I am an on-location natural light photographer who specializes and loves to work with Couples, Maternity, Kids, and Fabulous Families. I am open to suggestions on location, but all locations need to be approved by me in order to ensure everyone's safety. Sessions are usually in the morning or evening, last anywhere from 1 - 3 hours, and are casual. It's my intention to put everyone at ease, be spontaneous, and have fun. I leave plenty of time for wardrobe switches, diaper changes, snacks, and breaks. I also love to incorporate props to add to the fun of the memory you want me to capture for you.
What to Wear:
Please feel free to bring a change of clothes, and any props that you feel best describe you. I can guide you when choosing outfits that photograph the best. Good clothing choices can make or break a photoshoot. Wardrobe, like location, should be well thought out as it strongly impacts the feel of your images. Classic, timeless clothing is always a good choice, while bright colors and layers are also fun. Whatever you think best reflects the personality of you and your family. Personal touches (e.g. fun hats and accessories, some favorite cowboy boots or a frilly tutu) are encouraged! Please feel free to bring an additional outfit change for more variety if you choose. Be sure to stay away from clothing with logos, and any type of character clothing (cartoon characters, Barbie, etc...) as they can be very distracting to the photo. I will be happy to give you any help, suggestions, or examples if you ask.
Props can include signs and banners, magic wands, cowboy hats, rubber boots and tutus. They all add to the fun of the moment!
Engagement and couple photography is one of my favorite types of session. I love being able to capture the love a couple shares for one another. I am happy to capture a special moment for love birds at any point in time.
I would love to be apart of your special day. I have packages available that include an engagement or post wedding shoot. Please contact me for details.
The ideal time for maternity portraits are between 32 – 36 weeks. As a woman, I understand the importance of feeling comfortable and beautiful during this special time in your life, and I make this my first priority during the session.
New Born Photography
I would be honored to be a part of this special time in your life, and would gladly document it for you. Ideal time is between 5 - 10 days old. This will be a very busy time for you, so I prefer that I am contacted before the birth of the child. This will give you one less thing to worry about, and insure that I leave the time open for the session. Once the baby is born, it will give you a week or two to firm up the session details with me.
Anything from the coos and first steps, to the giggles and discovery of kids are the wonderful moments of childhood. I love to capture every one of them.
The interactions and various exchanges between family members make an interesting dynamic and an exciting session! Session fee includes up to four fabulous family members!
Want that something special to make him smile... I take classy Boudoir photos that are sure to get hearts racing! Makes the perfect Anniversary or Valentine's Day gift!
After Your Session:
It will take two to three weeks to prepare your images for your password protected online gallery. I will contact you as soon as your gallery is ready for viewing. Your online gallery will be up for two weeks, and after that, all images will be taken down and will only be republished for a fee of $40. Payment for prints needs to be received prior to my placing your order.
NOTE: If no photographs are ordered and paid for within 90 days, your files will be purged.
All ordered images will be kept on file for 6 months from the time of your order should you want to order more images.
All images are under copyright for Colleen Schwulst Photography. They should not be reproduced in any way, and unauthorized use is strictly prohibited. Use of any of my photos without my consent will serve as a violation of copyright.
If you need to reschedule, I ask for 48 hours notice. If there are poor weather conditions on the day of your session, such as rain or high winds, we will need to reschedule. I will work with you to quickly schedule another date if this occurs. The same applies if your child is sick on the day of your session.
Payment must be made by time of session and can be made by Cash, Paypal or Checks made out to Colleen Schwulst.
Please call Colleen Schwulst with your order or email the order to her. She is available to answer any questions you may have.