SESSION Q&A.

WHAT IS PB&J PHOTOGRAPHY?

An awesome photographer once asked me, “If you could describe your photography in a few words, what would those words be?”

My answer? “A Sunday kind of love.” Just the way Etta James sings it (google it and play on repeat). That’s my photography style. Existential description? Yes. But, really, I strive more than anything to create images that feel. I don’t want to shoot pictures of what your smiles and faces look like. I want to shoot pictures of what it feels like to be uniquely you – your family. And Sunday, to me, feels so good – that lingering relaxation and comfort with my family. Sunday. That’s what PB&J is.

WHO IS A PB&J CLIENT? 

PB&J Photography is not for everyone, and that’s ok! I want you to be happy, and you want you to be happy, so it’s important that we share a similar vision for your life and style. I love human connection. I love young, new love. I love old love that’s lasted through years and years of babies, hard work, change and struggle. I love laughter. I love the beautiful, chaotic mess of childhood and families living in the thick of it. I love people and their stories and I love love. This is what shows through more than anything else in my client’s galleries. The PB&J client appreciates creativity and a fresh, authentic eye on their lives.  If you want images that give you all the feels, you are a PB&J client. And you are awesome.

WHAT’S THE COST?

Please see the PRICING tab. I only sell my finished digital files. This gives you the freedom to print and share online. I will refer you to a professional printer and provide you with a printing release. Session fees include all hand-edited digital files.

WHAT WILL MY SESSION BE LIKE?

I like to keep things genuine. Organic. Real. I encourage you to pick an activity or two you’d like to do with your fiancee/newborn/baby/kids to keep you moving and interacting in an authentic way. We’ll probably chat a bit, I’ll get to know you and your kids and I’ll snap as we go. I plan for one to two hours per shoot. Newborns tend to take a little longer. You’re always my only session of the day, so you can rest assured that I’ll take the time needed to authentically document the story of you. I’ll capture some posed shots. I’ll become a fly on the wall and capture lots of in-between shots. Your kid might have a giggling fit. Your kid might have a meltdown. I’ll capture that too. And I’m willing to bet those will be your favorites.

WHERE WILL MY SESSION TAKE PLACE? 

Lifestyle newborn sessions take place in your home. I photograph you and your baby as you are. No beanbags. No props. No crazy poses. I simply document you and your new family in your home and in your element. 

All other sessions take place in either your home or a location of your choice. You choose, or if you’d like my advice, I am more than happy to help. I’m a big advocate of in home sessions, I believe they are very uniquely you and allow for you to be comfortable and genuine in front of the camera. But I also like sunshine. So, ya’ know, we can mix it up! There are NO RULES! Except for this one: there is a travel fee for locations outside of a seventy mile roundtrip radius to PB&J Photography.:)

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

The first time I ever hired someone to photograph my small family (many, many years ago), I had my husband take off his glasses, shave his stubble and wear a new shirt. I did my hair in a new style I had never worn before that looked very trendy at the time. The photos were a terrible disappointment. Not through any fault of the photographer but because my husband and I didn’t look at all like how we look. We looked fake. We looked like not us. And I hated those pictures.

What do you like to wear? Wear that. One of the biggest stresses for my clients can be finding just the right outfit but my recommendation is always to stick with clothing that represents your personality. Choose outfits that you already know make you feel good! If you love what you’re wearing, you’ll love it in your photos.

WHEN WILL MY IMAGES BE READY?

Two to three weeks after our session, you will receive a private password-protected online gallery with approximately 50+ images which you can share with friends and family. From this album, you can also download the high resolution digital image files directly on to your home computer and then print and post to your heart’s desire. The album will remain online for fourteen days.

HOW DO I SCHEDULE MY SESSION?

Easy! Just email me! Hello@peanutbutterandjennyphotography.com — or use that nifty CONTACT tab.

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