I HELP FAMILIES PRESERVE THEIR
Life Moments in a Beautiful &
My photography style is candid, photojournalistic, yet intentional. I think my background in acting and teaching yoga has made me more mindful towards the little details. It’s the secret winks, the silly smiles and stolen kisses, that often go unnoticed, yet carry so much value and meaning. I’ll be sure to surprise you with some lovely shots of those moments.
4 EASY STEPS
How Does This Work
- Get to know You
Call me or send me a message via the contact form. I'll reach out to answer your questions and use this opportunity to get to know each other. We start with a phone call.
- The Big Day
Here we meet and take our photos. Family, senior portraits, weddings. And shoot for as long as it takes to get the perfect shots in.
- Confirm Details
In our consultation, we will discuss your wants and needs, the vision for the shoot, as well as the location and time. If it's a wedding, we'll talk about the venue and formals. This can be done via Zoom or some other platform if meeting in person is not available to us.
- Viewing and Ordering
This is when it really gets exciting. I am happy to work with you in person, over zoom or simply allow you to view and order off my site.
Find Out More Through The FAQ's Below
- What are your sitting fees?
Before I get into my pricing, I want to share my philosophy on what your session means. Hiring me as your photographer means you will be getting only "Ritz Carlton" service from the very first hello to the gorgeous framed art for your home.
- What comes with my session?
Our time together begins with our first conversation. Once I get all the juicy details about you, your family, your likes and dislikes, your reasons for having photos taken, we discuss the location, time and date, clothes and all that fun stuff. After the session, you will be delighted, amazed and excited to view your photos on screen so we can choose together what will be the final product. You can request digital packages of one to as many photos as you wish, to beautiful canvas prints, collage collections and books.
- What should I wear?
This is a great part of our consultation conversation. But here are just a few ideas: If your party is large, I recommend being coordinated as much as you can and to avoid shirts with logos. Smaller families' clothing choice does not matter quite so much. Remember, you want the viewer to focus on faces and not on clothing! For beach shoots, khaki and white or pastel colors are always flattering. Blue and denim look nice too. I do sit people down and sand shows up strongly on denim. For the teens, remember not to wear anything too short since that mini skirt will get even shorter when you sit down! Colors to avoid: bright yellow and bright red are not always flattering. I also love neutral tones. Charcoal, grey, oranges and browns.
- What is the best time to take beach pictures?
Like the song says….Sunrise, Sunset! Sunrise and Sunset are the nicest times to be on the beach taking pictures. The light is softer and there is less chance of glare and squinting. The sand, water and sun can create a very unfriendly atmosphere when you are trying to take a picture on the beach. Most people squint or tear up when asked to look in the direction of the sun and that shows up in your photos. Harsh shadows are also problems when shooting on the beach at other times of the day. Although I do not refuse late morning or afternoon sessions, these are the things to think about before requesting one. I do try and get you off the beach for some shaded shots as well, but those are not ON the beach!
- Do you edit all your images?
Images are not completely color-corrected or edited. I will always color-correct and edit images before printing. Once you choose the photos you want to purchase I will go back and make necessary edits. Please understand that some editing will be an additional charge but not all. I am happy to explain more about this in our conversation.
- What are your sitting fees and cancellation policies?
I book all reservations with a major credit card, personal check, cash, Venmo, or PayPal. The session fee is required to hold your date at the time of booking. During holiday weeks I require a two-week notice to cancel. Other times you can cancel up to 48 hours before your session date to receive a refund. I am not at all unreasonable and I understand when the family is sick or transportation did not come through and people are missing! You will be charged the full amount of the session for a no-show to an appointment and half of the session fee if you cancel late and I can’t book another family.
- What is the difference between high resolution and low resolution images?
High resolution images are images that can be printed. Low resolution images are small and look nice when viewing online either on a webpage, Instagram or Face Book. If you were to print the image it would be pixilated and would not look as nice as it does on your computer.
- Can I bring my own camera to take pictures too?
This is a tough question to answer. I will not say no to this request, however, you need to understand what might happen if you do. It has been my experience that families who try and shoot “behind the photographer” often end up with photos where people in the picture are looking in every direction. My job gets harder trying to get all eyes on me if people are being distracted. If you want to take photos and risk that happening, that is your choice. My recommendation would be to leave your cameras at home since you hired someone to take them for you or to plan a few minutes together after I go to take your shots!