A day or so before our session, I will text or email you the address where we will meet once I know the hourly forecast and that we are clear of rain. Overcast weather is great for photos, so don't let a dreary day worry you! Because men tend to get a bit nervous before photos (okay let's be real... they're just not into taking photos!), I am extremely casual during my sessions and we have a lot of fun without putting pressure on the poses and having everything be picture perfect. By keeping it light and fun, we get real smiles and laughs, and most guys leave saying how happy they are that it was quick and easy! Please don't hesitate to bring Pinterest ideas and poses you love so that we can use them for inspiration.
L A T E P O L I C Y
Please arrive at our set appointment time. I often have several sessions in one day and always stick to my schedule. If you run late, that will cut into our session time. If for some reason I am running behind, I will let you know and this will not affect your appointment time
B A T H R O O M S
Most of my locations *do not* have restrooms available, so please make sure kiddos go to the bathroom before our session. If you are changing outfits, please let me know, as I have a portable changing tent I will bring with me.
P A Y M E N T
I do not require a deposit, and I accept cash (preferred), Venmo and Zelle ONLY, and payment is due in full at the time of our session.
T U R N A R O U N D T I M E
My turnaround is two weeks from the date of our session, and I always aim to get them back sooner! You will receive your gallery online via email, and while I can't always guarantee a social media sneak peek, I do try to post sneak peeks to my Instagram story and Facebook daily!
E D I T I N G
I do not use filter or one-click edits. I hand-edit every single image to compliment skin tones and outfits, so no two sessions are ever the exact same. All images will be edited in my style as a finished product, with complimentary light smoothing of skin and removal of small, non permanent facial imperfections. I do not release the unedited/RAW images as they are not a representation of my work, thank you for understanding.
B E H I N D T H E S C E N E S P H O T O S
I do not mind at all if you snap a few behind the scenes photos, but please limit it to one or two. It is distracting to both children and to me, and I prefer to be the photographer of the shots I am setting up- and I promise you will have your professional photos soon and you'll forget about wanting a phone shot!
kids + props
If you're bringing kiddos please have a "bribe" in mind. It can be fruit snacks, ice cream, tv time, etc. Having a bribe helps with expected meltdowns and keeps us on track time-wise. I love children and look forward to getting lots of laughs and smiles while we're having fun together.
If your kids are very, very fair, you might consider one swipe of mascara on their eyelashes to make their eyes pop more in photos- this is just a suggestion and absolutely *not* a requirement!
Props, babies, puppies, etc!
Feel free to bring along any props that are special to you. If you have a pet that is part of your family (dog, cat, guinea pig, bunny... just no snakes please...seriously!) feel free to bring them along for photos. Holiday props, pretty blankets, and extra-cheesy ideas are welcome! I always have some fall / holiday decor with me, as well as a blanket, but you are welcome to bring your own that matches your outfits.
Don't be nervous!
It’s more than okay to feel nervous! Please know that I do not expect you to be models. My job is to direct you in a way that helps you relax, feel natural, and be your true comfortable selves in front of my lens. Don’t worry if you are feeling nervous, I’ll be sure the end result is something you will love! A lot of men and children tend to clam up in front of a camera, so I keep the whole experience very laid-back and casual so that (hopefully!) everyone feels comfortable and is having fun. I will also tell you how to pose, fix your hair, etc!
how do i print my photos?
Good question! You can purchase directly through your gallery, and the prices are super affordable. Simply add each photo to your cart and choose what size you'd like, and you can even crop them or turn them black and white. I can't wait to see which ones are your favorites!
Add a USB to your package for $20 including shipping straight to you.