WHAT TO EXPECT

portrait sessions

 

If you are a small business owner, freelancer, artist, or healthcare professional then having a headshot that represents you & what makes your work unique is essential to your success. The energy captured in your portrait will help draw the right clients to you.

Through the use of natural lighting, creative environments, & a laidback, fun attitude I'll work to create a pain-free portrait session experience in which your best self can truly shine. To eliminate any jitters/camera-shyness we'll meet a week before your session to discuss your needs & get to know each other a bit. On the day of the shoot, we'll begin with a short breathing exercise & some simple stretches. Music is something else that can ease people's nerves. Bring along a Spotify playlist of some tunes you love if that's your thing! Many folks worry about what to wear for their session, but have no fear! As a fashion nerd I'm always happy to help you choose an eye-catching outfit before the shoot!

I view portraiture as a collaborative effort between photographer & subject. You should feel free to suggest locations, color schemes, props, even bring a friend along for moral support! As a fellow artist/small business owner, we're in this together.  Let's get to work!

BEFORE SHOOT

  • 20-30 min. in-person consultation 1-2 weeks before shoot date

  • Choose shoot location

  • Email or text outfit/styling/prop ideas for my input (if wanted!)

  • Send me a Spotify playlist of energy-inducing, nerve-easing tunes you love​

day of Shoot

  • We'll meet at the shoot location & I'll set up my equipment

  • We'll do a short, relaxing breathing exercise  & some simple stretches

  • I'll take a few test shots & then start up your playlist

  • As we chat, dance, & sing I'll photograph & guide you through! 

AFTER SHOOT

  • I'll send you a Contact Sheet of the best images from your session about 1 week following the shoot

  • You will choose a specified # of images based on your session package

  • Within 7 days you'll receive a personal online gallery of your retouched, high-res images. You can download, print, & share via your gallery.

family sessions

 

For 5 years, I worked with 3-6 year old children in Montessori schools & found it inspiring and truly fulfilling. Photographing the silly & sweet moments of a young family offers me a great opportunity to relive that treasured time in my life. Whether in the park or the family's home we'll joke, play, snack, & have a ball!

Kids are great, but they're not necessary for a Family Session. All families look different and I believe in celebrating and honoring that by providing photo services to ALL. Whether a couple & their dog, a group of old friends, or adult siblings & their aging parents, I'll delight in capturing the unique love & connection you share. 

Once you've booked your session we'll have an in-person consultation about a week or two before the shoot to get to know each other and discuss ideas. This is especially important if the shoot will take place in your home. It's always helpful for me to tour the location in which I will be shooting beforehand. I'm happy to help with outfit choices / color schemes at that time. 

I view group portraiture as a collaborative effort between the photographer & her subjects. You should always feel free to suggest locations, color schemes, props, etc! We're in this thing together, after all!

EVENT PRICING

Event pricing is dependent on many factors.  Please contact me so that we can discuss your specific needs!

BEFORE SHOOT

  • 30 min. consultation + tour of family home (if relevant)​ 1-2 weeks before shoot

  • Help with outfit choices during consultation

  • Send me a Spotify playlist of energy-inducing, nerve-easing tunes you love​

day of Shoot

  • We'll meet at the shoot location & I'll set up my equipment

  • I'll take a few test shots & then we'll get to work!

  • For longer shoots you'll take a short snack break while I continue shooting. Please bring snacks, esp if you have young children.

  • I'll take lots of playful candid shots, but will make sure to get some traditional group photos before the end of the session! 

AFTER SHOOT

  • Within 14 days you'll receive a personal online gallery of your retouched, high-res images. You can download, print, & share on social media directly from your gallery.

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