“We make photographs that show what our lives mean to us, to evoke emotions with your story.”
How do I book your services? CALL ME! You will want to book as soon as you have a date. Especially weddings as I will commit to only one wedding per day. Seniors, let's schedule quickly and because most shoot are outside in natural light, we want to be cognizant of the weather. Because of this, we are flexible. We are not going to shoot you in the rain! Although you can get some very artistic shots in the rain! Are you getting the idea I am game for about anything?
How much do you charge? First things first, let's understand your outcomes. No two clients are the same and that is what makes my job fun and interesting. I want to ensure that you are offered the best options for your photography. This could be from the most intimate moments to the grandest, we want to be sure we have it all covered. For this reason, we want to chat a bit with you to find out what you are thinking and picturing (no pun intended). If you would like to see basic pricing, please feel free get a baseline of packages under Pricing, but also feel free to go to our Contact page and reach out to us, this is a foundation from which we can tailor to your needs.
Do you travel? You bet we travel, we are gypsies, we are wanderlust travelers and would happy to discuss any destination photoshoots with you. We have done senior photos in Europe, a wedding in Mexico and photoshoots throughout the country. Travel fees do apply. $25 for 20 miles outside of Eureka Springs, AR. $50 for up to $250 miles. Other areas will depend on location and travel expenses such as hotel and airfare.
How many photographers do you use? I partner with another professional and we are often seen shooting together. I make this point because our working styles mesh and we are familair with who does what. Depending on the shoot and the size depends on how many photographers are present. But rest assured, we are all professional, we have fun, and we will deliver!
How long do you shoot for? It depends on the client and your desired outcome. There are so many variables to consider but the important element is that we will listen to what it is you want and provide options to you to meet these needs. This is why we consult with everyone, no matter what the job is, they are all important to us.
When will I recieve my photos? I know everyone wants their photos NOW! However we review each photo and professioanl hand edit each photo to enhance your already beautiful features. Depending on our schedule, we ask for 2 - 4 weeks. Because we know how excited you are to share these beautiful images, we will send you a few "sneak peaks" to share on social media to get the oooh's and awww's from your family and friends.
Packages and Prints Defined! When you chose a package, we guarantee you will receive XX amount of images. Based on our professional experience and years of doing phototgraphy, we know what we can deliver to you. So when we tell you we can deliver XX number of photos, this is what we deliver. However, we take many more photos and we offer these photos to you as well. So you get to choose the ones you want.
How do you choose? Well of course we give you options. I would love to show you the BIG REVEAL with me in my studio office. However, knowing Eureka is considered more of a destination journey, we find clients enjoy viewing when they are back home. But it is totally up to you. You choose he comfort of your home with friends or family members, or with me.
You will recieve a link and code to access our professional on-line gallary where you pick the photos you love. Can't decide and want more? No problem, there is a small charge to purchase extra photos and you can do this all on the on-line gallery. The photos are kept there for 90 days for your to review. Need more time? Just let me know.
Do I get prints? We offer packages of prints ranging from sizes and medias (paper, canvas, albums, etc.) from our on-line gallary. The choices are yours! You can also download the original prints once they are purchased from the on-line gallary as well. If you want your full resolution (print worthy) photos delivered on a USB, we can do this as well, but there is a charge for this depending on the number of photos requested. This is also a great idea to store your photos digitally for the future. However, I recommend always backing up your photos regardless!
Let's talk weddings:
Do you include engagements? Yes, we love engagements. It is not unusual for me to capture an engagement, the wedding and then children and anniversaries. Some of my clients have become life long friends.
Is there a contract? We do ask that you sign a contract for many reasons. It ensures you get the date we agreed to and full attention. It also assures me that you are committed as well.
Can my friends take photos as well? We love a party and the more the merrier, except when I am shooting! Why? You have seen the photos where you look perfect and then someone comes along and photobombs you? Let's not take the chance for your wedding. Even a flash from a camera phone could change how my flash settings will work. So we ask while photographing the wedding party, it is private. These are the moments you want perfect. Your friends and family will have opportunity to see them later and be wow'd by them! And there is plenty of time at the reception to capture the more fun and crazy moments.
What all do you cover? Of course you are my main focus! However, I can cover it all depending on what you want. I can cover from the bachlorette parties, rehearsal dinners, bride and groom getting married all the way through to the reception. I have even done breaksfasts with the family and friends the day after. The options are truly endless. For those getting married locally in Eureka Springs, I have even captured what I call paparizzi shots during the honeymoon while the couple plays the tourist role while visiting this fascintating town of ours.
Getting ready for my session:
Let's talk about grooming and make up. Ladies, or anyone wearing make up, know you will be under studio lights and or flash from the camera. I totally recommend if you are spending the money for awesome images, you take the time to hire a make up artist and hair stylist. Why? They know how to do make up that will compliement you under the camera. Same with hair, they will ensure if you have an updo, your hair won't fall out, etc. Even if you like the all natural look of no make up, I still recommend mascara and lip gloss.
For the make up junkies (come on, you know who you are!) If you decide to do your own make up, please no glitter. The light reflects off of the glitter and it is not flattering. If it is in your hair, it will look like dandruff. Trust me, unless you want to pay a photography to take it out, you will not be happy.
Guys, yes this includes you too! Trim those hairs! Trust me, my lens will pick up on wild brow hair, ear and nose hairs. So take a minute and do some trimming.
What to wear? This is particularly asked for engagement and senior sessions. First, be true to who you are, if you do not wear what you are comfortable in, it will show. I do have some fun dress up clothes for both guys and dolls. Dresses, tuttu skirts, props, suspenders, caps, bow ties, etc. Why not add a little fantasy to your session! We can discuss more during your consultation. Also, take a peek at my Pintrest page for ideas.
Look for tips and ideas for Brides, Grooms, Engagements and Seniors on my Pintrest page.