How it Works

If you have never had a custom photography session, don’t worry, it’s easy and so much fun! This is your chance to play with your family and create memories that you will cherish for years to come.

How it works:

First, imagine what you would like your pictures to look like. Do you prefer structure, or do you enjoy being caught in the moment. Would you like to be dressed up for your pictures? Is this a particular photo that you have seen and want to re-create?  And if you do not have any pre-conceived ideas, that’s okay too- I will plan it for you!

Second, schedule your appointment. Various appointment times are available based on your need and ideas. We will discuss a place to meet ahead of time based on what you want from your photography session. I am able to take pictures at a location of your choose, or at your home. I am looking for natural light and relaxed simple settings. I have favorite parks in the area if you would like suggestions. If the weather is bad, or if you would like an indoor session (especially for newborns), I am able to set up a studio in my home. I want to be as flexible as possible while creating the best settings for the best pictures.

Third, please be on time. I know you are as busy as I am. I ask that you try your best to be on time for our sessions. I understand, of course, that things come up so if you are going to be late, please call my cell phone immediately so we can reschedule.

Fourth, don’t forget to pay. All sessions require the session fee to be paid within three days of booking. You can send me a check written out to Crowell Expressions at my home studio address.

Fifth, enjoy your photos. After the photo session, I will bring your images home to personally edit and go through the photos. If I see that any of the images particularly lend themselves to black and white photography, I will add that onto your CD. (although I also include the original color photo) It typically takes two weeks to receive your pictures on CD in the mail with a copy of the photo release so you can develop as many pictures as you would like from that CD. The price of the CD of images is included in the session fee, except for event photography.

Sixth, spread the word. If you enjoyed your session with me and the results, please spread the word for me. I advertise primarily through word of mouth, so it helps me greatly. If you found something missing or have suggestions, please let me know as I want you to be satisfied with your experience and come back as your family grows!