This section should answer all your questions! But if it doesn't feel free to
Where are you located?
I am currently located on the north-east side of Lansing MI, I have a home studio with my husband and six cats. My husband will not be around during your shoot! The cats may be around, but if you have any allergies please let me know and I will be sure to put them all away and vacuum the house really well before you arrive.
What's the first step?
You can pick any 2 combos of the following shoots, and include your family members, your best friend, your business partner, your husband/wife/boyfriend/
Family (vintage or modern)
Kids (vintage or modern)
Contemporary Portrait (which is modern, editorial, vanity fair/vogue style!)
Senior Portraits (modern or vintage)
Couples portraits (modern or vintage)
Generational legacy portraits (A session with you, your kids, your parents, your grandparents, etc!)
Personal Branding (which is a fancy way of saying, unique and fabulous portraits of you showcasing your business, skill, and passion for the world.)
You can check out samples of these shoots here!
You could also shoot two sets of just pin up/boudoir/portraits/etc!
You do not have to decide which two shoots you'd like until you come in for your design consultation and I can help you figure it out if you're still unsure!
Do you shoot men?
Absolutely! Email me and we can talk about your portrait needs and I can get you a more direct quote!
What's included in the sitting fee?
A design consultation
Access to the studio wardrobe
Hair and Make up for one
(Additional styling upgrades and styling for men/kids available, see options here!)
20 hand retouched poses for you to order from
A day of fun and glamour to feel incredible!
A personal portrait reveal session after your images are retouched.
How long does it take to get images in hand?
To book a session I sometimes have last minute dates available, most of the time people book a month out, but I can book up to four months out. Once your session is complete it takes 1-2 weeks for retouching, sometimes this process can be sped up depending on circumstances. Wall portraits take around 7 business days to get in hand, other products can take up to 2 weeks. And remember, every portrait you order in any sort of print or product comes with a free high resolution digital with printing and publication rights. You may print additional sizes from home, use your images on your website/business card/dating profile/linkedIn/social media/etc!
Digitals are emailed to you to download within 1-2 days after your order is placed.
All physical products get mailed directly to you.
Can I just order digitals?
You may, of course, but they are the same rate as my smallest print, so you may as well get a print and get the free digital!
How much are the products and prints? What are they?
You're going to want to look at our amazing product pictures to get a feel of the quality and value! Click here to check them out!
Wall portraits (8x10 and up) start at $150 and remember, all come with that high res digital with print/publication rights. They are printed on museum quality paper and come matted in white mats and ready to frame.
Folio Box collections (Which are beautiful 11x14 boxes that come with matted 8x10s inside, made in black or ivory) and our portrait books come in 8.5x11 hard cover soft matte finish with your choice of 6 and 10 images inside. 20 image books are beautiful image printed silk wrapped covers in 11x14 size with layflat pages. Portrait books and Folio Boxes start at $900 and also include all the high res digitals for free. The 20 image books and 20 collection Folios come with a free 18X24 wall portrait of your choice!
I also offer wall portrait canvas wraps of the highest quality! 11x14's start at $500 and go up to size 40x60! They are truly something amazing to behold!
Please email me and I will send you a full product list and will be happy to answer any additional questions! Also at your design consult we will look at all the products so you can see the quality for yourself and start pre-planning for which products you really love.
What sets are readily available?
You can check out all of my sets here. If you've seen something on my site that you love but isn't listed here it *may* be possible but may have an additional set up fee. So feel free to ask! And as always i'm happy to do something custom! (Which may also include fees) I am more than happy to do on location shoots as well, or something out doors, contact me with what you're thinking and we can chat!
Do you offer payment plans? How much is the sitting fee and deposit?
I do offer payment plans on print/product orders! I have a set list available you can browse even before booking, or I can create a custom one based on your situation. Usually we aim for orders to be paid off within four months minimum of the session, but I can be flexible! When you write me, mention the installment plans and I will be happy to send you more info. The sitting fee (including the consult/2 sets/2 looks/any combo/hair and make up for one, studio wardrobe access/pose direction/and 20 retouched portraits for you to order from) is only $350. Half is due as a deposit within 7 days of reserving your consult/and/or shoot date(s). The rest is due the day of the shoot (which can be booked up to four months out.)
Do I have to do two sets/use your stylist for hair and make up?
No, you may book for one set and get all 20 poses on that set. It will not effect your sitting fee rate to only do one set. You may come with hair and make up ready to shoot ($100 savings) if you want but we highly recommend booking styling unless you are super confident in you styling abilities! If you are styling yourself and want to switch looks (for instance from modern to pin up) There is a $25 studio time fee. I do not allow other stylists to come work in studio, but if you have someone you'd like to style you before you come to the studio that is completely fine.
Can I book more than two sets?
Yes! Each additional basic set is only $100 and comes with another outfit, and 10 more retouched poses to order from.
I think I read that I can split a session with a friend, how does that work?
When booking the full experience it comes with two sets. The shoot portion is $250 and styling for one is $100 of the sitting fee. Your friend can come styled and ready to go and only pay half of the shoot portion ($125) and get one set/one look/10 retouched poses to order from, and you can get full hair and make up and your own set/outfit/10 poses to order from! We can even do some poses of the two of you together if your looks make sense together! (for instance if you are both shooting pin up or contemporary portraits). If your friend would also like hair and make up they may add it for another $125 ($25 is for the extra studio time it takes to style a second person.)
If you both chose to have hair and make up and split the shoot down the middle the cost would be $237.50 each
I don't know, I have reservations/questions.....