— Include fully edited digital high-resolution JPEG images.
— Include my travel time up to 20 minutes.
See FAQs for additional details.

Mini Session


20 minutes
Set location
April-November only on set dates & times
15-20 photos
Immediate family only
50% non-refundable retainer due at booking
See important note in FAQ about scheduling

Family Portrait Session


Up to 40 minutes
Your choice location
Flexible dates & times
30 photos
Consultation and location guide available
50% non-refundable retainer due at booking (fall sessions only)

Porch Session


Up to 15 minutes
Outside only, anywhere on your property
Weekdays only
10 photos
50% non-refundable retainer due at booking (fall sessions only)

Newborn | Full Session


Up to 90 minutes
In home
Scheduled 2 weeks after birth
30 photos
Use of my newborn swaddles, textured blankets, baskets, and other props
50% non-refundable retainer due upfront to reserve your session

Newborn | Half Session


Up to 45 minutes
In home
Scheduled 2 weeks-3 months after birth
15 photos
Emphasis on lifestyle images
Use of my newborn swaddles
50% non-refundable retainer due upfront to reserve your session

Custom Portrait Session


Can be booked in half-hour increments
Lifestyle (perfect for entrepreneurs, life coaches, musicians, etc.)
Weddings (max. 3 hours)
Boudoir (+ cost of studio rental)
50% non-refundable retainer due at booking


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, and when I post sign up forms each season, spots are typically full within an hour or two. So you'll want to be ready! To sign up for a mini session, click the Mini Sessions page in my navigation and follow the prompts to get to the sign up form. Generally speaking, 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. I am currently requiring a 50% retainer for all sessions booked now through November 2021. 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 and I am unable to replace you, I keep the retainer to offset the lost business. Newborn Sessions: The rules are a bit different with newborn sessions so please refer to my Newborn Guide for more info. Family Portrait + All Other Sessions: If something comes up after you've booked your session, you'll have up to 2 weeks to reschedule your session. If you do not reschedule within 2 weeks, I will keep the retainer to offset the lost business. This is a new policy that I'm enforcing this fall in an effort to keep a more predictable schedule during my busiest season. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding!

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 porch 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. Just remember, my sessions include travel time up to 20 minutes, so if you choose a location further away, I may charge a travel fee.

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 if you have a child in a dress, make sure you cover her underwear or diaper.

What should we bring?

A. You should always 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.

Do you touch up our photos?

A. I do my best to remove temporary blemishes like pimples, scratches, 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. 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. As I sort through the photos from your session, I will choose which photos to edit, and if I have enough to send extras, I usually will. But I cannot guarantee extras, and I ask you to trust my judgment during the selection and editing process. I do not offer proofs.

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.

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