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What areas do you service?
I am a photographer based in Wausau, WI. I have many locations in greater Wausau area that I have scouted out and can suggest for outdoor portrait and lifestyle sessions, though I can’t recommend a home session enough!
Even though I am based in Central Wisconsin, I have travel all over the state and even out of the country for my clients. Contact me here and we can discuss booking a session whether you are close in Wausau, Central Wisconsin or further I’d love to be your photographer!
What can I expect during my session?
These are not your average portrait or lifestyle sessions. I know how hard to be in front of the camera. It can be really hard to be natural when you know there is a camera pointed your direction. That's why each one of my sessions is all about creating a space where you can feel like yourself and enjoy the memories you are making and capturing. We will talk, we will joke and laugh, there has even been known to be heartfelt tears shared; and before you know it you've almost forgotten about my camera. Everything we do together during our session will be all about creating a place for natural moments and natural expressions.
For family sessions with young children don't worry about trying to get your children to sit still and getting the "cheese" smiles. I want to capture your child just as they are. If you child is full of energy and loves to wiggle and move and run - we'll capture that. If you have a little one that is shy and loves to snuggle and be close - we'll capture that. If you have both - we'll capture both. We will talk and play and create a space where they can have fun and while they are doing that I'll be snapping natural and fun portraits!
Where will the sessions take place?
I offer both outdoor lifestyle sessions and in-home lifestyle sessions in the Wausau, Wisconsin, the greater Wausau and surrounding area, Central Wisconsin, and will also travel around the state for my clients. Outdoor sessions usually take place in one of the locations I have scouted out prior to our session, however, I am always open to shooting in a place that is special or meaningful to your family. In-home sessions will of course take place in your home.
What should we wear for our session?
For outdoor lifestyle sessions:
It's important for everyone to feel like themselves and to be comfortable during our sessions. It's fine to want to dress up but have it still be in the realm of what you or your children would usually wear. We want to capture a glimpse into your life now. Also remember, especially with little kids, we'll be playing and moving.
It's best to pick something for everyone that coordinates with each other rather than going for everyone matching. Pinterest can be a great source of inspiration and ideas. I've created a board for easy reference here. I'm always available to bounce ideas off of too!
A pop of color, a small pattern, and accessories (scarves, hats, jewelry) can be a great way to add a layer of interest in your photos.
Try to stay away from clothing with large logos or pictures on them that will pull the attention away from your family when looking back on the photos. Instead think of clothing that is more classic.
(Make sure to plan to keep your phone put away during our session. Leaving it in the car is even better so you can’t see the line in your pocket.)
For in-home lifestyle sessions:
These sessions are very laid back and are all about capturing a normal day for your family. If you children usually dress themselves in mismatched outfits or wear superhero costumes all day - let them! No need to dress up for these sessions, though if you want a more stylized in-home session that is okay too. The same “rules” as above apply to these types of sessions.
When can I expect my completed photo gallery?
On average you can expect to receive your completed gallery in two to three weeks from your session. I know waiting to see the finished photos can be hard so I like to share "sneak peeks" while I am working on your session! Birth and wedding galleries are expected in three to four week.
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IMPORTANT Policy INFORMATION REGARDING ALL SESSIONS
Deposit: Family Sessions require a $200 non-refundable, non-transferable due at time of booking (half due as deposit for births and events) to reserve your spot, remainder due no later than 14 days prior to a session (60 days prior for births and events). Payments plans are available - contact for more details
Cancellations & Rescheduling: Cancellations must be in writing. If you cancel session without at least 14 days notice (60 days for births, weddings, or other events) without rescheduling for a new time slot you forfeit your deposit on the session. I understand life and emergencies do happen and reserve the right to handle those on a case-by-case basis.
Weather: I reserve the right to reschedule our session based on poor weather conditions, I will do my very best to accommodate both of our schedules, but if you cannot or choose not to book another session you will forfeit your deposit.
Payment Options: Cash or Credit cards
Travel: $0.55 per mile will be added to session price for travel outside of the Wausau area
Artistic Vision: By hiring me to capture your photos you are trusting me to capture my vision of your photo session. I will not re-edit photos, nor switch black & white photos to color or visa versa. If you prefer my color vs my black & white edits, or have a specific photo in mind you'd like, please let me know before the session and I will do my best to accommodate. There is a $50 per photo fee for re-edits.
Copyright: Kelly Jacobi Photography reserves all copyrights of photos. Client photos are released for personal printing only with a print release form provided by Kelly Jacobi Photography. Client photos are not authorized for commercial use without approval and proper compensation to Kelly Jacobi Photography.
Contracts: Model release and session contract must be signed prior to session.
Prices are subject to change at anytime.