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MY STYLE // is on location, natural light, stylized lifestyle. I want you and your family to look like the very best versions of yourselves. Whether you're looking for a maternity, family, or newborn session, our time together will be laid-back, FUN and personalized. I'll pose your family naturally, and guide you and prompt you to interact candidly and authentically so that your images reflect your family just as you are. We'll make sure to take a few "everyone-looking-at-the-camera" shots along the way, too. 

Having a young family with small children can be altogether chaotic at times. As a mother myself, I am prepared for this and as a photographer, I welcome it!! It's my job as your family photographer to bring out the beauty in the chaos. As the years go by, these will be your truly cherished memories!
 

THE CLASSIC COLLECTION  --$260--
This includes up to 30mins at an outdoor location your choice
Your choice of 30 images from a carefully curated, personal, password protected gallery
Additional Images & Print Purchase Option

There is a $100 session retainer fee required at the time of booking to secure your date.
Retainer fee is non-refundable, and is required to secure a date.
The $160+8.25% sales tax is due no later than 48hrs prior to session date.


THE TIMELESS COLLECTION  --$350--
This includes up to 1 hour at an outdoor location your choice
Your choice of 50 images from a carefully curated, personal, password protected gallery
Additional Images & Print Purchase Option

There is a $150 session retainer fee required at the time of booking to secure your date.
Retainer fee is non-refundable, and is required to secure a date.
The $200+8.25% sales tax is due no later than 48hrs prior to session date.


THE DELUXE COLLECTION  --$425--
This includes up to 90mins at an outdoor location your choice
Your choice of 70 images from a carefully curated, personal, password protected gallery
Additional Images & Print Purchase Option

There is a $175 session retainer fee required at the time of booking to secure your date.
Retainer fee is non-refundable, and is required to secure a date.
The $250+8.25% sales tax is due no later than 48hrs prior to session date.


THE NEWBORN COLLECTION  --$400--
This includes up to 2 hours of baby in your home with family, featuring subtle posing/positioning assistance from me
Instead of props, backdrops, and costumes, the focus is just you and the love you have for your new baby
**I encourage you to incorporate family heirlooms or personal items in the shoot if you wish
Your choice of 40 images from a carefully curated, personal, password protected gallery
Additional Images & Print Purchase Option

There is a $200 session retainer fee required at the time of booking to secure your date.
Retainer fee is non-refundable, and is required to secure a date.
The $200+8.25% sales tax is due no later than 48hrs prior to session date.


THE BUMP to BABY COLLECTION  --$600--
This includes a 40min Maternity Session at an outdoor location your choice
with 30 images from a carefully curated, personal, password protected gallery
and a 60min Newborn Session in your home
with 40 images from a carefully curated, personal, password protected gallery
Additional Images & Print Purchase Option

There is a $200 session retainer fee required at the time of booking to secure your date.
Retainer fee is non-refundable, and is required to secure a date.
The remaining $400 is broken down into two payments of $200+8.25%sales tax is
due no later than 48hrs prior to maternity & newborn session dates.


THE FRESH 48 COLLECTION --$275--
This includes up to 60mins photographed at your baby's place of birth,
whether it be a hospital, your home, or a birthing center-- within the first 48 hours of birth
Shot lifestyle journalistic style, capturing all the special details of your fresh, sweet newborn baby
Your choice of 40 images from a carefully curated, personal, password protected gallery
Additional Images & Print Purchase Option

There is a $100 session retainer fee required at the time of booking to secure your date.
Retainer fee is non-refundable, and is required to secure a date.
The $175+8.25% sales tax is due no later than 48hrs after your session is shot.

FAQs

Are digital files included in your packages?
YES! I try to make everything as simple as possible.

Do you offer print products? 
I do! Though you have the right to print through a vendor of your choice, my lab offers beautiful, high-quality, professional prints at reasonable prices. I recommend MPix.com or ArtifactUprising.com for printing at home.

Where are you located?
McKinney Texas ... if you are outside the McKinney area please see the next question! 

Do you travel? 
YES! There are travel fees for any location 60 miles from McKinney.

Do you use props?
Nope! I bring a couple of antique quilts, an old crate, a small white chair to outdoor sessions. To my newborn sessions I bring my camera and a step stool, but that’s it. Props just don’t make my photographer heart tick, and if you’re looking for that style, I’m probably not the best photographer for you. However, I’m happy to give you a referral because there are certainly many photographers who use props beautifully.

Where and when do you do most of your portrait shoots? 
I prefer to shoot outdoors about an hour or two before sunset. Most of the photos you’ll see in my galleries were taken during “the golden hour”, the hour that happens right before sunset and brings gorgeous, soft, golden light to your images. Because I am based out of McKinney and many of my clients are from this area, the majority of my shoots take place at parks and locations in the immediate McKinney/Frisco/Plano/Prosper area. However, I love shaking things up and shooting at new places, so if you have a particular location in mind, I’d love to hear it!

How far in advance do you book?
Weekend sessions are generally booked a few weeks in advance between the months of February thru June - I book out at least a month in advance between the months of September thru December - But it never hurts to reach out to see what I have for availability!

Can I see/have all of the images you took at my session?
Unfortunately, no. Most of the images captured at your session will not end up in the final gallery. I capture many more images than we actually need to complete a gallery. Some are going to be unusable because of things like blinking, movement, etc. Some are simply duplicates. I take great care to only choose the best images for your gallery, and adding images that do not meet my standards would not improve your gallery.

Do you edit all of your work?
Yes! First I weed through your photos and eliminate the not-so-great. Then I carefully edit each and every remaining photo. I play with color, exposure, sharpness, and I generally try to give each photo a subtle film-like feel. Some images will also be converted to black and white. In-depth re-touching such as skin smoothing, wrinkle removal, hair fixes, and stain and object removal is not part of my regular editing service. I am happy to provide retouching to one or two images as a complimentary service, but beyond that, images will be outsourced to a retouching company for an additional charge.

I see my gallery comes with a print and posting release.  What does that mean?  Do I own the copyright to my images?
A print and posting release means that you will have permission to post your images online and print them anywhere you’d like. Your images are delivered in high resolution, so you can print them the size of a billboard, if you want! This does not mean, though, that you own the copyright. The copyright always stays with me, as the creator of the images. What does this mean for you? It means that you can’t make changes to the images. You can crop to print at a certain size, but other than that, editing my images in any way is a big no-no! Instagram filters, editing apps on your phone, etc., take away from the images I created for you, and can seriously misrepresent my work to those that see it. It’s like a guest at a restaurant stopping a waiter on his way to deliver a meal to a table, cutting up the food, adding a bunch of salt, pouring on some sauce, and sending the food to the table. You may think the food is better that way, but the chef most certainly doesn’t agree! Please don’t do this to my images!

How/when will I receive my images?
Portrait sessions are usually done within 21 business days. This could be shorter or slightly longer depending on the time of year... Fall is always crazy busy so please give a little grace with that timeframe as I am not just a photographer but a wife & mom as well and home life can be crazy at times. For weddings it takes between 12 & 16 weeks.

What should I wear?
I get asked this question A LOT, so I’ve finally decided to make a Pinterest page with outfit inspiration for my clients. You can find it HERE. In a nutshell, you should certainly pick outfits and colors that are complementary
 to each other, but leave the matching for Sears portraits :). In general, pastel color palettes photograph well, as well as earthy and neutral palettes. Deep, rich colors such as burgundy, plum, and mustard yellow can be beautiful for outdoor fall images. I generally encourage my clients to avoid bright, bold colors, as well as dressing too many family members in black or white. Also, layering and accessorizing can really spruce up photos!

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