frequently asked questions
Q: Do you still photograph engagements, weddings or boudoir?
A: Yes, on a case by case basis. Shoot me a message and let me know what you have in mind!
Q: Do you offer mini sessions?
A: Yep, sure do! And they're awesome!!! These events book quickly, so I suggest booking in advance or getting your name on our mailing list to receive special mini session announcements before the masses. Scroll down down to the bottom of the page to signup.
Q: Do you offer a military discount?
A: I offer a 10% discount for all military, active duty and retired, and for first responders; ie. police, firefighters, EMS and nurses.
Q: How long do I have to pay the retainer and remaining balance?
A: You have 5 days to pay your retainer to hold your session time and date. The remaining balance is due the day of your session.
Q: Can I include my pet in my session?
A: Ummmm. Yes please. Just be aware that I WILL obsessively ooh and ahh over your furkid. #sorrynotsorry
Q: What types of products do most clients purchase?
A: Albums are very popular! They are the perfect way to get all your favorite images in one place and can be passed down as a family heirloom. Other favorites include canvases and wall + gift prints.
Q: Can you describe your style?
A: My style is timeless. Not traditional and not trendy. It's portrait photography for fun, modern, and stylish families who aren't afraid to show genuine emotions in photos. I won't make you do cliche or uncomfortable poses, nor will I move every hair to perfection before taking the photo. I also don't follow trends that will make your photos look dated in ten years. I believe that photography is about preserving those little moments, that hold authentic connection, and bringing out the beauty in things that go unnoticed by most.
// I don't take pictures, I capture experiences. I'm inspired by gorgeous landscapes, natural light, color and textures and those beautiful, fleeting moments of life. I am an artist and a storyteller. I would love to capture the essence of your family. The candid, organic, in-between moments that show an uncensored, real and authentic life. Capturing great images for you that tell your family story. Learn more here.
Q: Will you edit the images from our session?
A: Yes. All images are edited for print, which includes color correction, lighting adjustments, cropping and straightening. Portraits will be retouched if necessary. Meaning, I will remove or minimize blemishes while not altering permanent features. If you have a special request, please make sure to discuss it with me prior to your session. I will never deliver RAW images to clients.
Q: Do I have to use the Style Questionnaire for my session?
A: Not at all! You may already have specific outfits planned out, or perhaps you're just one of those people who is ridiculously good at fashion - either way, this is a free service to you, so take it or leave it.
Q: How long will our session be?
A: Every session is tailored to uniquely fit each family - so your session may need more or less time than the average. And that is perfectly okay! Remember, your session is all about being connected and present, so try not to schedule too much before or after your session to avoid subconsciously rushing. // On average, Family Sessions can last anywhere from forty-five minutes to an hour. For most families with littles under the age of seven, your session will be around forty-five minutes. Kids just don't like having a camera in their business for too long. Even the most well-behaved littles have a hard time hanging in there for an entire hour. Attention spans start to dwindle and the meltdown countdown begins. (insert shrugging emoji) That's just life. Now, for families with older children or families with multiple kiddos, your session will last approximately an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes. // The average Littles Session is 30-45 minutes.
// If you're worried about time, I recommend letting go and letting me direct! I am, like, really good with kids. I'm like THE best. (Haha I really hope you said that in Donald Trump's voice.) But really though, sit back and let me do what I do best.
Q: What happens if we get bad weather?
A: Wyoming weather can be curious to say the least. You never really know what you're going to get until you're right smack dab in the middle of it. So with this in mind, I reserve the right to reschedule any session if I feel like the weather may cause harm or jeopardize our safety in any way. Sometimes the weather is surprising in a wonderful way, creating opportunities for amazing memories to be made - like an unexpected snowfall or an 80 degree day in January. It's all about the adventure and embracing imperfection. Even our infamous Wyoming winds can be used to work in our favor. No matter what, I will always be open and honest with you, and will discuss all possibilities and options.
Q: What if I want the boring, ho-hum posing and not so much this "experience" you speak of?
A: Then I'm probably not the photographer for you. And that's okay! It will not hurt my feelings one bit, so don't be afraid to be honest with yourself and with me. If my style is not what you're looking for, I will gladly recommend a handful of amazing photographers in our area that may be better fit for you.
Q: Where can I see samples of your work?