WANNA HANG OUT?
That’s what a photo session with me feels like! If you’re looking for a photographer to capture any type of special life celebration, I would love to be the one for you!
If you’re looking for a perfectly posed photo with every hair in place and not a wrinkle in sight, I’m probably not your gal. What makes your love… well, your love? I’m for those real, authentic, in-betweens: the bellyaching laugh, that golden kiss under the sun, that magic heart-beating-fast moment.
You're about to scroll down and read some of the basics that are included in my packages, but there is so, so, so much more that goes into each package that you can't really put a price on. Don't worry — once you shoot me an email, I'll send over my full pricing guide with much more info!
If you're looking for a wedding photographer, follow the link below:
couples & engagement
the soft-spoken and intimate
2 locations • 2 outfits • 75 images • high resolution color and b&w images • online image gallery • digital download • print release • location and outfit assistance • travel fees may apply
engagement sessions are included in my wedding packages. click here to learn more
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you do proposals?
YES! These are some of my favorite parts of my job. If you’re looking to get down on one knee, I’d love to coordinate with you on a perfect plan of action. I’ll go incognito—I’ve hidden behind trees in the forest, hiked in the rain, staked out in flower fields secretly, and pretended to be an innocent bystander with a friend to act like a decoy! Let’s come up with a plan so you can do your thing while I do mine (shhh!).
How do I book you?
I require two items to secure your portrait session date: a signed contract and a 50% non-refundable retainer. The remaining balance is due no later than the day of the shoot before it begins.
What is your reschedule policy?
If an illness or circumstance beyond control prevents a photo session from taking place, you may reschedule your session, but you must discuss it with me first. Weather rescheduling is at my discretion (my equipment isn't waterproof!). Your retainer will still be valid and transferred to the new rescheduled date. I allow one reschedule within 2 months, but after that, a new retainer will be required to book again, and a new date cannot be guaranteed. If a full cancellation occurs less than a week (7 calendar days) before the session or if you do not show up, you will forfeit all monies paid.
Are there any limits of travel?
If there are any costs or fees associated with the location, such as location permits or parking, you will be responsible for those fees. For standard sessions, I cover a total of 40 miles of driving, which typically covers locations around Cleveland. If additional traveling is required, or if locations are more than 15 minutes of each other, additional travel fees may occur, but they are super small and reasonable! No worries.
Do you give out RAW files?
No, sorry. I believe that editing is half the magic that goes into images and without this huge step, the images are only halfway done and don’t represent my photography quite yet. Giving out my unedited RAWs is like chefs giving out uncooked ingredients to their customers. No one wants raw chicken. ;) It also takes special software I’ve purchased to convert RAW files into an image so that you can view it on your screen. This process is long, and the file sizes are massive. The action of converting these files is part of what you paid for with my services. I promise I’ll deliver all the photos you’ll want, and if for some reason you think I missed something, just ask!
Can you Photoshop us?
Nope. My entire heart with my photography is to capture my couples as authentic and real as possible. I want to capture the real stuff, the messy, the imperfect. I don’t alter the way you look other than skin blemishes or anything temporary that would not normally be there (bruise, scrape, acne, etc. unless you’d like me to keep it the photos). If you’re especially self-conscious about something, please let me know as I’ll be sure to be extra aware of that while I’m posing you.
Do you help in the planning process?
Absolutely! I send over my 18-page couples session guide when you inquire! Let me know if there’s anything I can do to make the process easier for you!
Do you deliver every single image you take?
No, I do not. I eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions and other images that may dilute the overall product delivery. For example, because I shoot with a low aperture, sometimes I take a few extra shots to make sure I have the perfect focus. I don’t expect you to have the expertise or the time to zoom into each image to select the one with the sharpest focus, so I spend hours doing that on my end. In another example, candid laughs and emotional tears are some of the best images from the day. Unfortunately, they can also yield some unflattering facial expressions. I might snap a few extras of any of these moments to make sure I have a great shot with the ideal expression for the moment. With my expertise of processing millions of images each year, I eliminate ones that I feel are duplicates and only deliver the best of the best. Just trust me. :)
How long have you been a photographer?
I have been taking photos with a “professional” camera since I was 13. I had a minor in photography in college, and that’s when I started taking on clients. I’ve been shooting professionally for two years.
Where are you based? Do you travel?
I am based in Cleveland, Ohio, but will travel near and far! So far, clients have come to me from as far as Chicago and I have gone as far as New Jersey.
How do you describe your editing style?
I best describe my editing style as a mix of bold and earthy. I’m on the moodier side while still being vibrant. What you see in my work on Instagram and in my portfolio is what you can expect (considering lighting, etc).
Have you shot at our selected location before?
If I haven’t shot at your location before, don’t fret!!! I can make nearly any location look magical. Not only do I intensely research all about your location before your shoot, but I also show up extra early so I can scout for the perfect photo spots. Lighting and specific day-of stuff impacts things SO much, so I actually prefer to scout the day of!
What is your turnaround time?
I'll get your images to you in under 3 weeks, guaranteed. Let's be real, I can't wait to deliver your images, and I’ll likely get you them in no time. I’ll be sending you sneak peeks way before then too!
Can we print our photos?
You get printing rights included, so yes! You can purchase prints and albums right through your gallery! If you choose to go elsewhere, I highly encourage a professional printing lab (not CVS or Walgreens), since your professional photos deserve professional quality.