what to expect

{Preparing for your session}

You are free to have your hair and make-up styled by a professional, but it isn’t necessary.  I list several local hair and make-up artists to help if you need one. If you choose to do your own hair and make-up, then style hair as you see fit keeping it smooth and light on product.  (flyaways are not our friends :)) Don’t feel like your makeup should be extra heavy for photos – the way your makeup looks in person is exactly how it will photograph. The key areas are the eyes and the lips!

Treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure, but avoid facials or waxing for 1-2 days before your session as they can cause redness. Please be well moisturized prior to your session. Make sure that areas that can be seen in your chosen outfits are groomed if you don’t want to see unwanted hair in your images.

Feel free to bring a friend with you. I find that it helps make you more comfortable and they offer lots of support!

{About the studio}

We will be shooting in my in home studio unless other arrangements are made prior to the session. There is a private restroom for clients to use just outside the session area. There is also a small seating area in the session room if you decide to bring someone with you.  Children and pets are not permitted in the studio. Also, if you have allergies to cats, my sassy girl Sophie & handsome boy Grayson rule the roost around here 😉 sophie

{Helpful tips}

If you have any other questions about what to bring or how to prepare for your session, please let me know. It’s ok to bring too much. We can pick out the most flattering items once you arrive to your session or feel free to text me pics of your outfits ahead of time. I am happy to help you decide!


If you are running late please call and let me know that you will be late and your expected time of arrival. Your session will end at the scheduled time so being late will cut into your session time.

I may have multiple appointments throughout the day. Please do not arrive too early because I may not be available and the studio may not be ready.

If you have a very bad sun burn or bad spray tan, then it is best to reschedule your session.