As  I was there for them to capture their childhood, I would love to be there for you, your little one, and your family.  Children are gifts no matter how they arrive in your family and each one is unique.   I would love to know all of their stories. 

It is my goal to give each child a unique session that caters to them . I will meet them where they are with milestones, likes, dislikes, and their personalities. As I tell all of my clients, they are MY boss.  These sessions are heirloom pieces for you to treasure as they grow up and pass down through further generations.

I remember when both of my girls were born. It felt so momentous. I didn't want to miss or skip a beat of their existence because I was just so happy they arrived.  They had so many details I didn't want to forget - the tiny toes, the fuzzy bald heads, the full cheeks.  As they grew I only gained more things I'd like to remember forever, the way they first started sitting up, the  chubby legs as they stood up, and the way they smiled the entire time as they grow up.  

the Oaks and ivy experience

The authentic process
01/05

Expecting a little one? Adopting?  Baby turning 1?  Email me with your story!  When? I tell everyone, the sooner the better. I like to be flexible with dates and the more  in advanced I know, the more I can schedule other things around it.  For newborns, I like to photograph them within the first 10 days . They are small, sleepy, and super squishy.  For everyone else, I like to schedule around the little ones and their schedules. When are they the happiest? 

Hey mom or dad,
let's have a chat!

02/05

While a little one's temperament the day of can be a little unexpected, everything else can be well thought out ahead of time!
When you're planning, please let me know baby's likes, dislikes & what their typical nap schedules look like.   Are you preferring a package rather than a single session?  
What are YOUR likes, dislikes, and hobbies? I love incorporating the parents' into sessions as well. 

planning conversation

03/05

Once we have an idea of the whole picture, I will put together a custom booking proposal for you. 

This  proposal will include each session's  details & fee, a contract, and request for deposit to hold your first session's  time slot.

Several session packages will be available  to be paid up front or through payment plans.

Booking Proposals

04/05

It's your little one's session! 

I cannot wait to put together a culmination of you and your child's favorite things to create a custom session for your family to remember  forever.

Nervous? No need to be! I will include handouts on how to prep for your session and what to bring. 

Let's have fun!

05/05

Time to kick back and unwind . Now is when I work my editing magic to beautifully display your portraits and details. Images are edited using light touch up of blemishes but still keeping your little ones looking like themselves!
Then my style is applied. I aim to keep my photographs bright with true to life colors and punchy jewel tones to keep your images timeless.

You'll remember the small details forever

BEGIN AT $300

Several options are available from minimalist to a deluxe custom theme cake smash.  All sessions are 1 hour in length and include the cake and a  complimentary cake splash afterwards. 

cake smash

begin at $175

Milestone sessions are perfect for the ages of 3 , 6, & 9 months. They are 30 minutes in length and include  color schemes of your choice. Perfect to capture baby holding their head, sitting up, & standing!

milestones

begin at $350

Newborn sessions  are for babies less than 3 months. They are typically done within the first 10 days after birth to capture baby's squish & sleepiness. Session durations start at 2 hours in length.

newborn

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Information about your packages, pricing, conditions. Includes all the details here. Booking conditions and terms, etc.

Special inquires

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editorial projects

begin at $175

Sessions are available in 30, 60, 90 minute increments for families, children, seniors, etc. Images will be available for download via an online gallery

portraits

Session Pricing

An online gallery will be a private link you receive via email that will contain all of your finished edited images. Galleries stay open for  2 weeks so please make sure to download immediately  and back up a few copies to other storage options. 

WHAT IS AN ONLINE GALLERY?

Absolutely! 
Weddings:  Packages can be adjusted up to 30 days prior to the wedding date without  additional fees
Children: However, cake smash themes cannot be changed  less than 1 week prior to the date due to arrival of supplies. 

CAN WE MAKE CHANGES AFTER BOOKING?

A retainer is a nonrefundable deposit (typically 20% of your total ) that reserves your day in my calendar solely for you.  Circumstances may change and that is OK. Contact me for more information regarding retainers.

WHAT IS A RETAINER?

WEDDINGS: As soon as  you have a date solidified and venue booked. I typically start booking one year in advance for weddings
CHILDREN: The sooner the better.  With children, I like to keep flexibility and so I will book around expected little ones  and birthdays.  Typically maternity sessions happen around 34-37 weeks and newborn sessions should be done within the first 10 days of life. Cake smashes should be planned 1 month out allowing 2 weeks for planning and 2 weeks for editing time to be done for their actual birthday.

WHEN SHOULD WE BOOK WITH YOU?

oaks and ivy studios
 Is based in Staunton, Va.