About Your Session {What to Expect}

If you are either considering booking or have booked a future session with me, you may be wondering what will come next and what a typical session might look like. I thought I would go over how my sessions usually flow so that you would know what to expect and how to plan for your photo shoot. [*This is mainly written for family, child, engagement or maternity sessions - hospital and lifestyle newborn experiences will be the most dramatically different]

1. With few exceptions, our session will take place outside and in a mutually agreed upon public location. We will usually try to choose a place that will give us multiple options for backgrounds during your session and that will provide us with some beautiful backdrops. If you have suggestions about locations, don’t be shy! Speak up! If the location won’t work very well then I will warn you of that.

2. My style is a mixture of lifestyle and posed photography. I will try to capture a lot of photos of my subject(s) interacting, having fun, walking around, etc. I will also spend some time trying to use some posing ideas to get an interesting, yet more traditional family photo. If you want something else, feel free to ask! Input from you on what you want your resulting set of images to look like is very helpful to me when planning/conducting your session.

3. The best time of day to do outdoor sessions is typically in the few hours before sunset or in the couple of hours following sunrise.

4. Get ready to laugh, snuggle up, and have fun! I am known for making my clients snuggle and gaze into each others’ eyes. This may sound silly, but I find that this kind of connection loosens clients up and makes them laugh…. and if I can make my clients feel like their photo session was a fun experience and their images capture them, then I am reaching my goal.

5. After your session… You may expect to see a sneak peek on Facebook or Instagram within 24-48 hours. This will give you an idea of what you will see in your full set. Approximately 3 weeks after your session, you'll receive an email from me with a link to your online gallery.

Payment is due before or at the time of the session.

Payment options include check to Jodi Carter Photography

or via Paypal to Jodicarterphoto@gmail.com

Professional print and product pricing available by request.

Extended family session pricing available by custom quote.

Mileage costs apply over a 30 mile radius of photographer.

Use of Images

All of the images seen here (unless otherwise noted) are property and copyright protected by Jodi Carter.

You may:

Share the watermarked images I post on social media sites to your own personal social media sites, or tag yourself in images that are of your family/children. You may also use those images as your cover photo or profile image. Use the images from your session on your own personal websites or social media websites (a photo credit is appreciated.) Use the high resolution digital images from your session to reproduce prints. While I encourage you to order prints and products through a professional lab, if you choose not to, I recommend consumer sites like mpix.com or nationsphotolab.com. I do not recommend big box chain stores like Walmart, CVS, Costco, Target, Walgreens, or Sam's Club. 

You may not:

Copy images from this website or from my social media sites with the intent to alter, crop, remove watermarks, edit, or claim as your own. Alter or re-edit my images. Print images from this website or from social media sites. Use any of my images for publications or promotional purposes without knowledge.

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