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1st blog post ever.

Welcome to the KA photo and design blog!  This is all new to me.  Some of my photog friends have insisted that I start a blog so here I am giving it a whirl.  I’ll start with the basics.  A little information about what to expect in a photo session with me…

Session details:

My photography style is best described as lifestyle/photojournalistic. The goal is to capture you being you. I will guide and set up shots and then pretty much just catch you in action. Every photo session is a fun adventure – we may hang out at your house…jump in the pool…walk around downtown…have a tea party…play at the farm…stop for ice cream…it’s all part of the photo session.  Once you book your session, I will talk with you about different options for the location and style that will capture the spirit of your family.

Best time for your session?  When planning a session outdoors, early mornings or late evenings are the best time for optimal lighting.

Newborn sessions:  Please call me before the birth of your child so I can plan my schedule accordingly. The best time to photograph newborns is within the first 2 weeks of life. The little babes tend to sleep more and curl up beautifully in the first weeks.

What to wear:

Clothing often helps to tell the story. If your daughter loves to twirl in her tutu or dress up in princess gowns/ tiaras/plastic slippers (just speaking from personal experience here) then we will certainly plan this assembly as part of the photo session. If your child loves music, get out the guitar and let’s rock!

Newborns and babies are best photographed in the beautiful bare skin they were born in . I also like to photograph newborns swaddled tightly in a blanket.  I have a variety of props (blankets, hats, etc) that we can play with as well.

Children – Layers and textures work well.  Please consider anything that tells the story about what your child loves…a football helmet, ballet outfit or tutu, a favorite dress-up costume…the list is endless!  We can try different things so keep a list of things that make your child happy and we will work together to style a session that reflects the personality inside.

When you book your session I will have you complete a survey that helps me get to know your family and this will help with the session planning as well. Please plan to coordinate outfits (but avoid matching). A good rule to go by is to select one item (a girl’s dress for example) that is a print and then select colors from that one piece to coordinate the rest of the family.  See the fashion friday posts for examples.

If you have questions, please contact me for advice.  I love coming up with fun ideas and would be happy to work with you on this.  You may also bring different outfits to the session so I can help you choose which ones would work best.

Length of session

We’ll experiment a bit (get ready to run, jump and play) and by the time it’s all said and done the session will likely have taken up to 2 hours. I prefer longer sessions because there is more opportunity for a variety of shots.  My plan is to keep shooting until I have a wide array of fabulous images to put in your hands.

Session fee

The photo session fee is $275 for up to 4 people and is due at the time of booking. Each additional person after the initial four is $30.

Prints and digital images are purchased separately.

Terms and conditions:

I reserve the right to use any picture in any form such as, but not limited to the use in advertising, reproduction and copyright. All images are copyrights of Kelly Anderson Photography and Design and it is illegal to copy, scan and print images. Prices are subject to change at any time (however prices are locked in at your time of booking).