— Include edited high-resolution digital JPEG images
— Require a 50% non-refundable retainer due at booking

(See FAQs for additional details!)

Mini Session


15 minutes
I choose the location
April-November on specific dates & times only
10 photos
Immediate family only
Check my Mini Sessions page for current availability

Custom Family Session


Up to 30 minutes
Your choice location
Flexible dates & times
20 photos
Immediate family only*
Consultation and location guide available

*grandparents are welcome!

Extended Family Session


Up to 45 minutes
Your choice location
Flexible dates & times
20-30 photos
For larger groups with 2 or more families

Weekday Session


(formerly "porch" or "home" sessions)
Up to 15 minutes
Your choice location
Monday-Friday only
Immediate family only
10 photos

Newborn | Full Session


Up to 90 minutes
In home (a studio can be reserved for additional cost)
Scheduled 7-14 days after birth
30 photos
Use of my newborn swaddles, textured blankets, baskets, and other props

Newborn | Half Session


Up to 45 minutes
In home (a studio can be reserved for additional cost)
Scheduled 2 weeks-3 months after birth
15 photos
Emphasis on lifestyle images
Use of my newborn swaddles

Headshot Session


10 minutes
Outdoors or workplace (a studio can be reserved for additional cost)
5 photos
1 outfit change allowed

Custom Kids Personality Session


30 minutes
Locust & Vine Studio
20 photos
Up to 3 kids ($50 each additional child)
Sitting babes and older
Choice of backdrops
1 outfit change allowed
See FAQ for more info!

Individual Portrait Photography


First Birthdays
Daycare/School Portraits
Lifestyle or Branding (+ cost of studio rental, if applicable)
Maternity (or "Mommy + Me")
Boudoir (+ cost of studio rental)

Sessions can be booked in half-hour increments. Contact me to discuss!

Custom Portrait Photography


Weddings (max 3 hours)
Corporate Team Headshots

Sessions can be booked in half-hour increments. Contact me to discuss!

(Sidenote: I do not offer photography for children's birthday parties, sports/dance teams, corporate events, or real estate.)

Effective October 1, 2022:

I will be adding a 4% processing fee to all invoices. You only need to pay this fee if you pay for your session with PayPal or Venmo. If you pay with cash or check, you do not need to include the fee in your total due.


How do I sign up for a mini session?

A. Mini sessions are my most popular sessions!! I host them about once or twice a month starting in April. To sign up for a mini session, click the Mini Sessions page in my navigation menu and follow the prompts to get to the sign up form. I start booking spring mini sessions on March 1, summer mini sessions on June 1, and fall + holiday mini sessions on September 1. Join my newsletter or follow me on social media for reminders and other info!

How do I schedule a newborn session?

A. Please click on my Newborn Guide page for everything you need to know about newborn sessions, including when and how to schedule one!

What is the difference between a newborn full session and a newborn half session?

A. Please click on my Newborn Guide page for everything you need to know about newborn sessions.

Do you require a retainer?

A. All of my sessions require a 50% retainer due at booking. Mini Sessions: If you need to cancel your mini session, and I can find another family to take your spot, I’ll give you credit towards your next session or a full refund. However, if you cancel for any reason (including illness) and I am unable to replace you, I keep the retainer to offset the lost business. If that happens, you'll need to pay a new retainer if you wish to reschedule. Newborn Sessions: Please refer to my Newborn Guide for more info. All Other Sessions: Unless otherwise noted, if you need to reschedule for any reason, including illness, your rescheduled session must take place within two weeks of your original date. If you do not rebook within a two-week time frame, I will keep your retainer to offset the lost business.

When is the best time of day to schedule an outdoor session?

A. One hour before sunset generally offers the most flattering light, unless it’s an overcast day, then anytime is fine. That said, consider when your kids will be at their best and schedule accordingly. For home sessions, whenever the best parts of your yard get the most shade is the ideal time to start.

Where should we do our photos?

A. I choose the locations for mini sessions. And newborn sessions are done in the comfort of your own home. For all other sessions, I have a long list of potential locations for your photoshoot. My location guide will be provided to you upon booking, but we are not limited to my recommendations! We can go anywhere.

What happens if it rains during our scheduled session?

A. If it’s going to rain during your session, we will reschedule. I always watch the hourly forecast and will encourage you to wait until the last possible minute to make this decision with me as the weather in Cincinnati is horribly unpredictable. Overcast skies or mist would not constitute bad weather, so I would not typically reschedule unless actual rain is expected.

What should we wear?

