WHAT DOES MY SESSION FEE PAY FOR? 

The session fee pays for the photographer's time and talent for preparing the session, shooting and working during the session, and post production work. A $250 non-refundable deposit is due before your session to hold your appointment. Payment is due at the end of the shoot.  I accept checks, cash, and card payments. I do not keep change for cash payments. 

WHERE WILL MY SESSION TAKE PLACE? 

I shoot out of a large indoor studio in Pecatonica, Illinois.  It is an awesome space for utilizing different backdrops and different forms of light.  I shoot a mixture of studio and natural light images. If it's nice out, we shoot outside too! YES! I also can travel for sessions. Please inquire for mileage fees and info. 

WHAT IS A SESSION WITH YOU LIKE? 

We first go through styling/wardrobe options. I will have my client try on some wardrobe options to check for fit, and we then decide what looks best. Once styling is decided, hair and make-up is completed. Then I shoot, shoot, shoot, away... I will take lots of photographs during our shoot. We take breaks. We can order lunch, go outside, have a snack, have a little dance party---whatever feels right. During the session, I keep it light and fun. In the studio, I play music. I have my clients move---we try different things like repetitive motions, whistling, telling stories, and posing. After the session, many of my clients go for ice cream or coffee at the local shop across the street! 

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON RETOUCHING? CAN YOU RETOUCH BRUISES, ACNE, AND SCARS? 

Yes, and my clients love this service! Retouching is very important and needs to be done with complete care and consideration. I spend lots of time making each photograph looks it's best--I have trained as a high end fashion retoucher. I am into making people look like themselves---natural and beautiful.  No crazy blurry skin (let’s retain some texture ok?)---no overly whitened eyes (crazy doll eyes).   

WHEN WILL MY PHOTOS BE READY? 

Your proof gallery will be ready in 2 to 3 weeks. :) 

*The studio owns the copyright to all images including proofs. Images may not be copied, cropped, altered (including filters), scanned or reproduced in any way without written permission. 

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