Frequently asked questions
Where are you located?
A. We're currently based out of the Tanasbourne area in Hillsboro, Oregon. If you require further travel, feel free to get in touch, and I can give you a full quote with a free consult.
Where will our session take place? Do you have a studio?
A. I do have a portable studio setup available for in-home newborn and children's sessions. Otherwise, I mainly work on location, at your home or your favorite outdoor spot. We can discuss what type of feel you are looking for in your photographs during the planning stage, and we can then work together to come up with the perfect location.
What types of payments do you accept?
A. I accept all forms of payment; Cash, Check (subject to hold), Debit, Credit, PayPal Invoice & PayPal Credit. Payment plans are also an available option.
What time is best for portraits?
A. Sessions are typically scheduled for early mornings or late in the afternoon/evening to take advantage of the best quality of natural light available. This is my preference, but I am equipped to handle any lighting situation, outdoors and in.
What should we wear?
A. It is important for everyone to wear clothes that represent themselves, but it's best to keep outfits simple and avoid things like logos and busy patterns. Color coordinating is always more pleasing to the eye, and using a color wheel is a great start for color ideas, as is Pinterest!
Should we bring anything?
A. When it comes to props and things, I tend to lean towards a 'Less is More' philosophy. Though if you or your kiddos have anything special that you would like to incorporate into their session, you're more than welcome to bring it along. Outfit changes are always welcome too.
What if our children won't sit still?
A. Please do not worry if your children are a little rambunctious; I have quite a bit of patience and a few tricks up my sleeves! My kiddos are 14 and 7, so I know how it goes. Sometimes you just have to let them be little. If standard, posed portraits wont work, candid photos can come out just as great.
When will our images be ready?
A. Sneak previews can be sent out within 24 hours, upon request. Your complete set of images will typically be ready 7-10 business days after your portrait session.
Will we get to see every image that you take?
A. Everything except the test shots (bad lighting, out of focus, blinks, etc.) and duplicates. Any images that take away from the overall quality of the session will be deleted in camera. Don't worry, you will still have plenty of truly great images!