What to Expect

Custom photography

Thank you for considering Kristine Freed Photography! If you choose me as your photographer, you are not only choosing to have pictures taken, you are partaking in an experience. Custom photography is an experience. I want your experience with me to be relaxed & fun. And I want to help you every step of the way- from booking, to where to do the session, to what to wear, all the way through to your Reveal night and then delivery of your final finished artwork!

Here’s the experience you can expect with me…
Before: We will meet to determine what type of session you want, what you’re looking to capture, what location would be best and how you’re thinking about displaying your images.

During: Relax! Enjoy the moment! I want you to look back on this experience and remember it fondly. I want to capture you in your most natural being- playing, hugging, kissing, running, laughing; I want to capture the emotion, the love. So let the fun begin!

After: Go home and dream about all the beautiful images that will soon be yours! We will set a date for your Reveal session, which will be about 2 weeks after the session. This is the most exciting part! At this session you will be offered special Reveal pricing for placing your order. I will help you through the decision making and ordering process.

Please read through a few FAQs and let me know if you have any further questions!

*Where do you shoot?
I shoot on location pretty much anywhere you would like. Have a beautiful spot in your backyard? Have a favorite park or hangout spot? Want to meet at the beach? I take advantage of natural light and natural settings. I have some favorite spots to shoot, but am always looking for new places, so if you have your own favorite spot, please let me know! Keep in mind it has to have great lighting and areas of full shade. Together we will pick the best spot to showcase you best.

*How long will my session last?
Most sessions last between 1-2 hours, which allows ample time for clothing & backdrop changes as well as time for any breaks the little ones may need. You will not be rushed. I will allow time for breaks, snacks, etc. Whatever is necessary.

*How many photos do you take?
I take an unlimited number of pictures. After the session I will look through them all, and choose the best 20-30 to edit and present to you at the Reveal Session.

*When should I schedule my session?
Anytime you want! Keep in mind that I generally shoot either early or late in the day to work with the best natural lighting, so as soon as you know you want pictures taken and have a day/time in mind, contact me!
-Maternity pictures are best in the third trimester (7th/8th month, between 32-36 weeks).
-Newborn pictures are best within the first 2 weeks (preferably within the first 10 days). It is best to set up a tentative date with me before your baby arrives. You will have many things on your mind once he/she is here!

*What should I do to prepare for my session?
Try to schedule the shoot for a time that your baby/child will be well rested and not hungry. Bring items you may want to showcase in your photos: guitars, skateboards, footballs, bubbles, dolls, favorite blanket, teddy bear, rainboots, umbrella, etc. Most important… relax and prepare to have fun!

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