The Experience: Portrait Session


I’m glad you made it this far to check out the Experience of what it’s like to work with me! When you’re done here, and if you haven’t yet, take a some time to explore my work both on social media and my portfolio. To provide you with the best service, I want you to feel confident that I’m the right photographer for you. Every photographer has their style, and I consider mine to be more bright, clean and organic. If that’s what you’re looking for in your album then I think we would be a great fit together! Not to mention, I’m a total goof so we’ll have a great time during your session.


I refer to my packages as Investments because that’s exactly what a portrait session is, an investment. A photograph is a moment captured in time that will last for ages. You’ll be able to share these photos with out of town family and even show them to your grandkids! I have three different packages, so whether you’re just wanting a quick session to have some updated photos or a full on shootout with outfit changes and everything. My portrait sessions begin at $200 and vary based on what you’d like included in your experience. I’m happy to discuss customizing your package with added time and locations so that we can get the most out of our time together! All sessions require a non refundable $50 booking fee that will count towards your overall total. The remaining balance is not due until at least 24 hours before your session date. Please keep in mind that rescheduling fees may apply if you choose to reschedule your session for reasons other that immediate medical emergencies or forces of nature that are out of both of our control.


When you decide that you’d like to work with me shoot me an email or fill out a contact form on my site so we can establish communication. I do request all inquiries be submitted either by email or contact form so I can keep your information all in one place and be able to quickly reference our messages as needed. If you’re wanting to plan a more extensive shoot or have questions about locations, outfits etc swing by my studio for a free consultation and we’ll figure everything out together! Once I receive your message I’ll be in touch within a business day or two to discuss your ideas. After we iron out all the details and decide on a date, time and location I’ll be in touch closer to your session just to touch base before we meet up.


When the time comes to photograph your session I usually arrive 15-20 minutes early to go ahead and take a few test shots. If I haven’t been to a location before I’ll familiarize myself with the spot by looking it up online, visiting it before your session or I’ll arrive 30-45 minutes early so I can take a look around. I don’t want to waste your time trying to figure out where to stop for photos! Depending on your type of session, I’ll also look up some posing inspiration so it’s fresh in my mind and we can pose quickly to maximize your time. (Collected inspo photos on your own? Send them to me before your session and we’ll reference them while I’m taking your photos!) Not comfortable in front of the camera? No worries! I have experience training models to find their most flattering angles and feel their best in front of the camera. Aside from being able to capture candid laughing photos because of my goofiness behind the camera, you’ll also know how good you look by hearing me shout “Omg yes, beautiful! These look great!” Being your number one hype woman comes included with my packages. After your session is complete I’ll briefly remind you of my current turnaround and expected delivery of your album and any other important information you might need to know before we part ways.


After we do all the fun stuff that goes into photographing your session, this is where the real work begins. I begin by uploading your photos into your personalized folder and import them into my editing software. I begin picking and choosing the best of the best in a process called “culling”. Since I don’t limit photos for my portrait session clients I basically just remove any images where you might be blinking or in mid-motion. I’ll tediously go through each individual image correcting the lighting, coloration, cropping and other minor appearance enhancements like blemish removal, skin softening, teeth whitening and eye brightening. All of my portrait sessions include your full high-resolution album on a USB flash drive that I will mail to you once the editing has been completed, roughly 2 weeks after your session date. Edited sneak peeks are a courtesy that I generally provide within a few days after your session. Once you receive your images, you are welcome to share them to friends and family in any format whether you use these photos as your Christmas card or share them on social media- just be sure to tag me so I can see everyone telling you how amazing you look!