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telephone (704) 651.8895

located in raleigh, north carolina


What can I expect before the session?

After booking your session, we will work together to iron out the details of your shoot.  I want your photos to be personal and a reflection of your style and personality.

What can I expect during the session?

Your session will last anywhere from 1 hour to 2 hours. Comfort and setting are crucial for creating lasting memories.  The familiar surroundings of your home can set your family at ease while also allowing for outfit changes, snack breaks and last minute additions of the family pet or a favorite toy.

What can I expect during the session?

A sneak peek of your photos will be available on my blog just days after your session.  Within two weeks, you will receive a link to the digital files.  Prints, albums and other items can be ordered after this date, if desired.

How should I prepare for my session?

Moisturize! Using lotion before your shoot will help your skin look it’s most beautiful. Lip balm will smooth dry lips.

Make-up: You are a natural beauty! Heavy make-up is not necessary. Keep in mind the style of the shoot. Would minimal amounts of make-up be more appropriate?

Tummy: Fill it up!  Everyone is happier with a full (not stuffed) tummy.  Hydrate before your session.

When is the best time to schedule a session?

The golden hour is the hour after the sun rises and the hour before it sets.  This is the best time to schedule a shoot.  Mid-day sun can be harsh and can cause shadowing and squinting.  It’s always possible to find shade during mid-day but if you can swing it, let’s aim for the golden hour.  When choosing a session time, consider the people in the shoot.  Is your little one grumpy at a particular time of day?  Is hubby going to be upset about photos scheduled on top of the big game?   Weather is unpredictable…if you planned on an outdoor location, be prepared! A cloudy afternoon doesn’t mean you have to cancel (clouds actually act as a great light filter). Rain doesn’t necessarily equal disaster either.  Bring on the cute rain boots and umbrellas! Of course, the final cancellation decision is up to you…just keep an open mind to alternative possibilities!