How much do your sessions cost?
Portrait sessions begin at $300. Add on’s are available including styling (hair and makeup), Glamor Retouching. Please inquire for the full menu of services and products.
Standard inclusions in each session:
Wedding photography collections are custom quoted to meet your needs. Please contact me for complete pricing information and to discuss your big day. Select only the options and upgrades you want that fit your budget and needs! All collections include your discovery meeting, a pre-event detail meeting, hourly coverage of your event, online proofing gallery for sharing and selecting products, complimentary order session, and digital files.
What is required to book a session?
The session retainer and a signed contract are required to book your session. The contract outlines the date of the session or event, expectations, and agreements for both of us. Please contact me to book your session.
What should I wear to my photo shoot?
This question comes up for nearly every session! And it’s a perfectly valid concern and important conversation we should have. Clothes make the photos come to life. However, there is no “right” answer to this question. Here are a few rules of thumb to help you make this decision:
1 Be yourself: Probably the most important factor to consider is these images are supposed to reflect who you are, so naturally, you should wear what you normally wear. You do not need to go out and buy everyone in the family a whole new outfit for your session – but if you want to, that’s up to you! Furthermore, you want to be comfortable in what you’re wearing; photo shoots are oftentimes uncomfortable enough as it is, so you don’t need to add to the discomfort by wearing clothes that will make you self-conscious or awkward.
2 Consider your session location: Keep in mind where we will be shooting your photo session. If it is on a farm, a cocktail dress and suit probably won’t look natural. Tie this rule in with #1 (Be Yourself).
3 Avoid clothing with overwhelming colors or patterns: while a beautiful floral dress may seem like a wonderful spring photo idea, the pattern combined with an outdoor location can be an explosion of textures and colors. Simple is better, so minimal use of stripes, checks, plaids and floral prints is best. These are great little accents, but it’s all in moderation, and taking your surroundings into consideration.
4 Colors: This is usually the most challenging part of planning your session, as color can make or break your images. My rule of thumb is sticking with 3 colors, 4 at most per wardrobe change. Choose two “neutrals” and one to two color pops. For example: your family photos will be taking place in a grassy area. Your surrounding colors include greenery, yellows in grasses, leaves and sunlight, the sky is blue; a great color scheme can be Khaki and white (neutrals), navy blue and pops of orange. Or maybe it’s more fall and you’d rather your color pops to be deep purple and mustard yellow. See my pinboard for more great ideas.
5 Accessorize: Simple is always better. But feel free to have some fun and show your personality, include accessories like chunky jewelry, scarves, funky heels, cowboy boots or a cool belt – usually one or two statement pieces per outfit.
Regardless of what you choose, your shoot is about you. So if you end up showing up in something you’d normally wear, you’re probably on the right track. Just think of it as the first day of school – you’re favorite outfit, you know, the one you feel amazing in?! When in doubt, give me a call, or send some photos, and we can make the decision together.
Can we use or bring props?
Yes! Your props are always encouraged. Props should add dimension and meaning, but not a distraction. If you have any props that you would like to bring props, please let me know in advance so we can plan the shoot accordingly. I do have a collection of props, please inquire!
Great props include: