Portrait Session FAQ's


What's included in a portrait session?

In a standard portrait session I guarantee 40+ professionally retouched, high resolution images. You will receive a copy of every image in both color and black & white. I deliver the finished product via a beautiful online gallery.

Are the high resolution digital files included?

Yes! My portrait fee includes all of the high resolution files, as well as a print release. This means that you are welcome to print your images again and again and share them with friends and family!

How early should I book my portrait session?

I always say, the earlier the better! I like to book sessions at least two weeks out so that we can find ourselves the perfect outfits, location, etc for the shoot. The beginning of Fall and Spring book up quickly, so shoot me an email to get started!

Where are you located, and do you travel?

I am located in Dumfries, Virginia, and I only charge for mileage for any shoots taking place 30 miles outside of the area code 22026.

What time will our session happen?

The "golden hour" takes place 1-2 hours after sunrise and before sunset, and the sun's location makes for the most flattering portraits! To get the soft, light, and airy look that I try to showcase in my gallery, I always aim to schedule our sessions for the golden hour. 

What kind of portraits can I expect? What is your style?

I love to deliver images that are a reflection of your family's unique personality! My style is relaxed and candid. I aim to deliver a mix of semi-posed portraits, as well as a good amount of tiny moments that set your family apart!

How can I prepare to make the most of my session?

This is such a huge section, that I gave it it's own page! The outfit, props, makeup, hairstyle, etc can set the whole mood for the session, so lets make sure to nail it to create a perfect piece of art! Check out my session guide here:

What happens to my photos after our portrait session?

After our session I get busy with the editing process, so that I can deliver your images within 2 weeks. Once I have put the finishing touches on your photos, I deliver them via a beautiful online gallery where you can share them on social media, create favorites lists, and order products. The gallery will remain available for 120 days.

What sort of products do you offer? 

My favorite part about photography is helping families create memorable and unique art to hang in their homes! I offer high quality glossy prints in many sizes, along with gorgeous canvases, shiny metal prints, and my very favorite, memory books! Take a closer look at more of my products here: