~leonardo da vinci

is the ultimate sophistication.



I will provide you not only with high-quality, professional photos, but a pleasant overall photographic experience.  It is a priority to me to be prompt, thorough, and responsive. I will stick to my timelines and approach your session in an organized, professional manner.  I am a stickler for detail, and am meticulous about my craft.  The best compliment I can receive is your repeat business or your referral of others.  I hope that you are happy enough to do both of these.


Mother to three, wife to one,
photographer & therapist (the mental health kind),  lover of coffee,
crossfit, god, and small-town life 

for trusting me with your moments.

thank you

There is no need to complicate the perfection of new life, the wonder of childhood, or the connection between people who love each other.  I use primarily neutral tones and an uncluttered, classic approach.  Without the shadow of trendiness, your photos will retain their natural beauty for years to come.  I strive to capture genuine moments, the ones that will connect you to this time forever.  The best photos come with a feeling attached.  

- simple - pure - timeless - authentic -

<<< my style >>>

Love the honesty and reality of your photos...

...stirs something in me.


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newborn - maternity images

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milestone images

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family images

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senior images

"You have provided us the ability to go back to this sweet moment in time...  

...we will be forever grateful.  someday I will need the memory of this precious face, and photos will take me back to all these feedings and late nights."

~Julie, newborn mother

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Your Retainer Fee is paid and your date is on the calendar...
As your session approaches, I will send you a detailed Welcome Guide.  You will be asked to sign a session contract and also complete a questionnaire that will be used to tailor your session.  

Family and Baby-Child Milestone sessions will take one hour or less.  Newborn and Senior sessions will take 2-3 hours.  
Thank you for coming prepared with your Session Fee.  

<<< what to expect >>>

   Within 10-14 days of your session, you will have access to an online gallery where you will view the images from your session.  You can expect 25-75 images in your gallery, depending on your session type.

Your gallery will be online for TWO WEEKS only.  During this time you will select your favorite images and order your Collection.  
I will have everything finished within one month of order receipt.  Payment is due, in full, prior to delivery/pickup.    

<<< what ELSE to expect >>>

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Realizing the importance of high-quality, consistent photos, and valuing professional delivery of services, families plan to invest a minimum of $400-$650 in their image collection and photo experience.  Pricing varies according to session type.  

Please complete Contact Form below to request detailed pricing information, or to schedule your session.

minimum investment:
$400 - $650

Your total investment will be divided into three separate payments: 
Retainer Fee, Session Fee & Order Fee 

  When you place your order, you will select one of three different Collections, each of which includes a generous number of fully-edited digital images with print release.  Larger, more-inclusive, Collections include not only digital images, but professional photo products as well. 


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A sweet and simple studio session for mama-to-be;
includes 10 digital images, fully-edited, with print release.
Add Daddy, $25

petite maternity session:  $175
(+$75 retainer fee)

My newborn style is simple and natural.  In order to keep images timeless and pure, I rarely use props beyond simple wraps and small headbands.  I rely primarily on soft neutral tones.  Please make sure that my style and your expectations are in line prior to scheduling.  Most newborn sessions last between 2-3 hours. 

Newborn sessions may now include parents and/or siblings
with NO additional fee.  

// newborn sessions must occur within 14 days of baby's birth //

newborn & maternity

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NOTE:  Milestone session are designed for one child only.  
Siblings and/or parent(s) may be added for an additional fee.

In most cases baby/child sessions occur in my studio, Mondays or Fridays between 10 am and 3 pm.  Sessions are up to one hour and include a variety of indoor setups and outfits.  Outdoor baby/child photos are usually part of a whole-family session, or by special arrangement.  Pre-session consultation will allow us to create a beautiful representation of your little one at any or all of these milestone ages.   

baby & child sessions:  
sitting (6-9 months) 
birthday (11-13 months)
toddler (18-24 months)
preschool (3-4 years)


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NOTE:  Standard family sessions are best-suited for 2-6 family members.  
If your family is larger than 6, please inquire.  

Generally speaking, family sessions occur outdoors, in the late afternoon/evening, when natural light is at its best.  Sessions will last approximately one hour, and every effort will be made to produce a combination of traditional, posed shots (the "Christmas Card Photo"), as well as natural, interactive, "real" photos (my favorite).  My goal is to make your family session low-stress--even enjoyable.  The best photos are captured when you allow yourself to relax and just be in the moment.  

relax.  have fun.  be real. 


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Senior sessions are between 2 and 3 hours long.  There is not a limit, per se, on the number of allowed locations or outfits.  We will work in as many locations and clothing changes as time allows.  Sessions are primarily outdoors, but a brief, simple studio setup--good for sports or formal photos--may be requested (time spent in studio will count toward allowed session tine).  Senior sessions focus exclusively on the senior.  







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