Portrait FAQs

What does a session include?

Included with your session is about one hour of of photography plus 30+ fully edited images on an online proofing site.  I have three packages consisting of varying amounts of digital files and credit included.

Where will my session take place?

All sessions are shot at a location of your choice. I believe that great moments begin in comfortable environments. That’s why I suggest choosing a location that means a lot to you – perhaps that means taking a stroll to your favorite park, a trip to the local zoo or maybe staying in and taking advantage of the comfort of your own home.Natural light studio sessions are available for an extra fee.

Do you travel out of the Red River Valley?

Every couple months, I find myself in other parts of the region, whether it’s central North Dakota, the Grand Forks area, Minneapolis/St. Paul or Winnipeg. I’ll always announce coming to these locations in advance, so stay tuned to the blog and my Facebook page (where you can also make suggestions for my next destination). Other than these times and locations, I am willing to travel out of the 30 mile radius of Fargo-Moorhead for a fee. Please contact me with questions.

Are high resolution files available?

I include a varying about of digital files with each collection, ranging from 5 images to all the images from your session.

What should we plan to wear?

There is nothing more beautiful than a person being themselves so I always encourage you to dress the way you love. Solid colors tend to work best for photographs but don’t let that stop you from busting out some fabulous patterns. General rules of thumb: be wary of contradicting colors and patterns and try not to wear branded clothing (remember Zubas?). Use your best judgement and don’t be shy to ask my opinion.

What if we need to reschedule?

Life happens, so please don’t hesitate to reschedule your session. There is no charge to reschedule and I’ll try my best to find a new time that will fit both our schedules.

How many photos will I get?

Generally, a portrait session yields 30+ images and a graduate session 40+.

Do you retouch images?

I believe that life is beautiful just the way it is – even if it is chaotic at times. So, it’s my philosophy not to completely retouch images (i.e. no swapping heads or removing braces). That being said, basic retouching, such as getting rid of blemishes, under eye circles or that purple bruise on your kiddos forehead is always included at no extra cost.

How long do the photos take to get back?

Anywhere from two to four weeks, depending on the time of the year (summer and fall are busier than winter and spring). I will discuss the timeline with you during our session.

When should I schedule our session?

Certain times of the year fill up faster than others. To be safe, try to schedule your session at least 4 to 6 weeks in advance.