learn about the process

Before you book, I value making sure that I will be the perfect fit as your photographer. If you feel confident and relaxed in front of the camera, together we can create the magical photos you've been dreaming about since you were little. 

Relaxed and confident- that's how you should feel in front of the camera.

why choose me?

the details

The best way to contact me is through my contact form here on my website. From there, I'll respond within 48 hours.

Weddings- I create custom collections tailored to your wedding day needs. I'll let you know when I'm available for a call so I can best serve you.

Senior and Family- I'll send over my pricing guide with set collections to choose from.

initial Inquiry

When you are ready to book, I'll send over my contract that can be electronically signed along with a non-refundable deposit fee to secure your date in my calendar. 

Weddings- We'll decide on a date for your engagement session right away. I love doing these sessions because it's a great way for me to get to know the two of you.

ready to book

If you have any questions before your wedding day or session, please do not hesitate to ask. Whether you're wondering what to wear, whether or not to do a first look, what personal items to bring; please let me know! I would love to help guide you in every way possible.


prepping for your session

This day is all about YOU! Take a deep breath and enjoy the moment. I'll take charge of the poses, lighting, camera settings, etc. You won't have to worry about a thing.

If you have a pose or location that comes to mind, let me know! This is your session and can be personalized just for you. 

your session day

You will receive all high-resolution edited images in less than 3 weeks in a private online gallery where you can download and share your photos.

You may purchase high quality prints through my printing lab in Minnesota that will outlast any drug store print. 



presentation of gallery

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from meeting to delivery

the process

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

I will send you an outfit guide to help! When in doubt, neutrals are almost always the way to go. Soft colors make for organic skin tones and they go with any background. Don't get me wrong, pops of color are great too! Especially for locations that already have many neutral tones. If you can't decide what to wear, I'd be more than happy to help you pick out the perfect outfit!

CAN YOU EDIT OUT MY (INSERT ITEM HERE)?


Two weeks after your shoot, you may ask me to re-touch your images if there's something you don't like. I will do my best to fulfill your wishes, but I can not make any guarantees. After those two weeks are up, I am unable to perform any re-edits and am not liable for keeping the RAW images. 

DO YOU EDIT YOUR PHOTOS?
 
Yes! My editing style is pure and organic... meaning I won't make you look like someone you're not. While shooting, I focus on bringing out the vibrant, light, and airy colors through my manual settings. I then use a film-inspired editing process to perfect those images in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. 

IS STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY AVAILABLE?

Yes! Ask me about studio options. I do most of my sessions outdoors because I love natural light but I now offer an indoor option! Perfect for newborn and boudoir photos. 

DO YOU SEND SNEAK PEAKS?

Only for weddings. Sneak peaks are more time consuming than one may think. I batch edit my images so they are all consistent. By not doing sneak peaks for every session, you'll receive all of your images faster. 

WHY SHOULD I DO A FIRST LOOK?

Wedding day first looks are so beautiful and intimate... It's a great way to capture amazing emotion-filled images without feeling rushed to get to your reception. A first look happens before the ceremony and is usually just the bride and the groom as they see each other for the first time on their wedding day. Not only do you receive great photos, but it's a great way to relieve any stress. 


WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE MY APPOINTMENT?

If a personal event comes up, there are ways to reschedule. If you reschedule a month ahead, you may use your deposit towards the new session date. If you wish to reschedule in less than a month of the original date, then a new reservation deposit must be made and the original will not be refunded. In the event of severe weather, it is up to the photographer to decide if rescheduling is needed, and the original deposit can be used towards the new date.

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY APPOINTMENT?


You may cancel your appointment and all monies (If granted a payment plan) except for the reservation deposit will be refunded.

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?

For weddings, expect between 75-100 photos per hour. For family and senior sessions, photos range between 30-100+ photos depending on the collection. 

WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND THAT I PRINT THROUGH YOU?

Prints through places like Walmart and Walgreens lack natural colors and the over all quality is pretty low in comparison to the photos I receive through my printing lab in Minnesota. Trust me on this one, your photos will have more of a wow-factor when printed though me. 

