Frequently Asked Questions
The age of digital photography has made it very easy for anyone to capture some really great images. The difference between them and me is the 30 years of experience I have as a creative professional. When you hire me, you get a trained eye that sees things through a lens differently than most others.
My career began as a graphic designer and morphed into photography only. I have been shooting professionally for 15-years.
I use all professional-level equipment and gear. I am familiar with both Nikon and Canon platforms, but mainly use Nikon for all of my photography. Occasionally I will break out my Mamyia RZ67 medium-format film camera for a true vintage feel.
I am based in South Central Pennsylvania. I do most of my work in Lancaster, Harrisburg, and York, but will consider traveling in unique situations. In some cases, additional fees may be incurred.
I am able to do portraiture, lifestyle, headshots, weddings and events, food and product, real estate, fashion, and landscape photography.
Please refer to my pricing page.
Yes, of course! I am very easy-going and will always go at the kiddo’s pace. I want them to be comfortable and I want the parents to be at ease as well! I will take cues from the kids and parents. It is important to me that everyone has a good experience.
Yes, I do. Please be aware these sessions require more time due to the complexity of corralling and posing large numbers of people. Please see my pricing page for session options.
Absolutely! Who doesn’t love a great portrait of your fur baby?! Please keep in mind that these types of sessions are much shorter than a human portrait session because… SQUIRREL!
I have traveled as far as Colorado, upstate New York, Maryland/Delaware beaches and Florida for weddings. Usually, accommodations and mileage or air travel are added to the package.
Yes, as long as there is enough room for me to do my best work. Indoors can be tough due to light, space, and configuration. Your backyard could be a better option as long as the weather is cooperating.
Sure! I am always open to new locations. I would prefer to scout your suggested spot beforehand and determine whether or not it will give us enough variety.
I always recommend neutral solid, warm, muted colors. Avoid patterns, stripes, and loud or bright colors. Dress comfortably. Please be mindful of sunglasses, hair ties, hats and accessories.
Turnaround time for receipt of images depends greatly on the type of session you choose. We will discuss this in more detail once you select a session, or you can reach out to me for a consultation.
I retain exclusive ownership and rights to all images. Images may not be edited, altered or reproduced without explicit permission. Digital images are for personal use only. Commercial or editorial usage, sale, or entering images into contests or publications is expressly forbidden without written permission.
Yes. I do offer prints. With a print release, you may have them printed at a location of your choice. I recommend professional labs only. I highly advise against places like Walmart or CVS for your prints.
I accept cash, check, Venmo, and PayPal.
A non-refundable retainer is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due on the day of the shoot.
If you are unable to make it to your session and you provide at least 24-hour notice, the retainer can be applied to a future session. No shows forfeit the deposit.
If you are unable to attend your scheduled session, you may gift or sell your session to someone else. If possible, please notify me at least 24 hours prior to the session.
I work the sales tax into my fees.
Should the weather be less than ideal, I am very flexible with rescheduling. I will keep an eye on the weather and decide no later than an hour prior to our session.
There is no need to bring anything to your session. However, clients are always welcome to bring a favorite blanket or something sentimental to be photographed. Your session is yours and I want it to be all about your family!
You can schedule a session by contacting me through my ‘Let’s Connect!’ page.