questions + answers

How can I prepare my family?

Pretend you are preparing them for a fun family adventure. You’d probably feed them a good breakfast, dress them in reasonably clean clothing (or let them pick out their clothes), and you’d explain to them what will happen for the day. That’s all you need to do for me.


How will I do that if I’m manically cleaning my house before you arrive?

You have children so your house is a continual wreck. For starters, I truly don’t care and am not coming to access your housekeeping skills. Second, it would be unfortunate if you kids look back on these photos and barely recognize their surroundings because you shoved EVERYTHING in the garage for the session. And third, I use high quality lenses that blur backgrounds like a fine watercolor painting. Your mess will fade into the background and your children will be the focus.


No really, it’s worse than you think.

I’m serious when I say let it go. Don’t make me sing Frozen. The “mess” will be less evident than you think because I’m an expert at making the members of your family the focus of your images. I’m a professional at this.


Ok, ok, but what if our family has a special outdoor spot in mind?

Excellent! Typically, we plan an activity around your outdoor location. I have a book with about a hundred ideas that photograph particularly well. We’ll chat about the perfect plan when we talk on the phone before your session.

What do we wear?

Dress casually. Jeans for dad are perfect. Mom can dress in her Saturday attire — a skirt, casual dress, or yoga pants. I highly recommend letting the kids pick their clothing out but even if you do that for them, chose an outfit that in regular rotation. Just as your home is a representation of your current selves, your wardrobe should reflect the same. If you look carefully, you’ll see some kiddos in my portfolio are wearing pajamas! It’s fine by me.


Do you offer discounts and specials?

Occasionally. My VIP customers are the first to find out about any special rates. Sign up here. If there are slots remaining for promotional pricing, I do notify my Facebook followers. You can “like” the page here.


Do you sell digital files?

Absolutely! In fact, they are one of my best selling products. However, digital files have a dirty little secret. You think you want them so you can print photos for your wall BUT they actually add stress to your life as they sit on your USB just begging to be printed. It’s a task that sound easy but tends to get postponed, often for years. By choosing to work with me, I can solve that problem by helping you design a stunning wall gallery or by having your images bound in a durable album that tell a story. Plus, you can always add on your digital files for a discounted rate!