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 "...Though I was nervous about having photos takes so soon after birth, the experience was incredible! Emily worked with our oldest daughter (who is incredibly shy) to make her comfortable having her photo taken and was able to capture beautiful photos of our entire family... Emily was very efficient with her time, but we never felt rushed. She was happy to take breaks as we needed for feeding and diaper changes, The whole experience was wonderful and I will treasure the resulting photos for the rest of my life" - Katie Ross Kenzie
...Though I was nervous about having photos takes so soon after birth, the experience was incredible! Emily worked with our oldest daughter (who is incredibly shy) to make her comfortable having her photo taken and was able to capture beautiful photos of our entire family... Emily was very efficient with her time, but we never felt rushed. She was happy to take breaks as we needed for feeding and diaper changes, The whole experience was wonderful and I will treasure the resulting photos for the rest of my life
— Katie Ross Kinzie

What Kind of photographer are you? My work is authentic and soulful with a fine art quality. As a trained fine art painter I imagine your family as art. Rather than light and airy my work is bold, with rich tones and vibrant color, I provide you with both pulled back environmental portraits as well as closer, intimate crops. Images from your session often tell a story, capturing a treasured moment in time. I do not try to make you look perfect, stiff, or unnatural. I want to capture your genuine selves and what makes you a unique family.

Where will my session be held? I am a natural light, on-location photographer. Together we will choose the perfect location for your session. Newborn sessions are held at home.

What is a session like with you?  Before we even meet I get to know you and your kids through a series of short questions. I can then prepare a session experience designed just for you and your vision. My goal is for you to feel prepared and relaxed when you arrive to your session. I promise you won't worry about your child's behavior because I will have prepared you on how I handle everything that could possibly go wrong.  

While I don't do traditionally posed photos I do guide and direct you most of the session. I help you and your kids relax and have fun together with music, simple games, jokes, and some goofiness on my part.  I not only want you to receive beautiful photos but also an experience with your family to treasure. 

When do newborn sessions occur? I ideally like to do newborn sessions within the first two weeks of life. But that isn't always possible and with lifestyle newborn sessions we have the flexibility to do your newborn session when you are ready.

What should I wear? Be comfortable, be yourself. I recommend not matching but coordinating. Avoid logos or writing on shirts. They distract from your child's sweet face. After booking with me I will help you on all the details of choosing a wardrobe for your family that is easy.

When, where, and how will I get my photos and products? Photographs grow in value over time and become family treasures. I know the importance of archiving and saving digital images.  I offer one simple, all-inclusive collection where you receive all the high resolution digital files delivered via direct download and a print release.  A minimum of 30 images will be available to you in a private online gallery. You also have the option to buy additional prints and boutique products. Within 3 weeks of your shoot you will receive a link to your private online gallery. You will have 2 weeks to order additional products. I offer a customer care service to help you decide on what print products would work best for your home.  I take all the guess work out and make sure you have beautiful images of your family in archived albums and on your walls.  

How far out are you booked? I book as early as 2 weeks in advance. If you are interested in newborn sessions or a Fresh 48 session in the hospital, please inquire while you are pregnant. Already delivered? No problem. I try to leave openings in my schedule for last minute newborn sessions.

How much does all of this cost? My pricing is all-inclusive.  You pay one price for ALL of the digital files. Total cost is $450 for newborn and $425 for family sessions. A deposit of half your session fee is due to book your session. Click HERE for more info.

How do I book a session with you, Emily?  You can email me directly at emilydowell@emilydowellphotography.com or click on the "Book Now" button below. Don't forget to subscribe to my Newsletter to be the first to hear about news, tips, and promotions.  I even throw in a good recipe now and then.

 

Columbus, Ohio | Ph:614-327-4738 | emilydowell@emilydowellphotography.com