How to Prepare for Your Photo Session

As your photographer, you can count on me to have total control of the lighting, posing, and composition of your session to create gorgeous images!  But I will need your help to make the session even better. Here's a list of things you can do to help make it even better!


  • pick out your clothes well before the session date - I can assist you in selecting flattering styles in hues and tones to compliment the background scenery, session theme, and your skin tones
  • practice hair and make up - bring any touch up toiletries (mirror, brush, hair ties, hair products)
  • gather your props - be sure they are clean
  • bend, stretch, sit, kneel and crouch in your clothes and shoes to be sure everything stays put and you can move freely in your clothing choices
  • shave the night before
  • don't use any new skin products a week before your session to avoid any potential skin irritation
  • drink lots of water and get a good night’s sleep to ensure you look fresh and awake
  • be sure you and I are on the same page and have shared photo concepts and ideas
  • arrive on-time for the session if not a few minutes before
  • and above all, have happy thoughts and high expectations for a fabulous session with me - it's going to be so fun!!




Maternity - oh, that adorable baby bump

The best time to schedule your maternity session is around 28-34 weeks.  This will vary with each woman depending on their progress.  You want to plan the maternity session when you feel good and have a nice belly (but before the downward venture begins)! I can provide beautiful, long, and flowing maternity dresses or you can choose to wear something of your own.




Engagement - the love story begins


When the answer is YES then it's time to capture that special time in your life with beautiful engagement photos. We can create the perfect images to showcase your love for each one another. If you plan to have me photograph your wedding also, I can create a custom package that includes engagement, bridal boudoir, and wedding combined!




High School Senior


A time to reflect on your accomplishments and the bright future that lies ahead.  Let's take a day and capture this important time in your life!  Our session will be creative, fun, and unique!  You can chose a special location, bring a few change of clothes, and use your favorite things in the photos. Each senior session is custom-tailored to meet your ideas and locations. Contact me to discuss your ideas in more detail and then we can design a session that will be all about YOU! Prints, canvas art, and albums are available for purchase. Digitals for yearbook inclusion are complimentary.






Every family has its own story to tell:  are you the outdoorsy/woodsy type?  Are you avid sports fans?  Do you like the beach?  What's your favorite place to spend time together?  Let me meet you at your favorite spot and capture your family's smiles and personalities.