A few weeks after your session, you will be invited back to my studio for your Reveal and Ordering Appointment to view your finished gallery. Here you will choose your favorite photos, and I will help guide you in selecting printed products for your home.
I will combine your wishes with my vision, posing and guiding you so that you look your best in front of the camera! I promise to keep it fun. I will then carefully review, edit, and expertly 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 for your session by email, phone, or virtual meetings.
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.
Metal Prints 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 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. I use a combination of natural light and off-camera flash in my work.
BACKUPS AND 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 AND 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/lighting correction, teeth whitening, and blemish removal) while not altering permanent features. I take pride in maintaining realistic color and lighting in my photos for a timeless look that will not become outdated. You'll look like the best version of yourself, without strange filters or overdone retouching. My computer monitor is calibrated to ensure color accuracy of prints.
PRINT AND DIGITAL PHOTO PRODUCTS
I offer both printed products and digital files. I source all products from 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 files which include a print release. For every photo purchased, you'll also receive 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 share with you my exclusive Style Guide, Pinterest board, and favorite places to shop. I will expertly advise you on what colors and styles will work best with each location.
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, though indoor locations may be used as well. 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 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.
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). Sales tax applies to all products and services.