welcome

GET TO KNOW THE PHOTOGRAPHER

I am so excited that you are interested in choosing me to document your family!  I believe in real moments and chasing sunsets. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come. 

I began capturing images on film at the age of 22 when I stumbled into this old camera shop in Downtown D.C.. The limited amount of images on a roll of film forced me to put my phone down and really observe the beauty in the world, and the people around me. Whenever I pick up my camera, I strive to create beautiful and emotional images that tell a story and showcase the beauty of both the people in the images and the world around them. 

LOVE, Danielle

WHAT TO EXPECT –

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LET's CONNECT

After photographing hundreds of portrait sessions over the past few years, I’ve found that I'm not the perfect fit for every family. That’s why this process begins with a conversation. I want to hear everything—how you met, funny first date stories, and how y’all got engaged.

We’ll get to know one another, talk about the details of your day, answer any questions you might have about working with me and figure out if we’re the best fit for each other.

LOCATION

Once your date is reserved, we'll connect to start chatting about possible locations for your session. I generally recommend choosing one location and if it's a place you haven't been before, it might be helpful to visit during the time our session will take place. That way you have an idea of the light, crowds, closing time, etc.! If you're not sure about where you would like to take your photos but you have a general idea of the look you would like, just let me know because I would be happy to recommend a few locations based on your aesthetic!

waRDROBE STYLING

If picking out outfits for photos takes you back to your high school days when you literally tried on everything in your closet and piled it on your bed but still felt like you had nothing to wear, you're in luck. 

I have put together an extensive outfit suggestion guide with tips for every member of the family (even Fido!)

The SEssion

On the day of your session, we'll connect to make sure the weather still looks like it's going to corporate. We'll exchange numbers and finalize our meeting location. Please plan for your session to take about two hours from start to finish. 

DELIVERY

All images from my sessions are typically delivered within about three weeks of the shoot date via an online gallery. This gallery will allow you to share your favorites with family, order prints and even download images to share on social media. 

Your gallery will remain active for six weeks. 

KEEPSAKES

I am proud to offer my clients a variety of ways to turn their images into keepsakes. Wall-mounted canvas prints to decorate your home, beautiful handmade albums and more. 

And I offer a lifetime guarantee on all my products so you never have to worry about the quality of your investments fading over time! What a special way to remember this season you’re in!

The Session

A LA CARTE

10 Fine Art Prints ­ $30
Decorative USB Drive  $75
16x20 Canvas $160
Birth Announcements ­ $55
Keepsake Box ­ $100
8x8 Linen Album ­ $465
10x10 Linen Album ­ $575
8x8 Leather Album $695

Includes: 
Pre-­session style consultation by phone or Skype, Pinterest board creation, up to a one hour session at the location of your choosing, portrait retouching, and 30 digital images with printing rights. 

Additional digital files, prints, and products are purchased separately.

$350

THE DIGITAL
COLLECTION

$200

15 Additional digital images
Decorative USB drive

THE KEEPSAKE
COLLECTION

$350

15 Additional digital images

$200 Print credit

Decorative USB drive

THE Heirloom
COLLECTION

$650

15 Additional digital images

One 16x20 canvas

Decorative USB drive 

8x8 Linen Album 
*upgrade to 10x10 for $100

THE BELLY TO BABY MEMBERSHIP ­ 

Session Upgrade Packages

One time $250 session fee 
+ 
$300 due at each session
 (a total $1500 savings!)

Completely optional add-ons for your session.

15% discount applied to upgrade options when booked at the time of your session.

Includes: 
pre­-session style consultation 
for each session
family styling for you and your little one
session in Client’s home or 
outdoor location
35 digital images from each session
five 5x7 fine art prints from each session
25 birth announcements with envelopes
one 8x8 linen album

MATERNITY ­ NEWBORN ­ 6 MONTH ­ 1 YEAR

WARDROBE STYLING

LOREM IPSUM DOLAR SIT AMET

WHAT TO WEAR

When picking outfits we recommend keeping in mind the word “complement” rather than “match.” For example, if Dad is wearing a blue and pink pastel plaid shirt, Mom may want to choose a long, soft blue dress. It can also be a great idea to choose “color-families,” such as pastels or jewel tones. 

For the Littles

With the growth of online shops, shopping for your littles is more fun than ever! I recommend choosing color families (neutrals, blues, etc) over perfectly matching outfits. If you're looking for some inspiration or some of my favorite shops for kids, check out the link to my Pinterest boards below!

FIND INSPIRATION

If you're looking for a little more outfit inspiration, I recommend heading over to my Pinterest boards to browse outfit ideas for the entire family. 

FIND INSPIRATION

FIND INSPIRATION

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK?

The sooner the better! My weekends tend to fill up pretty quickly - especially during the spring and fall, so the sooner you reach out to me, the more likely you are to get your desired date!  

To reserve your date, I'll need a contract as well as a deposit. And if something comes up and you need to change your date, just let me know! 

We're Awkward and my kids don't sit still.

Unless you've modeled professionally, you're probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera. Heck, I take photos for a living and I even feel like a deer in the headlights when I'm in front of the camera. 

You're going to feel awkward at first, but as the session goes on and I coach you through images, I think you'll find that being photographed can actually be fun. And don't worry about your kids. I'm well versed in capturing even the busiest of little ones. 

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

No one wants to look like a wet dog in their photos so if it looks like it's going to rain, snow, hail or some other weather catastrophe, I'll be in touch via email or phone to reschedule.
Often, when I'm scheduling our initial portrait session date, if it works for our calendars, we'll actually set up both a main date and a rain date just to make sure we don't have to postpone your session for very long if the weather is bad on the original date. 

How will we receive our photos?

Within a few weeks of your session, you'll receive a link to a digital gallery that will allow you to download high resolution images. 

The gallery is also set up to make ordering prints, canvases and other keepsakes as easy as turning on a Roomba to clean your floors. No worrying about tricky things like color correction, DPI and image format. 

I'm so honored that you're considering working with me to capture your family. To officially reserve your date, please send an email to me (hello@danielledefayette.com), with your names, number of family members, ideal date and anything else I should know. I can't wait to work with you!

READY TO BEGIN?

CONTACT me TO RESERVE YOUR DATE

CONACT Danielle