services Investment & FAQs

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That’s just what this is: An investment in you. And we take your trust with this investment to heart.

Below are some initial details about our processes and investment minimums, but when you’re ready to move forward send us an email via our contact page and we’ll schedule a discovery call so we can learn more about your project and send along a quote for the scope of work.

All projects - whether it’s a family session or a commercial client - begin with this minimum investment. 

All sessions have a minimum investment of $1500 and include: 

- a pre-session consult
- session fee
- a selection of hi-res images with digital and print rights
- client-selection of images via online proofing gallery
- travel up to 1/hr from my location 


Customer Journey


How do I get started?

Reach out via email and we’ll set up a consultation call to learn more about your needs. From there, we’ll send along a quote for the scope of your project and when you’re ready to move forward, we’ll onboard you as a client by setting your date and sending along a simple work agreement to get your project moving!


What happens after the session?

Post-shoot, all the sharpest images will be culled and uploaded to an online proofing gallery as watermarked JPGS. You’ll then select the images you want edited, I’ll take them through a two-step editing process of color-correction and retouching, and then will re-upload them to the same gallery as hi-res digital files. Finally, you’ll receive a password and download PIN for you to access your files anywhere, anytime.


When will we get our photos?

Clients receive a link to their proofing gallery within (1) week of the shoot date with final images will be delivered within (2) weeks of image selection, unless you’re notified otherwise.


How many images will we receive?

As many as you’d like! While there are a base number of images that will come with your collection, depending on your needs and the project quote we discuss in consultation, additional images are available for purchase once you’ve seen your proofing gallery.


I’m terrible with posing - can you help?

Absolutely. I provide as much or as little posing direction as each client needs, so if you need a lot of direction - no worries; most of us do! - I will confidently, and gently coach you into posing that feels reflective of, and authentic to, you.

General Questions

Where are you based and do you travel?

I’m based in North Carolina but am always available to travel. Clients are required to cover travel fees in addition to their contracted session fees.

Why the minimum investment?

Minimums simply ensure I’m covering the time I invest into each project I take on. While you may spend more than the minimum, depending on the number of hours I shoot or the number of final images selected, this is the base amount you should expect to invest.

What are your rates?

My pricing is based on an hourly shooting fee and a per image rate. While the minimum investment is $1100, get in touch for a quote for your project. You can also see a detailed investment breakdown on the Information Page.

Do you photograph families?

Yes! I don't show as much of this work on my site and social, but I love working with families and newborns. Contact me to see some full galleries and family portfolio.

Ready to start your project?

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