Photography Sessions with The Journey by Ally Photography are about more than just taking great pictures.  I love giving my clients a one-of-a-kind experience- from booking your session to delivering your art and every moment in between.  The Steps below will give you a basic idea of what to expect during your TJBA Photography experience.

First, we will work together to find the perfect date for your session. Then, I will send you an electronic quote and session agreement.  Once you accept the quote, sign the agreement and pay your session fee, you will officially be on my calendar!

Once you are booked, I will send you a questionnaire to help me learn more about your family.  We will also have a pre-session consultation over the phone.  We will discuss all aspects of your session from activities you would like to have captured, to wardrobe recommendations and what time of day the lighting will be best in your home or the location of your choice, to your vision for your photos after the session, and finally I will answer any other questions you may have about your session.  

I have two main goals for every session I photograph- document great memories for my clients and have fun together.  When I arrive at your home or your chosen location, we will take about 10-15 minutes to allow you and your kids to become comfortable with me and my camera.  Then we will spend the next hour or two having fun together as we document this sweet season.  By the end of the session, my goal is that we will feel like old friends and that you will leave excited about seeing your photos in just a couple of weeks!

About 1.5-2 weeks after your session, your special feature will go up on my blog, which will include a personalized slideshow with all of my favorites from your session.  A few days after that, you will get a link to your online gallery.  After you have had a chance to go through your gallery, you have the option of scheduling an in-home ordering session one night after the kiddos are in bed during which I can answer any questions you may have and help you make your artwork selections or you may order through your gallery (except Wall Art).  Wall art orders MUST be placed in person as I will walk through your home with you as we talk through your options and preferences.  If you place an album order, I will contact you once the designer has completed first draft, and you will have two rounds of revisions before the album goes to print.

This is the most exciting part of the process!  We will make a final appointment for me to deliver your beautiful artwork, and you will finally get to hold your sweet memories in your hands (or see them decorating your walls)!  

Now that you have a better idea of what the TJBA Photography Experience looks like from start to finish, click one of the links below to learn more about what to expect DURING your session or to book your session.