I 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 at the age of 19- a high school graduate with no plans for her future, but a lot of passion. 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. My husband works with me closely to help bring these visions to life, and as my second shooter/assistant/hype man, he knows all of the ins & outs of how to make your portrait session one to remember.
GET TO KNOW THE PHOTOGRAPHERS
After photographing hundreds of portrait sessions over the past few years, we’ve found that we’re not the perfect fit for every family. We make too many dad jokes, and laugh when it's probably not appropriate. We always have food somewhere close by, and drink way too much Starbucks!
I can't wait to get to know more about you, answer any questions you might have about working with us, and figure out if we’re the best fit for each other.
In the heart of Downtown Lancaster there is a beautiful studio that radiates a beautiful winter theme! This building, located on West Grant Street, has not only the studio but also a waiting area that can host up to 3 families at a time.
Hingeworks, 308 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA 17603 is right in the center of Lancaster City- making it easily accessible with a parking lot, off street parking, and a packing garage within walking distance.
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.
We put together an extensive outfit suggestion guide with tips for every member of the family! Once you are signed up and we're official I'll be sending over a Style Guide to help you make the best decision for you & your family! Still not sure? Drop me a text, email, or call- we'll get together via video chat and I'll help you pick your outfits!
You'll receive updates about weather, parking, schedules, and so much more! Because we're hosting these sessions inside the studio we don't have to worry about what weather the day will bring!
However, I will include you & your family in any updates that go out concerning any issues!
We will be together for 15 minutes, and in those 15 minutes we will capture the most beautiful and intimate candid portraits of you & your family.
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. You may also purchase additional portraits through your gallery!
Your gallery will remain active for six weeks.
We are proud to offer our clients a variety of ways to turn their images into keepsakes. Wall-mounted canvas prints to decorate your home, beautiful handmade albums, and more.
Your portraits will continue to give you joy, year after year. Your children will grow up knowing these portraits, walking past them in the hall every day for years, and then they'll be able to pass them on to their own children one day.
WHAT TO EXPECT –
Full gallery of 20 images
Pre-session style consultation by phone or skype, 7 digital downloads, & a 15 minute session with Miranda
Additional digital downloads, prints, and products are purchased separately.
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"I will never ever use another photographer for as long as I’m in central PA. Working with Miranda was a dream come true and I’m so happy we chose her for our special day!"
"I cant even put into words how wonderfully amazing Miranda is. We just worked with her for the third time, and as always my mind was blown when I got the photos. How she manages to get such amazing shots of my 11 month old baby is beyond me. She’s so involved and cares about you genuinely as a person, not just a client. I couldn’t imagine using any other photographer!"
"Miranda made our engagement shoot so easy and fun. We were concerned about having to pose and look awkward, but she took so many candid photos, we love them all. We had a great time working with her. "
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.
With the growth of online shops, shopping for your littles is more fun than ever! We 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!
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.
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The sooner the better! Our Mini Sessions tend to fill up pretty quickly - especially our Fall & Christmas, so the sooner you reach out to us, the more likely you are to get your desired slot!
To reserve your date, we'll need a deposit and if something comes up and you need to change your date, just let us know!
Unless you've modeled professionally, you're probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera. Heck, we take photos for a living and we even feel like a deer in the headlights when we're in front of the camera.
You're going to feel awkward at first, but as the session goes on and we coach you through images, we think you'll find that being photographed can actually be fun. And don't worry about your kids. We're well versed in capturing even the busiest of little ones.
Because these sessions are run back to back we always encourage our clients to show up at least 20 minutes early. If a client is running late to the point of missing their appointment we will try to place them at the very end of our scheduled list, which may be hours later. I will send multiple emails reminding my clients about their session time, and how to prepare!
Within 2 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.
We're so honored that you're considering working with us to capture your family. To officially reserve your date, please send an email to Miranda (firstname.lastname@example.org), with your names, number of family members, ideal date and anything else we should know. We can't wait to work with you!
CONTACT US TO RESERVE YOUR DATE