Family Portrait Session FAQ

What will the session be like?

I will do my best to provide you with a wonderful experience that is relaxed and enjoyable.   I will suggest various poses and activities.  I will also be looking to capture some of the in-between moments as well.  I'm looking for pieces of heartfelt connection.  My heart sings when I can provide people with images they love that show their family with authenticity and beauty. 


What if my child is really active?

Don't worry if your child is active.  Most of the images on my site were captured while a child was busy playing and exploring.  I usually direct the adults to simply "be" with the child.  The most beautiful moments are when you can play and cuddle with them.  To get the most out of your session, bring snacks (non-messy) and water for short breaks during the session.  

What should I wear?

Be comfortable.  Neutral clothing with minimal print in complementary colors (not matching) seems to work best.  For the moms, even if you don't normally wear a long flowy dress, they can be a lot of fun to wear for your session.  A few online shops that have great options are Lulu's (www.lulus), Baltic Born ( or Amazon.  If you would like a few Pinterest board of ideas, let me know.


Where should we take the pictures?  

I can meet you for an in-home session, at my studio in Goochland, VA, or at an outdoor setting in the Richmond or Goochland area.  There are so many possibilities.  Let me know if you would like suggestions for a location.  If you are interested in an adventure family session at the beach or the mountains, an additional travel fee will be included.

What time of day is best?  

If we are doing photos indoors at your home, anytime between 10 am and 2 pm is ideal.  If we are doing photos outside, the two hours before sunset have the best light.

What if the weather is bad or someone is sick on the day of my shoot?  

Life happens and I want to work with you as much as I can.  We will find a date to reschedule, but please give me as much notice as possible so I can plan accordingly.

What does the session fee include?

A reservation for the time and date, the photo session time, and high resolution edited digital files you selected with your Collection.  If you purchased Collection Three, I will create an 8 x 10 album of images from your session that you will receive within 2 - 3 weeks. An album can be added to any Collection for $125.


How do I book my session?  

1) Select a time and date for your session at  2) Book and pay your $50 deposit.  3) Complete the provided questionnaire.   4) Look forward to your session! 


How do I pay my remaining balance? 

After your session I will email you an invoice for the remaining balance.  Your gallery is sent via email within 7 days of invoice payment.

When do I get my photos?

I will send you an invoice after the session for the remaining balance.  Once paid in full, I will email you within one week with a link to the online gallery where you can view and download your photos.  The photos you will receive are high resolution JPG for your full use.

Feel free to contact me with any questions!  I’m excited about capturing your special moments!


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Amanda Miles Photography  615 717 5203

Goochland, Virginia

Photographer for families, children, portraits, headshots and events

"The best things in life are the people we love...the places we've been...and the memories we've made along the way." -Anonymous