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 b o o k i n g 

Once you decide you want to book a session with me, contact me through my Contact page. I will return your email quickly so we can discuss the details of the session, and answer any questions you may have. I will also ask you to fill out and submit the appropriate contract prior to the session date. You can find these under CLIENT, Photography Contracts

I offer a FREE consultation prior to the session to allow an opportunity for the client and I to get to know each other a little as well as discuss your questions, ideas, and hopes for your session. I love to get creative with shoots and will do my best to accommodate any ideas you have!

I primarily shoot outdoors all year round. The soft glow in the evening and the delicate tones in the morning provide the best lighting and are my favorite time to shoot. Overcast days and snowy days also provide excellent lighting. If the weather proves to be unsuitable for a shoot that day, we will reschedule your session at no additional charge. 

t h e   s e s s i o n

Portrait sessions range from 45 min to 1.5 hours, depending on client needs and location. We will meet on location at the scheduled time, review any requests or needs you have, and then start our session!  We will use many different backgrounds and poses in different outfits within the location to get new perspectives and ideas (Not sure what to wear? Check out the What To Wear page here for tips on styling and preparing for your session!). We will also take many candid shots- I love to capture people's natural personalities and interactions with each other.  Please let me know if you have any posing ideas or would like to bring any props to personalize your session (blankets, umbrellas, sports gear, pets, etc). Pinterest is a great resource for ideas. 

Please consider the weather. If it is hot, you may want to bring a water bottle; cold, maybe a jacket to wear between shots.

If you are planning a clothing change, remember that it may need to be done in the car depending on the location.

  • f a m i l i e s

    • Make sure everyone is well rested, has eaten and is hydrated- you want to be happy and comfortable during your session!

    • If you have young children, please feel free to bring anything that will keep them happy (snacks, toys, blanket, etc.)- being photographed is hard work!

    • We are capturing special memories of your family! Children will take their cues from their parents so don't be afraid to show excitement for your session! I want your session to be enjoyable.

f o l l o w i n g   t h e   s e s s i o n

  1. I will be able to post a sneak peek of your session within 48 hours on my Facebook page @hannahbutlerportraiture.

  2. Minimal editing is applied the photographs in order to create a natural look. Your images will be ready within about 1 week where you will then receive an email with the gallery link and password. Typically, portrait sessions will produce about 10-15 images. This gallery is for VIEWING ONLY where you may choose to keep or omit images as you like.  Please do not download the photographs off the website.

  3. Your chosen images (depending on the session package) will be emailed to you at full printing resolution.  

Once the images are delivered to you, the images in the online gallery will be kept for 2 weeks then moved to storage where they will be held for 6 months from the date of the session and then will be expunged completely.

Getting your photo taken should be comfortable and fun! I strive to make your portrait session as easy and accommodating as possible. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me! 


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