your memories. forever.

From our first interaction together to the final delivery of images, my goal is to make you feel like the experience of getting your photos taken is something you enjoy.

I'm a multi-passionate creative who understands that good photography can make you feel honored and cherished. And to create good photography, I've invested in education and equipment to make your experience truly amazing.

I used to question the word "investment" for photography. As we swap out photos in frames for new ones every so often, are they really appreciating in value? On the days I slow down enough to look through albums it's an absolute yes. Those memories, those feelings... They're priceless.

from planning to prints

About Your PORTRAIT Session

"Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.” 

how do I know i'll get great photos?

We'll talk and determine what your vision is, the type of location you want and whether you plan to buy prints through me. Is there a particular look or feel you're going for? Any concerns you've had with photography in the past?

This sets the tone for how I'll ultimately prepare for your session (custom or a standard package).

Unless we're scheduling an indoor shoot, I push for all outdoor sessions to be around sunrise/sunset.

Identify your needs

At this point, you'll receive a price based on the scope we discussed in our initial conversation -- scroll down to see starting pricing below. I'll also send a contract to ensure we're both on the same page with expectations for each other.

Take a look at my work. You'll notice that my style is bright and colorful. If that's not your vibe, hey, that's ok. But if you love this look, we'll have great results.

Once you book your session by paying the $75 deposit, we're ready to roll. It's good for up to 1 year. You can also split up payments if it's easier for you.

share expectations and schedule

As we approach our session together, I'll share best tips and practices for preparing for your session. Hint: This means there's a bit of reading involved on your part, but it's not terrible, I promise. 

My best clients are those that trust my creative judgment and offer value-added input. But more importantly, they can go with the flow when I make creative decisions, toss out ridiculous prompts or poses and enter with a relaxed attitude, especially when kids are involved.

plan and prepare

Deliver and Delight

During our session, I focus on the best LIGHT first, to flatter you, then the best scene second. I know you love the beautiful backdrop of that pond, but if you have raccoon eyes because of the sun, I haven't done my job.

Within 48 hours I'll tease a photo. In about 2-3 weeks, you'll receive edited high-resolution and web-resolution images in a private gallery. Any extensive edits outside of basic exposure, contrast, white balance, or some mild color adjustments may require outsourcing.

From there, the images are all yours to use! I'd love to hear how they're working out for you, and always appreciate when clients share their images in use.

I know what it's like to put financial trust in something that you want to turn out well. Here are the 5 steps that -- if we both promise to willingly collaborate together -- will ensure success.

portrait fees

your investment

START AT $225

START AT $675

Up to 3 hours
1-2 outdoor locations

Up to 3 outfit changes

High-res digital downloads available in a private gallery

Style/Prep Guide


PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES

Ask about multi-session discounts and in-home consultations for wall art with your images.

SENIORS

ALL SESSION
PACKAGES INCLUDE:
 

1) Digital downloads and print-sized photos available in a custom gallery

3) Style/Prep Guide

4) A location within 20 miles of Lakewood at no extra charge 

...and can be customized by your specific needs



A LA Carte

BOOK YOUR SESSION

Extra Session Time
$65/hour

Special Request Props
As-spec'd

Extra Session Time
$65/hour

START AT $350

indoor & Special projects

1 hour session in your home or mine. I'll set up a backdrop and lighting for your session or we can use natural light and features of the home.

From in-home milk bath maternity shoots to anything you're dreaming of, contact me for special projects.   

Style/Prep Guide

Additional props that I don't have on hand are quoted separately

Best for: families, maternity, 'tweens, and couples.

60 minute session
Single, outdoor location

Up to 6 people

Up to 3 hours
1-2 outdoor locations

Up to 3 outfit changes

"Glam" Hair/Makeup Package Available for $150

1 hour session in your home or mine!

I'll set up a backdrop and lighting for your session or we can use natural features of a home.

Additional props that I don't have on hand are quoted separately

Families, maternity, 'tweens, and couples.

60 minute session
Single, outdoor location

Up to 6 people

High-res digital images available in a private gallery

Style/Prep Guide


PORTRAIT SESSIONS

START AT $325

Glam Package: Hair/Makeup
$150+

Sessions Further Than 20 Miles from Lakewood
$.85/mile


START AT $375

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