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 b o o k i n g 

Once you decide you want to book a session with me, get in touch with me through my Contact page. I will return your email with pricing, discuss the details of the session, and answer any questions you may have. I will also ask you to fill out and submit the appropriate contract prior to the session date. You can find these under CLIENT then Photography Contracts.  I offer a free consultation prior to the session to allow an opportunity for the client and I to get to know each other a little as well as discuss your questions, ideas, and hopes for your session. I love to get creative with shoots and will do my best to accommodate any ideas you have!

I primarily shoot outdoors all year round. The soft glow in the evening and the delicate tones in the morning provide the best lighting and are my favorite time to shoot. Overcast days and snowy days also provide excellent lighting. Of course if the weather proves to be unsuitable for a shoot that day, we will reschedule your session at no additional charge. 

t h e   s e s s i o n

Portrait sessions range from 45 min to 1.5 hours, depending on client needs and location. We will meet at the selected location at the scheduled time, review any requests or needs you have, and then start our session!  We will use many different backgrounds and poses in different outfits within the location to get new perspectives and ideas (Not sure what to wear? Check out the What To Wear page here for tips on styling and preparing for your session!). We will also take many candid shots- I love to capture people's natural personalities and interactions with each other.  Please let me know if you have any posing ideas or would like to bring any props to personalize your session (blankets, umbrellas, sports gear, pets, etc). Pinterest is a great resource for ideas. 

Please consider the weather. If it is hot, you may want to bring a water bottle; cold, maybe a jacket to wear between shots.

If you are planning a clothing change, remember that it may need to be done in the car depending on the location.

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    • Make sure everyone is well rested, has eaten and is hydrated- you want to be happy and comfortable during your session!
    • If you have young children, please feel free to bring anything that will keep them happy (snacks, toys, blanket, etc.)- being photographed is  hard work!  
    • We are capturing special memories of your family! Children will take their cues from their parents so don't be afraid to show excitement for your session! I want your session to be enjoyable. 

f o l l o w i n g   t h e   s e s s i o n

I will be able to post a sneak peek of your session within 48 hours on my website under PORTRAITURE then Gallery. Typically, portrait sessions will produce about 15-30 images. Your images will be ready within about 1 week where you will then receive an email with the gallery link and password. This gallery is for VIEWING ONLY where you may choose to keep or omit images as you like.  Please do not download the photographs off the website. Your images will be presented to you on a printed DVD in a protective case within about 2 weeks from the session date. I aim to create classic images that are natural in style and that capture your unique character and your treasured relationships. What I mean by natural in style is that minimal editing is applied the photograph in order to create a clean look.  Once the images are delivered to you, the images in the online gallery will be kept for 2 weeks then moved to storage where they will be held for 6 months from the date of the session and then will be expunged completely. 

Getting your photo taken should be comfortable and fun! I strive to make your portrait session as easy and accommodating as possible. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me! 


f a m i l i e s

  • 1 hour session
  • One outfit 
  • One location
  • All images will be uploaded into a password protected online gallery for viewing under CLIENTS. 
  • All images are edited, color corrected, and come with print release privileges 
  • Images will be presented to client via a printed DVD in a protective case  

s e n i o r s

  • 45 minutes to 1.5 hour session
  • Up to 3 outfit changes
  • Up to 2 locations (depending on proximity)
  • All images will be uploaded into a password protected online gallery for viewing under CLIENTS. 
  • All images are edited, color corrected, and come with print release privileges 
  • Images will be presented to client via a printed DVD in a protective case   

 

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