When your photos are ready, we'll meet again for your ordering appointment where I will present your finished gallery and you will place your order. Your products will be hand-delivered once they arrive.
During your portrait session I will capture several expressions and poses, combining your wishes with my ideas. I will then carefully review, edit, and expertly retouch the best photos from the session.
We'll first meet for a consultation where you'll have the chance to learn about the process, view products and pricing, and book your session. We will then customize your session by email, by phone, or in person.
Metal products are decorative items designed to be displayed on a mantle, end table, bookshelf, or desk. The image is printed directly onto the metal surface using an emulsion process. Metals are available in flat or curved styles and are free-standing.
The acrylic block is a decorative item designed to be displayed on a mantle, end table, bookshelf, or desk. The image is attached to the back of a 1" thick, clear, free-standing acrylic 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 1.5" 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 album size, number of pages, cover material, imprinting, and more. Images are printed directly onto the sturdy, lay-flat page spreads, which are 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 only professional cameras and lenses in order to produce high-quality photography. All sessions are photographed in RAW file format to capture the most detail. My work is done primarily using natural light but I will use supplemental lighting when necessary.
Backups & Storage
Your photos are safe with me! I always carry backup equipment, record to dual memory cards, and utilize a redundant electronic data storage system.
Education & Training
I attended college where I completed various classroom-based courses in photography, art, and digital design. My first class even involved developing my own film in a darkroom. I regularly read and practice new techniques to stay ahead of the industry.
In-House Editing and Retouching
I believe that editing and retouching are an integral part of my work, and you can be assured that I will never outsource this. All finished photos will be treated to standard editing and retouching (color correction, lighting adjustments, teeth whitening, and blemish removal) while not altering your permanent features. I take pride in maintaining realistic color and lighting in my photos for a timeless look that will not become outdated as fads change. My computer monitor is calibrated to ensure color accuracy of prints.
Printed & Digital Photo Products
I offer both printed products and digital images. I source all photo products from print labs that exclusively serve professional photographers. Trust me, you will LOVE having your photos on your walls and in your hands! In addition to printed products, you are welcome to purchase high-resolution digital images which include a print release. For every image purchased (print or digital), you'll also receive a corresponding watermarked digital version for sharing on social media.
Styling and Outfit Assistance
Every client will be given access to an exclusive Style Guide which contains helpful tips on styling and preparing for your session. I will advise you on what colors and styles will work best with each location.
I have several locations to choose from, or you can use a location of your choice. I love using unique locations for creative inspiration! Most sessions will take place outdoors, though indoor locations may be used for certain types of sessions. We will typically stay in or around Fond du Lac, but can travel further for an additional fee.
Pets at Your Photo Session
Pets are welcome as long as they are leashed, well-behaved, and permitted at the location. I have photographed clients with their dogs, cats, and horses in the past.
Pricing and Product Offerings
All product prices will be disclosed at the consultation. Due to occasional changes in prices and product offerings, I do not email price lists. The typical investment listed here is what actual clients spend, and is reflective of orders that include a substantial number of products/photos. This amount varies, as everyone has different needs and desires when it comes to professional portraits.
Legal & Insured
My business is legal, registered, and fully insured. I am a professional who is invested in my business and committed to my clients.
Booking Your Session
Interested? Let's schedule a consultation! Once you decide to move forward, the session fee will be due to secure your session date on my calendar. My portrait season primarily runs July through October, and session dates are typically secured 3-5 months in advance.
I accept cash, personal check, and credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover). You may even extend your order payment with a payment plan. Sales tax applies to all products and services.