This means that I am about authentic, emotive portraiture; whether it is feminine portraiture, maternity, birth, newborn or seniors. My work is fashion-forward and hopelessly romantic.
I want to be transparent with every potential client as well as respect your budget and the time you are spending looking at my portfolio.
Every portrait session is unique and every single client comes to the session with different goals, desires and proposed budgets. For this reason, I customize every portrait package based on the time it will require, travel required, and how you want your images to be displayed after your session.
Portrait commissions start at $500
Step 1- A quick 10-15 minute phone call to help me understand what you are looking for and get to know you a bit better. This is a great time for you to get a first impression and see if I might be a good fit. During this call, we will discuss portrait possibilities and ways to celebrate your images when we are done. Based on what you express is important to you, I create a proposal and send it over to you.
Step 2- You receive my proposal, you've spent some time soaking up my portfolio and chilling on my social media, and you've decided that I'm your girl. Woot!
Step 3- I will send over your portrait agreement and invoice and we will set your date! 4-6 weeks before your session, we meet over a glass of wine or cup of coffee at one of my studio locations; downtown Denver, Old Colorado City in the Springs, or in Juneau, Alaska. I will help you plan your outfits, hair, makeup, and portrait locations. We will make a plan so you are 100% ready for your big day.
*If you don't live in one of the regions I am in, we just do the same thing over FaceTime or Skype!
What You Get For Your Investment
Quality- Professional portraiture is always about quality, not quantity. I work with the highest quality professional cameras, lenses, equipment and software to provide the highest quality images possible. I am a professional with over 12 years in the industry and boast over 3000 clients that I now consider friends. I was voted 'The Best Photographer' in Alaska's capital in 2015- before I moved back home to Colorado. I am highly recommended by those who have worked with me, many using me exclusively for all of their family's portrait needs. The fine-art prints, wall art and albums I offer are hand made right here in the USA by true professionals that stand behind their work. I am professionally licensed and insured, which is important.
Persona- Maybe you wouldn't consider this when choosing your photographer, but who they are is important. Do the images you see in her portfolio show people glowing, connecting and enjoying one another? If so, that is the work of a photographer putting them at ease; helping them feel comfortable in front of the camera. Let's be real- that isn't a natural feeling! I nearly panic when I am the one in front of the camera! Without a warm spirit behind the camera, you get images that feel 'pinched' and forced. When you meet your photographer you should feel safe and relaxed; like she can handle the vision you have for your session. I have heard from my clients that I made them feel so at-ease and that I helped that have fun while being photographed. That is huge. I may not be everyone's cup of tea but if I am yours- trust your gut!
Experience- Your photographer should provide you with more than nice photos; you should feel that you had a great experience. It is my goal to help you feel heard, understood, supported and valued from the very first day we meet. I want you to have clear expectations and know what's coming up next as we take this journey. The way I provide this is by authentic connection and genuine care. Every client is given a personal 'portal' to have access to all of their important dates, documents, galleries & album designs in one place! I strive to make your photography process easy for you. I am in your corner and I want you to feel that from start to finish.
Honesty- Pinterest has bred an entire culture of 'stylized photography' created to inspire people with gorgeous images. The images are perfectly curated, the models pre-selected, and there are no timelines or real-life moments to interfere with flawless photographs. The work you see on my website is from REAL portraits captured with real people and real stories. I have every intention of sharing any stylized work that I do, but I will post those as 'Editorial' work in my portfolio so my clients don't feel misled.
Personal Touch- In order for many photographers to keep up with their crazy schedules, some outsource their various parts of their workflow to others, outside of their studio. When you hire me as your photographer; you are getting all of me. Every portrait session requires between 9-15 hours of post processing to create the final product that you will call your own. I personally select every image used, I adjust any details that will make the image a better one and edit them to fit the style and emotion you hired me to provide. Every album is designed from scratch for each couple. And when your final wall art and albums arrive, I deliver them to you myself (if you live on the front range of the Rockies).