1. Fill out the contact form.
2. While emailing, we will decide type of session, date/time & location, plus answer any questions you may have.
3. I will send over a contract for you to e-sign and request a $50 non-refundable deposit for your session.
(Weddings and large events require a $250 deposit.)
4. Once contract is signed by both parties and the deposit is received, your session is booked!
5. We rock our session. You are amazing. You are beautiful.
6. Final payment is received and images are digitally delivered to you in a timely manner depending on the type of session.
what is your style and what can i expect during my session?
I would describe my style as warm, easy going, and happy. I don't want any of your photos to look posed. I really look for those authentic moments in between the prompts and suggestions. When you bust out laughing at something stupid your partner did, when your kids are goofy and you can't help but let out that big toothy smile, when your love for family overcomes you and sometimes you just gotta shed that tear. I can guide you to make sure that we can capture these moments. Don't worry, it won't be a flashback from senior prom or school portraits. Unless you're into that sort of thing.
are you willing to travel?
Heck, to the yes. I'm based out of Grayslake, IL and service all of Lake County. Travel fees apply outside of that area (please email me to inquire). But I am always up for a trip to the Chicago area or almost anywhere in Wisconsin. I have family and friends all over the Northwoods so it gives me a great excuse to say hello! But also, keep in mind those travel fees will apply.
but what should i wear?
Whatever best showcases you! I want you to be comfortable and feeling your best self at your shoots. Feel free to bring accessories like hats, scarves, jackets, glasses if you'd like to change it up a bit. You can even bring other outfits to change into if your session provides that. You can always text/email me some options if you're feeling unsure. Remember to plan for weather (that includes a jacket if it's cold or boots if it's wet outside) as well as where we will be shooting. You want to compliment your surroundings and choose colors so that you stand out. Most importantly, BE YOURSELF!
what's the deal with my images, delivery, etc?
You will have the rights to all of your images; a print release is included when you download your images from Pic-Time. You will not get access to any of your RAW images.
Couple and family sessions can take between 2-3 weeks depending on how long the session was. Creative sessions can take between 1-4 weeks, depending on the project.