General Info & FAQ
How do I schedule my session?
When you are ready to book your session, you can reach out to me via email, phone call, text, or through this site. We will discuss time/date options based on your schedule and my availability. Then we will discuss location options based on your vision for the session.
What's required to hold my session appointment?
In order to reserve your session date and time, the session fee is paid upfront. This fee does not include digital image files or print products. This retainer fee is non-refundable but can be transferred to a new date/time if rescheduling is required. Once we arrange the date, time & location, I will create a contract and invoice for you that will be sent via email. The contract can be signed electronically and payment can be made directly through the invoice electronically.
Does the session fee include prints or digital image files?
The session fee is a creative sitting fee that serves as a retainer for our service, but does not include digital image files or print products. Your session takes a lot of planning, equipment, expertise and time, so tangible prints & digital images are not included in the fee. Most clients invest $600-3,000 on their print & digital collections during their reveal.
What form of payment do you accept?
Credit Card, Check, Cash, Venmo, Zelle, Cash App & PayPal
Where will the session location be?
Outdoor sessions take place all around DFW and Tyler. I certainly have my favorite locations and I can offer my suggestions based on what part of the metroplex you are in and what your interests are. I'm always up for new and exciting spots! If you are looking to do a studio session, my studio is conveniently located a short drive east of Dallas in Kaufman, Texas.
What happens after the session ?
Within a few days of your session, you will be sent a link to your online proofing gallery. This is where you will make your image selections for your print and digital collections. After you purchase your collection, I will begin working on the fine art Photoshop editing. My goal is to create art that can be heirlooms and I spend as much time as necessary on each image to make it perfect, sometimes even hours on just one image! Once I have finished editing the final image selections, you will receive a link to download the high resolution digital images that you purchased. The turn around time varies depending on how many images you purchase, but typically the digital image files are available within 2-3 weeks. Print products are usually processed and received within two weeks after the image edits are completed.
Are digital images included in your collections?
Absolutely! I know digital images are ideal for many clients, especially if you have limited room for displaying your photographs. We live in the social media era, and there's no better way to share your life with friends and family than with your new beautiful photos! However, I think it's also important to have tangible prints that can be seen and celebrated every day, so each collection I offer includes a different quantity of high resolution digital images AND fine art prints. BUT, don't worry! If you decide you want additional images or to create your own collection, you can easily create one from the A La Carte collection menu.
Do you offer prints, artwork, & keepsakes?
I sure do! You will be able to purchase fine art prints, canvases, artwork & more during your virtual or in-studio reveal session. It's super easy! Once you make your purchase, you will receive your order straight to the address you provide during checkout and you'll also receive a special gift from me!
What is a fine art print?
A fine art print is an archival museum quality print, meaning it's made to withstand fading and warping. My fine art prints are all mounted on styrene with a linen texture and lustre protective coating. They do not bend nor fade! These are meant to be heirloom artwork to pass down to the next generation.
Why purchase prints & artwork through my gallery instead of Walmart, Walgreens or Shutterfly?
Color space, monitor calibration, paper profiles and printer technology are advanced stuff. When I edit your images in Photoshop, I embed color “data” into the file that a professional print lab with advanced equipment can read. They assess the metadata and print your files exactly as we see it on the screen at your ordering appointment.
What time of day is best for outdoor sessions?
The most ideal time of day for outdoor sessions is early morning after sunrise or before sunset. That's when we get the gorgeous golden glow that I love to capture. Although this is when the majority of my sessions take place, I know not everyone's schedules will work with those time frames, so I can make your images look amazing at other times as well.
What if there is inclement weather?
If the weather looks ominous, we will definitely reschedule (unless you are up for an exciting session...I always am!) However, cloudy days can make for incredible images because there are no issues with harsh shadows or lighting...in that case, your photos will still look warm and gorgeous due to the magic of Photoshop ;)