HOW SOON SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY PORTRAIT SESSION?
The studio is currently booking sessions through the end of 2018, so the sooner the better!
For maternity clients I suggest booking in the beginning of the second trimester,
as sessions take place between 28-32 weeks.
Newborns are best photographed at 5-10 days old,
so booking a few months prior to the due date is best.
Milestone sessions are perfect for when baby is
For all other sessions, it is recommended booking take place 4-6 weeks prior to session date,
to allow for proper session planning. With that said, it is never too late to book!
I am happy to squeeze in last minute sessions if time permits.
HOW MUCH DOES A PORTRAIT SESSION COST?
The session booking fee includes the consultation, photoshoot & reveal session.
There are several options for add-ons to customize your photoshoot to your needs.
Artwork & digitals are sold separately. What you buy is entirely up to you.
My job to take beautiful portraits of you that you absolutely LOVE and can’t live without!
Have a look through our Booking & Pricing page for more information.
I AM AFRAID I CAN’T AFFORD IT…
You save for what you value: a flatscreen TV, an iPhone, a car.
These things will come & go within a matter of a few years.
A portrait will last beyond GENERATIONS, and will only become more valuable as the years pass!
This is your legacy, how do you want to be remembered?
I work with clients with different budgets, I take credit cards,
plus I offer interest-free payment plans, by request.
You ARE WORTH the investment!
I LOVE TO HAVE DIGITAL IMAGES, DO YOU OFFER THOSE?
You want to make extra prints of your gorgeous images for friends & family?
You want to share them on Facebook & celebrate your accomplishment?
Good, I get it, & I’ve got you covered!
Any image you purchase in print, you also receive in digital format
(both for printing duplicate copies and sharing online.)
Better yet, they are loaded to an online gallery for your family/friends
to order their own prints from my preferred lab, at consumer based prices!
These portraits should be enjoyed and passed down through generations.
(Sorry, but your grandkids aren’t going to cherish that thumb drive in a drawer somewhere, they probably won’t even know what it is!)
IS YOUR PORTRAIT BUSINESS LEGAL?
I have my current local business & tax licenses, an insured commercial studio space,
over 7 years professional experience, & I am completely up to date on all immunizations
to keep your family safe.
WHY DO I NEED A PORTRAIT OF MYSELF?
As Meryl Streep said,
“You have to embrace getting older.
Life is precious, & when you’ve lost a lot of people, you realize each day is a gift.”
You deserve to have a gorgeous photo of yourself,
especially considering all you do to take care of others.
Think of it as self-love, because that is what gives us the capacity to continue to love others.
Your family, friends, and children want you to exist in photos,
as one day they will become a priceless treasure to them.
Time flies by in a blink of an eye:
you are never going to get any younger & tomorrow is never a promise.
So lets celebrate YOUR life!
BUT I’M NOT PHOTOGENIC &/OR I NEED TO LOSE A FEW MORE POUNDS.
It is MY job to make you look amazing in photographs, not yours,
& you are in luck because that’s my professional specialty!
I will light & pose you in flattering ways (this literally can take off 20+ pounds),
so you can be confident you look AMAZING just as you are RIGHT NOW.
Check out the Before & After gallery to see our client transformations!
WILL MY PORTRAITS BE RETOUCHED OR EDITED?
Most of what I do is done in-camera during your portrait session
with flattering posing and beautiful lighting.
I do light retouching such as skin tones, blemishes, stray hairs, imperfections in fabrics
and other enhancements to bring out your natural beauty.
If there is anything specific you would like me to edit
please let me know during your consultation or session.
WHO WOULD WANT A PHOTO OF ME, I’M TOO OLD…
Are you serious?
The people around you, your loved ones, they WANT a portrait of you!
Like a fine wine, women get better with age. I will show you that grace & charisma you seek,
through this experience & portraits.
CAN I SCHEDULE MY SESSION ON A WEEKEND?
However, evenings & weekends should be time to relax and share with family,
therefore my schedule (with two young kiddos & a military lifestyle)
for weekend availability, is rarely available.
I suggest you take some personal time or a sneaky day off during the week,
to enjoy this portrait session. Afterwards, go out with your friends for a lunch date,
your family for dinner, or schedule a date night with your significant other!
That said, if planned in advance, a Saturday session can be made available with an additional fee.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO GET READY?
A least one week before your portrait session,
treat yourself to your favorite salon for a little hair touchup and a mani/pedi.
Do not experiment with new style before your portrait session.
Just do enough to make yourself look and feel your best.
You will have access to our PREP GUIDE to go over all the details, with your booking.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
This will depend on what type of portrait session you want and
how you will be displaying or using your portraits.
Don’t feel that you have to go out and purchase a whole new wardrobe!
I include a complimentary what to wear guide, Pinterest board ideas,
plus a style and concept consultation (by request), which will help you select the perfect attire
& accessories that will flatter your personality and body type.
Are you a corporate professional or own your own business?
Get the most out of your session by bringing professional wear
and we can create some Professional Headshot & Personal Branding portraits, while you are here!
I also have a studio wardrobe full of newborn & baby items, fabrics/dresses, tulle skirts & more!
I like to keep it simple, so light neutral colors & textures like lace are always a win.
Stay clear of bold patterns & prints. Ask me if you have any questions!
DO YOU OFFER GROUP SESSIONS?
Schedule a portrait session party with your girlfriends, or feel free to enjoy this amazing experience
with someone close like your sister, mother, daughter, best friend, significant other, or family.
DO YOU OFFER GIFT CERTIFICATES?
I do! Give her the gift of a beautiful portrait session & a day she will never forget.
Celebrate the love you have for her with a luxury portrait experience!
Though I believe in a custom experience, I do realize this is not for everyone.
This experience is probably not for you if:
YOU WANT A “WHAM, BAM, THANK YOU MA’AM” EXPERIENCE
If you just want to show up with no prep work, snap a few photos,
& have me send you a disc of images (that are likely unretouched), this is NOT the shoot for you.
YOU DO NOT LIKE TALKING TO HUMANS (ON THE PHONE OR IN PERSON)
I like to get to know my clients before the shoot, & to be able to explain the whole experience
personally in the studio (or on the phone). If talking to me one-one-one is not your thing,
I am probably not the photographer for you.