Frequently Asked Questions

Where will our photo shoot take place?

Sessions are shot in the comfort of your home, backyard or a different location of your choice. Not sure where to go? I have a variety of outdoor locations that I like to use (Murphy Hanrehan Reserve, Lake Nokomis, and Dakota City Heritage Village are three of my favorites!), but I am also more than happy to try out some place new!

If I purchase the CD may I use the images on Facebook or my blog?

Absolutely! I’d love you to! If you do post images online, all I ask is that you please give credit to LBK Photography and provide a link to After all, I worked hard to create those images.

What should our family wear?

Gone are the days of everyone wearing a white top and jeans on the bottom. I would recommend first finding an outfit for mom and then basing the rest of your outfits off of that. Having three colors with one being neutral (such as gray, white, black, cream or brown) usually works well. Wearing clothing without cartoons, name brands or words helps to produce images that are classic and timeless. Have fun and play with some prints: stripes, plaids, florals, polka dots etc. Having at least one or two people in prints always makes a set of outfits look more dynamic in my opinion. Layers always pull together an outfit, so think button up tops, cardigans, belts, scarves, vests, jewelry etc. All those little details add up. I also recommend that the ladies wear just slightly more makeup than they normally would, especially blush and lipstick.

Some of my “best dressed” families can be found in these shoots:
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How long can I anticipate waiting until I get my edited CD or prints?

My typical turnaround time is 2-3 weeks.

How long does an average session take?

With most family, couple or child sessions it takes about 1-2 hours. For newborn, maternity and senior shoots it can take between 2-4 hours.

If I have young children what should I bring to the shoot?

Be sure to bring a spare change of clothes in case a spill of some sort happens. Having something for them to drink and snack on can also be nice. If a child has a special blankie or stuffed animal that you’d like to incorporate into the shoot, feel free to bring that along too. One of the best things you can bring though is an auntie, uncle or grandparent. πŸ™‚ It is always nice to have an extra set of hands for little ones, and so often those special family members of ours know how to make those little ones light up!

If I purchase the CD how many images do I get?

A normal session usually gives me about 20 images, sometimes it is slightly less than that other times it is slightly more than that. Every family, child, couple, person is different. πŸ™‚

What about “extras?” What if we need extra time or have extra people, what if we live extra far away or we want extra editing done?

Extra session time is $25 per hour (in my experience this has always yielded “extra” pictures.) Extra people/pets are $15 per subject. Extra miles (over 25) are charged a reasonable fee (varies from location to location.) Extra post processing can be done for $25 per hour.

Have another question that you don’t see here? Please e-mail me at and I’d be happy to help you out!


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