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Whether you’re on a honeymoon, anniversary or just a getaway trip, Key West is one of the best spots in the Continental U.S. to experience with your partner. Connect with us and we can go play together on the island!
When you think of Key West, it’s only normal to think of the beautiful, color-changing blue waters that surround us…, oh, and those EPIC sunsets!!! If we could control the tides and the water, we would shoot every session out there for sunset.
We have partnered with a local licensed Master Captain to take us and our couples to a local sandbar for an EPIC sunset session that captures all the unmatched beauty of our special little island.
2 hour sunset session trip
What better place to spend some “bump” time than on an island?! Relax, unwind and take it all in before the next chapter of your life begins. We’d be honored to capture this time of your lives, that we know you’ll never want to forget!
With a mixture of posed and candid shots, we work our magic to make sure we get authentic, fun-filled smiles from the kids AND parents. We will get you all warmed up and let the kids get comfortable with the camera, so don’t worry one bit about this activity most dread. We promise to make it an enjoyable experience!
I use natural light, so my sessions are scheduled in the morning/early afternoon. I offer lifestyle sessions at your home or at my in-home studio, whichever is more comfortable for you (can just bring the props, swaddles, etc. to your house). Additionally, the best time to shoot newborns for specific poses using specific props, is within the first 2 weeks of life. This is because they are sleepier for their session, which is required for some set-ups and poses.
Newborn sessions range from 1.5-2 hours. The 90 minute session consists of just the baby in two different set ups/outfits and a few with mom and dad - this is the most popular package. It takes a while to get the baby asleep during transitioning of poses, so that’s why the sessions seem a little long. Pricing and what is included is listed below:
What is the next step in securing you for a session?
Due to the constant, unforeseen changes constantly correcting across the country due to Covid-19 and airline issues, we are currently NOT doing deposits for portrait sessions. The pandemic has helped us learn and embrace “flexibility”, and deposits just add an extra step of complexity and stress when things are forced to change. However, please consider that we only take a limited number of bookings per week, so we do ask that you are courteous when picking your date and letting us know of any changes well in advance.
How and when will I receive my images?
You will receive your images within 2 weeks via an online private gallery. Your private gallery is an online platform (kinda like a fancy dropbox designed for professional photography) that is super easy to use. You are able to view AND download all your edited, digital images directly to your personal device(s). The images are full-resolution, ready to print files. You can download individual photos or all the photos at one time. There’s even an option for web-sized versions, so all your social media looks great! you can share the link with anyone you’d like, and they can also download any photos they’d like (MUCH easier than having to burn CDs or send USBs to family/friends, although there is an a la carte option to get a custom engraved USB).
Does our package include edited images?
We never deliver unedited images. Everything you see on our website and social media is what you get! We do all the boring work of sorting through your images and picking out only the best ones, and that is what we edit and deliver.
When is my balance due?
Your final balance is due at the time of your session in cash, check or Venmo (@irismoorephoto). If you need an alternative method, please let us know. Unfortunately, we do not accept credit card for portrait sessions.
What happens if it rains?
It is Florida, so yes, it rains. However, I do my VERY best job to track the weather radars and move sessions around as needed to find a time when the weather is favorable. Please try not to worry about the weather, as that is my job! Any changes that need to be made, I will let you know and we can work together on finding a time that is best.
Where do we shoot?
Key West has a lot of beautiful spots to do a session! However, within the last few years many of the popular locations have started to require permits/fees to do a session on their property. This is just something to keep in mind when picking a spot, as most will have to be scheduled and a permit fee paid for 48 hours in advance. These locations include, but are not limited to; Fort Zachary ($75+ fee and permit 48 hrs in advance), Martello Gardens ($100 Fee and arranged 48hrs in advance), ALL resorts have new rules (you must obtain permission or be staying at the resort to do a shoot on site). These fees are not included in our session fees. If you’d like any of these locations, it will require you to call and schedule the session/sign the permit yourself, as these locations will not allow us to sign for you. We are insured on all properties in Key West, so insurance is not an issue when arranging. See Examples.
What time of day do we shoot?
I always book beach sessions 1.5-2 hours before sunset or 1 hour within sunrise to ensure the best lighting possible. If you are looking at doing photos around town or with greenery in areas like Truman Annex, we can typically shoot at any time. I just look for the shade and make it work!
How should I prepare?
Just show up! If you have any questions on what to wear or where we should shoot, we can talk about that before your session. However, my website is designed to answer almost ALL the questions, so we can direct you in the right spot for that information. If you’d like to make a list of places to shoot and any inspo from my Instagram, feel free to save and share.
Do you shoot weddings on boats?
Depends! We love being out on the water, but it can be tough to schedule a sandbar shoot with weather and the tides. If it is something you are looking into, just let us know, and we can work with you on figuring out if it’s an option.
Do you have any suggestions on places to get my hair and make-up done?
We have TONS of vendor recs. Just let us know when you book, and we will be sure to share some of our favs on the island!