All your burning questions answered below. If there is something we haven't covered, click on our contact page and ask.
May I bring more than one friend with me to my photo shoot?
Yes!! You just need to let us know when you schedule your appointment so that we can block out enough time to photograph everyone.
What clothing should I bring to my session?
This session is designed to make you look and feel fabulous. Bring clothes that you love and that reflect your personality. I recommend bringing at least three outfit options. When you arrive at your session, I will talk to you about which of the items you brought with you will work best with the shoot.
What kind of shoes should I bring?
I typically don't photograph the whole body, so your feet won't be in any pictures so bring some comfortable flats. If you have a fabulous pair of heels you want to be photographed in, bring them with you and we can integrate them into your shoot.
How should I prepare my hair for the session?
Your hair should be clean and dry. If you have naturally curly hair and you would like us to style it straight for the photo shoot, please let us know in the initial phone contact, because we will need to give you extra time.
Do you recommend getting a manicure?
Absolutely, I will be using your hands in most of my pictures. I would recommend keeping your nail polish light and neutral.
Do you recommend getting a facial before the photo shoot?
If you do get a facial, make sure you get it done 2-3 days before the photo shoot so that your skin has time for the added redness to diminish.
Should I get my eyebrows shaped?
Yes, we won't have time to pluck your eyebrows during our session.
I have skin allergies, do I need to bring my own make-up products?
If you are allergic to any make-up or hair products, please let us know before your session. If possible, we can use your own products so that there is no skin irritation.
What make-up products do you use?
Most of our make-up is MAC, however, we do use some products from L'Oreal and Clinique.
Am I still going to look like myself in the photos?
Absolutely! Our sessions are designed to make you feel your most beautiful. I do not want change how you look or make you feel like someone you are not.
How much re-touching is done to the photographs?
I make subtle enhancements in photoshop, while still retaining what makes you beautiful. Most of my adjustments are to enhance color and lightly even skin tones. I will eliminate scars or blemishes if you prefer.
Will you "help" me lose 10 pounds in photoshop?
I want you to love your pictures, but I don't agree with shrinking bodies in photoshop. I use posing to make the most flattering shapes for your body.
How long will it take for me to see a proof of my photos?
At the time you book your photo shoot, we also schedule your ordering session. Typically, your ordering session is held 5-7 days after your photo shoot. Once you order and pay for your photos they usually take an additional 7 days to be mailed to you.
I don't want any photo prints, may I just buy the digital files?
I sell photographs, not digital files. I want you to celebrate your images and for you to be able to see them daily. For each photograph that you purchase, I automatically give you the digital file at no additional cost.
Do I have permission to make additional prints of the digital files or upload them onto a social media site?
At our ordering session, I will give you a copy of my release form so that you may make additional prints. I want you to share your files with your friends and family online, I only ask that you do not remove the copyright data. I do however, still hold copyright ownership of the images and you may not use them in any commercial application without my consent.
Will you hold your photo sessions (with full hair and makeup) outside your studio?
I am willing to shoot outside, in your home, in a hotel, or in any other location. I will however need to see the site before I agree to hold your session there. I am a natural light photographer, so I will need to make sure there is adequate light to make you look beautiful.
Why are your sessions only on Saturday?
At this time, I am only available on Saturdays for photo shoots, because I have a full-time job teaching high school.