General Session Information

Sessions are one-of-a-kind experiences during which I take great care to clearly capture the essence of the person or people I am photographing. Depending on the nature of the session, I may use a few fun props as naturally as possible or I may be quietly studying the interactions between you and your loved ones.

I am primarily an individual portrait artist, though I do photograph siblings together. My style has a creative lifestyle feel to it, and I love to find the connection and emotion in my subjects.

Sessions take place outdoors or indoors, the primary requirement being excellent natural light. If we're working outside, I prefer to work late in the afternoon to optimize the golden light; if it's too bright, we'll need to be near trees or buildings that offer a break in the light. If we're working indoors, I'll need access to large windows with a lot of room around them and a clutter-free environment. Indoor sessions tend to begin mid-morning. When you book your session, we'll discuss what to wear, as well as other details pertinent to your session. Click the Rates tab for information on pricing.

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Info for High School Seniors

My senior session fee is $300, and there's a minimum order of $500 for all sessions. Prints start at $75, Gallery Wraps start at $375, and there are special senior packages which include the most frequently purchased items for seniors. Clients may choose either to purchase individual items off of the price list to fulfill the order minimum, or they may purchase one of the Collections.

Regardless of whether you choose a collection or choose to purchase individual items, the senior session fee covers the session itself; the preconsult meeting during which we all meet to discuss ideas, outfits, and what you're hoping to see from the session; the yearbook picture sent directly to Aerie; and a minimum of 35 images from which to make your choices. You'll have a choice of urban or rural location and can have multiple outfits for the session -- though I generally advise about 3, for the sake of time. My sessions are tailored to your interests and my seniors always have fun.

As far as the timeline goes, it works like this: once I have your senior on the schedule, I'll meet with both of you for about 30 minutes for the above-mentioned preconsult session. At that time, she'll fill out a questionaire for me, and the parent who attends will sign our client agreement. We'll go over outfit ideas and discuss location ideas as well as specifics with regard to anything special you might want to do. On the day of your senior session, we'll meet up in the late afternoon/early evening and spend 2-3 hours together. After the session, I custom edit a select number, and we'll meet to go through them and place your order. As mentioned before, yearbook photos are sent by me directly to your yearbook, unless you've decided to submit it on your own. After your order is placed, you'll have your gorgeous prints and products within 4-6 weeks. And that's the basic run-down.

One additional key piece of information: I take a limited number of clients each year. Because of the way I structure my schedule and because of the individual attention I give to your session, I simply cannot take an unlimited number of clients. So, in order to ensure your spot, please book early. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!

UPDATE MAY 2017: ALL SPOTS FOR 2017 ARE CURRENTLY BOOKED. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST, YOU CAN EMAIL ME THROUGH THE CONTACT FORM, AND I'LL LET YOU KNOW IF I OPEN UP ANY MORE SESSIONS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!!

Rates 2017

SESSION RATES

Childrens Lifestyle Session: $300 weekdays/$350 weekends

The lifestyle session documents your children doing the beautiful little everyday things they do. This can be playing, blowing bubbles, reading, playing dress-up – but the essence of this session is to document your children as they truly are. You can dress it up or dress it down, depending on the feel you want in your final images.

The session fee includes a pre-session consultation, my time and talent during the photo session, as well as a minimum of 30 custom edited images from which to purchase your prints, album, or canvas products. Prints and products are sold separately and may be purchased a la carte (individually) or through collection pricing. Please note that digital files are not included in this fee.

Childrens Styled Creative Session: $300 weekdays/$350 weekends

Incorporating natural and or whimsical props that invoke the magic of childhood, this session is a beautiful way to capture the joy and wonder of your children. While it still maintains the lifestyle element of my work, this session utilizes more in the way of natural props or cherished playthings as artistic elements in the images.

Clothing will be styled to enhance the overall effect that we are aiming to achieve, and as such, we will need to discuss it and plan ahead. I can make recommendations on where to buy clothing if you don't have ideas at the ready. We will also discuss props at this time. (Props which require more than 1 hour to source or make will be billed accordingly, and specialty props that I need to buy will be billed as an additional fee.) *This session is intended for children only and is not a family session.

The session fee includes a pre-session consultation, my time and talent during the photo session, as well as a minimum of 30 custom edited images from which to purchase your prints, album, or canvas products. Prints and products are sold separately and may be purchased a la carte (individually) or through collection pricing. Please note that digital files are not included in this fee.

High School Seniors: $300 weekdays/$350 weekends

Includes a pre-consultation, 2.5 hours of photography, your choice of either an urban or rural location, multiple outfit changes, and a minimum of 35 beautiful custom edited images from which to purchase your prints, album, or canvas products. Products may be purchased a la carte (individually) or through collection pricing. Please note that digital files are not included in this session fee.

Maternity/Newborn Combo: $400 weekdays / $550 weekends

Includes a 30-minute maternity session and a newborn session (which can last up to two hours, depending on baby's nursing needs and diaper changes -- we'll take all the time we need). Fee includes pre-session consultation, a maternity portrait session (32-36 weeks), and a newborn portrait session (1-4 weeks after birth), as well as one high resolution digital file for birth announcements. From the maternity session, you will choose from 10 professionally edited images, from which to purchase your prints, album, or canvas products. From the newborn session, you will choose from 20 custom edited images, from which you will order your prints and products. Please not that digital files are not included in the session fee, with the exception of one announcement file. Products may be purchased a la carte (individually) or through collection pricing.

ALL SESSIONS HAVE A MINIMUM ORDER REQUIREMENT OF $500, IN ADDITION TO THE SESSION FEE.

Archival prints start at $75 per print, and fine art canvas gallery wraps start at $375. Albums start at $650.

Digital files are available to purchase in the upper level collections, but my goal is to ensure that you have these beautiful images in tangible formats such as prints or albums.

Again, please note that session fees do not include prints and products. All session fees include my time and talent, the pre-consult session, your photo session(s) of up to 3 hours shooting time, and a minimum of 20-35 custom edited images from which to make your purchases.

** All prices are subject to change without notice. **