What to Expect!

I want to try and cover alllllll the small details! 

I strive to make family photo sessions fun and enjoyable for the wholeeeeeee family. I want kids (and Dads!) to leave feeling like they had a good time and mom feeling like her family was photographed beautifully and authentically.

What Kind of Photographer Are You (lol)?

I am a natural light, family, and lifestyle photographer. My work can be described as natural, fun, & authentic. I became a photographer because I love the small, everyday moments and milestones of life . My passion is to truly reflect your personality in my images. This is why I am an all inclusive photographer! I don’t want you to be forced to just choose one single emotion. I defiantly don't focus on that one “perfect shot” of everyone smiling right at the camera. I want genuine connections between you and the people you love the most.  I believe every moment is a memory. Sometimes the little things in life truly equal perfection!

What Happens Once I Book?

Once you book a session with me, we will start discussing the perfect location. I offer suggestions based on what your vision is and what Florida has to offer. I am alllll about some mossy trees! I will also select the best times when the light and ambeance fits your personal needs (this is usually around sun rise or sunset). I am also here for YOU! I love helping to style your session and help guide you through the process of clothing and accessories for as little or as much help as you would like! You are more than welcome to text me a photo of everyone's outfits laid out. Although I still want you, to be YOU!!! I know you're making an investment and what you wear makes your photos timeless and true. No question is too big or small, ask away!! 

What is Your Turnaround Time?

I know how excited you are and anxious to see the photos from your session. I'm excited just the same!!!! I strive to get galleries sent to families within 2-3 weeks after their session. I can also post sneak peaks via Facebook with your consent! 

What Happens if it Rains?

Y'all this is good ole Florida, I totally get it! You made an investment in family photos and you def don't want to spend your time drenched (annnddddd my camera is not water proof).  Flexibility is my middle name for reallllll. I am a weather woman, not truly..... but I pay close attention and usually have an Idea at least 4 hours in advance! We have a couple options.....

1. We can do the session indoors, like in a public setting or your home. 

2. We reschedule to a different time and or day that works well for both of us!

This happens all the time since I am a natural light photographer and we have to go with he flow of mother nature! .

What if My Children are Crazy?!

As much as we'd like to believe our children are perfect angels( because they are duh), we know that sometimes they aren't. Kids will be kids. They are unpredictable and they don't always want their picture taken (I mean who wants to stare at a lens and say cheese?). I have learned from my own experience with 4 babies,  photographing families can be daunting !  Trust me when I say, I have seen it all.  Chaos is the story of my life, literally....I have tons of tricks up my sleeve! Soooo take this time to interact with your fam and enjoy them for who they are. I will do all the work, to get them to smile! Children can get overwhelmed if they have 8 people in their face, "telling them to smile!" Let's give them space to really enjoy themselves & we can step back and make memories! 

What Do I Get with My Session?

We get the allotted time together (this is where it varies..... I know all families and situations are different......so it is tailored to your needs). I will create a beautiful gallery with at least 65+ images in both color or black and white.  If I couldn't narrow all of our time together into 5 images, I don't expect you to. I don't like to keep your images from you and I like to be completely transparent so, every session includes a full set of high resolution digital files. You may print them (You can print them from the store also...this is a high quality lab), share them (via the images you download), and use them in any way you wish, other than editing over my work.  I also include a set of 35 hand-picked 4x6 prints because I want you to have something tangible, allowing you to see the value in holding a picture in your hand. Your private password protected gallery, is sent to you so that you can download your images from the comfort of your own home. (Images wished to not be shared will be charged a privacy fee). Each gallery also allows you to order professional, archival quality prints, canvases, and albums.

Do You Travel?

I do! I charge mileage or flat rate depending on the location of your shoot. Mileage is charged within 100 miles of Tampa/St. Pete. Flat rates are charged for out of state sessions.

Current 2019 out of state dates:

St. Louis, Mo- 3/14-24

Ft. Smith, AR-5/16-20

Mt. Zion, UT-6/2-6

Chicago, IL-6/7-10

Savannah, GA-9/9-12

*these dates do not require a fee

Do You Offer Discounts?

Oh boy do I?!?!

I offer discounts for return customers (y'all are my family), Combining sessions, Military (y'all are my family too), Teachers (couldn't have smart kids without you) and First responders (you save lives)! 

What about Mini Sessions?

If you prefer a mini session, I offer themed  Mini Sessions throughout the year. 

What do I do to Book a Session?

Feel free to email me at rachellelynnphotography1@gmail.com

or reach me at (405)863-0224

I can't wait to meet you and your family!