Collaborative Signature Process
We use our expertise to create a streamlined process and will treat you as a collaborator every step of the way. Let’s make magic together!
We start with a call, we get to know each other, your why, your goals, and your vision. It lights me up to hear about your desires and share your journey to this moment. You can ask questions and learn more about my process.
Time to Make a Plan
This is the moment where we dive in and bring the vision to life. We go over ideas, in a collaborative style, look through wardrobe options, and discuss locations to create our plan. I bring over fifteen years of photography experience and expertise to help you realize your dream photoshoot.
The Big Day
With all of the finer details attended to, you can enjoy your photo session, with guidance provided every step of the way.
You're invited back to the studio for your image reveal where you will be blown away! Take home only what you love. My job is to capture only your light and stunning self where you love them all.
Only Buy What You Love
Portrait Session $325
Location or In Studio
One (1) Image Printed & Digital
Professional Hair & Makeup Addt'l $200
1 image $275
5 images $1200
10 images $1900
20 images $2400
Custom Wall Art
Style Guide & What to Wear
Choose clothing for your portrait that makes you feel comfortable and confident.
Neutral colors work well in just about every portrait. Navy, gray, and off-white are all classic and timeless hues that look great on everyone. Consider bringing a lighter-colored set and a darker option, along with some colors that reflect your personality. If you often wear green, then consider it for your portraits as well.
Red - powerful, exciting, bold.
Yellow - happy, cheerful, optimistic.
Orange - warm, friendly, confident.
Green - healthy, refreshing, positive.
Blue - corporate, trustworthy.
Pink - sensitive, feminine.
Purple - creative, wise.
Brown - natural, comforting, stable.
Black - sophisticated, professional.
White - pure, balanced, calm.
Grey - maturity, security, stability
Form-fitting and figure-hugging tops can accentuate lines and curves in flattering ways. Consider bringing extra outfits that you love - even if they are slightly too small (like a jacket that doesn't button close) or too large (like a dress that can be clamped in the back), we can always modify them for the picture.
Patterns can sometimes detract from your face and create optical illusions in the camera. This goes for stripes, checks, gingham, and any loud repeated patterns. Sometimes, a very subtle small pattern can work; when in doubt - bring extra outfits with you. ALSO remember, rules are meant to be broken. If you have a funky cool pattern - then bring it with you!
Textures can add interest. Clothing items with lace, linen, or ruffles can create depth in your headshot without being over the top. Consider a monotone color pallet when adding layers and textures.
Sleeveless shirts and dresses will enhance the shape of your upper arms, perfect if you want to show off this area of your body. Otherwise, 3/4 sleeve lengths look great a lot of the time.
Bring a variety of necklines for variation within your looks. V-necks are classic and look great on most people. Sheer, off-shoulder, ties, scarves, and accessories can help transform your wardrobe.
Choose classic pieces that won’t overpower your portrait. If in doubt, bring everything you’re considering, and we can style each outfit in person.
Keep it simple
Metals (gold, silver, etc.) look great when all the same color
Coordinate colors and tones with your outfit
Clean and polish jewelry
Bring pieces that are meaningful or that you wear daily.
Preparing for Professional Hair & Makeup
Wash and Dry Your Hair
Your hair should be clean - the biggest distinction is that you’re not getting a blowout but hair styling with hot tools. So it’s best to wash and dry your hair the morning of your photoshoot. Your hair should be completely dry; ideally; otherwise, it will be difficult to set it into the hairstyle you want. If you have curly hair or follow a specific nighttime drying regimen, you should obviously wash your hair the night before and follow your standard process. If you typically have to blow dry your hair or it becomes frizzy and unmanageable, then please do that! The point is that we want a good starting point of clean and dry hair that the hair & makeup artist can work with.
If you use moisturizing cream daily, then this should already be part of your routine… but if you don’t, it’s very important that you do this the night before and the morning of your photoshoot. When you arrive to the Studio, the makeup artist will make sure to apply appropriate makeup, but she still needs a good base to work with. So wash your face, apply moisturizer and eye cream, and you should be all set to go!
You can easily impact the hydration of your skin by simply drinking more water. So have a large glass of water when you wake up, and keep drinking more as the morning progresses. Extra bonus points if you can start this the day before.. and yes, it makes a big impact!
Bring Skin-Specific Makeup You Use
If you have specific allergies, are super sensitive, or simply found the best foundation or coverup for your skin, bring it to the Studio with you! The makeup artist will have everything else on-hand.
What To Expect When You Arrive
Hair styling is first. Making sure your hair is clean and fully dry makes the process really easy and quick. The hair & makeup artist will style your hair in any way you like - from a polished version of your everyday look to a fancier style - and will move to makeup immediately. Makeup can range from "enhanced natural" to "glam." We will work with the makeup artist to get the look you want. The purpose of hair & makeup is simply to make you look your best based on your preferences.