The session fee includes the photographer's time and talent as well as any editing and processing of the photos. A session will typically take 1-2 hours at an agreed-upon location. I photograph primarily in natural light, and the best outdoor light happens about an hour and a half before sunset. If you have a home with great natural light indoors during the day, that is an option as well.
As a mother of three, I am very comfortable photographing children. I will be patient and work with each child to get the best images possible. Sometimes children just don't want to be posed, and following them around while they explore can produce great natural images that really highlight a child's true personality.
One of the most frequently-asked questions I hear is, "what do we wear?" Matching outfits are not a requirement! Brightly-colored clothes and layers look great in photos.