Where are you based?
I make my home in south Kansas City but would love to come to you. A travel fee to make this possible may apply.
Do you have a studio?
Considering myself a natural light lifestyle photographer, I do not work out of a studio but am inspired by and shoot primarily outdoors or within clients homes. In my opinion, the most glorious light is just after sunrise or just before sunset and lends itself to the most inspired, dreamy results.
Additionally, as a momma of five myself, I know how tender those first few days and weeks with a newborn are, so coming to your home to help announce your sweet bundle’s debut not only makes it simple but yields the most personal experience.
How long do sessions last?
Each session is beautifully unique. I work hard to establish a playful relationship with the children I photograph and get to know each couple and family individually at our session. Most single sessions last about 45-60 minutes, but each session varies according to the vision we collaborate to create.
Newborn sessions can last up to two hours as I allow time for both individual portraits of your sweet bundle as well as a family lifestyle portion. I prioritize coming to you in the first week after birth and work hard to capture the sleepiest time of your newborn’s life so contacting me several months in advance to add your due date to my calendar reserves your place, but always feel free to reach out for last minute openings as well!
How many images will I receive?
Most clients receive about 30-50 edited images from their session although sometimes there may be a few more or less depending on the circumstances.
When will I get my images?
Portrait session turnaround is about 2 weeks. Wedding images are ready in about 4-6 weeks.
Do you offer mini-sessions?
Typically, no. I find it takes children (and adults!) some time to loosen up and for us to get to know each other and most beautifully tell your story. Full sessions tend to do this best.
How much do you charge?
All portrait (newborn, outdoor, senior, engagement, etc.) sessions are $750 and include the edited images available for a digital download and optional product ordering. Extended family sessions and/or traveling may incur additional fees.
Wedding packages start at $4000.
Birth photography packages start at $1650.
What should I wear?
I love to brainstorm with my clients. Want to style a session together? Let’s set up a Pinterest board! Want to text me your ideas? Let’s brainstorm together! When your session is approaching, I love sharing my inspirations, advice and tips!
The most important things when planning your ensemble is to keep movement and color in mind. Women photograph best in feminine styles with lots of fluidity, layers and accessories. No one should be “matching” but allow your personality to shine through. Accessories, statement pieces, soft patterns, beautiful neutrals, subtle pops are all lovely ways to personalize your color scheme. See more examples and inspirations here.
When should I book?
If you are pregnant and hoping to book your newborn session with us, no time is too early! I love keeping up with you throughout the nine months and countdown with you at the end. Generally, my schedule typically fills up about three months in advance but I try to leave a few appointments open for last minute bookings. Please contact me for booking details.
How can I contact you?
Feel free to message me through this contact page, Facebook, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I make every attempt to respond to inquiries within 48 hours.