FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I BOOK MY PHOTOSHOOT?

Either by phone or email-whichever you prefer. Once you have looked through my website and decided that you love my style and would like for me to make some amazing images of YOU, use the contact form to get the process started.

EVERYONE I SEE ON YOUR SITE IS SO PHOTOGENIC, I’M NOT…I FEEL AWKWARD IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA…

Guess what? It’s awkward when I’m in front of the camera too….I can assure you though…I work harder than anyone to make sure you are comfortable and having fun. My personality will set you at ease-PROMISE. Every single senior that has told me they were awkward leaves having fun and smiling from ear to ear. MANY times I receive emails from happy mom’s wondering what in the world I did on the session that made them come home so happy. 

WHERE DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH SENIORS?

Because this session is all about you…YOU ultimately get to decide based on some different options that I offer. I work with NATURAL LIGHT ONLY and upon booking your date we will then begin to plan out your session details. We will discuss what it is that you like and what your vision for your session is. Many of the images that you see on my site and fell in love with were shot in places that you can’t even imagine…people’s front yard, downtown, back ally ways, it’s all about the light and I will customize your session to whatever it is that represents YOU.  

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO BOOK MY SENIOR SESSION?

Due to my availability and selling out of session dates…my suggestion would be to book as early as May. May and June are absolutely LOVELY times to shoot. It’s not so hot yet, so makeup doesn’t run and hair doesn’t frizz. Everything is starting to bloom and so it truly is a beautiful time. However, most seniors book May/June through November.

DO YOU TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF BARRON COUNTY?

ABSOLUTELY!!! I would love to travel to your town for your senior experience. Please call or email for further information.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

Let’s be honest, the weather here in the Midwest can be crazy!! I’ve seen it downpour all morning, only to stop around 2pm, the sky opens up and it is the most magical night ever! However, no one wants to shoot in the rain, it can cause for some serious issues with hair and makeup, plus it can be a total damper on the spirits when you’re wet. Typically I will cancel a session within two hours of the start time once we have a good idea of what the weather is going to do.  

WHAT ABOUT HAIR AND MAKEUP?

Oh we LOVE makeup!!!!!! Once you book your session, we will set you up with an amazing hair and makeup artist (I work with several) who will get you camera ready. The makeup artists that I work with know how to specifically apply makeup for photography (the camera REALLY washes out your skin tones so makeup is important). They will look at your clothing choices and work with you to give you a look that is flattering and appealing to you. You may want to spend some time pinning some looks that you love. Hair is best a unwashed as it holds product and curl much better. Most girls go with a simple look, beach girls, straight etc…but again, using pinterest for some ideas can be a great resource for you. 

WHAT ABOUT CLOTHES?  

Once you book you will receive my amazing magazines packed full of information on how to choose clothing based on your skin tones and body shape. You need to be mindful of what represents you and your personal style. If you are not comfortable in the clothing, you will be able to see that on camera. Choose what best represents who YOU are.

I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE THE IMAGES, HOW LONG BEFORE I GET TO SEE THEM?

Within 3 to 4 weeks you will hear from me to set up a time to come to my studio and view your images. From there we will make some decisions about how you want to enjoy your images and display your favorites. I offer exclusive gallery displays, wall art, premier albums, beautiful senior graduation announcements and digital images. This is such a fun part of the process, seeing all our hard work pay off and choosing the GORGEOUS images that you are so very proud of and can’t wait to display and share.