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 you… well, you?
BASIC PORTRAIT PRICING
up to 2 locations • up to 2 outfits • 75-100 images • high resolution color and b&w • online image gallery • digital download • print release • location and outfit assistance
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!).
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.
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 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 my website and social media is what you can expect (considering lighting, etc).
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.