why should we choose you?
I know that there are many options out there to choose from when looking for a photographer. My hope is you are on my page because you love my pictures and want to work with me. My clients enjoy my personality, patience, and shooting and editing style. Every picture is a reflection of who I am, and show my passion for photography.
I have poured so many hours into furthering my education, enhancing my skills, upgrading equipment, and investing in mentoring and photography courses. Additionally, I carry insurance, pay taxes, and am registered with the state. Many of the photographers available are more hobbyists than businesses, and cannot say the same.
what equipment do you use?
I am #TeamNikon and love my d750. In my gear bag, I have a d750, a backup d750, a speedlight, several memory cards, batteries, a 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 70-200mm.
In the studio, I have 2 einstein strobes with a plm umbrella and a softbox.
where do you shoot at?
If you have a specific place or look in mind, that's great! If not, I can give suggestions based on what you want. I shoot at the beach, in the woods, local parks, inside and outside my studio, downtown, etc.
what if the weather is bad?
Living on the Oregon Coast, we need to be prepared for boughts of rain throughout the year. I check the weather frequently and try to schedule around the rain when possible. Sometimes we need to reschedule, or change our location. Either way, it always works out!
CAN YOU "PHOTOSHOP" ME?
I truly believe we are our own worst critics. We can see beauty in others, but have a hard time finding it in ourselves oftentimes. While I do have the capability to "photoshop" some things, I do not do any major body or face changes. I will fix blemishes, bruises, and other minor things, but will not alter the way a person looks. Lets learn to love and accept ourselves!
i live outside of the area. do you travel?
Yes, I love to travel! My listed session fees includes the Coos Bay/North Bend area, but do travel for sessions for a minimal charge. Please inquire for more details.
what if my children are UNCOOPERATIVE?
I am a mom of 4 and I know that it can be difficult getting the whole family dressed and ready for pictures! I try to go with the flow of the family during a session. If the kids are feeling nervous, I usually let the little ones explore a little bit to hopefully get them to let their guards down. Sometimes I bring along bubbles, or if the session is at my studio, a few of my animals (chickens, cats, dogs) will usually get the kids to smile. Oh, and lots of dumb faces and fart sounds are in my repertoire! Just being honest here!
what if i don't want my pictures online?
I love to share photos from all my sessions, but completely respect your wishes when it comes to the privacy of your family. If you do not want your photos shared, please just let me know and all your pictures will remain private.
How long until i have my photos?
From the time of your session to you receiving your digital files and prints is approximately 4 weeks for portrait sessions, and 6-8 weeks for weddings and births.
i'm interested! how do I book?
I'm glad to hear that! Please contact me so we can discuss the type of session you are looking for, as well as the timeframe, and any special requests. I will have you fill out a booking form so I can send you a contract and invoice. *Please note, a non-refundable $50 retainer is due at booking and goes toward your session.