If you have read my "About Me" section, you will know how strongly I feel about tangible photographs to hold and feel and display on the wall or in an album. They can be treasured and looked at again and again by you and your children for many years to come.
My goal is to present you with beautiful finished work and help eliminate an easy habit of putting a CD in a drawer or left forgotten on the computer. Real pictures- printed on professional quality paper - has more longevity than a transient file.
I don't just take a picture, I make a photograph. It is my art, an image I invested time, energy and love in creating...just for you!
THE EXPERIENCE - it's more than just the click of my shutter
Your experience with me will begin with the end. "Begin with the end?" What does that mean? Well, before we even shoot any images, I want to know how you want your pictures displayed in your home. What do you value? From there, we will carefully plan your shoot so your session will be like magic. I also truly want to get to know you since we will be meeting several times.
The process begins with the pre-consultation, the session, the preview and ordering appointment and delivery of your purchase. It doesn't end there, as clients return year after year to document change and growth.
Pictures taken at the shoot is not happenstance. It is custom designed and planned so the session goes well and planned with the end goal in mind. I want to get to know you and what your vision is and in return, I can share my creativity with you! You will come to the session feeling confident and informed.
We can decide together if a session is suitable on-location or in my home studio. That said, sessions can feel overwhelming and stressful for people of all ages from deciding what to wear, to reluctant children, to convincing un-enthusiastic parties that having pictures taken isn't 'that bad.' I have worked with children and families for over 20 years and I have seen it all. There is no time limit on our session. We will just relax and play and be patient as much as we need to be. Most of the time the last few images are favorites because it takes some time to warm up and by the end, children and adults have relaxed in front of the camera. Sessions can last anywhere from 30 minutes - 2 hours, depending on how things go. I am devoted to your session which is why I will only schedule 1 per day. To give you the attention to detail that you deserve.
My home studio is limited on space, but it does offer a sophisticated look to your portrait, no matter the weather. On location sessions can be a fun way to spend our time if the location is special to you, or I can recommend a place!
THE ORDERING APPOINTMENT
This is what we've been waiting for! To see the outcome of our pre-planning and session! You will view all photos culled down and fully edited and retouched to the very best images. You will see your gallery via a slide show at my home or somewhere else convenient for you. I will help you sort through your images and finalize your decision for your wall art or album. This is where you are finalizing your portrait order, so it is impertinent for all purchasing deciding individuals to be present! Eeek! This is so much fun!
After 3-4 weeks, your art pieces will be available to be picked up or hand delivered by me. I will call or email you indicating it is ready to take home and be enjoyed for a very, very long time.
That is not the end. For return clients, we will build on the relationships and planning for future sessions to bring you truly one-of-a-kind pieces that will delight you year after year!