Your Signature portrait art experience begins with the pre-session design consultation.  Up to one week before your photography appointment, Erin will meet with you to discuss clothing specifics, possible props and backgrounds if in the studio, location choices, and what to expect in general.  We will also talk about display options and the colors in your home so they will coordinate nicely with your decor.  The pre-session design consultation sets Captures by Erin apart from other studios in the area because it truly gives Erin a chance to get to know your family, your sense of style, and your vision for your session.  Custom portraiture is very personal and the better we know you and your children, the better your results will be.


Get ready for a fun, playful session!  Photography time takes approximately 1 hour to reach our 20-30 image goal in our Signature portrait line.  When children are involved, however, we let them set the pace and will never force them to smile, pose, or go beyond their own comfort level.   With family sessions, you can expect natural smiles and relaxed poses mixed in with a few candid playful shots as well. Whether your little one is outgoing and energetic or shy and soft spoken, we have endless amounts of patience and will capture the true essence of who they really are.  Erin and her assistants will balance quiet expressions with silly giggles for a variety of natural personality-filled looks.


Within approximately 1 week, your images will be ready to view at your scheduled ordering appointment in the studio.  There you will be presented with your gallery of images in our cozy boutique environment surrounded by soft music, fresh baked cookies, and the drink of your choice.  Each Signature session yields 20-30 images for you to choose from and will be projected large on the wall.  Our special software allows us to project your images to scale.  You can even send us a picture of the walls in your home so we can demonstrate how your art will look.  We know that custom portraiture is an investment and we will assist you through the design process.  You will leave thrilled with your selected images and excited about  displaying your archival art pieces for generations to come.


Your images will be printed on gorgeous professional archival papers, canvas, and albums  Erin has tested numerous professional labs and have chosen only those with the best reputations for color, quality, and excellence.  Every art piece purchased through Captures by Erin is guaranteed for life.  You will be thrilled with the luxurious look and feel of your finished pieces!  Portrait art pieces are typically ready for pick up in approximately 6 weeks.

With every step in the Captures by Erin experience, we want you to feel like a special part of our family.  We look forward to getting to know you!