Epically Small Moments
We live in a world that values the showstopper; the moments that light up Instagram and leave people's jaws on the floor. But I believe we most need the epically small moments that make us feel deeply, the ones that take our breath away precisely because they are so tiny and precious and fleeting. These are the moments that mean everything.
I strive to capture these moments in each session and will work with you to create a package unique to your needs and your story.
What is your style of photography?
Above all, I believe in connection - that through connection, we allow others to be seen and valued. This is at the core of who I am as a photographer and as a human. I believe storytelling is the most powerful way to put our unique experiences and ideas into the world. I seek out these stories. I connect by listening, observing, and paying attention to the details. I welcome the mess and believe there's beauty in the blur.
What is your pricing?
I understand wanting to know session cost without having to connect with me, I truly do. I do not publish session rates as I value every client's needs and appreciate the opportunity to craft your session in a way that meets those needs. Family Sessions start at $300 and Storytelling Sessions start at $550.
Where are you located and will you travel for a session?
I am located in Raleigh, NC but will travel for projects as needed. Please reach out if you have a request and we can schedule a consultation.
Do you photograph weddings?
I adore weddings and am so grateful for the couples who have trusted me to tell their story. If you have a small, intimate ceremony ahead and are looking for someone to capture it in a unique way, I'd love to connect.
Can I extend the session on the day of?
I am delighted to extend sessions prior to our session date but often, venues are reserved or light is an issue that needs to be considered so extensions during the session are not possible.
Do you include digital files in the session package?
Most sessions include both high and low resolution digital files with full reproduction rights.
Do you offer prints?
After many years of offering only digital files, I have found my clients want help fully realizing these beautiful moments captured. I offer in-person print consultations to explore session images together and create a print plan. This conversation can involve cropping, editing and even ordering in real time to ensure clients fully realize their investment in a professional photography session. Clients can also order online through their gallery or share their gallery with friends and family to place orders directly.
How long will it take to receive the images from my session?
For family sessions, clients receive their online gallery within 2 weeks of their session. Images from Headshot sessions are returned within 1 week. Turnaround times for storytelling sessions vary.
Do you provide images in color and black and white?
The beauty of shooting in digital format is that I'm able to produce ALL your photos in either color or black and white. When I edit the photos after the session, I select the format that works best for each image. If you have a request for a different format, I will work with you to provide that.
Do I receive all the images you take?
I cull the full collection of images down to the images that best reflect your unique story. This is a creative process that I have honed over 14 years of working as a photographer. This collection of images is then edited and color balanced for printing and reproducing.
What do I wear?
This is the most frequently asked question. We all look our best when we're comfortable so my best recommendation is to wear what makes you feel good in your own skin. When coordinating for a group, consider a 2-3 color palette and mix and match with stripes, solids and neutrals. I am always happy to take a quick peek at what you have planned if that makes you feel more at ease.
When and where do you schedule sessions?
I typically shoot in the morning and evening for the most flattering light. The location is determined based on what best reflects your style or the story you are trying to tell. Typical venues are parks, train stations, downtown streets near wall murals and backyards.
Do you offer gift cards?
I would be delighted to create a custom card for a beautiful gift.