Portrait & Engagement Photography Sessions
Outdoors or in your home, natural light and flash assisted lighting, I am able to work in a wide variety of situations. Archival Fine Art Prints, Custom Canvas Collections and albums are available for purchase at your personal ordering session which most often takes place in the comfort of your home.
We'll start out with a portrait design consult, usually at your home or over the phone when distance is an issue, where we will get to know each other and discuss what your portrait needs are, where you envision hanging your portrait, as well as how to make wardrobe decisions in keeping with your personal and home aesthetic. This is an important step as we work together to create your portraits. It helps me understand your needs better in order to provide you with the customized experience and finished products that my clients expect. This meeting also helps you think intentionally about your portraits, both in terms of how to create the feel that you want in the portrait itself and planning for its place in your home.
The portrait session will typically last about 45-90 minutes. I have a fun and lighthearted approach that both connects both your personal and family dynamics and my own sense of creativity. Every one of my clients tends to walk away saying, "That was so much more fun than I imagined!" I LOVE hearing that!
Each portrait session is followed about a week or two later by a personal viewing and ordering session either in person or via video chat where you will be able to experience some of the products I offer and decide what you feel best fits your home and family. There is no order minimum but clients on average typically invest between 700 and 5000 or more on a combination of wall art, folio box collections, custom albums, gift prints or digital backups. Cotton fiber based and archival for 100+ years, my fine art prints begin at 200 dollars for an 11x14. Custom framed fine art prints, fine art canvases and metals begin at 400 dollars for an 11x14. Long distance ordering sessions can be arranged. Hand delivery of these fine art products can take up to 4-6 weeks, depending on the scale and size of your order as well as the time of year.
Please note: High-Res digital backup files printable up to 8x12 are not included in the price of your session but are available for purchase as individual products at the time of your ordering session and represent a considerable value since once you have purchased a digital file you have a license to print the image as many times as you'd like for personal family use.
As you have probably noticed, I care deeply about getting your photos off of the computer and onto your walls or into your hands. When you make the decision to invest in a portrait on your wall or an album full of treasured memories, something lasting that you can hold or hang and hand down through the generations, it is more than just a record of something that once happened. It becomes a family treasure. Because I invest my experience and time into the creation of these pieces and I know that they will be treasured for years to come I entrust the printing of your portraits to exclusive photographic arts creators and I stand behind my product.