Y o u r S e s s i o n E x p e r i e n c e
What I Offer
+ Motherhood | Birth Sessions | Fresh 48 Sessions
+ Intimate Weddings & Elopements | Engagements | Anniversaries
What to Expect
First, I want to take some time to get to know what is most important to you when it comes to portraits. Together, we will go over details such as concept, location, and wardrobe.
Choose Your Location
Next, we will determine where the session will take place.
You can choose to schedule your session:
At Your Home
Specific Destination (National Parks, State Parks, etc)
Fine Art Session
A session with me will last anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours. I work very intuitively and offer subtle direction during the shooting process to make it comfortable and easy. My clients and I typically get into a vibe and want to keep creating, if that gives any insight to how your session might go! Portrait sessions can be done on location or in a studio setting with lights. Your home can even act as the studio, all you need is a single blank wall. I’ll come to you with lights and take care of the rest. If you have small children this can be an excellent way to ensure a smooth, comfortable session in an environment they feel safe in. When working with artificial light I almost always use a one-light setup to mimic natural light, which will give your images a more dramatic feel.
The Documentary Session
Documentary sessions are a little different in nature. I may intervene with some direction here and there, but overall I’m capturing your life exactly as it is, as art. What are your mornings like? Bedtime? Do you like to create together? Cook together? Is gardening your favorite pastime? A special place you like to go together? You decide which memories - at home or elsewhere - are the most important to you. We can also use your home as a backdrop to create a more stylized, conceptual session. There are so many possibilities!
The Birth Session
Birth sessions are something new for me this year, so if you’re considering one please reach out because I’m offering discounted rates as I continue to build my portfolio in this area.
The Fresh 48 Motherhood / Family Session
Are you bringing home a new baby soon? While I don’t offer standard, posed newborn sessions, I do document the arrival of new babies at home. I’ll spend up to three hours with your family as you welcome your new little one home.
Maybe you’re introverts at heart (like me). Maybe you’re a little bit weird (like me). Maybe you don’t have a ton of family around. Maybe you want a small-ish wedding that’s more sentimental than it is grand. And even if it’s a little fancy, maybe you just like things low-key. Maybe a special place in Nature is where you dream of saying “I do.” Maybe you want to have the entire wedding and reception in your family’s back yard. Or maybe it’s just about the two of you and you’re goin’ somewhere beautiful to do exchange your vows. If any of this is you, you are my ideal client. You’re awesome and I want to capture your special day.
Engagement & Anniversary Sessions
Engagement and Anniversary sessions typically last around 2 hours, and most couples like to do two outfits.
Every couple who books a wedding with me receives a complementary engagement session at a location of choice.
Fine Art Retouching
Following your session I will carefully review your images to select the most captivating photographs. You can expect a fine-art feel that is gritty, aged, and film-like. I use customized, fine-art retouching. Each image receives individual care and attention, and I consider how the images complement one another as a whole. This is similar to the process of curating images for display in an art gallery.
Image Presentation & Ordering
After I have fully retouched the images, you can look forward to a marriage of dramatic + emotive images in artful presentation within 3-5 business days. From here, you can select which prints and products will work best for your needs. We can absolutely do this in person for a personalized ordering experience. Otherwise, I will create an online gallery that can be viewed for 7 days.