lil’ ones session info…

WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR CHILD’S SESSION:

A session begins before we even meet….

When you message me to book your session, we will then schedule your shoot day and time.    Once the session fee is received, your appointment will be confirmed and you’ll receive your Client Online Questionnaire and Client Password via email.  You will then fill out and return your Questionnaire which includes your preferences for the shoot location, session style, clothing, favorite colors, props, favorite poses and more.  All of your questions will be answered via email, phone, or if you prefer, in person.  My goal is to understand how I will create a successful experience for you from start to finish.

Although I strive for creative composition and perfect images, my style of shooting is relaxed and fun.  My goal during the shoot is to capture your child in an enjoyable, beautiful and timeless way.

When working with children, they can sometimes be cranky or in need of comfort or a little snack.  Please remember when you are here that I am a mother of three teenage daughters so “I’ve been there”.

No need to stress about anything.  Just relax and enjoy the moment.  I will adore the time I have with your precious one.  You will adore your memories artfully preserved for years to come.

I offer many custom heirloom products, including  fine art canvas wraps, photographic prints,  coffee table art books, albums, custom photo invitations, announcements and holiday cards.   I also offer digital images for sharing on social media sites and personal use.  Digital files are available as an add-on with print order.

BABY & CHILD FAQ’s
How do I book a shoot or get more info?
Great!  Please fill out the contact form and within 48 hours I will send you an email response.  I will answer your questions and once you are ready to book, we will together schedule your session date.   Once the session fee is received, your session will be confirmed.   I will send you an email confirmation with your session info, Client Questionnaire and Client Password.    You complete the Client Questionnaire online.
How far in advance should I schedule my session?
The earlier the better! If you want the best chance to receive your best date, please schedule as far in advance as possible.
How long does my session last? Baby & Child sessions are usually about  1 hour giving you plenty of time to fit in at least 2 different outfits.  I don’t time my sessions (except minis) and shoot until we get a gallery of amazing images.
When do I view my pictures?
We will schedule your viewing and ordering session about 2 weeks following your photo shoot. We will present to you your best images fully edited and retouched. We will also show you all the beautiful heirloom products that are available for you so you can pick out what you love!
How much does it cost?  The session fee is required to secure your date. This fee is transferable but non-refundable.  The session fee includes the session planning, custom photo shoot, editing of 20-30 unique images and viewing and ordering session.  At your ordering session you will have the option to purchase prints and digital files as well as a variety of wonderful heirloom products.     We want to provide the best photography services with state of the art equipment and professional, artistic editing.  We also want to provide the best quality products AND provide you with a great price.  We want to see you time and time again and not save us for “special occasions”.   We want to be your photographer for years to come!
What should my child wear?  Since each person is different, rather than telling you what looks good We’ve  created a Pinterest board with lots of different outfit and posing ideas!  These ideas have been personally selected for the best looks for the type of images we create. We do suggest avoiding too busy patterns as they can be distracting (however bold patterns can look great!)  I’m always here to give suggestions, and I also want to see what you have picked out so I ask for you to text me your outfits prior to your session so I can get a good feel for your style and plan ahead for your shoot!
How long do I have to wait to see my pics?  Your ordering session is scheduled about 2 weeks following your shoot.
What if there is bad weather on the day of my shoot? Don’t worry, we will leave 1-3 days open during the week for reschedules. We will notify you asap if we do have to reschedule an on-location shoot, however we usually only reschedule if there is either a high chance of rain, OR if it’s going to be too cold to be comfortable.  If it’s overcast don’t worry your pictures will still look amazing!
What happens if we need to reschedule or cancel our session?No one wants to be photographed if they are feeling lousy or the weather isn’t cooperating. Should someone in your family get sick or the weather isn’t being kind to us, the session can absolutely be rescheduled. We will work together to find the next available date for both of us.

For other circumstances, session fees will be refunded fully or applied to another session date as long as the session is canceled at least seven days prior to the shoot. After seven days, 50% of the session fee will be refunded. If you do not show up for your session without calling, your session fee will be forfeited.

Where do I change my child’s clothes?   For on-location shoots, be prepared to turn your car into a dressing room!  Also, feel free to bring a towel or blanket to cover up with between changes.
Can I get digital files of my photos? YES! Digital files are available for purchase with print order.    All images, both in print and digital file format, have been fully retouched (blemish removal, skin smoothing, color enhanced etc.) and ready for the world to see.
How long does it take to receive my images? Once your order has been placed, your beautiful package will arrive within 2-4 weeks
What’s not included in the session fee?  Prints or digital files are not included in your session fee.
How many images will we see from our session?  Expect about 20-30 images in your gallery to view.
How long is a typical session?  With your session fee, you get 1-2 hours with me at any location within a 30 mile radius of Greenville, South Carolina.  The session usually ends up being 1 hour,
but block out 2 hours, just in case.  Locations outside the 30 mile radius will require a travel fee. (please inquire on pricing).
Should I schedule a studio or on-location setting?  I love shooting both in studio and outdoors, so it is entirely up to you.  Madeline Photography Studio is spacious with natural light as well as professional studio lighting, tons of props, and a very cozy and inviting environment.  We are fortunate to live in a gorgeous part of South Carolina, so we have tons of urban and rural outdoor locations to choose from (weather permitting).   So, either way, you can’t go wrong, and I can help you decide!
Do you offer any special offers if I’m happy with my experience and refer a friend?  YES!! 🙂  The BEST compliment we could receive would be your referral to a friend!  We want to thank you by offering $50 credit toward your future session for each referral.  Please see REFERAL REWARDS PROGRAM for further details.   If you have a few moments, please also send us a note or Facebook recommendation.
I hope these FAQ’s were helpful! If you have any other questions feel free to send me an email: lori@lorimadelinephotography.com or call:  864.430.5286.
I look forward to hearing from  you!

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MADELINE PHOTOGRAPHY || GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA                                     

Madeline Photography is known for natural, joyful and soul seeking photography with children of all ages.  As the mother of 3 teenage daughters herself, Lori has the skills, patience, and ability to connect with your children on a level that will result in gorgeous images.   As a Greenville South Carolina Child Photographer, Lori works in her fully equipped studio and outdoors in many beautiful and varied locations – ranging from urban areas to the gorgeous rural areas featuring ponds, fields, old barns, bridges and pristine mountaintop views Greenville has to offer.  Lori artfully crafts well lit, fresh, and timeless portraits of children.  Greenville, South Carolina Child Photography has never been so beautiful and vibrant!  Lori will capture images of your child laughing as well as serious, deep and soul seeking images. Lori has the skill to pull natural laughs and smiles out of your child as well as the patience to get those deep serious looks that parents love.  Lori is available to photograph your child all over the Upstate, and is available for travel as well.

Your child’s portraits can be printed on a beautiful, large canvas to grace your family room wall, or placed in a classic album to share with friends and family.   Lori also offers a variety of desk and wall print sizes to frame in your home and send to the grandparents.