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How do I get started?

Email me! I will then send you detailed information including, pricing, agreements, and available dates.

First step, we’ll coordinate a time to chat so we can create a vision for your session; the location, who’s being photographed and why, and how and where you want to display your new art. Once we’ve completed this step, you’ll feel relaxed to have expectations from the moment we greet each other at the session, to the moment you view your beautiful new portraits in your home.

Your Session!

Show up and have fun!

Seriously, that’s pretty much it. Expect to spend 1-2 hours laughing, joking, running around and snuggling while I transform your every day interactions into art! It’s always a good idea to come well fed, with backup outfits, and secret snacks or treats.

What’s next?


I take my time processing your images in an authentic, modern way, so you can enjoy them for a very long time. This step takes between two and three weeks. Once completed, 30-40, fully edited images will be available on an online password-protected gallery. For the next 7 days you and your family will be able to choose favorites and finalize your order.

This can be one of the toughest part of the session experience. How do you choose between 30-40 pictures!? Luckily, we’ve already created a plan in your pre-consultation, so it will be easy to stick to your vision and create your final order. While choosing your favorite images, you may decide to adjust your collection or add items to your order, which is easily done as I will always be available to assist through the process. Portraits and family art are enjoyed within 7-10 business days.

I’m Ready to Book!

Awesome! Send me an email and I will forward more information. Once you’ve had a moment to read over everything, together we will choose a date for your session. And as soon as your session fee has been received, you are booked!

I have a few more questions.

Sweet. That means you’re really excited about this, and that’s super cool. Send me an email or continue on to my FAQ.