Do you travel for sessions?
Yes! I love going to new places to shoot, if there is a special location you would like your session to take place just let me know!
Do you have a studio in your home?
No, I am an on location photographer. I love shooting outdoors using natural light, the best times to use natural light are the few hours after sunrise and before sunset. I also love shooting families in their most comfortable surroundings, their home!
How long does a session take? What about Newborns?
Most sessions take about an hour to shoot. A newborn session is generally 2-4 hours, we take breaks for diaper changes, feedings, and snuggles!
What if it rains or my child is sick?
If it rains we will reschedule or move the session indoors either at your home or a location decided upon between us. If your child is sick, call me ASAP! I understand, I even get sick every now and then. I will do my best to reschedule your session as soon as possible.
What is your cancellation policy?
If something comes up and you need to cancel your session please let us know at least 48 hours in advance. Your $125 session fee is non-refundable. If you need to reschedule your session your session fee will be applied to your new session date.
When will we get to see our images?
Images will be posted in your personal client gallery within 2-4 weeks of your session date to view online. I will provide you with a password to access your gallery. I also try to post a “sneak peak” on my blog within 2 weeks after your session.
Do I get a CD of all my images?
Select collections include digital files. You may also purchase additional digital files or add them to any session. Please contact me about pricing information for digital files.
Can you hold my date?
When booking your session date I require a $125 session fee this saves your date and time exclusively for you! I can not hold your date until I receive the session fee.
Where should we go for our session?
I will go wherever you and your family feel most comfortable! Do your children have a favorite park? Does your family love baseball? If your having trouble deciding I have compiled a list of top locations in the St. Louis area here.
\What do I wear? Is it really that important?
YES! I have a what to wear guide located in the information tab, when you book your session you will receive a password to access the what to wear guide for your session type.
How much does a session cost?
My family sessions start at $250. If you would like a complete list of session collections and pricing information please send me a message!
What if there is something in the collection I don’t need or want to add?
All my collections are completely customizable! Just let me know what you want to add or change!
I want to get married in Mexico….Will you come too?
First I’m honored you want me to photograph your wedding! And of course I will come! If you are planning a destination wedding and would like me to be your photographer please contact me to make sure I am available for your wedding date. I would love to meet up and grab a cup of coffee with you and your Fiance (or your Mom), to discuss your travel itinerary and all the details of your wedding day!
Is an engagement session mandatory?
Of course not, but I highly suggest it! All my wedding packages include an engagement session built right in. It is a great time for us to get to know each other better and for you to get comfortable in front of the camera. Check out my Top 5 Reasons NOT to Skip Engagement Pictures!
We want you…..How do we book?
First we need to make sure I am available on your wedding day, so scroll to the top and click the contact me tab! If I am available to shoot your amazing wedding day we will meet and discuss your package options, I will then e-mail you a contract, after you have looked it over and both of you have signed your John Hancock send it back to me with your deposit!
What if we need more time?
If you decide you need more time than your package includes there is an additional charge. The extra time must be paid in full before pictures are posted to your online gallery.
Do you have insurance?
Maternity and Newborn FAQ
I am pregnant, when should I schedule my maternity session?
Right now! If you are pregnant and know that you would like a maternity and newborn session, you should reserve your sessions as soon as you can.
When is the best time during my pregnancy for the maternity session?
Generally anytime between the 34th and 36th weeks. This ensures that your baby belly will be big enough to show well in the photos but you will not be so far along that you will be uncomfortable during the session.
How soon after the birth should we schedule our session?
Newborn sessions are best within the first 10 days after they babies birth. I am often booked several weeks in advance, if you wait until you have the baby to contact me, I may not have a slot for you within that time-frame, and that makes me sad
Later than 2 weeks old and the baby will have not only grown and changed considerably since birth (losing the “newborn look”), but they become much more reactive and less calm during the shoots. They also may develop baby acne or colic.
Note: I understand that scheduling a newborn session depends on your due date and when the baby decides to show up. For this type of shoot, please let me know your due date as soon as you’d like to book and we can confirm a shoot within 7-10 days of the date you’d like to schedule
What exactly is birth photography?
Birth photography is photographing the birth of a newborn, I am in the room during labor, the birthing process, and after. Birth photography is an amazing experience not only for the parents , but also myself. There is nothing more beautiful than documenting the first breath of a newborn and the instant love a mother feels for her child the first time they are placed in her arms.