Where is your studio?

It’s our ranch, your home or a favorite fishing hole. As an on-location photographer, it’s your choice.  I feel natural light is the most flattering, so I choose to shoot mainly in the beautiful outdoors (with the exception of newborns, where I use natural light filtered through a window in the warm coziness of your home).

What do I wear?

This is understandably my most commonly asked question. I religiously answer the same way each time . . . . you and your family should wear something that expresses your individual personality. Clothing should also be comfortable and complimentary of each other. Keep it simple! I find that a casual top, paired with a fabulous piece of jewelry can create a stunning, flattering imagine just about every time. When we are working with small children, it’s even more important that the clothing choice fits well and is comfortable. When shooting in the outdoors, I’ve found that a pop of color will help you stand out from the scenery. Maybe a bright colored scarf, a gorgeous hair flower or a stunning necklace.  Need more help with colors and options? Just ask, we’ll set up a Pinterest board and share ideas.

When do I need to book my session?

Book early! I begin booking weddings one year in advance. Popular summer dates book very quickly and it makes me very sad to turn a bride away because her wedding date is already taken. My best advice on choosing a wedding photographer? Photo quality is obviously most important, but secondly choose someone you want to spend your wedding day with. Your photographer will be with you EVERY step you take throughout the day, make sure it’s someone you’ll enjoy sharing this special time with.

Family, Engagement & Senior sessions are generally booked 30-60 days in advance, depending on the time of year. Because, I prefer shooting in natural light, sessions may be rescheduled due to inclement weather. I do not shoot in below freezing temperatures.

Maternity sessions are preferably done at 32-36 weeks. We want to see your growing belly, but have you not so close to your due date that you feel uncomfortable. Newborn shoots are best done at 7-10 days of age. We may choose to wait a little longer with babies born prematurely or showing signs of jaundice.

When will I see my images?

Family, Engagement, Senior, Maternity and Newborn sessions generally run about 3 weeks. Your images are delivered to you through an online gallery.

Weddings generally run between 8-10 weeks, depending on the busyness of the season. Your images are delivered to you on a custom USB, with printable quality resolution files.

How do I order prints?

I offer professional quality printing at reasonable pricing to all  my clients. I am very happy to offer album, card, and specialty product design using your sessions images. Pricing will be included with your image delivery and quotes are available on large projects. Although not recommended, you will have the freedom to print your images on your own, keep in mind that print quality is not guaranteed when using outside print labs.

What about copyrights?

The U.S. Copyright Act (Title 17, United States Code) is designed to protect photographers and other artists by granting them the exclusive right to distribute, copy, edit and publish their photography by license, transfer or sale. This is important because the Copyright Act prohibits anyone from copying, scanning, editing or sharing photographic prints, images or media without the written permission of the photographer.

So what does that mean for you? It boils down to this, you can display your photos just about anyway you please, but you cannot sell them or alter them. Because your photograph is a work of art that I want you to cherish, I wanted you to know about this important Copyright protection. Respecting the Copyright Act not only protects the rights of the photographer and prevents you from being subjected to prosecution, it helps to make sure that your photographic prints retains their original value as a work of art.

P.S. I never provide a copyright release.



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