I'm awkward in photos.
Well, most of us feel that way. Look at all of the perfect 20 year olds using filters and altering who they really are on social media. The best images are always the in between moments... I am really good at getting those. The split second in between poses. I shoot quickly and am a good director. You just need to feel comfortable that I will take charge. You just be yourself and in that moment of relaxation comes the best version of you that you always wish someone would get. I know this because I want it for myself. I have photographed almost everyday for over two decades, I get it ... Your ability to relax is the most important thing, I will take care of it.
Why should I be photographed?
You would be surprised. Think about your kids in the far away future and looking back saying "that was my mom", "that was my dad", "that was us", "that was our summer", "that was our life"… "this is me!" Think about your customers or clients, in a world where people want to see who they are working with. Let me help you express who you really are. Think about yourself, wanting to record some thing you've been through, a mile stone, a moment in your life. It is always after the experience that the real value is seen, if you thinking about it, trust it.
What is included in a session?
Sessions include the following:
- Our initial meeting designed for us to prepare for our time together including wardrobe discussion.
- All pricing and product questions answered.
- Professional Hair and makeup if decided upon.
- 3-5 outfit changes.
- A fully guided photo session in my studio. Up to two hours.
- Professional editing color correction black and white treatments and touch ups where applicable.
- A Reveal and Ordering session within two weeks of your shoot.
Do you retouch?
Yes, but I will not create anything that will make you feel like you are not yourself. Good light and good body position are the most important thing, that is my job. The retouching I do would be subtle and make sense. I am not going to alter who you, but I will pay attention to details.
What do I wear?
We will discuss at our prep meeting ... and it will not be complicated. I prefer a simple palette and I also have beautiful dresses and clothes we could shoot in. At one of of my favorite sessions, my client showed up in her gym clothes and I had everything we needed. If you want professional makeup, I will organize it and if you don't normally wear a lot of makeup, let's stick to who you are. If we are coordinating lots of people, I will send you mood boards. This will be fun and easy, not stressful.
How long does a session take?
Not more than two hours total .... It will be based on hair and makeup, how many people are being photographed, clothing changes, or the ages of kids.
How do I book a shoot?
Call or email me and we will set up a consultation appointment. This will introduce us, my studio or the location, my products and my prices.
What can I expect to spend?
Portrait and family sessions start at $550 for shoot fee ... Products consist of albums, printed images and digital files. Those packages start at $1250.
What is the turn around time?
Within two weeks from shoot, we will meet at my studio and view your images. From there selections will be made for your purchase.
Do you offer personal branding headshots?
Yes. Once a month I offer 30 minute headshot sessions. Please call for the schedule. The fee is $350 and includes 3 edited images of your choice.
Will you use my image for social media?
I would love to, but only if you are okay with it.
Do you provide online galleries?
After the package selection, all purchased images will be place into an online gallery for your viewing.
Where do you live?
I live in Phoenix Arizona. I have built a studio here at my home and I have the most beautiful environment to shoot in with lots and lots of backgrounds. It is private and peaceful. I do shoot on location, even if it is in another city, just ask and we can plan.