Your Crystelle Marie Photography experience will begin with a pre-session questionnaire and consultation to plan and design your portrait session. We can do this in-person over coffee, at my studio, or over the phone. We will discuss your vision for your shoot – locations, styling and what to wear – as well as your ideal end product – whether that be digitals, prints, canvases, albums, or a mixture of items.
Maternity, Child, Family Portrait sessions are held either in my studio or at a location of your choice and last about 1-2 hours. We can choose multiple locations and I allow as many outfit changes as you’d like within that time frame. The best time of day for a session is typically the last two hours before sunset and I try to schedule my sessions accordingly.
Newborn sessions within the first 14 days of baby’s life are held in my home studio in East Medford, Oregon. Newborn sessions typically last up to 3 hours.
The most important part of your session to me is that you and your family have FUN and enjoy the process. I HATE the words smile and cheese and have a bag of tricks up my sleeves that will get your kids laughing and smiling without ever asking them to do so.
“We are going to a family photo session.” That sounds boring, right? But what about, “We are going to play and have fun and run and skip!” Your kids will be ecstatic! I want to capture the natural interaction between your family, so if that means putting my camera down for awhile and telling a silly joke, playing hide and seek, or blowing some bubbles, then that’s what I’ll do.
Hair & Make Up
I know that preparing for a session can be stressful, so I highly encourage moms to have their hair and/or make up professionally done and can recommend some wonderful ladies that will help you get a picture-perfect look.