Do you specialize in a certain type of photography?
I photograph newborns, children, families, high school seniors, events like birthdays/family reunions and corporate headshots/groups. I love to capture the personality of each person and the connection between people. We always have a good time!
Are there types of photography you don’t do?
Not necessarily. Never hurts to ask right? I do limit the amount of weddings I do to no more than 1 per month so that I can give ALL of my clients the amount of attention they deserve!
What do you charge?
I am a full service boutique studio. What this means is that I have a limited number of sessions I offer, and I love to give my clients a great experience! My session fee is for the time and talent of the photographer only.
Portrait Session Fees can be found under “PRICING”
Following your photo session I will lightly edit the best images, then 1-2 weeks later you will join me in my home office for a proofing and purchasing session. For most clients, this is their favorite part of the process (I do serve some pretty awesome treats). You’ll view your images in a slideshow, narrow down your favorites and choose products that will dress your walls and tables for years to come! This is a relaxed and easy process where you can look at samples and I can even show you what your images would look like on your own walls. You won’t be pressured in any way. I am here to be your creative collaborator. If you're interested in scheduling an in-home consult prior to your photo session please ask!
What do most people purchase?
Since the majority of my clients are families looking for that perfect family photo, my most popular items are wall canvases or framed prints. Sometimes one big one does the job and sometimes a grouping is the way to go. Then my clients typically will use the rest of their favorite images to create an album or image box. On average, most of my clients spend $1000-$2500+. I do offer payment plans.
Do you sell digital files?
Yes! I offer edited, high-resolution digital files. These are purchased on a sliding scale, meaning that the more product that is purchased, the more economical it becomes. I would estimate that 95% of my clients end up receiving their digital files for free!
What do you suggest we wear?
These are my suggestions, please don’t feel like they are hard and fast rules. When in doubt, let’s talk, text, shop! I want you to look and feel amazing!
When taking my own family portraits I personally pick colors that will look beautiful in the room I’m visualizing these portraits will end up in. For example, my living room is mostly cream and black with red accents so I tend to dress my family in those colors for my living room wall portraits.
Choose 1-3 colors for your group portrait, ones with similar tones that go nicely together and have everyone work within that color palette. For example: Dark green, navy, and burgundy – all dark jewel tones. Tan, a lighter olive green, and denim/khaki – all lighter, softer tones. I’ve found that solid colored clothing looks best, if you like pattern, limit it to 1 person out of 4, 2 out of 6.
Choose a top with sleeves at least to the elbow (unless you want to show off your arms, then by all means, show them off!)
Choose long pants for men/ladies or a skirt below the knee for ladies (unless you want to show your legs off!)
Choose dark socks and footwear (unless it’s a barefoot photo)
If getting a haircut or new hairdo, make your appointment at least 2 weeks prior to your portrait session
How do I book a session with you?
Simple! Click the contact tab and send me a note. I will give you a call so we can find a date that will work for both of us. I will also answer any questions you might have and discuss details like what your goals are for the shoot, location options, what you should wear, etc.