Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than You!
Our time together starts with a conversation...
Finding a photographer isn’t a hard task, however finding the RIGHT photographer can be.
My goal here is to help you shine and have fun while doing it.
The best way I can do that is to know more about you, plus I also just love to meet new people. First we will set up a call and learn if we're a good fit. I’ll learn about your needs and expectations. You’ll learn about me, what I do, session and print offerings, next steps and more.
I'm here to help tell your stories.
Before your session, we will have talked and made a plan of must-haves, props to bring and anything else needed. We can’t forget the important things in all the excitement.
during your session expect to play and talk, get silly and have fun. This isn't a cookie cutter photo session so I'm on the look out for those special unexpected moments that show who you are. I like the crinkle nose smiles and the quiet gazes. Don't worry first-timers. I'll coach you through and help you look your best.
after your session you'll receive :
-an online album (timing varies based on session) to share your images with loved ones or on social media
-high resolution digital downloads of your favorites based on your chosen package with print release
-online gallery store to order prints and gift sent right to your home
a consultation with the required 40-50% non-refundable retainer and signed service agreement is needed to secure your reservation.
Payment plans are available upon request
Expedited image delivery is available and may incur additional cost
-Print & gift packages available through your gallery store
-TAXES AND SERVICE FEES APPLY
But I've got questions...
Do I have to schedule a consultation before my session?
Yes. I want to meet you and see your wonderful face. It's also important that we communicate so I know your needs and you know what I can offer. We can meet up for coffee or talk over the phone or ZOOM and discuss your expectations, needs, inspirations etc. We will talk about session pricing, payment plans and wardrobe ideas so you have a clear idea of what to expect with me.
What are the session fees? What's all included?
My sessions range and start at $175 + tax but every client's needs vary. I like to create packages that include what's most important to you and possible for me.
Keep in mind, the time we spend together is only about 35% of the time I spend on you as a client. Editing, location scouting & lighting evaluation, as well as wardrobe curation all factor into the scope of what I do for you and how your final gallery looks.
Sessions include a consultation with me prior to your session. We can talk more about your expectation before, during and after your session. We can also discuss wardrobe questions you may have and any other special requests.
Sessions also include my travel to/from location (within 20 miles of zip code 53208). Sessions are 1 hour or more in location, in studio or in home. I cull the images we take that day, edit them & create an online gallery for you.
Your gallery includes a minimum number of high resolution images. You also have the ability to order prints and gifts from my convenient online store already connected to your gallery.
I am happy to accommodate payment plans arranged prior to your session.
What should a wear?
It can be overwhelming to style things on your own and I'm happy to help style a wardrobe for your session based on the aesthetic you're looking for. The simplest answer is really whatever you're most comfortable in. Images are more compelling with varied earth tones and textures but there's no need to fit a style that's not your own.
Need a hair or makeup artist?
Contact me for pricing and availability.
Can I extend the session on the day of?
Sometimes the fun just doesn't want to stop. Schedule permitting, we can extend your session longer for $75 per each additional 30 mins.
When can I expect my images?
Within 6 weeks after your session, you'll receive an email to view your online gallery and choose your favorites. That time allows me to fully put my creativity and love into each image. You will receive download instructions for your session including digital files and any coupons codes that apply.
Want the final edits in under 1 week? Expedited images can happen at an additional charge of $250+tax.
Where can I order physical prints?
Through me of course! Your session comes with digital downloads for your personal use. Some clients find it easier to direct friends and family to their gallery so they can order prints on their own too. This saves everyone time and I'm happy to help with clear instructions.
For prints, I always recommend printing through me as I use a reputable high quality printer. Big box stores like Walgreen's, Walmart, Target, etc. are not high quality printers. The color, quality & clarity of the images severely decreases when using these printers for images printed any higher than 5"x7" so I prohibit use in my print release.
Do you shoot on location at events?
While portraiture is my love, I do offer event photography for $150 /hour with a minimum of 2 hours. A 50% retainer is due at the time of event booking and a mileage fee is incurred when traveling 20+ miles outside of the 53208 area code.
YIKES! I need picture like... today?! Can you do that?
A work-life balance is important to me and my family so I try my best to accommodate rush sessions & gallery delivery. Unfortunately, I appreciate your understanding when I have to say no if the situation is not possible.