From the moment you book, until long after your photos are delivered, I want this experience to be meaningful for you!
You see, when you invest in a photographer, you're investing in a lot more than someone to snap photos. I'm there to make sure the whole process flows seamlessly for you. After you book, you can expect a couple of things...
First, I ask all of my seniors (sorry - this ones for you, grad - not for moms!) to fill out a super short questionnaire to help me get to know you better! I want to know more about YOU, what you love and what you're looking forward to in your last year of high school, so that I can offer the best possible experience for you behind the lens.
Along with a questionnaire, I'll send over a "What to Wear Guide" to help ease any outfit-related stress. I know choosing outfits can be tough, so I've put together my best tips and advice to help you choose clothes that feel like you AND photograph well. However, I wouldn't stress too much! If you wear what you love, that’s going to be the most beautiful of all!
Finally, if you remember anything, remember this: I never expect you to be a model. My job is to help you relax, feel natural, and be your true, comfortable self in front of the lens. You don't need to worry about practicing poses or letting the nerves take over, I'll be sure the end result is something you love!
I want to make the process from computer to coffee table as easy as possible for you, so I’ve chosen the best of the best when it comes to albums and will design the whole thing - cover to cover - for you. See all the details here.
If you're in the Duluth area (or for those who want to come visit), I now have a studio space that is available for sessions! If this is something you're interested in, just let me know and we'll get a date on the calendar! You can also view more photos from the studio right here.
I shoot digital and deliver all of my sessions via an online gallery. You are welcome to print your photos wherever you like and I will always include some of my go-to places to print upon delivery!
Currently, I'm based out of Duluth, MN, but I also take photos senior sessions in the Twin Cities area! However, the majority of my sessions are in the Duluth area!
I'm a strong believer that you are beautiful just the way you are! For this reason, I will not use extensive photoshop to make alterations on body shape, sizes and I do not photoshop people into or out of photos. However, I do personally edit each and every image to enhance the beauty that's already there, and will retouch anything that would not normally be there (like a skin blemish, bruise, etc.)
Yes! I love black & whites. The amount I include varies each session because no one session is the same, however each session will include a hand selection of black and white images.
Yes! I know choosing outfits can be stressful and I truly want to make this experience as stress-free as possible for you! Upon booking, I will send over a what-to-wear guide to help ease any outfit related stress. However, I wouldn't stress too much about it -- it's your connection we're really after!
In ALL of my sessions, I take a natural, candid approach. I love warmth and earthy tones. Natural light and laughter. To put it simply, my heart is to capture moments. I do this through guiding you into poses and movements that help you relax, feel natural, and be your true, comfortable self in front of the lens. I don't use special studio lighting or use stiff poses - it's just not my style or what I do best! However, I will capture beautiful moments with you and your loved ones in a natural, meaningful way.
Yes, I'm currently renting a studio in Downtown Duluth! It's a beautiful little space with natural light, white walls and beautiful furniture. I'd love to host grad sessions in the studio!
At this time, I don't require a down payment beforehand for lifestyle & grad sessions. I will send you an invoice upon booking to be paid via credit card or bank transfer by the date of your session. However, I also accept cash or check on site -- just let me if you would prefer this option!
I love helping you get your photos in print! While I don't include albums in my packages, I now offer a custom album design service that you can add on to any package. Take a look at the album options here.
I will deliver your photos to you, via an online gallery, within 1-2 weeks after your session!