learn about the process

When it's all finished, all we have are our memories.  I consider it an honor to preserve these amazing moments for you.  I want to be your cheerleader and help you see how beautiful you look through my lens.

Your experience is just as important as beautiful images!  I will help you enjoy your session as you love your pictures!

why choose me?

the details

After you make an inquiry, I will contact you by email and text.  In that contact, I will ask for a time that is convenient for you to talk.  I prefer discussing a session rather than just email or text.  So much can be left unsaid that way.  By talking, I can understand what you are looking for and help plan the best shoot for you.

initial meeting

Once you are ready to book, we will determine a date and time for your session.  I will then email you a simple contract and an invoice for the shoot.  Then we will work together to find the perfect location for your shoot.

ready to book

I will share an online style guide with you to help you plan for you upcoming photography session.  In addition, I will also send you a questionnaire to help me get to know you better.  I am an email or text away, if you are in need of advice or ideas on creating a more personal shoot. 

prepping for your shoot

Before your shoot, I will arrive early in order to map out a plan based on lighting.  When you arrive, I will explain the plan to you before we start. 

I usually begin with what I call "walkies."  This is a no pressure walk where you look at each other and the surroundings. You don't have to worry about looking at the camera or posing.  Just simply walk and enjoy the day!  After that, I will coach you for the rest of the session.  You will only need to relax and enjoy yourself!


your session day

+The day after your session, I will post 2-3 sneak peek images on social media, so be on the look out.
+Two weeks after your shoot, I will send you a link to your online gallery.  You can download, share the gallery and print your images.
+There is an online store attached to your gallery where you are welcome to order high quality professional prints, canvas, and albums.

presentation of gallery & ordering of images

from meeting to delivery

the process

+ 1 hour photography shoot with families up to 6 people 
+ location of your choice up to 50 miles
+ 35 Professionally edited digital images in with printing rights

package includes:

investment starts at $200

portraits

+ 8 hours of coverage 
+ 2nd shooter 
+ Professionally edited digital images with printing rights in Online Gallery
+ Complementary 1 1/2 hour Engagement Session


package includes:

investment starts at $2200

weddings

+ 1 1/2 hour Photography Session
+ two clothing changes
+ up to two locations of your choice
+ 35 professionally edited digital images with printing rights
 

package includes:

investment starts at $250

seniors

WHAT IS LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY?

Lifestyle photography includes images that appear more candid and natural with less stiffly posed traditional images. Many images will be more intimate with you looking and reacting to each other and less looking directly at the camera.  However, everyone wants some traditional portraits, so they are incorporated into the shoot as well.  This helps to give you a well rounded gallery of images.
 
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

Complementary neutral colors are best.  Remember you should be the star of your photo, not your clothing.  Stay away from large prints or logos.  Matching outfits is out of style. However, coordinating colors are great in family and couple shoots.  Make sure you feel comfortable and confident wearing what you choose.  That confidence will help your inner beauty shine through! 

DO YOU EDIT YOUR PHOTOS?
 
I shoot all of my images RAW.  This means that every picture must be professionally edited.

IS STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY AVAILABLE?

Studio photography is available upon request.  

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?

For portrait shoots, you will receive your online gallery link two weeks after the photography session.

Wedding galleries are delivered 6 weeks after the wedding date. However, you will receive an online Sneak Peek gallery a week after your big day.


WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE MY APPOINTMENT?

Let me as soon as possible if you will need to reschedule an appointment.  I will work with you to find an open date in my calendar for you to reschedule. 

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?

You will receive 25-35 images for portrait sessions.  

WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND THAT I PRINT THROUGH YOU?

The print shop in your online gallery is a professional photography print shop.  They provide high quality professional prints.  However, if you want to make save the date cards, or Christmas cards, I recommend using a local printshop like Costco.  Use the online store for images you want to hang as art in your home, or albums you want to cherish forever.

WHAT TIME OF DAY SHOULD WE SCHEDULE THE SHOOT?

An hour and a half before sunset is the magic time for natural light photographer.  The light is soft and will make you look your very best.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE LOCATIONS TO SHOOT?

Really, I love it all.  I enjoy mountain shoots, and water shoots.  I also like to do urban and industrial shoots.  It is more important that we choose a location that you like, and that shows your personal vibe.


Frequently Asked Questions

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