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— T R A V E L —
I live in Fuquay-Varina, NC and travel throughout the triangle area for weddings and portrait sessions. For distances within 2 hours round trip, of my home, there’s no travel fee. Beyond that I do ask for $25/hour for portraits sessions and $50/hour for weddings. All travel is by car and I’m happy to drive to the beautiful North Carolina beaches or mountains!

— H O W T O B O O K —
Fill out the contact form on my GET IN TOUCH page with your name and email and you’ll be directed to a more in-depth form where you can fill me in on the details of what you are looking for. My goal is to respond within a few days and let you know if/when I am available. 

— P A Y M E N T —
For weddings, I require a 50% retainer fee at the time of contract signing and request the balance one week before your wedding date. For all other portrait sessions, payment is due on or before your session date.
Payments can be made online via a link included with your contract or you may pay me with a check or cash.

— Y O U R I M A G E S —
High resolution, digital files are included with your session fee or wedding package. I deliver them to you through a personal online gallery where you can easily download and save the JPEG files. For weddings, you can expect between 450-600 images, depending on your hours of coverage.
All other portrait sessions include no less than 35 images, plus black and white versions of all those that convert beautifully. The images included in your gallery are selected by me // I choose the very best that represent the day or session and exclude any photos that are blurry or have blinks, etc.

— P R I N T S —
Once your gallery is completed, I will send you a print release so you’ll have full printing rights to use the vendor or card company of your choice. But the best news of all is that your gallery will also be linked to a professional print lab so you can easily order high-quality prints directly from your gallery for nearly the same cost as local labs (but with way-better results). You can share your gallery with family and friends too so they can easily order prints of their own. All prints ship directly to you super fast! I highly recommend taking advantage of this print option.

— W H E N T O E X P E C T Y O U R I M A G E S —
Full wedding galleries are delivered within 6 weeks of your wedding day. Although my favorite highlights from your day are shared on my social media sites // Facebook & Instagram // within a few days.
Portrait session galleries are delivered within 2 weeks of your session date.

— F A M I L Y S E S S I O N S —
Once we decide on a date for your session, I will send you a short questionnaire to help me get to know you // and your family members // and so we can choose a great location based on your preferences. Sessions last between 1-2 hours, with lots of fun conversation, direction and encouragement from me. I direct the whole session so you don’t have to worry about how to stand or what to do with your hands! For families, my goal is a lifestyle approach where I concentrate mostly on capturing natural interactions and document lots of love and laughter between each family member. I do work in a few smile-at-the-camera shots, but it’s not my main focus.

— S E N I O R S E S S I O N S —
After we secure your date, I will send you a short questionnaire to help me get to know you and give me some direction on the type of location you are interested in. Sessions last between 1-2 hours and my goal is to keep the session fun and relaxed …and to get as much variety as we can possibly get during our time together. I give direction on posing from head-to-toe and aim to get both traditional and creative compositions. Seniors can bring 1-3 outfits to their session so they can showcase their style or show off cap & gown, athletic wear or future college adventures!

— E N G A G E M E N T S E S S I O N S —
Engagement sessions are a lot like family sessions. After I get some fun details about the two of you, we can choose a location that suits your personalities. We’ll spend 1-2 hours together, talking and hanging out. I direct the whole session and give you lots of opportunities to laugh and have fun. Engagement sessions are a great opportunity for us to get to know each other before the wedding day and give you both confidence being in front of the camera so that your bride & groom portraits are easy and stress-free on your wedding day! Couples can also bring an outfit change to their session if they wish to.

— B R I D A L S E S S I O N S —
Lots of southern brides schedule a bridal session before their wedding date. This is where you get your hair & makeup done just as you would on your wedding day // it’s a great opportunity to be sure you love what you have planned for your hair & makeup // wear your dress and carry a pretty bouquet // ask your florist if they will provide a bridal bouquet similar to the one you have chosen for your wedding day // and take beautiful portraits where you can be relaxed and not rushed. Your gallery will be delivered in time for you to choose a favorite image from your session to print and display at your reception. Bridal portraits also help free up some time on your wedding day since you’ll already have plenty of photos of you as a bride.