what to expect

the process

A 50% deposit of your package is due at booking along with a signed session agreement. After your session you will receive an online gallery of all of the best images from your session, you will select which ones you love as a part of your package and upon receipt of your remaining balance you will receive the image download link within 48 hours. This is my favorite part because photography is creative, and my favorite images may not be the ones you would pick, so why not let you pick them! Additional images can always be added to your final invoice!

outdoor sessions

Lighting is best during the two hour window after the sun rises and before the sun sets. This helps to avoid any harsh shadows caused by direct sunlight and if we are lucky we will get some really dreamy skies in the background! I will work with you at booking to confirm your time slot based on the season. 

backdrops

Planning a cake smash, milestone or headshot session? Not a problem! I have portable backdrops we can use. An additional fee of $35 will be applied to your final invoice for setup and take down of the backdrop and any lighting. If you are looking for yearbook photos please let me know of your school's specific requirements to ensure I have the correct color backdrop! 

 

travel

I am located in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI and serve the Metro Detroit area. If you have a location in mind beyond that, I would love to work that into our plan! A travel fee of $1 per mile will be applied to your final invoice.

helpful tips

wardrobe

Coordinating color palettes look best for family, group and couples sessions. Find an outfit you love for yourself or your little and work that color into a palette of two - three colors. Don't be afraid to add in different textures and patterns! You can use varying tones and shades of the colors you selected. If you are still unsure, you can't go wrong with neutrals! 

be yourself

Natural hair and makeup is best, after all we are capturing your memories! Bring along and wear accessories that make you, you. Think of sunglasses on your littles, or their favorite teddy. For the adults, things like hats, belts and jewelry can ensure your personality shine through in your images. Don't forget about small details, like manicured nails or ensuring there are no scuffs on shoes. 

bring along

For small babies bringing a toy they love to look at can be really helpful (the same goes for dog, bring that squeaky toy or treats!). Outdoor sessions almost always pair well with a blanket for everyone to sit on and little ones always look cute in a basket! 

JESSICABILBREYPHOTOGRAPHY@GMAIL.COM | (248) 760.1644

PHOTOGRAPHING IN GROSSE POINTE WOODS & METRO DETROIT, MICHIGAN

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