It's Dannie here, I have been a bit MIA over here on the blog. But, I am here now and so thankful for all the other avenues of contact through social media. If you're lookin' to stay up-to-date on all my latest work, hop on over to my Instagram and hit "follow." I do my absolute best to keep it as current as possible.
...Well, well. Goodness me, the summer has FLOWN by...My little tribe and I soaked in all that warm sun, went on lots of adventures and even painted our house! As much as we are already starting to miss summer...With school off to a great start and that cool, refreshing air blowing in...It is getting me all inspired for the full fall ahead.
I am currently booked from September through the end of December, with my HoneyBee Sessions being my last sessions available through 2017.
This is your opportunity to get some updated photos of you with your loved ones. Don't delay, reserve your family's session time ASAP.
Like all of my sessions, it is my goal for you to feel special from start to finish. I want to connect with you and put you at ease. Like past years, I will have an assistant to help with carrying your bags and purses and at your session end Kids will be given a yummy (healthy) treat. Don't worry, I'll have a little somethin' for parents too!! (Rumor has it that Urban Organics is brewin' up something special!)
Be sure to read all the frequently asked questions below! Please contact me if you have a question that's not answered. Once these sessions fill, they're filled and won't be available until next year.
Saturday, November 4th 2017
(Sunrise is 7:58AM)
8:30AM - 8:55AM//// RESERVED.
9:00AM - 9:25AM// RESERVED.
9:30AM - 9:55AM// RESERVED.
10:00AM - 10:25AM// RESERVED.
10:30AM - 10:55AM// RESERVED.
11:00AM - 11:25AM// RESERVED.
11:30AM - 11:55AM// RESERVED.
12:00PM - 12:25PM// RESERVED.
[Watch for my Spring Honey+bee(s) Session dates
TBA in early 2018!]
Frequently Asked Questions.
How do I book?
Click one of the "Request Reservation" links above. Or HERE. All session slots are first come, first served.
What should we wear?
This is a great question! I have put together a Pinterest board full of inspiration. Take a peek around HERE. My biggest piece of advice is to pick something that you feel amazing in...Like literally, if momma isn't comfortable (or daddy too!) then everyone is uncomfortable. Take some time and pick an outfit that you love and feel like you can MOVE in..then plan everyone else's outfits around you. Mellow, solid colors, textures and layers photograph wonderfully. Take note that these will be on a wooded trail, please plan shoe choices accordingly.
Once you've booked your session, I am happy to give feedback on outfit choices! I'm just an email away!
Is getting my Hair and Makeup done worth it?
YES!!! Did you hear me shout? ;) But, seriously, hiring a professional to come and take care of you is worth every penny! I am guilty of scheduling sessions and getting everyone else ready then throwing myself together at the last minute. I have been successful doing my own hair and makeup...but, it never turns out like having someone who -that's-their-job- does it. Consider planning it into the timeline of your day, then you'll feel extra great and maybe plan a little date for after!! If it's something you are interested in, I have a list of MUAHs to help you feel your best!
Do you use "Props" or "Pinterest" shot lists?
The short answer is "no."
The long answer is, I don't feel comfortable copying other artist's work. I have a very organic, relaxed style. If you like my photographs, what you're seeing is a reflection of this...I don't want the end result to feel contrived. I really strive to connect with each family I have the honor of capturing...which means no "cookie cutter" posing...I do what feels right for each family. Due to the short amount of time, I give a little more direction than regular sessions, just to keep us moving in hopes of giving you as much variety as possible. I am sort of a director...sometimes it works like what I'm envisioning...often it turns out differently and I'm completely okay with that since it's 100% natural and true to you!!!
If you have kids that are wiggily, bringing a beautiful quilt or heirloom blanket for them to "land on" be a really natural way to get everyone in one frame together!
How many images will I receive?
10+ Hand-edited, high-resolution and web-sized images with personal print release. Delivered by online, password protected gallery.
How will my images be processed?
I go through each session and pick out the absolute best images of you and your people. Once your session has been "culled" I go through each photo individually and hand edit it to communicate and document that fleeting moment in time. Honeybee sessions are all processed in color.
How long will my session last?
Sessions will last 20-25 minutes from "hello" to "see ya later!" It is important to be about 5 minutes early so that everyone is ready when we meet.
When will my images be ready?
Images will be delivered within 4 weeks. All galleries delivered via online gallery.
Where will the session take place?
Session are held in a quiet woodland setting in West Seattle. Directions will be sent upon booking.
What happens if the weather doesn't cooperate?
Overcast, even drizzly weather can make for good photographs...Umbrellas are fun!! I have some that we can incorporate into the session or you can bring your own! I understand that it’s not feasible for all situations. If the weather is looking “questionable,” I will check in with you and we will determine if our session will take place or should be rescheduled. Due to a very limited booking schedule, I do my absolute best to hold sessions on your reserved day and time. If we have to cancel due to POURING rain, our session will take place on the following day. Sunday, same place and time.
What is the price?
Price: $325. A full payment is due at time of booking to reserve your time and Honeybee session date. All prices subject to tax.