If you're wondering what to expect from your time with Erika Hopkins Photography, look no further! We specialize in creating a personalized experience for you and your family that's fun and meaningful. Although the goal of working together is to create wonderful portraits, we also strive to make the process of getting there enjoyable and memorable! Here's how it works.


Initial Consultation

Every session begins with an initial in-person consultation so we can get to know one another. We would love to meet over a cup of tea or coffee at our new studio and learn more about you and your family, your goals for the portrait session, outfits, and ideas for decorating your home. We also encourage clients to use this time for questions and ideas; and we love to show you our beautiful print products in-person to give you a feel for the final outcome of your session.


Booking the Date

Once you've decided on the right photography session for your family, we'll go ahead and get the date booked for your portrait session! Newborn Sessions are tentatively booked, with actual session date determined upon delivery. In order to reserve your day, a non-refundable 50% session fee deposit {remaining due the day of your session} and a signed contract are required. We'll work with your schedule to find a perfect day and time for the session!

Taking Pictures

On the day of your session, we'll meet at the agreed location and time and start snapping away! A portrait session can take anywhere from 1-2 hours (up to 4 for newborn sessions). There's really no rush - or general time limit - just what feels natural. It generally takes at least 30 minutes for us to "warm up" together, meaning getting comfortable and feeling relaxed in front of the lens. After that, it's really up to the photographed subject as to how long the session will last. This is the fun part - let us do the work!


In-Studio Ordering Appointment

The portraits have been taken, individually retouched with great love and care, and now it's time for you to see the end result of all our hard work and planning! One of our clients' favorite parts of the entire Erika Hopkins Photography experience is getting to see their beautiful images presented in the comfort of their own home! We'll bring over all the viewing equipment and set up shop in front of your favorite comfy couch or dining table and go through each portrait with you individually. At this point in time, you'll have the opportunity to choose the photographs you would like to have as prints, albums, canvas, or a variety of other handcrafted portrait products we offer. We'll bring over a pricing guide and make recommendations for portrait products we think would enhance your living space! This is your time to ask questions, place orders, and get excited about your portraits.

We truly believe there is not a moment more magical than when one becomes a parent.

We are super excited for the opportunity to meet your family!

We understand your time is precious, thank you for taking the time to read over this information. If you believe we are a great fit for your family, we would love to schedule your complimentary consultation appointment. At which point, we can discuss details, clothing, portrait ideas and answer any questions you may have.