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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I've gathered up some of the questions I get asked the most so that you can easily find the answers you may be looking for. If after taking a look you have anything else to ask, feel free to reach out!

Where are you based?

I'm based in Naperville, Illinois, but find myself in Chicago often. Plus I love to travel and explore new places!

Do you travel? Is there a fee?

For sure! Nothing excites me more than the opportunity to shoot and be inspired by new places. There will be an added travel fee for towns or cities that are more than one hour away from Naperville, IL

Will you pose us?

I love stepping back and capturing people in their element, interacting with each other in their most natural way. Don’t worry though, I won’t leave you feeling awkward and unsure of what’s happening. I’ll definitely be suggesting something to do to encourage movement or fun interactions. Think of it less as a photoshoot and more as me coming to hang with you all while documenting the lovely season you’re in. I’m there to capture your unique story in a beautiful and authentic way.

What if my kids won't engage?

Totally ok! A lot of kids can be shy or not be down for posing for photos. (Mine are the poster children for this!) I won’t be trying to pose them, just focusing on capturing the moments of you guys hanging out and loving on one another.

How should the kids be prepped?

I've found that looping kids into the conversation, explaining why you're having photos taken, and setting the right expectations can really help prep them! Also—quick, non-messy snacks like apple slices, dry cereal or dried fruit are great ways to help kids who start feeling anxious because of hunger.

How many photos will I receive?

The final gallery size varies depending on what type of session you're looking for, but don't worry. I always send as many images as it takes to tell your story.

How will I receive my photos?

I'll send you a handful of sneak peek shots a couple days after your session, and final images will be delivered via a link to your online gallery. 

How long will it take to receive our photos?

I put a lot of love and care into perfecting each image. As a result, it will take roughly 4 to 6 weeks to deliver your final photos.

Do you offer mini sessions?

I am not currently offering mini sessions. I've found that I'm at my best and my sessions thrive with more space and time. Time to get to know you, time for you all to get comfortable and vulnerable, and time for the session to flow naturally. These moments of you and your loved one(s) are special and my hope is to capture that honestly, not rush through it.

What if it's raining?

We can reschedule to a date that works for you or we can embrace the rain, splash around and shoot as planned!

Will you help with wardrobe?

Of course! I know that deciding what to wear for photos can sometimes feel overwhelming. I will give you my guide to help you choose outfits that will be perfect for photos—so they can look the best they can.

Can I print my photos?

I'd love for you to print your favorite photos! You can easily order photos prints through your online gallery.

Can you photoshop us?

Outside of something that normally wouldn't be there, like a blemish or bruise, I prefer to capture and celebrate the session as is. The beautifully honest, natural and real you!

What if I have to cancel or move my booking?

Life is complicated and the unexpected is to be expected. The deposit is nonrefundable—it acts as my insurance for turning away all other potential bookings on your session day. If something unexpected does come up and we need to shift our time/day, I'm more than willing to work together to find a solution that works for us both!

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UniquE, still

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moments of your story