My style doesn't allow my heart to only give my clients a few images or prints. That's why my collections deliver the whole digital gallery. When telling your story + documenting your moments I don't want to leave out any details - and I don't want you to miss them either. My beautiful online galleries always offer a la carte pricing for prints, canvases, and albums. Leaving you with the whole story - not just a chapter.
For indoor sessions I try to shoot when there is adequate light streaming into your home or the location which is typically between 9am-3pm depending on the time of year.
For outdoor sessions I like to start an hour to an hour and a half before sunset (which changes year round!). If you are worried about children up past bedtime I can recommend locations that will still have beautiful light at an earlier time or we can schedule a sunrise session! If you are drawn to the images with golden light in my portfolio you are going to want that ideal time!
I love to shoot at large parks or private land where you and your kids feel free to be yourselves without onlookers. I also have a huge spot in my heart for using your home! I come to you! This being said - I also love new locations and am totally game if you have something specific in mind!
I will not be providing travel outside of the Quad Cities area in 2023 and I no longer shoot outdoors from mid November through February due to Midwest winters.
I only book motherhood/fatherhood, maternity, newborn and family sessions at this time. My passion lies in lifestyle + storytelling photography so I am no longer taking on any more couples, weddings, extended family, seniors or other types of sessions to allow more time with family and friends on weekends.
Two mirrorless Sony A7iiis. Depending on my mood I’ll shoot with two bodies with my Rose Anvil camera harness or I’ll just shoot with one Sony mirrorless. I currently use my iPhone 11 Max for photos of my kiddos on the go.
I have a variety of lenses but love my Sigma ART 24mm and Sigma ART 35 for the majority of my work. I also have a Lensbaby, GoPro, and MavicAir Drone. I keep everything safe and sound in my Brevite camera bag.
My post processing workflow consists of dumping all of your gorgeous 100% raw photos onto my MacBook pro laptop. I back up all my photos on an external hard drive and online backup until your online gallery is delivered. I also shoot with cameras with dual memory card slots so if one goes bad during a session the other one has your memories safe + sound. I look through each photo individually for emotion + lighting and decide which images make the cut for hand editing and delete the rest. I do 99% of my editing in Lightroom and will occasionally pull into Photoshop for some advanced editing.
I only offer a select number of mini sessions per year. As my style is candid + storytelling I do not offer any smaller packages with fewer images at this time to allow more time to focus on lifestyle sessions. Nothing rushed - and plenty of time for me to tell your story.
No I don’t! I am 100% self taught besides a few one day courses and all self-study. I've spent many late nights and in-between times in life researching, studying, and further educating myself. I actually received my Masters in Occupational Therapy at 22 years old and worked in that field for 5 years before switching to full time photography and couldn’t be happier.
1: I love my 24mm Sigma ART wide angle lens + live view mode.
2: I bring a 4 foot ladder to the majority of my sessions.
3: And…. I’m tall.