I am a natural light photographer, so the best session time will depend on the available light. The best time for light is early morning, or at dusk. Other times are available as well, to fit into your schedule. Your session can be held at your home, inside or out, at your favorite location, or a location that’s a little outside the box. When you book your session, we will go over the many options to find a location that is best suited for you and the style of photos that you want. Sessions last between 1-2 hours. My style of photography revolves around family and their interactions. You will not find props used very often with me. I have hats for newborns and small children, and pettiskirts for ages 1 – 6. I might use a chair or a bucket for younger children as well. I want to capture your child naturally, with minimal posing. I strive to get the most natural smiles and expressions from your children. To do this, I highly discourage parents asking their child to say “cheese.” This tends to bring out very unnatural smiles. I pride myself in being able to get to know a child and interact with them, to achieve their natural personalities. Sometimes that means that I may ask to take your child off to the side so that the child doesn’t feel pressured to smile with an audience.
I offer sessions in my home studio for newborns and young children. I will provide chairs, props and such. You are welcome to bring anything that you would like to see used in your child’s session. It is best to schedule sessions around naptimes. Pictures can be very tiring for little ones. It is best to have a clean snack and a drink available for small breaks as well.
Newborns are best photographed when they are under 2 weeks old. Newborn sessions will take place in my home studio. Directions for prepping the baby for their pictures and my location will be provided upon booking a session. Please be aware that newborn session can take up to 2-3 hours, depending on your baby. I will have all of the props and blankets that are needed for your session, but you are welcome to have any special items that you would like to be used in the photos available. Custom newborn birth announcement are also available.
Outdoor sessions can take place in local parks, downtown, at your home or just off the side of the road. There are many options available for outdoor sessions. I will usually have a blanket to use for some ground shots. You are welcome to bring one along if you would like. Family pets are welcome in your portraits, but please be aware of cleaning up after them, and having them on a leash.
What To Wear
Your clothing choices set the feel for your portraits. There are many options for clothing from casual to formal. I am a very casual photographer, so my preference is to shoot people who are comfortable in what they are wearing. Solids photograph very well, but a well thrown in pattern will enhance your photos. I recommend having 1 person in a pattern, and then working off of that pattern for other color options. Clothing with large logos or characters will not photograph well. Funky and stylish clothes are always a great option, especially for children’s individual portraits. In warmer weather, jeans or shorts and barefeet work very well.
Placing Your Order
A password protected online gallery of your images will be available for your viewing within 2-3 weeks of your session. There will be between 15-40 proofs shown, depending on the size of your group. Minor touchups are included. Major touchups can be done for an hourly rate. Pictures can be ordered in color or black & white. This gallery will be available for 3 weeks. If you place your order within 1 week, there will be a 10 percent discount for prints. When your gallery has expired, there will be a $25 fee to republish your images. Pictures must be paid for at the time of your order. Checks are preferred, but Paypal is available for you to pay with a credit card. Your final order will be completed up to 2 weeks after your order has been placed. Because of the custom nature of some products, this may extend the order time. Digital downloads are available within 24 hours after purchase as long as payment has been made. Prints will need to be picked up at my Northwest Fort Wayne home, or shipping is available for a minimal fee.
$150 minimum order is required.
Karen Fisher Photography specializes in newborn, family, senior and child photography in Fort Wayne, Indiana and surrounding Northeast Indiana.