From the moment you inquire with me, I will walk you through all the steps from picking a date and time to help with what clothes to wear to helping you select heirloom quality artwork for your home.
Photography sessions have a reputation of being stressful. It’s always destined to the be day when everything goes wrong. Johnny spills chocolate pudding on his shirt during lunch, Susie refused to nap even though she does every day at the same time. Don’t you worry about that, Mom and Dad. We will make it work.
My sessions are fun and playful, laid back and casual. Come as you are. I’ll always include a few more formal photos that are always loved by grandparents but, for the most part, I keep things relaxed and natural. Families with younger children will play games, run around, play on playgrounds and have a snack, if it’s needed. Older kids, don’t worry, I’m really good at making a fool of myself to get genuine laughing and smiles from even the most stubborn teenager.
What is included with every session?
I like to keep things simple but give you the best service possible. For me to give you the best set of photos, expect to set aside around an hour for your time with me. Each session includes a pre-session planning phone call. These are short and sweet. Regular sessions can be booked for most session types, including families, children, couples, maternity and newborn. Some session types, such as extended family and special petite sessions, have special pricing due to different time requirements.
Sessions can be done inside or outside. I do photos outside during any season. Yes! That includes Winter in Wisconsin! I have a number of favorite locations in and around the Madison area to take photos. But, if you have a location that is special to you and yours, run it by me so I can scout it ahead of time. My focus is on you! I can also do sessions inside at your home or in a local studio.
Digital & Artwork Collections
Look around your house. What is on your walls? In frames on your bookshelves? This year I am focusing on tangible prints in your hands. How often has media changed in the last 20 years? Floppy disks (let’s be real, I’m a Xennial), stacks of cds with files we can’t read, hard drives we don’t have the right cables to access. Let’s get those images off of your computer! I guarantee the print and color quality of everything ordered through my lab. Where print credits are included, I like to think of them as a gift card for prints and products. You will have the opportunity to order prints, canvas, wall displays and much more directly from your client portal but I am always available to help! As much as I can recommend tangible photos, many clients still often only want the digital images. I have collections available for digitals only, as well!
The following session packages can be booked for immediate families, children, maternity, newborn, couples, 2023 and 2024 seniors and portraits as well as documentary. More details about special sessions are below. If you have a unique situation or idea that doesn’t fit into one of these session types, contact me! We can chat about it.
Do you need to book more than one session? Bundling more than one session within a 6 months gives you a 20% off the sitting fee. This bundling discount cannot be used with other discounts or on mini-sessions. Please mention this discount at booking.
Some examples of bundling: booking a maternity session along with a newborn session, milestone session with a newborn session.
Making it simple! Expect to set aside 60-90 minutes for your session time
- 15 minute pre-session planning call
- Client questionnaire
- Client welcome guide includes styling and location suggestions
- Sitting fee covers photographer’s time and talent
- Digital and print packages are available for purchase at every price point.
Sitting Fee: $250 + Tax
Digital and Print Packages: Start at $350
Special occasions always call for photos. This feels even more important in these times of socially distancing and fiercely loving those around us.
Petite sessions? Just a fancier word for the infamous mini-session.
If you’ve never done a mini session, it’s exactly what it sounds like: a shorter session with limited availability. They are quick moving sessions scheduled back to back, at one central location. These sessions usually last from 15-20 minutes in length, with a much smaller delivery of images (usually 5). These sessions are often themed and are wonderful for updating your picture frames.
I only offer these a few times a year. Available sessions are posted on my website, social media and emailed to anyone on my waitlist.
My family reunions always center around food and football. At some point in the day, we peel people off of couches who are in the middle of sleeping off turkey hangovers, begging them for a family photo in the front yard. There, 15 people would yell “Look at me” and no one would be looking at the same person at the same time. There has to be an easier option. Now it’s just me that takes the photos and guess what? Everyone is looking at the camera!
As I grow older, the extended family gatherings with all my aunts, uncles and cousins get smaller and smaller as people pass on or move away. When we are able to gather, it seems more and more important to capture these memories before they are gone. Invite me to your family reunion where I will pull people for various traditional photo groupings. Or schedule an hour with me at one of your favorite outdoor locations. I will make sure you have photos of your family for a lifetime.
- Welcome Guide
- Planning Call
- 60-90 minutes / 1 location
- Full high-res digital gallery
- 1 – 11×14 print for each family group
- Grandparents are included