Collections include communication with me prior to your session on location, lighting, timing, wardrobe, and special details you want captured during our time together. Also includes my travel time to/from location (within 25 minutes of zip code 52806), post processing with hand editing your gallery, personalized online viewing gallery, and access to my my online store. Sessions are around 60 minutes depending on the flow of your family / business. Your collection includes 45 full size digital files with a print release. My online galleries also provide access to my professional printer for prints, canvases, albums and a variety of unique and gorgeous options. I am also happy to accomodate payment plans prior to your session.
My style doesn't allow my heart to only give my clients a few images or prints. That's why my collections deliver the whole gallery. When telling your story + documenting your moments I don't want to leave out any details - and I don't want you to miss them either. My beautiful online galleries always offer a la carte pricing for prints, canvases, and albums. Leaving you with the whole story - not just a chapter.
I always recommend printing through me or other reputable printers. My print release does not allowing printing at box stores like Walgreens, Walmart, Target, etc. which are not high quality printers where I can not gaurantee their quality or correct colors with printing. My printing company does an a-mazing job at a reasonable price without sacrificing quality to showcase your session.
Laid back! I focus on connections + authenticity versus posed portraiture. Don’t worry, I’ll get the shot or two of everyone looking - but that’s not my focus. I use no formal props and encourage having activities/ideas for children or a location that spurs creative play. I do minimal posing and provide prompts to enhance interactions between couples + families. I shoot a variety of flattering angles and will guide you on what to do while still being your true self. I always have a "wish list" of locations I would love to use for couples + families - so just ask - and I'll provide ideas to make your session unique to you and yours.
All of my pricing is simple. Collections start at $300+tax for milestones of children to $675+tax for family sessions with options to add a la carte items. I like to keep things simple and include personally hand edited digitals with the collection pricing. Never outsourced. Each image touched specifically by me.
4-6 weeks after your session, you'll receive an email to view your online gallery. I allot this amount of time to put my whole heart and creativity into every detail of your session. You will receive a download pin to your gallery which will be available for 30 days after delivery. Want those photos faster? I offer an option to bump your session to the top of my editing que for $100+tax.
I am no longer taking on weddings, seniors or extended family sessions. My passion lies in lifestyle + documentary photography and both extended family sessions as well as seniors are more focused on posed portraiture. I am no longer taking on any more weddings to allow more time with family and friends on weekends.
Anything you would normally bring to the location with your family I welcome! (Guitars, books, favorite teddy bear, picnic basket, football, etc). I do not allow items that are not natural to the setting - i.e. cake smash not at their actual birthday party - I want your images to reflect emotion + connection - and out of place props take away from that.
Find me a kid that will! (especially a 2 or 3 year old). I totally get it. My little guy is either asleep or at top speed (he gets it from my husband). The beauty of lifestyle photography is that it’s so relaxed. I encourage moments for your kids to explore the area (which is typically new to them!) And i'll get some shots of them playing in the dirt, finding an amazing bug, or running after their sibling. A little dirt on tiny pants and toes is darling and I'm happy to chase after your ever-moving children. Your children being themselves will make your session so special and help you all remember just as things were. Perfectly imperfect. Embrace it.
Yes - it matters! Colors, textures, and styles are all important in representing the feel of your session. I subscribe to an amazing online styler that can completely coordinate your family. All you do is insert names, ages, genders, desired color palette, style and - voila! it delivers tons of options at various price points. It really is awesome!
I also have a local make-up artist who would get you looking your best prior to your session so you can worry about finding your little one’s matching shoe instead of your smeared eyeliner. Contact me for pricing and availability.
A Canon 5d Mark IV, Canon 5d Mark III and a Fujifilm X-T2. Depending on my mood I’ll shoot with two bodies with my Pretty Dead Cow camera harness or I’ll just shoot with my Mark IV. I keep my mirrorless Fujifilm on me for documenting on the go.
I have a variety of lenses but love my Sigma 24mm ART for the majority of my work. I also have a Sigma 50mm ART, Canon 35L, Canon 85, and a Canon nifty fifty for free lensing.
While I do have a handful of external flashes that I will use at indoor events I prefer natural light and the mood it creates - especially at sunset.
I keep everything safe and sound in my Kamrette backpack.
My post processing workflow consists of dumping all of your gorgeous 100% raw photos onto my MacBook pro laptop and connecting to my ASUS 27" 4K monitor. I back up all my photos on an external hard drive and home-based backup until your online gallery is delivered. I also shoot with cameras with dual memory card slots so if one goes bad during a session the other one has it safe + sound. I look through each photo individually for clarity, mood, and lighting and decide which images make the cut for hand editing and delete the rest. I do 95% of my editing in Lightroom and will occasionally pull into Photoshop for some advanced editing.
I no longer book mini sessions. As my style is candid + storytelling I do not offer any smaller packages with fewer images at this time to allow more time to focus on lifestyle sessions. I am happy to refer clients to other amazing local photographers that offer mini sessions.
No I don’t! I am 100% self taught besides a few one day courses and all self-study. I actually received my Masters in Occupational Therapy at 22 years old and worked in that field for 5 years before switching to full time photography!
Three ways! 1: I love my 24mm Sigma ART wide angle lens + live view mode. 2: I bring a 4 foot ladder to the majority of my sessions. 3: I’m a certified commercial drone pilot!
Yes! - I am a registered LLC, pay my taxes like a boss, carry a commercial drone license and have insurance coverage for all those what-if moments (for my drone too!). I'm happy to provide a copy at your venue if needed.