Portrait Sessions


We offer a few different types of Portrait Sessions, so that you can choose the one that best fits your unique needs. All Portrait Sessions begin at $300. See the Investment page of the site for more details on what each Collection includes.

 
Each session is custom tailored to you and your senior, or dancer, their needs, their personal style, schedule, and everything in between. Before each session we begin with an initial consult where we map out all the specifics for your shoot. We always give the star treatment, making your senior's shoot day, one they will never forget. Just full of fun and joy! I always shoot 2 hours before the sun sets, or in the two hours after it rises. We allow one and a half hours for hair and make up and at most thirty minutes but often under ten for travel to location. Adjustments are made for time changes in different seasons. Every Session includes professional hair and makeup, wardrobe consultation and a minimum of 40 edited digital images. After the shoot and once your images are prepared, we will have an order session at your home where we look through all of your dancer or senior’s curated images and you can choose from print & product order packages that include things like additional digitals, a run of 4x6's, 5x6's, 8x10 prints, canvas enlargements, keepsake albums, graduation or holiday cards, calendars, custom print gifts etc, or create a custom order just for you with all of the items I offer a la carte. We have everything the whole family might want from mom and dad to Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles, teachers and friends.
 
 
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A Senior Portrait Session is the perfect choice for documenting this monumental and beautiful stage of your child's life. Before they embark on their collegiate journey, a Senior Portrait Session is a wonderful way to freeze memories in time with youthful, organic and timeless captures. Both Oak and Cedar Collections can be applied here and can be viewed on the Investments page of my site. I like to suggest at least one casual look, like jeans, or a cozy sweater, then a more formal look like a long flowing dress. If you choose the Cedar Collection, we can additionally photograph any sports uniform, letter jacket or special skill/hobby that your senior might have i.e softball, volleyball, perhaps they play the violin, or run track etc. With each session comes an initial phone consult, a minimum of 20 expertly edited digital (non-print) images in my custom created light-filled, airy and fresh faced style are included. {Your session fee covers our shooting time plus all of my editing time and other processes.} *If you are a Senior and also a dancer and would like to add one dance look to the end of your senior session that is perfectly fine to do!

 
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Dance Portrait Sessions are wonderful for many reasons. I love to elevate the typical dance portraits that you are used to seeing, which can sometime have harsh indoor light and look stiff and posed. I encourage my dancers to move in the frame and often improvise or take specific pose cues from me. Your portraits will be inspired and shot in a fine art style, full of movement and light. I have a background in dance, so as a dancer myself and a teacher for many years through college and beyond I can confidently offer body adjustments, help to perfect pose and position technique and overall work to create a more individualized Dance Portrait experience. Many of my dancers want specific shots for competitions, headshots as they pursue their dance goals, stunning and unique images to use along with college applications when studying dance and many just prefer to have artistic images to beframed and enlarged as print gifts and in the home. Before your Dance Portrait Session, we have our initial consult over the phone. Both Oak and Cedar Collections can be applied here and can be viewed on the Investments page of my site. With each session, a minimum of 20 expertly edited digital (non-print) images in my custom created light-filled, airy and fresh faced style are included. {Your session fee covers our shooting time plus all of my editing time and other processes.}

 
 
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One of my absolute favorite things to capture! Sweet 16 Portraits are ideal for that family that goes above and beyond for birthdays. Whether you want to capture these images before a big party and have them framed for the event, surprise your teenager with this unique and fun gift, or just mark the occasion for family by having your teen's portrait taken with individualized elements like balloons, bespoke custom cakes, floral crowns etc. it is a wonderful choice. Sweet 16 portraits typically involve a custom made birthday cake/bunches of balloons/crowns and /or other special celebratory birthday props that make these images special (all of which I will consult with you on and assist you in ordering at very reasonable prices from my local and preferred vendors). Those things can be decided on during your initial phone consult. Both Oak and Cedar Collections can be applied here and can be viewed on the Investments page of my site. With each session, a minimum of 20 expertly edited digital (non-print) images in my custom created light-filled, airy and fresh faced style are included. {Your session fee covers our shooting time plus all of my editing time and other processes.} This is such a special time in their lives. Lets celebrate!

 
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A College Life or College Graduation Portrait Session is either a lifestyle session that documents your young adult at this school-life phase in their journey before they embark on the working world, or it is a celebratory session where we photograph in cap and gown. For Grad portraits, I typically will photograph at least 1 street outfit and one cap and gown look. Its especially nice to choose the Cedar Package here for a formal look and a round of headshots (a much needed thing as they embark into the working world!) If they play sports or have special hobbies, we can sub a street outfit for this. Both Oak and Cedar Collections can be applied here and can be viewed on the Investments page of my site. With each session, a minimum of 20 expertly edited digital (non-print) images in my custom created light-filled, airy and fresh faced style are included. {Your session fee covers our shooting time plus all of my editing time and other processes.}

 
 
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The ultimate bestie shoot makes a wonderful gift when they hit the teen years like 13, even as an intro into high school at 15, or as a Sweet 16 gift. There are a few ways to structure this type of session. My clients love the idea of splitting the cost with another family so that the two girls can have these keepsake images of their dynamic duo and a few individuals for themselves.

Only the Cedar Collection can be applied to The Friends Forever Portrait Session since it works a little differently. For each girl we shoot 2 outfits, and those photos will be a mixture of combo and individual shots.