What to Expect

Unsure of what to expect? Have questions about the process? Read through this section to find out all about the process of booking, planning your shoot, ordering and delivery of your beautiful products.

Step 1 – Inquire

portraits for womenThe first step is to inquire. You’ve looked through my site, seen my photography style and you’d like to know more – wonderful! I’d love to hear from you, so send me a message with any questions or comments you have. We’ll be spending quite some time together so we need to see if we’re a good fit for each other, and if my skills meet your needs. I’m passionate about giving women a once-in-a-lifetime experience but I also understand that you might have a little anxiety about having your portrait taken. This is the time to set those concerns to rest, so fire away and ask your questions.

Send me your inquiry now and I will get back to you within 24 hours. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Step 2 – Book your Session

When I get your inquiry I’ll go over any questions or concerns you have, then if you want to move forward we’ll set a date for your session (I typically book about 2-4 months in advance.) Once you have decided on your perfect session I will send you a contract to sign and instructions on how to pay the session fee. To book your start date I require a signed contract, and your non-refundable session fee of $250. That is all done online, to make it easy for both of us.

Remember the session date is not booked until the contract is signed and the session fee is paid.

Step 3 – Pre-Shoot Consultation and Preparation

woman relaxes on bridgeStep 3 is homework, sorry! When your session is confirmed I will send you a questionnaire to understand what you want from your shoot. It’s my way of getting to know you a little better. During this time you can browse through my Pinterest boards, or you can start a Pinterest board of your own and share it with me. This will help me see what appeals to you and create the best plan for your shoot. I will also send you my helpful Style Guide to help you plan your outfits, and a timeline of preparation before your shoot. 2-3 weeks before your shoot we will have a pre-shoot meeting (either in person or by Skype). We will go over all the details such as location, outfits, hair and makeup, as well as your overall vision for your session. Good preparation is crucial as it helps me to ensure that we get the most beautiful portraits of you.

Step 4 – Relax and enjoy your session!

young dancer in contemporary dance poseGet ready to experience the shoot of your dreams! If we have booked you a hair and makeup artist, you will arrive 1 hour before your photo shoot for full-on pampering and makeup magic. You will feel like the very best version of yourself, then we’ll begin shooting. What better way to spend 2 hours: you will enjoy the most amazing one-in-a-lifetime photographic experience where you feel like a celebrity. You may feel nervous at the start of your session but by the end I know that you will love being in front of the camera.

After your session we will fix a date for your ordering appointment, normally around 10 days after the shoot.

Step 5 – The Reveal and Ordering session

At this appointment, you will come to review your gorgeous gallery. I will go through your portraits with you, helping you to select the best of the best. The purpose of this meeting is to place your final order, so choose a time when ALL decision makers can attend. Samples will be on hand for viewing and you will get my professional input to help you narrow down your choices.

If additional meetings are required, I will happily accommodate this for $50 per time, to cover my overhead and/or extra travel & time to meet with you.

Please note that I do not do online proofing. If you have out-of-state family or others who wish to place an order that cannot attend, please ask me about the option of having selected images put on an app for viewing.

Step 6 – Delivery

mother embraces with her daughterThe moment you’ve been waiting for: you collect your albums and prints! This is always the most exciting time for me as your photographer… seeing the joy and surprise on your face when you see your beautiful self in print. Depending on what you ordered, you could have your portraits 2 weeks after placing your order. Some products such as albums take longer and may arrive 3-4 weeks after placing your order.

“BEAUTY IS NOT IN THE FACE,
BEAUTY IS A LIGHT IN THE HEART.” -KAHLIL GIBRAN