Frequently Asked Questions
*What subjects do you photograph?
I currently photograph children, families, high school seniors, couples, maternity, and pets. I do not currently photograph weddings. I only do lifestyle newborn sessions at this time. No fancy wrapping or posing. I prefer to photograph newborns in their homes/nurseries, surrounded by immediate family, if desired.
*How much is a session?
Session fees start at $200, and what's included depends on the type of session you purchase. You can find my most up-to-date pricing here, or by emailing me at [email protected].
*How do I place an order once I complete a session?
2-4 weeks after your session takes place, you will be sent a link to log in to your online gallery and view your images. Your gallery will be active for 2 weeks. You will need to create or sign in to your account on my website. If you purchased The Basic Collection, you will favorite/heart 5 images to download. If you purchased The Classic Collection, you will favorite/heart 12 images to download. If you purchased The Elite Collection, you will be able to download all images in the gallery. Once you make your decisions, please choose the option to share your favorites with the photographer. Once I receive email notification of your favorites, I will prepare them to download, along with your print release. If you purchased the Basic or Classic Collection and wish to upgrade after viewing your photos, that is always an option.
*Do you offer mini sessions?
Yes! Mini session pricing starts at $150, and what is included for that price varies for each session. I typically offer mini sessions a few times each year, and they are usually seasonal or holiday based, and will be specially-priced. I also offer head shot and Senior cap & gown mini sessions. If you have an idea for a custom mini session, I'd be happy to discuss that idea with you. I love doing personalized sessions, and helping you see your vision come to life.
*Do you photograph weddings?
No, I do not do weddings at this time.
*What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept payment via debit or credit card, cash, or check. If you'd like to pay for your session ahead of time, I can send you an online payment link for you to submit your payment in order to avoid the hassle of paying on the day of your session. I currently do not require a deposit, but this may change at any time, without notice. There will be a $35 fee on all returned checks.
*What should I wear to my session?
I love to help you choose the outfits for your session! The most important things to remember are to wear pieces that fit well, and that you feel good in. This will let your personality shine! Neutrals (grays, creams, blacks) and jewel tones (emerald, ruby, amethyst) photograph best in all settings. Layers (chunky sweaters, denim jackets) add texture and interest. It's never a good idea to wear fluorescent colors, or clothing with large brand logos, as these tend to detract from the subject(s) in the photo. I have a small client closet, mostly for little girls along with a couple of maternity dresses, that I will happily loan out for sessions with me at no additional charge. We can create a Pinterest board to help in choosing colors, fabrics, and patterns, as well as location and pose ideas, to help achieve your PERFECT photo session!
*When should I schedule my maternity session?
You should plan to have your session take place when you are between 32 and 36 weeks gestation. Please plan to contact me at least 3 weeks before you will need to be scheduled to ensure adequate time. Sometimes I book up several weeks in advance, so don't delay. I can schedule you as soon as you find out your due date, using that date as our guideline.