The Experience

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.

The Details

What is included with every session?


I like to keep things simple. Each session is based off of the amount of time I get to spend with you and your family. Each package can be booked for most session types, including families, children, couples and maternity. Some session types, such as extended family and newborn, have special pricing because I get the chance to spend a bit more time with you.


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.


I hate picking favorites so I’m not going to make you do it. All of the best shots from your session are included as high-resolution digitals. These are presented to you in a private online gallery for download. Of course I give you a print release but I hope you decide to print your images through my professional lab.


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!


Standard Sessions

The following session packages can be booked for families, children, maternity, couples and portraits. 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.

All sessions require a $100 retainer to secure your desired date. Payment plans are available.


Shorter session great for updating your family photos for holiday cards or milestone portraits of your children.

  • 30 minutes / 1 location
  • 25+ digital images
  • Welcome guide
  • 5 – 4×6 gift prints
  • 1 – 11×14 wall print
$350.00 + WI Sales Tax


Most popular session! A longer session to give your family enough time to warmup so we can get genuine moments of interaction.

  • 60 minutes / 1 location
  • 40+ digital images
  • Welcome guide
  • 20 – 4×6 gift prints
  • $100 print credit
$500.00 + WI Sales Tax


This is the premiere session! All the bells and whistles. I’ll follow you around while you play and explore. A large print credit is all the encouragement you need.

  • 2 hours / 2 locations
  • Full digital gallery
  • Welcome guide
  • 50 – 4×6 gift prints in a display box
  • Ordering session
  • $200 print credit
$850.00 + WI Sales Tax

Special Sessions

Special occasions always call for photos. This feels even more important in these times of socially distancing and fiercely loving those around us.

Graduating Seniors

Congratulations! Your senior year is quickly approaching or has already arrived. I’m sure you’ve already been fielding those common questions about what you are planning on doing with the rest of your life. Those are BIG questions! I’ll stay away from that one. I want to know more about what you like to do over the summer. I keep my senior sessions laid back and fun. We will do a planning phone call and mood board before your session so I know about your vision. My senior packages include

  • Senior Welcome Guide (under construction)
  • Planning Call
  • Up to 2 hours and 2 locations and multiple outfits
  • Select number of digital images
  • Option to add professional prints and albums
Packages start at $300.00 + WI sales tax


Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of your little one!  It’s such an exciting time. 

My newborn session is photographed within three weeks of you arriving home from the hospital with your baby.  These are in-home lifestyle sessions with your family together doing things such as snuggling with mom and dad, feeding, napping, getting dressed, little fingers and little toes, etc. I include photos of your older children. I let baby guide the session so be prepared to set aside up to 2 hours.

For everyone’s protection, I am fully vaccinated and boosted and will wear a mask while in your home.

  • Welcome Guide
  • Planning Call
  • Up to 2 hours
  • Full digital gallery
  • 20 – 4×6 gift prints
  • 1 – 5×7 Linen photo book
$650.00 + WI Sales Tax

Newborn & Maternity Package

Maternity sessions can be booked under any of the standard booking package. It’s been very popular among past clients to book a Newborn and Maternity session together at the same time. Booking these two together will save you money!

Packages start at $750.00 + WI Sales Tax

Extended Family

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. meat. one of your favorite outdoor locations. I will make sure you have photos of your family for a lifetime.

  • Welcome Guide
  • Planning Call
  • 60 minutes / 1 location
  • Full high-res digital gallery
  • 1 – 11×14 print for each family group
  • Grandparents are included
$550 for up to 8 people, $15 for each additional

Ready for more information?