When are you available for a session?
You can see my calendar for available dates.
What kind of sessions do you offer?
I offer portrait sessions for engagements, maternity, newborn, family, my signature wildling sessions for kids, milestones (smash cakes, birthday portraits, and the like), and anniversary portraits.
What do you mean by “session fee”?
If you’re opting to just pay a session fee, and purchase prints or files individually, then the session fee only includes my actually coming to take your photos. I’ll upload your proofs to a site where you can view them, and if you love them (which I obviously hope you love them) you can purchase digital files with print rights, and/or physical prints. I’m happy to send you all of the pricing information, and I do not have a purchase minimum (although I *do* encourage you to get some real, physical prints) so there won’t be any surprises.
What is a print credit?
I find that offering specific prints – say, 8 wallets, two 8x10s, and six 5x7s – is a hassle for folks. It’s never quite the right arrangement of sizes. Instead, I offer a print credit that you can put toward any of the products that I offer.
But I just need one photo, not a whole session.
That’s not a question, but I’m gonna answer it anyway. Because I generally do lifestyle portraiture (and not a more rigid studio set up), it takes almost as long to get one great shot as it does to get twenty. It’s a process. That said, I do sometimes offer mini-sessions. Since they’re all done in a central location, it’s a little more like a studio set up, and the sessions are shorter and more affordable. If you’d like to know when those are available, sign up for the newsletter.
What if I’m interested in weird portraits, like at a chocolate factory or on a mountaintop?
Good! I embrace weird, and if you’re going for the coveted “strangest photography request” slot, you’ve got a pretty high bar to aim for. Let’s get weird.
What if I’m totally not photogenic?
Take a look through my blog. Now consider that nine out of ten of those people told me that they aren’t photogenic, are nervous in front of a camera, and take terrible photos. None of these folks are models, they’re just regular people. It’s my job to make you look great, and it’s my job to make you feel comfortable while we’re shooting, and you look fabulous.
Do you travel?
I love traveling, but it can be prohibitively expensive for portraits. If you’re interested, I’m more than happy to get you a quote. If you’re in my usual coverage area (which is anywhere between Pittsburgh and Morgantown) you won’t have to worry about it.
Do you work with LGBT or non-traditional families?
I sure do. My goal is to make everyone I work with feel comfortable and respected.
Where do we start?
The first contact that I have with people is usually through email, although you’re welcome to call or text. Then if you think we’re a good fit, we can talk about what you want out of your photographer, and go over your plans for your session. If you’d like to see when I’m available, you can see .
When will I get to see my photos?
Your photos will be processed two to three weeks after your session. I upload the finished images to an online proofing site so that you can view them right away, and you can also download your files through them. Select photos are also added to the blog and Facebook page. If you’re on Facebook, feel free to tag yourselves and your friends. If you’re more of an instagram person, I add a few photos to my instagram feed as well. If you’ve ordered an album, you’ll have proofs two to three weeks after your photos are finished. You can make changes to the album if you’d like (swapping/adding/deleting photos), and choose an album cover. The album is usually in your hands two or three weeks after the order is made.
What’s a digital gallery?
I upload all of the finished images, and you’ll receive an email when your photos are available. You’ll be able to view and download all of your photos online, and can send the link to friends and family to view as well, and you are also able to order prints and other products through that service.