A few weeks after your session, you will be invited back to my studio for your Reveal and Ordering Appointment to view your gallery of photos and select your favorites. I will help you design the finished products for your home.
During your session, I will pose and guide you so that you look your best in front of the camera. Your session will be relaxed and fun! I will then carefully review, edit, and retouch the best photos from the session.
We will first meet for a consultation at my studio, where you'll have the chance to learn about the process, view products and pricing, and book your session. We will then plan and customize every detail of your session.
You're a work of art, and your portraits deserve to be displayed and enjoyed. Photographic products are made in the USA, and are sourced from professional print labs that use only the finest printing technology and that exclusively serve professional photographers. Every client will be treated to a Reveal & Ordering Appointment to select their favorite photos and products!
Acrylic Prints are vibrant displays designed to hang on the wall or be placed on an easel. The image is mounted behind 1/4" or 1/8" clear, glossy acrylic.
Flat Metals are designed to be displayed using an easel or to hang on the wall. The image is printed directly onto the metal surface using an emulsion process.
Curved Metals are free-standing. The image is printed directly onto the metal surface using an emulsion process.
The acrylic block is a decorative item designed to be displayed on a mantle, end table, bookshelf, or desk. The photo is attached to the back of a 1" thick, clear, free-standing block.
Canvas Gallery Wraps are designed as wall art for your home. The image is printed directly onto textured canvas material and coated for protection. The canvas is then stretched around a wooden frame, stapled, and finished with your choice of backing and hanger.
Albums are the perfect way to get all of your favorite photos in one place, and are a true luxury keepsake. You'll be able to select from several options such as size, cover material, imprinting, and more. Photos are printed directly onto the sturdy, lay-flat pages, and then finished with a protective coating. The layout is thoughtfully designed by the photographer with your input and approval.
Prints (sold individually) come ready to frame, mounted on matboard (up to 8x10) or styrene (11x14 and larger).
Gift Prints are sold in sets of the same image and are unmounted. These are ideal for giving to family and friends.
Wallet Prints are sold in sets of the same image and include a metal tin.
I use professional camera equipment, lighting equipment, and computer software in order to produce clear and sharp photos with perfect light and colors. All sessions are photographed in RAW file format to capture the most detail, and my computer monitor is calibrated to ensure color accuracy of prints.
BACKUPS AND STORAGE
Your photos are safe! I always carry backup equipment, record to dual memory cards in-camera, and utilize a redundant electronic data storage system.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
I am formally college-classroom educated in photography, art, and digital design. I regularly read and practice new techniques to stay ahead of the changing industry.
IN-HOUSE EDITING & RETOUCHING
I believe that editing and retouching are an integral part of my art, and therefore I do not outsource. Your photos will be treated to standard editing and retouching (color/lighting correction, teeth whitening, and blemish removal) while not altering permanent features. I want you to look like the best version of yourself, without filters or overdone skin softening. I take pride in maintaining realistic color and lighting in my photos for a timeless look.
You can be assured that your finished photos will be consistent in color and style, as well as consistent with my portfolio.
PRINT & DIGITAL PRODUCTS
I offer both printed products and digital images. I source all products from print labs that exclusively serve professional photographers. Trust me, you will love having your photos on your walls and in your hands! You are also welcome to purchase high-resolution digital images with a print release. For every photo purchased, I include a corresponding watermarked digital version to share on social media.
STYLING AND OUTFIT ASSISTANCE
To achieve the aesthetic as seen in my portfolio, I encourage my clients to dress in unique, formal, or on-trend outfits. We will discuss ideas for clothing and accessories, and I will expertly advise you on what colors and styles will work best with each location and background. I will share with you my Style Guide, Pinterest board, and favorite places to shop, and you will have exclusive access to the Style Closet!
I love using unique locations for creative inspiration! I have several locations to choose from, or we can use a location of your choice. Most sessions will take place outdoors in the Fond du Lac area, though my studio and other indoor locations may be used as well.
INCLUDE YOUR FAVORITE PROPS AND PETS
Your photos are about you, and I encourage you to bring meaningful props or items. Pets are welcome as long as they are leashed, well-behaved, and permitted at the location.
I value transparency, and so you will see all product prices before committing to a session. Due to occasional changes in prices and product offerings, I do not email price lists until after the consultation. The typical investment is reflective of actual client orders, which include a substantial number of products and photos. The total investment varies, as everyone has different needs and desires when it comes to professional portraits.
SERVICE & FLEXIBILITY
My business model is low-volume so that I can maintain a personal level of service and scheduling flexibility for weather and illness.
LEGAL AND INSURED
My business is legal, registered, and fully insured. I am a professional who is invested in my business and committed to my clients.