When and how will I receive my images?
Turn around time for photos: 2-3 weeks is typical, but during the fall, turn around time may be closer to 3-4 weeks depending on my workload.
Your images are delivered in an online personal gallery to the email address I have on file for you.
A print release will be automatically delivered to your email address once your images are downloaded. This should accompany you to any local store where you will be picking up your prints.
Although the print release enables you to print where you like, I encourage continuing your investment and ordering prints through Chandi Kesler Photography – as my monitor is calibrating specifically for my lab.
If you prefer ordering online, I recommend www.mpix.com
A few quick tips to prepare for your session:
- NAP TIMES: If you are concerned about your child being sleepy around your session time, please follow these tips:
- a couple days before your session, put your child down for nap 30-60 minutes earlier than usual
- a couple days before your session, put your child down for bedtime later as well
- repeat this until your session date —- be sure you do this on the day before and of your session
- Be sure your little ones are fed and happy before we start your session 😀
- Be sure everyone’s nails are done (or clipped). Photoshopping out dirt from tiny fingers takes me forever, and while it can be done, I’d rather not spend my time doing that…haha. LADIES—natural nail polish colors are great. Super duper bright colors on your digits can be really distracting…
- Fix Your Hair and Makeup. Add a SMIDGE more makeup than usual. A SMIDGE. As for your hair, be mindful of the weather. If you have curly hair and we’re shooting in July, I’ll pray for you. Love you, Illinois humidity.
- SHOES. MAKE THEM MATCH THE OUTFIT. If you dress your kiddo wearing a preppy vest and tie with khakis, do not have his light up Dino Croc’s be the choice for footwear. Shoes can ruin the look of an amazing session—trust me. I’d rather have you barefoot than in distracting shoes.
- Layers, Texture, Dimension. Don’t forget to be mindful of those 3 items when choosing clothes. Try to shy away from character shirts and shirts with sports logos on them.
- Be sure outfits are pressed and not wrinkly. If you’re traveling, be sure to change in to your outfits on site (especially if you’re gonna have to give little Sally a sucker on the car ride over, and she’s in her dress already…hahaha)
- Fitted clothing is better than looser clothing. I know with kids, we buy a cute outfit so they can “grow into it” but tighter or true to fit size will work better.
- Choose your outfit colors wisely. Bright Bright colors can be great in pops—but I discourage anyone from wearing solid color fluorescents, because we shoot a lot in nature and it looks sorta weird and off. Man, I’m picky ….aren’t I?
Now, when it comes time for planning your actual outfits, here’s a Family Photos Pinterest Board or Maternity Photos Pinterest Board filled with outfit ideas to help inspire you. Please feel free to text or eMail me photos of your outfits prior to the session—most people do 🙂 🙂
Really looking forward to seeing y’all soon. It’s going to be BEAUTIFUL.