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frequently asked questions
Where are you based?
I’m based in Oak Harbor, Washington, on Whidbey Island. I shoot the majority of sessions on or around Whidbey Island - namely in Oak Harbor, Anacortes, and Coupeville. But I am also able to travel for a small fee. I offer limited adventure sessions to Mt. Baker, Hurricane Ridge, and other amazing locations in Washington as well.
When should I book?
Now! (Hehe). I open my calendar for the year in January, and I have some people who book sessions six to nine months out. The weather is absolutely gorgeous on Whidbey Island June through September, so those months fill up fast. And I try to limit the number of sessions I shoot to 6-8 per month, so the sooner you want to book, the better it is to reach out and get it on my calendar.
How do you pick a location?
I have plenty of suggestions, but I also want to choose a place that’s special to you and your family. We have so many gorgeous state parks, fields, and beaches to utilize on Whidbey Island (we are seriously SO spoiled!). Some of my favorite places to shoot are Deception Pass State Park, Fort Ebey, Fort Casey, Rosario Bay, and Bowman Bay. I’m always up for trying a new location, but I try to stick close to home when possible. Sometimes I’m able to venture as far as Bellingham or Mount Vernon, but a travel fee will apply for time and mileage. Newborn sessions are typically shot in your home.
How long do sessions last?
Sessions typically last 60 to 90 minutes. I shoot all family and couples sessions outdoors just before sunset. In-home newborn sessions typically begin around 10 am.
What should I wear?
I love this question, because it’s actually really important to me! You are spending time and money to take gorgeous pictures, and your wardrobe can absolutely enhance the final product. I’ll send you access to my private online styling site, which will give you ideas for outfits from your couch - no really! I also have Pinterest boards with lots of ideas, and am here to help with any questions you have. You don’t have to go out and purchase a new wardrobe (although you can totally treat yourself!). I’m here for you if you want to text or email me pictures of your outfits as they come together. I’ll suggest any color or layering changes, and we’ll get you looking and feeling your best.
How many images will I receive?
You will receive a fully-edited gallery of at least 75 images to preview and make your final selections.
When will I receive my gallery?
You will receive an online preview gallery of all your edited images approximately 3-4 weeks after your session. Once you've selected your final products, I'll deliver then within two weeks, unless any special orders or requests are made, in which case it may take a little extra time. I'll even hang your artwork on your wall for you!
Do you offer mini sessions?
At this time, I only offer Motherhood Mini sessions in April, and I limit it to 6-8 sessions (typically two per night). These are sessions for mama and kiddos only (sorry dad!).
How much do you charge?
I charge $650 (+ tax) per session, which includes an online styling assistant, your 60-minute session, a fully-edited proofing gallery of 75+ images, and your choice of your favorite 20 images for download with print release. Your full digital gallery w/USB, wall art, albums, and family-friendly products are also available. Military homecomings are discounted but limited and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can find more information about what each package includes here.
How does your referral program work?
If a friend refers you, just let me know who the awesome person is, and you'll both be rewarded after your session is signed and paid for. You’ll receive a $50 print credit to put towards your gorgeous new images (yeah new gallery wall!), and your friend will receive $50 to put towards prints or a future session. Talk about a win-win!
How do I book a session?
Just fill out this contact form and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Once we pick a date I’ll send you a contract to sign and an easy online invoice to pay a deposit of $200 to reserve your date. The remaining balance will be invoiced to you before your session.