Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to get my photos?

Most galleries are delivered within 2 weeks.

What if I need to reschedule?

No problem, just contact us as soon as possible and we will do our best to reschedule you. If you are signed up for a mini session unfortunately those are often hard to reschedule but we will do our best!

Do you help for posing?

I’m kind of awkward. Over the years, the most common piece of feedback I’ve received is that I put clients at ease and make them feel comfortable. I am laid-back, easygoing, and love to be silly with clients. I have found chatting with clients and directing them how to naturally move into poses creates natural looking photos

How long have you been doing this?

I have been a full-time photographer for 13 years!

Who supplies props for the session?

I do! I will bring along a variety of props that can include a wagon, boxes, chairs, stools, blankets, etc.

Do you have a Grow with Me package?

We, do! Take a look at the pricing page for details. see

How do I prepare for a cake smash session?

I have created a great online magazine to help parents prepare for their newborn session.

Do I get the right to print my photos?

Yes, all my galleries included digital images and a print release.

Where do the sessions take place?

Your session will take place at a location of our choosing. I have great locations I love to use. I also love to shoot in my beautiful new studio.

Where are you located?

My studio is located in Utica, Illinois.

How do I prepare for a newborn session?

I have created a great online magazine to help parents prepare for their newborn session.

What if my child refuses to smile for photos?

It happens. I do have lots of tricks I use to get smiles but remember those photos without a smile are often parent favorites. But, somedays they just aren’t feeling it. If that happens we will talk about if we need to reschedule. After sessions when parents see the photos I often get the message back “how I did you get that photo, I didn’t see them smile once?”

Can I bring my dog/cat, or fury friend to my session?

Yes, I love pets! Please contact us prior to your session to discuss pets.

My child/children have super short attention spans. How can a photo session possibly work for them?

Sessions with children aren’t super long. I have been a child family photographer for many years and work quickly, tell silly jokes, and sometimes ask who farted, or has the stinky feet in the family to make kids smile.