I currently offer on-location, natural light photography sessions. I have extensive experience shooting family, couple, engagement, newborn, maternity, senior, head shot and boudoir sessions, as well as events such as weddings, parties and live shows. I take a journalistic approach to most sessions, capturing life as it is, as it's happening, focusing on the nuances that are often overlooked. Please take some time to view the slideshow for each type of session to get an idea of my shooting style.
Standard Session | $300
This is a session type of one of the following: maternity, senior, family (up to ten members), newborn, head shot, couple, engagement, boudoir, or pet. The session will take place at the location of your choice in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area (I also have a few favorite locations that I may suggest), and will last long enough for us to get a sufficient number of images (typically one to two hours). These sessions usually yield thirty to forty finished images.
TIPS: Avoid stripes and busy patterns when choosing clothing. Try to choose something that is not trendy so that your images will look timeless; we want to see YOU. Feel free to bring as many outfit changes as you'd like!
Event Session | $450
This is a session designed for parties, live shows or other special events (graduations, etc). This investment includes up to five hours of shooting time, yielding roughly forty to sixty finished images.
Weddings | $1500
Weddings are an all day affair! I will be documenting your special day from start to finish. Everything from the bride getting dressed to the final dance of the night will be commemorated. A phone or in-person consultation is included at no extra charge so that I may get a timeline of your wedding and you can share with me any specific ideas you have for your photos. At this time, I do not require a deposit for booking. Payment is due before or on the day of the wedding. Exceptions may be made in extenuating circumstances, but your images will not be released to you until your payment is made in full.
TIPS: I strongly, strongly recommend having an unplugged wedding. Your wedding photography is a considerable investment and it's important to realize that these crucial moments of your day cannot be re-created if a guest steps in front of my camera in order to take their own photo with a cell phone. There are a few ways to tactfully and respectfully ask that guests refrain from using cell phones; couples have often put this request in their invitations and programs and/or had their officiants make an announcement before the ceremony begins.
My commitment to you is to treat your memories as lovingly as I would treat my own. Every session includes your finished, high-resolution images that you may have printed wherever you'd like. If you'd like to purchase high-quality prints from a professional lab, I will be happy to order those for you with no additional mark-up in cost (+ shipping). I use WHCC. They offer many other products, such as gallery wrapped canvases and photo books, which I can help you design.
The turn-around time for your images is one to two weeks for standard sessions and three to four weeks for weddings and events. Once editing is complete, your photos will go into a private gallery and the information will be emailed to you. Feel free to share this link.
Your images will be delivered to you digitally via Dropbox, a free service, and you can then download your images to your personal computer. Please do not download images to a cell phone or iPad, as they are compressed during this process and will not print properly. You will also receive a separate folder of your finished images that are optimized for web viewing. These are the files that are ready to be shared with your family and friends via email, Facebook, Twitter or any other social media platform. These images have a copyright logo and I ask that they not be cropped or edited in any way when sharing online, and that when sharing online you include a link to my website. Your images will remain in my permanent library so I can always send them to you again should the files become corrupt or lost, but your online gallery and Dropbox folder will be removed after ninety (90) days.
Sessions may be paid for with cash, personal check or PayPal. Payment is due at the time of the session. Exceptions may be made in extenuating circumstances, however, your images will not be released until payment is made in full.
The use of personal cameras or cell phones to take photos during sessions is strictly prohibited. Thank you.
Once your session is booked, we will discuss all the details and I will answer any questions you may have. I will also send you a copy of a model release and a contract that are required for services. Thank you so much for your interest, and your trust in me to preserve your special moments.