I'm 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 discovered it through my mentor. The limited amount of images on a roll of film forced me to put my camera phone down and really observe the beauty in the world, and the people around us. 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. 

GET TO KNOW THE PHOTOGRAPHER

welcome

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After photographing hundreds of portrait sessions over the past decade, 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.

LET's CONNECT

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!

LOCATION

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

waRDROBE STYLING

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

The SEssion

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All images from our sessions are typically delivered within about two 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. 

DELIVERY

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I'm 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 our 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!

KEEPSAKES

WHAT TO EXPECT –

Fine Art Print ­ $18
Deckled Fine Art Print ­ $28
Birth Announcements (25) ­ $100
Keepsake Box ­(50 4x6 prints) $175
8x8 Album ­ $200
10x10 Album ­ $325
Wall Art Collection ­ $325

A LA CARTE

Includes: 
pre­session style consultation by phone or skype for each session
access to the Client Wardrobe (currently available to Mama’s) and styling your little one
session in the studio, Client’s home or outdoor location.
25 + digital images from each session
One 5x7 fine art print from each session
3 Session version available as well

$1250 session fee ( $400 savings) 

 ­ NEWBORN ­ 3 MONTH ­ 6 MONTH ­ 1 YEAR

THE growth  MEMBERSHIP ­ 

35+ Digitals

1.5 hour on location session

$285

senior
session

35+ Digitals

1.5-2 hour on location session

$350

couples
session

35+ Digitals

1.5-2 hour on location session

$375

newborn
session

35+ Digitals

1.5 hour on location session

$350

maternity
session

$250

Mini session (30 minutes, 15 images)

PORTRAIT (FAMILY, MILESTONE) ­

$375

Includes: 
Pre-­session style consultation by phone or skype, wardrobe styling + access to client wardrobe for Mama’s and babies, session in the studio, Client’s home or outdoor location.

Digital files, print release, and online gallery are included. Prints are purchased separately.

SESSION FEES

*these sessions are scheduled on weekdays only, within 10 miles of okeechobee

$325 session fee

Heirloom print walkthrough

Consultation via phone or Facetime

Access to Client Wardrobe

Hair & Makeup Included

These are special photo sessions designed just for highlighting the elements of motherhood. Available for both expectant mothers and those whose children are already earthside - this is a detailed process to highlight that relationship. These sessions are 30 minutes long and include an online gallery of 20 high resolution images. Client closet, and hair & makeup are available as well.

motherhood sessions

Areas that I've been photographing for over a decade now, the possibilities are always endless! From the local parks and hiking trails, to local venues like Freedom Ranch and OK Corral. Ask me for example galleries!

okeechobee

location inspiration

There are tons of gorgeous hiking trails in the Sebring/Lake Placid area. One of my favorites is this waterfront preserve complete with looming oaks, cypress boardwalks and a direct view of the marsh.

sebring

location inspiration

There are so many beautiful places along the coast to shoot at - especially along the ocean! From St Augustine Beach all the way down to Palm Beach Island, I've shot them all. You can also extend your experience to rent this vintage sailboat for your waterfront photo session!

treasure coast

location inspiration

FIND INSPIRATION

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

FIND INSPIRATION

FIND INSPIRATION

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 our favorite shops for kids, check out the link to our Pinterest boards below!

For the Littles

When picking outfits I 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. 

WHAT TO WEAR

Look and feel your best

WARDROBE STYLING

The sooner the better! Our 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! 

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK?

Unless you've modeled professionally, you're probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera. Heck, wI 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. 

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

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, we'll be in touch via email or phone to reschedule.

Often, when we're 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. 

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

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. 

How will we receive our photos?

faq

CONtACT NIKKI

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 Nikki (nikki@southernphoto.co), with your names, number of family members, ideal date and package selection. We can't wait to work with you!

CONTACT US TO RESERVE YOUR DATE

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