How do I reserve my portrait session?

All portrait sessions require a retainer fee paid in full and a signed portrait contract to reserve a date and time for your portrait session. Reservations must be made over the phone or in-person during your Complimentary Consultation. To schedule your Complimentary Consultation, please click here to submit an inquiry form. 


How do I book my Complimentary Consultation?

Please complete an inquiry form and I will follow-up with a list of available dates and times for you to schedule your Complimentary Consultation.


What is included with my Reservation retainer fee? 

Your retainer fee for your session reservation includes the time and talent of your photographer to design, prep, shoot, retouch and present your custom photo shoot, the time and talent of your hair and makeup artist, and the goodies we'll have ready during your session.


When is the retainer fee due?

The retainer fee is due upon booking your reservation, along with your signed contract. Reservation dates and times will only be reserved if the session fee is paid and contract is signed. 


When should I book my reservation?

Reservation availability is limited and is on a first come first serve basis. All reservations must be booked at least 14 days before the desired reservation date. Keeping in mind that sessions generally book out 6 weeks in advance, you should book your session with plenty of time to decide on the looks and styles you want, to shop for the clothing you want to bring to your session, and keep a 2-3 week turn around in mind if your images will be used for a special occasion (greeting cards, announcements, gift for a loved one, etc..).

For maternity images, the best time to reserve your session is around 28-32 weeks in your pregnancy. Newborn images are best created when baby is 6-22 days old to achieve the squishy-sleepy-baby look. 

Wedding services should be reserved as soon as you start planning your wedding! Your wedding photographer will wear many hats on your big day to be sure to capture every single detail, so not only do you want to be sure you book them before another bride does, but that you book them in enough time for them to be able to learn all the in's and out's of your wedding day. 


What if I need to reschedule?

Life happens, and sometimes things don’t go the way we plan. If you need to reschedule, I ask that you give me at least a two-hour notice, along with suggestions for the new date you wish to have your reservation. When choosing a new date, have a couple of backup dates in mind in case the new date you request is unavailable. If you need to reschedule again, a rescheduling fee of $250 is due before you set the new date. These terms stand for Style Consults and Reveal Sessions as well. 


What if the weather is bad?

If your session is scheduled for outdoors, I will cancel the morning of your session reservation if the weather conditions are severe. “Severe” meaning heavy rain, extreme wind conditions, and extreme heat or cold. If the weather is questionable, I will call you the morning of to inform you that I’m monitoring the conditions and will give you a final decision 2 hours before your session. If weather becomes severe during your session, we will reschedule to finish the remainder of the session at my earliest availability, on a later date, at no additional charge.


What if I have more questions?

If you have any more questions, feel free to submit an inquiry form, and I'll be sure to get back to you. =]