How do I schedule a session?
Fill out the contact form on my website to send me an email with your information and type of session you are interested in scheduling. We will discuss a date/location ideas for your session. You will receive a quote, contract and invoice for payment of a deposit. Payment of the deposit is due within 7 days of receiving your quote. Your session is not booked until a deposit is paid to hold the date/time. After a session is booked, we can discuss wardrobe options and locations in detail. The remaining balance of your invoice is due the day of your session.
What type of sessions do you photograph?
I love photographing genuine connection and emotion. I find the most enjoyment photographing families, small children, couples and in home newborn sessions. Families and couples that are not afraid to relax and be themselves in front of the camera will be most comfortable with my style of photography. I encourage lots of laughing, snuggling and movement in my sessions. I will also schedule a limited number of senior sessions and book a limited number of intimate events/weddings a year. (Mostly couples for whom I photographed an engagement session.)
How long is a session?
Sessions typically last from 45-90 minutes. I will shoot until we run out of light, the kids (or husband) has had enough or I feel confident that we have captured what we need to successfully document the session. If scheduling a lifestyle session, you can plan on 1.5 to 2.5 hours. For newborn sessions, I allow plenty of time for feeding and changing of baby.
Will you travel?
I am based in Overland Park and work in the Kansas City metro area. I will travel to locations outside of the Kansas City area for a $75 travel fee. If an overnight stay is required, hotel costs will also be included in your quote.
When do you schedule sessions?
I schedule outdoor sessions Wednesday - Sunday evenings about 1-2 hours prior to sunset. That is when the light is the most flattering and soft. If a morning session is desired, those can be scheduled either on a Saturday or Sunday within an hour of sunrise before the sun is too high. Indoor lifestyle sessions are scheduled on the weekends.
What should we wear?
I am more than happy to discuss and help plan outfits for you and your family prior to the session. You will also have access to a styling service, Style & Select, that makes planing your portrait session wardrobe quick and easy.
What is included in the session price?
All session packages include an online gallery of your edited images and complimentary access to Style & Select. The gallery provides the option to download your images both in high resolution and web sized files. A typical gallery will have 50+ images. I do not have a set number of images that I provide as I will edit everything that I love and it is all yours to keep. (I do not release the RAW files from our session.)
When do I get to see my images?
I am always excited to start working on the sessions I photograph. I will typically have a few images edited within 2-3 days and post those on Facebook, Instagram and/or my blog. If you would like for your images to not be shared on social media, please do let me know. You can expect the entire gallery to be completed and delivered to you 2-3 weeks after the session. (Fall sessions may take a bit longer, 3-4 weeks on average.)
Can I have the images printed myself?
Yes. A print release is included with all online galleries. You also have the option of ordering professional prints through your gallery. I am happy to recommend other quality professional printing services as well.
I have a large family. Does that cost extra?
A family session fee includes up to 6 people. There is a $25 additional cost per person for families larger than 6.
What if the weather does not cooperate?
If it is raining, snowing or just too cold for little ones on the day of our session, I will contact you to discuss a reschedule. Cloudy weather is not an issue and, in fact, can be favorable.
I will book a limited number of weddings a year, mostly couples for whom I have photographed an engagement session. If interested in wedding photography, please contact me to discuss the specifics of the event and for custom pricing.
Pricing available upon request
Sessions typically last from 45-90 minutes. I will shoot until we run out of light, the kids (or husband) has had enough or I feel confident that we have captured what we need to successfully document the session.
A typical gallery will have 50+ images. I do not have a set number of images that I provide as I will edit everything that I love and it is all yours to keep. The gallery provides the option to download your images both in high resolution and web sized files.
45-90 min of coverage
Complimentary use of styling service
Gallery of 50+ images
Session fee starts at $350
If scheduling an in-home lifestyle newborn session, you can plan on 1.5 to 2.5 hours. I allow plenty of time for feeding and changing of baby. I have wraps that I will bring and/or we can use any items you'd like incorporated into your session.
1.5-2.5 hours in home session
Complimentary use of styling service
Gallery of 65+ images
Session fee starts at $400
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