A. Great question! What you wear depends on your own personal style and the location. If you want to dress up, I’ll suggest locations that have paths so you’re not trekking through a forest in high heels. Lots of families go dressy casual, and that is my personal sweet spot. Before your session, I’ll provide you with some tips and inspiration, but here are some basic guidelines: avoid noisy patterns and neon colors, avoid fabrics that easily wrinkle, and make sure underwear/diapers are covered (especially for children in dresses).

What should we bring?

A. You can bring a neutral colored blanket in case you want any pictures sitting in the grass. If you have a 0-3 year old, I would also be prepared with things like wipes, bibs, snacks, and water.

What is a custom kids personality session?

A. This is a really fun session just for kids of any age (though when thinking of little ones, children should be able to sit unassisted). I work with them one-on-one to bring out lots of different expressions that collectively showcase their quirky, beautiful, unique personality. These are meticulously edited portrait photos (i.e. vertical images) that strike a balance somewhere between fine art and lifestyle photography. The session itself will last 30 minutes, but you'll have access to the studio 10 minutes before your session to get your kids ready. You can choose up to 2 different backdrops, and each child can do 1 outfit change if you want. This studio is amazing too! We play kids music the whole time, and snacks/water are available for the drive home. Plus, there is tons of natural light, so I don't need to use any lighting equipment – it's just me and my camera! I think this creates a comfortable atmosphere for me to interact with your kids and bring out their best smiles! After booking, I'll consult with you to help you choose outfits, backdrops, and optional props for your session. Black and white photos are included. This session is priced for up to 3 kids. It's possible to do up to 4 kids in a half hour. If you have more than 4 kids, we may need to add more shooting time for an additional cost. If you book for more than 3 kids, the number of photos you will receive will obviously increase with each child added. I would say, on average, you can expect 7-10 images per child, possibly more depending on how well the kids cooperate. Reach out to me via email if you have any other questions!

Do you touch up our photos?

A. I do my best to remove temporary blemishes like pimples, scratches, drool, and bruises, but I will not distort your appearance in any way or alter clothing. I do not generally brush out wrinkles, fix hair, or whiten teeth unless I feel it is absolutely necessary (and even then, I take a modest approach). Things to consider: Try to choose clothes that do not wrinkle easily. If you have a pet that sheds, use a lint roller before your session or choose a shirt color that will hide the hair. Use hair clips, headbands, or hair product if your child's hair is frequently in his or her face. Remove chipped nail polish, faded temporary tattoos, etc.

Can we get more photos than listed?

A. There are a lot of variables that contribute to the overall number of photos I get in any given session (time allotment, kids' temperament, number of people to pose, pets, and so on). There are also variables in the editing process that may dictate how many photos I'm able to offer. I've designated a reasonable number of images for each type of session to give you an idea of how many images to expect after your session. As I sort through the photos from your session, I will choose which photos to edit, and if I have enough to send a couple of extras, I usually will. But I cannot guarantee extras, and I ask you to trust my judgment during the selection and editing process. Occasionally, I will offer proofs for speciality mini sessions or I will make extras available to purchase at $10/image or 10 for $75.

When will our photos be ready?

A. Galleries will be sent via email within 2 weeks of your session unless otherwise noted. You can expect a longer wait time in October and November as those are my busiest months.

Where do you recommend we print our photos?

A. I personally use www.Mpix.com. Their print quality and product availability is excellent, and they're pretty affordable.

How would you describe your style?

A. Warm and colorful.

Also worth nothing: During a typical family session, I aim for about 70% posed photos and 30% lifestyle. I'm happy to prompt more candid moments if you prefer lifestyle photography over posed portraits, just let me know in advance.

What are your processing fees?

A. In this industry, my prices (relative to my experience and talent) are considered low. I choose to keep them low in order to make professional photography attainable for all income levels. However, the “cost of doing business” adds up so I am now charging a 4% processing fee for anyone who pays with PayPal or Venmo. This simply covers the amount that is deducted by these services and ensures I receive the full amount for the session.

I fully appreciate the convenience these processing platforms provide. If you don’t mind the fee, you are more than welcome to keep using PayPal or Venmo to pay for your retainer and final balance. If you don’t want to pay extra, you’ll just need to send in cash or a check for your retainer and remember to bring cash or a check with you on the day of your session to pay your final balance. This small change will help my family so much. I appreciate your support and understanding!

Can I bring extended family members (like grandparents) to my Custom Family Session?

A. Custom Family Sessions are really meant to be for individual families. However, I don't mind if one or two grandparents pop in for some pictures!

Larger groups typically take longer to edit because there are more people and more combinations. If your family group will have more than 6-8 people (including kids), then I will ask you to book an Extended Family Session.

Can we bring our pets to our session?

A. Generally, yes! Some locations do not allow animals, but as long as pets are allowed wherever we're meeting, you are welcome to bring them! Please keep them on a leash and bring doggy bags for waste.

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