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I have a very upbeat Personality…. and that definitely  comes through when I am taking pictures. Please make sure that you like my style and that you appreciate my perspective on Photography BEFORE you hire me.

Methods of Payment

Payment is due on the day of the shoot. All weddings require a $300 non refundable deposit to reserve the date. The remainder is due on the wedding day.  You will not receive your images until payment has been received. I accept cash, check or Credit card. I use Square for my credit card transactions and there is a 3% Charge to use this service. Please tell me ahead of time if you plan on using a credit card… so I can be sure to bring the square with me! 

Turn around time

There is a lot of editing to be done and it takes a good amount of time.  As a rule You can pick up your pictures 3 weeks from when they were taken. There are a few exceptions to this when working with a pre shoot for a wedding. But If you need them sooner there is a rush fee of $50.

Print Privileges

All photo shoots include the rights to print. I am a firm believer in giving my clients their images on a disc so they can use them however they want to. You should have them to enjoy!  When you have your disc you are welcome to print from it. They are edited an  ready to go. However, when printing large images I do recommend you doing those through me. When you Print through me I edit the picture from the original for the exact size you are wanting. That is always a good idea when ordering any images that are larger than an 11×14. Please refer to the print pricing menu for printing options. If you placing a large order please let me know and I can put a custom package together for you.

What to wear


The more effort you put in the better your pictures will be! ALWAYS! I am happy to give suggestions on color combos that look great. Or give suggestions on different places to get good clothes for pictures. I love when there are lots of layers and a pattern or two. When done well it looks great! Feel free to show lots of personality when choosing your clothing. We want you to look like you!


I have lots of locations that I frequent. Some of them are free but some charge to take pictures at their location. You are responsible for any fees associated with the location. I will make sure you are aware of how much before hand. But if you have a great location you have seen or heard about….. do share. I LOVE trying new locations.


I have lots of fun chairs and things that you have probably seen me use. I don’t always bring them so if you have a request for a specific item please let me know before hand. Also, if you have a cool prop, piece of furniture or whatever.. Go ahead and bring it! And if it really is wonderful be prepared to sell it to me!

Return Clients

I seriously have the best clients there are! They are all so wonderful. Please tell me if you have been referred by a past client of mine. All of my business is referral based! So a good word from a past client means a lot to me and I would love to know about it! 

Card Design

I love designing cards, announcements ect. I do this service for free when ordering your cards through me. If you are wanting a design that you can place yourself I do charge for the card design. Fees vary based on design.



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