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What to Expect!

When you work with Mindful Light Photography your experience starts with you booking your design session, where we sit down over a cup of coffee/tea and work together to design your session.  Every full session experience includes a custom session, in-home ordering session, and your finished portraits hand delivered to your door.

The Whole Bean Rocky Mount VA

Design Session

Once you have decided you are ready to book your design consult we set the date and time at which you can get your list of questions ready to interview me.  During your design session we enjoy a cup of coffee/tea at The Whole Bean Coffee Shop located in Rocky Mount, VA.  During the consultation we discuss your session, what you are looking for from your session, the type of session you are looking to book, and I answer all your questions. You book your session date, read and sign a couple forms and pay the session fee at this time. I will also ask you a series of question to help design your session and determine, location, props, heirloom items, color scheme, style and best way to get everyone being photographed to relax.  I like to ask personal questions to help me have something to talk about during the session and to get to know you and your family a little better. We also discuss how you can prepare for your session from clothing options to how to prepare baby.  I provide you with a welcome packet that includes all the information we go over.

Cielo's Newborn Session

Your Session

I can promise whether you are booking an in-home newborn session or a family session, you will receive a relaxing, fun, memorable session.  I promise to do my best to provide you with pictures you will cherish. Your session will be customized with the information I collected at your design consultation.  If on location, I ask you arrive at least 5 ~ 10 minutes before your session to give us time to walk through the plans and do any last minute prepping (snacks for little ones, wardrobe fixes, hair and make-up touch up, diaper changes, etc....).  Parents while I work with baby during your in-home sessions you get to sit back and either observe your babies session, take a nap, or read a book. During your on-location session, I capture true personalities and get everyone involved to create wonderful memories filled with stories for the future.  Every session, will have you involved and excited to see the finished pictures.  At the end of the session we set up your ordering session for 2 to 3 weeks after the session.  Lets get started on planning your session!

printed proofs

Ordering Session

Well, now you can take a deep breath you made it through the hard questions of your design session, and you have had your wonderful photography session.  So on to the ordering session.  I ask all decision makers be present for the ordering session.  This is the scary part because this is the first time you are seeing your images.  Oh, My!  I am nervous, I want you to love your pictures.  I arrive at your home ready to reveal your beautiful images and take in your reaction.  At the beginning of your ordering session you get to enjoy your custom slideshow filled with the candid moments, funny faces, blank stares and full of personality.  After the slideshow we go through your printed proofs together and you divide them between like and love.  From there you select the images you wish to have printed.  I do not push you to purchase more then you want.  If you only want one picture, then you can get 1 picture, if you want them all then you can get them all printed either individually or in an album.  For each individual image sent to my professional printer for final print you receive a web quality digital image for sharing with family and friends on social media. You can purchase additional HQ Digital Images if you wish. At the end of your ordering session payment is collected and I return to my office to place your order.

Fine Art Portrait Products

Product Delivery

After your ordering session you can expect it to take about 2 weeks for your finished prints to arrive.  I will contact you once they arrive to set up a date and time best for you for delivery.  Every finished print is inspected by me for quality.  After going over each item I hand wrap your portraits and prepare for delivery.  With your order you receive your digital web quality images and slideshow on a USB Drive.  When I deliver your order I ask you open it while I am present not only because I want to see your expression, but also because I want to make sure you are 100% happy with your pictures.