WHAT TIME OF DAY SHOULD WE SCHEDULE THE SHOOT?

Two words- Golden Hour! This magical hour of sunlight happens twice a day- early morning and late afternoon. Of course, timing differs depending on the season but I'll know the time frame that the lighting will be perfect so you don't have to worry.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE LOCATIONS TO SHOOT?

I have LOTS of favorite locations. From dirt roads, cornfields, and trees to waterfalls, flowers, and elegant bridges- I know the perfect spot for you photo shoot. Some locations may require a mileage fee.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?

Digital processing and editing may range between two to four weeks depending on the season. Your photos are batch edited, and you will receive them all at the same time. 


Frequently Asked Questions

WHY SHOULD I DO A FIRST LOOK?

Wedding day first looks are so beautiful and intimate... It's a great way to capture amazing emotion-filled images without feeling rushed to get to your reception. A first look happens before the ceremony and is usually just the bride and the groom as they see each other for the first time on their wedding day. Not only do you receive great photos, but it's a great way to relieve any stress.

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

When in doubt, neutrals are almost always the way to go. Soft colors make for organic skin tones and they go with any background. Don't get me wrong, pops of color are great too! Especially for locations that already have many neutral tones. If you can't decide what to wear, I'd be more than happy to help you pick out the perfect outfit!

CAN YOU EDIT OUT MY (INSERT ITEM HERE)?

Two weeks after your shoot, you may ask me to re-touch your images if there's something you don't like. I will do my best to fulfill your wishes, but I can not make any guarantees. After those two weeks are up, I am unable to perform any re-edits and am not liable for keeping the RAW images.

DO YOU EDIT YOUR PHOTOS?

Yes! My editing style is pure and organic... meaning I won't make you look like someone you're not. While shooting, I focus on bringing out the light and airy colors through my manual settings. I then use a film-inspired editing process to perfect those images in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

IS STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY AVAILABLE?

No, I am almost exclusively a natural light photographer with the occasional exceptions to indoor ceremonies and receptions. Even during those times, I try to use the natural light that's given to me to my advantage before pulling out my flashes.

DO YOU SEND SNEAK PEAKS?

Only for weddings. Sneak peaks are more time consuming than one may think. I batch edit my images so that they are all consistent, and by not doing sneak peaks for every session, you'll receive all of your images faster.

WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE MY APPOINTMENT?

If a personal event comes up, there are ways to reschedule. If you reschedule a month ahead, you may use your deposit towards the new session date. If you wish to reschedule in less than a month of the original date, then a new reservation deposit must be made and the original will not be refunded. In the event of severe weather, it is up to the photographer to decide if rescheduling is needed, and the original deposit can be used towards the new date.

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY APPOINTMENT?

You may cancel your appointment and all monies (If granted a payment plan) except for the reservation deposit will be refunded.

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?

For weddings, images range from five hundred to nine hundred... give or take a few. Sessions range between seventy-five to one hundred and fifty depending on how many hours were scheduled.

WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND THAT I PRINT THROUGH YOU?

Prints through places like Walmart and Walgreens lack natural colors and the over all quality is pretty low in comparison to the photos I receive through my printing lab in Minnesota. Trust me on this one, your photos will have more of a wow-factor when printed though me.

WHAT TIME OF DAY SHOULD WE SCHEDULE THE SHOOT?

Two words- Golden Hour! This magical hour of sunlight happens twice a day- early morning and late afternoon. Of course, timing differs depending on the season but I'll know the time frame that the lighting will be perfect so you don't have to worry.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE LOCATIONS TO SHOOT?

I have LOTS of favorite locations. From dirt roads, cornfields, and trees to waterfalls, flowers, and elegant bridges- I know the perfect spot for you photo shoot. Some locations may require a mileage fee.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?

Digital processing and editing may range between two to three weeks depending on the season. Your photos are batch edited, and you will receive them all at the same time. 

Thank you for your interest

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Booking 2022 - 2023 Weddings
I take a limited numbers of weddings per year so I can give you my full attention.

Booking 2023 Seniors
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