What To Expect

Initial Contact

When you have decided that my style of photography will fit the needs of what you are looking for in family photos, I encourage you to contact me one of three ways. I can be reached via the “Contact” tab on my website, emailed directly at christa@christapaustenbaugh.com or sent a message via my business Facebook page at https://facebook.com/christapaustenbaughphotography

I normally respond within 24 hours so we can begin a discussion and working relationship for your family photos and memories. I am free to also meet in person so that I can answer any questions you might have and go over the process in person.

Booking the Date

Once we have agreed upon a date that will work for both your family and myself, I will ask you to complete the contract for the desired photo package. Once the contract and the deposit are made your date is fully secured.

Prior to the photo date I will ask you to complete a family questionnaire. This is not a requirement of any of my sessions, but helps me get to know you and your family better prior to the session. If I know likes, favorites and basics on what makes your family tick, I can make the photo session go as smoothly and streamlined as possible.

My Style

My style of photography goes beyond portraiture work and is what I describe as a more lifestyle and candid approach. I am happiest when I am photographing your relationships, your quirks, and your interactions together.  I will ask you to bring favorite activities, toys, books, etc. to the session with you. This is not meant as more work for you, but rather tools to make everyone feel more comfortable and bring out those genuine interactions and expressions. We will begin with these activities or a fun game of tag to get everyone loosened up and warmed up to the lady with the giant camera in their face!

We will always get what I refer to as the “grandma shot”. The photo with everyone looking, smiling and sitting nicely together. We will get several of these for you to choose from, but your gallery will mostly consist of interactive or lifestyle photos.

Once your session is complete, it takes me 10-14 days to edit and complete your online gallery. You will get a password protected gallery where you will choose the number of digital images that coincide with your chosen photo package. Once your choices are made, I get your personal thumb drive ready and deliver it at your convenience.


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