Portrait sessions include but are not limited to motherhood, family and couples. Each shoot starts at an hour in length and will take place at the location of your choice. Pricing for portraits starts at $400 plus sales tax and includes the edited digital, high-resolution images from our time together delivered in an online gallery. Weekday morning mini-sessions are offered at $250+tax and include 20 minutes of shoot time, 20 digital images and the option to purchase the full gallery after viewing. Weekend mini-sessions are offered twice yearly in the spring and fall. Dates will be announced via social media.
Wedding collections start with our most basic package at $3800 plus sales tax. However, most couples typically spend closer to $5800. This includes your desired amount of wedding day coverage, a complimentary engagement session, and a USB drive with all edited, high resolution files and print release. Collections can be customized to fit your needs with several a la carte options.
Do you travel for weddings?
I love to travel! With my home base being Raleigh, North Carolina, I am central to many wedding venues in the Carolinas as well as Virginia. I also offer waived travel fees to certain locations in coastal NC.
How soon can we see our images?
I work hard to maintain a 2-3 week turnaround time for all portrait sessions and a 4-6 week turnaround time for all weddings. Should a delay occur in the timing of the delivery of your gallery, you will be notified as soon as possible.
How would you best describe your photographic style?
I love to use a mix of timeless, classic portraits as well as some more intimate poses that show you embracing as a couple. When I shoot a session or wedding, I often think about which portraits I would print to put in my own home and which photographs I would want my children and their children to have. I always aim to have a good mix of photos of you looking directly at the camera but I also try to get some of those in-between moments as well.
How do you ensure a wedding day runs smoothly?
While I HIGHLY encourage all of my couples to utilize a wedding planner (they are key to successful wedding days in SO many ways), I always ask to be a part of the timeline prep which begins no later than 30 days ahead of the wedding. I often ask my couples about timing of events during the initial consultation, just to be sure we have the perfect amount of time for the day to run smoothly.
Would you recommend a first look?
80% of my couples choose to do a first look for a multitude of reasons. Being a former bride myself as well as shooting all kinds of weddings over the years, I will say my favorite moments from a wedding day are when both the bride and groom experience that first look moment together in private. After the first look, we are able to truly have fun together with the whole bridal party together as we capture most of our photos before the ceremony. This leaves my couples with the option to join the cocktail hour and greet guests or gives us extra time for bride and groom portraits at both the ceremony and reception venue.