The Pre-Session Consultation
First, let’s talk goals! What final result are we shooting for and how will we plan it? From what to wear, to how images will be displayed, color design, location planning and look and feel of the session, the pre-consultation answers ALL your questions and helps us get to know your family. We will coordinate how we shoot the session with what the final outcome will be. Your shoot is NOT happenstance. It is carefully planned and fully designed. Pre-consults can take place in-person or on the phone. If you are doing a maternity session, we can talk about your sessions when you come in and try on gowns too! Great portraits begin with a great relationship. Tell us about your home and your vision and we’ll add in our creativity to make it happen.
Shoots at the Studio or On-location
Shoots can be somewhat stressful for families. From wondering if the kids will behave, to agonizing over what to wear and convincing dad that it won’t be “that bad,” it may have been challenging for you in the past. Sessions with Shelby are anything but stressful. Fun-filled, happy and relaxed, Shelby doesn’t care about crazy kids! As a matter a fact, the crazier, the better for their real personality (the one you love most) will come out. In Shelby’s 10 years of experience with kids, she’s seen it all and can handle anything kids throw at her.
Shoots take place in our home photo studio in Dubuque. We work with controlled studio lighting, controlled temps for newborn sessions and a plethora of props and set designs. The studio offers a relaxed environment where we create a look that is sophisticated no matter what the weather. When the weather is warmer, let’s take it outside! Sessions at one of the Tri-States scenic spots make for some amazing and unique images, especially if the location is special to you. So consider carefully where you’d like to have your session, or we can recommend a spot for you.