Where are you located? Where should we have our family session?
We are located in Towson, Maryland, approximately 20 minutes outside of Baltimore. I am an outdoor family session photographer and have a list of location ideas I will send to you when you book the session. Any location within a 30-mile radius of Towson is covered in the session cost. Any session outside of Baltimore will have a travel fee in addition to the session cost.
Can our pets be in the images?
Of course! I have a dog and am animal-friendly. I love including the pets in a few images, since they are a part of the family, too.
When is the best time of day to shoot? What if it rains?
Everyone anticipates this situation. I suggest planning the session during the daytime hours that your children are happiest. For some, that is in the morning. For others, it is in the afternoon. I enjoy shooting an hour before sunset during what is known as the “golden hour,” however, that is not required. I can do sessions during the week or on the weekend. If the forecast calls for rain, I will be in touch with you 24 hours before our session to make a plan. Photos taken during overcast weather are often beautiful, but if it is raining, we can reschedule for no added cost.
Do you require a deposit?
I do not require a deposit. You will pay the full amount by check (made out to Anna Grace Photography) or cash on the day of the session.
Do you provide black and white images?
I have a special love for black and white images. They cause viewers to focus on the emotion rather than the colors and shapes. Black and white photos are timeless and beautiful. During the editing process, I choose certain images that lend themselves to a monochrome look and provide them in both color and black and white!
Do you provide props for the shoot?
I do not provide props. You are welcome to bring an initial/letter, a box for the kids to sit on, or any other significant prop that you want to include in the shoot. I do suggest bringing a blanket to sit on for a few images.
What ages do you photograph?
I specialize in childhood photography and young families. I work with families who have children between newborn - pre teen. Children grow up quickly, and I believe that documenting their childhood and relationships with siblings is a gift you can give them later in life.
What is your photographic style?
I consider my style to be realistic, full of light and beauty. I am a lover of natural light and enjoy capturing moments as they happen—whether it is dad throwing his son up in the air or children kissing their newborn sibling. When creating family portraits, I like to pose the group based on the kids’ personalities and ages. I enjoy capturing memories that will last a lifetime!
What are your rates for family sessions?
The cost for a family session package is $550 for a one-hour session at a location of your choice. You can learn more about the experience on the family session page.
How long does it take to receive my images after the family session?
My turnaround time is three to four weeks for the images and you will receive a digital link that you can share with friends and family.
Do I have permission to print and share the images after the family session?
After the contract is signed, you will have permission to print and share the images for personal use. You can buy prints though the digital link. I also ask that when you share my images on social media, you give credit to “Anna Grace Photography, LLC.”
How many images do you typically deliver?
For the one-hour family session, you will receive between 75-150 images. I edit each image and spend many hours applying my expertise into the cropping, coloring, and artistic edits. My goal is to make the final image look as realistic as possible to the mood and moment it was captured in.
How should I plan to dress the family for the shoot? Do you have outfit suggestions?
Don’t try to match one another. Try to pick outfits and accessories that coordinate. For the women, accessorize and make your outfits your own. Scarves, bold necklaces and fun shoes are encouraged. Although most patterns are okay, many don’t work well in portraits. If you or your children are wearing a pattern, make sure it’s not overwhelming and distracting. Families normally wear only one outfit, but if you want to change into a second set of clothes, I am happy to shoot both.
Do you offer mini sessions?
I do two dates of mini sessions in the Spring and Fall. Outside of those dates I unfortunately do not offer mini sessions because of our commitment to our wedding couples and their engagement sessions!