welcome

Welcome to Just Peachy Photography!  I'm so happy you are here!  Maybe you have had a custom photography session before or maybe this is your first time. Either way, I'm here to walk you along the exciting journey that Just Peachy Photography has to offer. My goal is for your session to be fun, stress-free and memorable!

The following is what you can expect from Just Peachy Photography.

Booking the Session

First, I invite you to browse the Just Peachy Photography website! Really take your time and look around.  Feel free to check out our social media channels too. This is important because each photographer has a different style and I want to be sure my style matches the vision you have for your own family.  Once you decide that Just Peachy Photography reflects your style, contact the studio at 224-801-1680 or use the contact form on our website to get in touch. We will chat by phone or email about the type of session you want and the date(s) you would prefer for your session. Once we have a date picked out, you are ready to book! Your session payment and signed contract are required to officially get on my calendar. As soon as those two items are received, your session date and time are reserved.

The Pre-Consultation

Once you have officially booked your session, I will send you a link to fill out an online questionnaire. This will give me more information about your family and your expectations for your session. If you have booked a full session, you are more than welcome to schedule a planning appointment at the studio where we can meet together and go over all of the details of your session including but not limited to location, poses, style and feel of the session, wardrobe, and most importantly, how you want to display your beautiful images. Where do you see them in 5-10 years or even longer? My goal is to make sure I photograph your session with the end product in mind. This is an optional meeting but recommended especially for newborn sessions, so that you can meet me, see the studio and ask any questions you have. If you feel this is unnecessary for your family or if you scheduled a petite session, we can consult with each other by phone or email instead. All clients will receive a guide on how to prepare for their session by email as well. Which ever way you want to schedule your pre-consultation, I'll make sure all of your questions are answered before your session so you can just relax and have fun! About 4-7 days before your session, I'll be in touch to confirm your session, location, what to bring to the session and where to meet me if outdoors.

The Session

For newborn and young baby sessions in the studio, clients can relax in our parent area or take a tour of the downtown Palatine area. We require that one parent be in the studio with baby at all times but the other is welcome to visit the many parks, restaurants, and shops in the downtown Palatine area. Let me know if you need some suggestions on where to go! I'm happy to take you on a virtual tour of downtown Palatine with a list of places to visit during or after your baby's session. If you bring younger siblings to the session, it is a great idea to plan an outing with Dad while Mom stays with the baby in the studio. Younger siblings can get bored and antsy and can easily disrupt the session or stress parents out. It is fun for the child(ren) to have one-on-one time with Dad and Mom gets some quite time and a well needed break while I work with the baby.  

For other studio sessions, such as maternity, children, family and cake smash sessions, there is a small parent sitting area with extra seating outside our studio inside the historical firehouse building. We have coffee, water and snacks so make yourselves at home.  

For on-location, outdoor sessions, we will meet at a predetermined location and usually walk around to a few spots during the session. These sessions usually take place about 1-1.5 hours before sunset or in the early morning. I do accommodate baby's schedule though so let me know if you need another time and we'll discuss options. This will translate into a different look as well as may limit location options.  We will continue with a mix of posed and journalistic style images. Be ready to kiss, cuddle, tickle and create memories as a family!

For petite sessions, allow about 30-40 minutes for most sessions or up to 60 minutes for newborns.  For full sessions, allow about 60-90 minutes for most sessions or about 2-3 hours for newborns. Just Peachy Photography does not put a “time limit” on sessions so sometimes they do go over the expected time. I aim to capture the session you envisioned and this can take extra time when working with small children, especially newborn babies.

Booking the Session

First, I invite you to browse the Just Peachy Photography website! Really take your time and look around.  Feel free to check out our social media channels too. This is important because each photographer has a different style and I want to be sure my style matches the vision you have for your own family.  Once you decide that Just Peachy Photography reflects your style, contact the studio at 224-801-1680 or use the contact form on our website to get in touch. We will chat by phone or email about the type of session you want and the date(s) you would prefer for your session. Once we have a date picked out, you are ready to book! Your session payment and signed contract are required to officially get on my calendar. As soon as those two items are received, your session date and time are reserved.

The Pre-Consultation

Once you have officially booked your session, I will send  you a link to fill out an online questionnaire. This will give me more information about your family and your expectations for your session. If you have booked a full session, you are more than welcome to schedule a planning appointment at the studio where we can meet together and go over all of the details of your session including but not limited to location, poses style and feel of the session, wardrobe and most importantly, how you want to display your beautiful images. Where do you see them in 5-10 years or even longer? My goal is to make sure I photograph your session with the end product in mind. This is an optional meeting but recommended especially for newborn sessions, so that you can meet me, see the studio and ask any questions you have. If you feel this is unnecessary for your family or if you scheduled a petite session, we can consult with each other by phone or email instead. All clients will receive a guide on how to prepare for their session by email as well. Which ever way you want to schedule your pre-consultation, I'll make sure all of your questions are answered before your session so you can just relax and have fun! About 4-7 days before your session, I'll be in touch to confirm your session, location, what to bring to the session and where to meet me if outdoors.

The Session

For newborn and young baby sessions in the studio, clients can relax in our parent area or take a tour of the downtown Palatine area. We require that one parent be in the studio with baby at all times but the other is welcome to visit the many parks, restaurants, and shops in the downtown Palatine area. Let me know if you need some suggestions on where to go! I'm happy to take you on a virtual tour of downtown Palatine with a list of places to visit during or after your baby's session. If you bring younger siblings to the session, it is a great idea to plan an outing with Dad while Mom stays with the baby in the studio. Younger siblings can get bored and antsy and can easily disrupt the session or stress parents out. It is fun for the child(ren) to have one-on-one time with Dad and Mom gets some quite time and a well needed break while I work with the baby.  

For other studio sessions, such as maternity, children, family and cake smash sessions, there is a small parent sitting area with extra seating outside our studio inside the historical firehouse building. We have coffee, water and snacks so make yourselves at home.  

For on-location, outdoor sessions, we will meet at a predetermined location and usually walk around to a few spots during the session. These sessions usually take place about 1-1.5 hours before sunset or in the early morning. I do accommodate baby's schedule though so let me know if you need another time and we'll discuss options. This will translate into a different look as well as may limit location options.  We will continue with a mix of posed and journalistic style images. Be ready to kiss, cuddle, tickle and create memories as a family!

For petite sessions, allow about 20-30 minutes for most sessions or up to 60 minutes for newborns.  For full sessions, allow about 60-90 minutes for most sessions or about 2-3 hours for newborns. Just Peachy Photography does not put a “time limit” on sessions so sometimes they do go over the expected time. I aim to capture the session you envisioned and this can take extra time when working with small children, especially newborn babies.

The Experience

Welcome to Just Peachy Photography!   I’m so happy you are here!   Maybe you have had a custom photography session before or maybe this is your first time.  Either way, I’m here to walk you along the exciting journey that Just Peachy Photography has to offer.  My goal is for your session to be fun, stress-free and memorable!

thanks for stopping by!

serving the Northwest suburbs of Chicago | Palatine, IL

117 W. Slade St. #2 Palatine, IL 60067 | 224-801-1680 | Erika@JustPeachyPhotog.com

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