I. What is your experience with photography?
In May of 2009 I "accidentally" booking a wedding based on photos of flowers I took on a small, cheap, digital camera (being a 16 year old just barely finishing her junior year of high school, I was MIND-BLOWN at the trust this couple had in me and that I was being paid $300/hr for my first gig. By far the best recognition I could have ever received). I then spent all summer saving up for a professional camera so I'd be ready for their wedding that fall. I have been a photographer now going on 15 years. While my focus was previously on relationships between couples and families, my focus shifted to female empowerment and brand editorial in 2021 after beginning my healing journey from postpartum rage + anxiety and having a faith transition.
II. What is your payment schedule?
My non-refundable retainer fee is $300 and due upon booking in order to secure your session date and time, this amount is applied toward your final cost. This amount allows me to reserve a professional HMUA + studio or begin prepping specific materials related to fulfilling your photoshoot needs. If adding concept styling, this add-on cost is due upon booking to allow me to do the necessary prepwork (building a backdrop, shopping for wardrobe, etc) well in advance of your session. The remaining balance is due 1 week before your session. I do have a payment plan available should you need it.
* Photography services are considered a product in UT and AZ and is subject to sales tax
III. What happens if I have to reschedule or cancel my session?
Cancellations forfeit the retainer fee, however, I am understanding of last minute emergencies and am always happy to reschedule. I require at least a 24 hour notice to reschedule. If notice is given less than 24 hours, there is a fee of $75 to reschedule.
IV. When will I receive my photos?
Every session includes a Photo Reveal and Ordering appointment which will occur 5-7 days after your session. These photos receive one pass-through edit where I pull the very best of the images and do a quick color edit. During this ordering session you'll be able to select your top favorite photos in the amount that is included in your package. These and any other images, should you choose to order any more for an additional fee, will go through another pass with editing where more in-depth retouching will occur, including removing temporary blemishes or distractions and adding any additional creative effects. You will also have the opportunity to order any additional products such as albums, prints, etc at this appointment.
Your final edited images will be available in an online gallery 2 weeks after this appointment and any products will be delivered in the printing company's timeline (depending on the size of your print order, it could be anywhere from 3-10 days, but my printing company is always very quick to turnaround and ship).
VI. What kind of editing will you do on my photos?
I do very minor skin retouching on temporary blemishes (anything you weren't born with or acquired as a natural part of aging/experiencing life, such as zits, bruises/scabs or small scars that don't have a story attached to them. I leave freckles, moles and birth marks) as well as very light skin-smoothing, simply for the fact that in certain lighting, the camera can be unforgiving on texture, making skin look dull. I do not, however, ever alter body shape and size. As a professional photographer, directing you into poses that compliment your natural frame are my top priority. It is my strong-held belief that you are perfect just as you are and worthy of being captured in your real beauty and it doesn't need to be changed. If you have body alteration requests, I am not the photographer for you.
All of the editing on your specific images will be gone over in your photo-reveal appointment, noting what is a birth mark and what is a bruise, etc.
Aside from the minor skin retouching, I will also apply a creative edit, matching my current editing style that is present across my website and social media accounts.
VII. Do you offer discounts?:
If you're shopping for a photographer based on price alone, I may not be the photographer for you, as I offer a luxury service and my professional experience is over a decade in the making. However, as a thank you to my clients that invest with me for boudoir and creative portraits, I do offer 25% off family sessions.