— Include fully edited digital high-resolution JPEG images.
— Include my travel time up to 20 minutes.
— Must be booked at least two weeks in advance (excluding mini sessions).
See FAQs for additional details.
Set dates & times only (April-November)
Immediate family only
$25 non-refundable deposit due at booking
Custom Family Sessions
Up to 40 minutes
Your choice location
Flexible dates & times
Consultation and location guide available
Up to 15 minutes
Outside only, anywhere on your property
Up to 90 minutes
Scheduled 2 weeks after birth (ideally)
Use of my newborn swaddles, textured blankets, and baskets
Weddings (max. 3 hours)
What is included with each session?
A. All sessions include fully edited digital high-resolution JPEG images. I do not sell prints, so all images are yours to keep, share, print, and frame! Sessions also include my travel time up to 20 minutes. A small travel fee may be added for locations that exceed my travel radius. Sessions must be booked at least two weeks in advance. A $25 fee will be added to your session if you book a date with less than two weeks notice (excluding mini sessions).
How do I sign up for a mini session?
A. Make sure you are on my mailing list. I book mini sessions by season. At the start of each season, I’ll send an email with the available dates and times along with specific instructions on how to sign up. So join my mailing list for the most up to date information. I will also post sign up instructions on my blog and social media pages.
How do I schedule a newborn session?
A. Contact me four or more weeks before your due date. Since labor can be unpredictable, I will pencil in your session, but we’ll wait to set a date and time until after your baby comes. I like to schedule newborn sessions when your baby is 7-14 days old, but I’m flexible.
Do you require a deposit?
A. I only require a deposit for mini sessions. Those deposits are generally non-refundable. If you need to cancel, and I can find another family to take your spot, I’ll give you credit towards your next session or a full refund.
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 on the outskirts of town, 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.
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.