welcomed and appreciated!)
If you want to use them for any commercial or professional work, drop me a note and we can chat about it first!
DO YOU TRAVEL?
Yep! I love to travel!
HOW DO WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?
All of your edited high resolution images are hosted on an online gallery where you can share and download at your own convenience.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO MY PORTRAIT SESSION?
I’ve got you covered. I have a free client styling website complete with a links to purchase the outfits from stores ranging from Target to Free People.
HOW MUCH IS DUE WHEN I BOOK?
I require a $100 retainer fee due at the time of booking for all portrait and newborn sessions. The retainer fee for weddings is $500. Your balance is due at the time of your session.
HOW DOES THE BOOKING PROCESS WORK?
After we have chatted and you decide to go ahead and book your session, I will send you a contract, invoice and questionnaire.
After the contract is signed, you will be invoiced for the retainer fee.
I require your non-refundable retainer fee to book. The remainder of the session fee is due the day of the session.