Before the Session

Choosing a photographer to capture significant life moments is a momentous decision, and I recognize the considerable time you've invested in finding the perfect person to preserve these memories. When you opt for Arlyne VanHook Photography, rest assured that I approach this responsibility with utmost seriousness.

Before our session, I engage in a thorough consultation to understand your expectations for this experience. Taking the time to get to know you better allows me to authentically capture the essence of your life. We'll also discuss potential locations and clothing options to ensure the photos reflect your unique story. Appointments are available throughout the week, from Monday to Sunday.

I have a preference for working with natural light and in organic settings, as they bring out the genuine beauty of your moments. Therefore, the optimal times for sessions are in the morning or late afternoon when natural light is most flattering. Your choice to entrust your memories to Arlyne VanHook Photography is a commitment I deeply value, and I look forward to creating timeless images that authentically represent your life.


During the Session

Our standard session is designed for a one-hour duration at a chosen location. If you've browsed through my portfolio, you'll notice that I steer clear of traditional, posed "say-cheese" portraits. Instead, my emphasis lies in capturing authentic expressions that truly mirror your life.

To facilitate this genuine approach, I allocate time at the beginning of the session for you to unwind and feel at ease. This initial period is dedicated to exploration and play, allowing for natural moments to emerge. Based on my experience, it generally takes about 20 minutes for individuals to fully relax and settle into the rhythm of the session. This ensures that the resulting images authentically portray the essence of your unique story.

After the Session


I empathize with the anticipation of waiting for your images – it's definitely one of life's challenges! Rest assured, I prioritize swift editing without compromising the quality that turns your moments into cherished, lifelong treasures. However, creating images that truly encapsulate your investment takes thoughtful time and attention.

In line with this commitment, you can expect all your images to be available for viewing within 2 weeks following our session. To ensure security and ease of access, I use a password-protected online gallery for image delivery to my clients. Once the images are uploaded, you'll receive an email notification with detailed instructions on how to access and enjoy your precious memories. Your patience is valued, and I'm dedicated to delivering images that exceed your expectations.