Intimate Access - I like to treat my clients as family. I'm often present at some of the most intimate times in your life. I hold precious newborns, sometimes before they even get to meet all of their new family members, I get to see the Bride and Groom slip into their tux and gown. I get to be with them during those first emotional moments when it's just sinking in that they are Husband and Wife. I get to document first birthday's and first steps. I get to capture your Senior turning into an adult right before your eyes. It's an honor every time someone chooses me to document those moments and I treasure them all dearly.
The Process - Now that you know a little bit about how much I LOVE my clients. Let me tell you a little bit about how it all works.
Let's Chat - I'll ask you some questions to get to know you a little better and see if we are a good fit. We can do this by email or phone, or even (my favorite) in person so I can show you some of the amazing products that I have hand- selected and tell you a little bit about them all. We can even start planning your session right then.
Let's Plan - I believe my clients deserve the very best. With that in mind, I offer a very hands on approach. I help my clients every step of the way. I help make clothing and location suggestions. I will work closely with you and/or your wedding coordinator to put together the perfect photography timeline. I will help with the selection of props for your newborn session. I think you get the point, I want the images to be heirloom quality artwork that you will be proud to display and cherish for a lifetime and I will work with you to make that happen.
Let's Have Fun - We make some beautiful images. We all high five. We already took all of the stress out of the session since we planned everything out. You get to sit back and have a good time knowing you are in good hands and your images will turn out wonderful and be enjoyed by generations.
Let's Preserve - Around 2 weeks after your session, 4-6 weeks for Weddings, we'll get together at my home in Roxana, IL and you'll get to see all the precious art that we've created. I will have a slideshow for you to view (don't forget to wear waterproof mascara 😉 ) and I will walk you thru every step of the ordering process to make it as simple as possible. This is one of the most important steps in the process (but sadly the most forgotten or ignored), this is the time that I will help you preserve your images for generations to come. Because your memories should live in a frame on your desk, a portrait on the wall, an album on your coffee table – not on a USB in a drawer. You wouldn't expect a chef at a restaurant to bring the ingredients to your table for you to make your own meal, you shouldn't expect that of your photographer either.
I believe that our images look fantastic when printed in the pages of an album, not because you can immediately enjoy and share the images with those you love – that is the amazing purpose of social media. Instead, I believe our images look their very best in print because, unlike DVDs and Facebook, albums are built to last for generations. With this generational purpose in mind, we keep our albums strong and classic. Simple in structure and clean in design, they are built by hand right here in the USA. We offer a variety of styles to fit your aesthetics and needs.
Are Albums not quiet your cup of tea, but you still want to have your images in print, but not necessarily on the wall? Not a problem. I also offer hand-crafted solid hardwood heirloom boxes. These are custom made in a variety of configurations. You have to see them in person to appreciate just how beautiful and solid these boxes really are. They are an art piece all on their own, but the magic of these boxes is that there is space for more than just your images. You can add small treasures to help you remember an event. There are boxes that can be added to over time. You can put multiple sessions in a box and give it to your child on their Wedding day, You can configure an undone album, that can be added to as your story continues. The possibilities are endless.
I also offer a variety of unique Wall Art that will be beautiful on the walls of your home or displayed proudly on your desk. I have something to fit everyone's style, from traditional to modern. I have searched high and low to find the best companies to work with that showcase your art in the best possible way. You will LOVE seeing your images everyday.
Now you know how great the experience will be, so how much will you need to invest in a session? Wedding Collections start at $2499. The majority of portrait clients choose to invest around $1499, but there is no minimum investment. Contact me and we can get started today. Still have questions? That's ok too. Just ask, I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.