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ABOUT

A little bit about me.  I was lucky enough to be born and raised on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  Growing up on Hilton Head allowed me to enjoy our picturesque beaches and appreciate our beautiful community.  My husband and I reside in Bluffton now with our three daughters, Sophie, Scarlett and Shelby.

Ever since a highschool photography class, I loved taking images of friends and family. When my daughter was born my passion for photography blossomed.  I love capturing the innocence (and sometimes mischieviousness) of a child through photography.  Being able to look back at images of families and see the resemblance of mother and father in their children is such a joy.  It is a blessing for my job to be one that I love and that provides not only myself but others with enjoyment. My hope is to be able to create beautiful images for families to reflect and cherish for many years to come!

 

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Phone:843.290.0557
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BEFORE YOUR SHOOT -

  • Choose your clothing carefully...

Have your clothing chosen way in advance and make sure that your outfit choices are comfortable and attractive.  What do your dream family photos look like?  If they are soft and elegant?  Choose neutral colors with soft, flowing fabrics. think creams, very soft pastels, oatmeals, light browns, tans, grays, and slate blues.  Want to showcase the fun and spunky side of your family?  Choose coordinating colors (but not matchy, matchy) with bold accent colors, such as hues of gray with yellow or bright red accents.  Adding fun accessories like scarves, headbands, hats, etc. can add a modern twist and sassy flair to your images.

  • Be well rested and well fed...

Be certain not to schedule your photo session around your childs nap or bedtime.  The best time for lighting is the two hours before sunset and after sunrise.  If this is a bad time for your children, just let me know!  When can modify the shoot to a different time of day by utilizing areas of open shade that will give your skin a beautiful hue and put a sparkle in your eyes.  Dont show up to a photo shoot on an empty stomach.  I meet many families who come to a photo session with dinner scheduled at the end.  If this is your plan, be sure to give everyone a healthy snack before the photo shoot.

  • Be sure to leave plenty of time to get ready...

Moms are often rushing around before a photo shoot, making sure that their family is dressed and ready (I know I am!).  I always encourage mothers to have their hair and makeup professionally done, if possible.  This will prepare mom for her pictures and when mom is feeling pretty and confident, this will reflect on the rest of the family as well.  Leave plenty of time for showers, baths, dressing, and grooming.  When a family shows up to a family photo session rushed and disorganized, it sets the tone for a rushed and disorganized session.  Try to give yourself extra time so that you are ready before it's time to head out that door.

  • Dads! Be cheerful participants!

Dads, please cheerfully participate.  I know that many dads dread the family photo session, but fathers, please understand how important capturing your family is.  These images will be left as a legacy, when your children are grown, with families of their own some day. Family photos are treasured forever and they are so important.  Please, please, dads cheerfully participate in your family photo session.  Once you see your happy wife and amazing photographs, you will be so glad that you gave this time to your family.

  • Cheese is for crackers...

Please, parents leave the cheese at home.  Cheese is for crackers.  So many times I have found parents who stand behind and scream, Say cheese to the lady kids!  Step back, and allow me to naturally interact and talk with your children.  This will result in natural, gorgeous smiles.  Help me capture the true essence of your childs personality by talking with and coaxing out those smiles naturally and easily.

  • Have fun with your family!

Don't be afraid to pick up your children and toss them in the air.  Give your wife a sweet kiss on the check.  Tell your husband how much you love him and appreciate him for being there for your family.  Have fun.  Laugh. Giggle. Joke. Embrace.  Kiss.  Snuggle.  Play.  Doing these things will allow me to capture the emotion and true beauty of your family.  Leave the stiff cheese faces for Aunt Marge at the next family reunion.  Show me who you really are, so that I have the opportunity to capture your love through my lens.

  • Bring an activity that you enjoy doing together as a family...

My most successful family sessions have incorporated an activity that the family loves to do together.  This gives you something to do with your hands and feet, engages the little ones, and brings an authentic smile to your face.  Do you love to read together?  Bring some books.  Is your favorite dessert ice cream?  Bring some ice cream bars or drumsticks to your session or better yet, hire an ice cream truck to come to your session.  Love to play board games or cards?  Plan to play a round of Uno or Monopoly during your family photo session.  Other ideas include: football, piggy back rides, races, bike riding, hiking, singing, picnics, the ideas are endless.  When families are engaged in doing something that they love together, I have the opportunity to take some beautiful and authentic photographs.

  • Not everyone has to be looking and smiling at the camera at the same time...

The best photographs are often the ones where everyone is engaged or interacting with each other.  Understand that not every picture needs to have everyone looking at the camera and smiling at the same time.  If you are engaged as a family and loving on each other, your eyes will be on your family members and your smile with be natural.  These are the photographs that you will cherish most because they depict your family connection and your love.

AFTER YOUR SHOOT -
Please allow 48-72 hours for your social media sneak peek.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for editing processing time.
Photos from your session will be posted in a password protected online gallery.
Photos can be purchased as prints, digital downloads and/or CD format.
Prints should be ordered from your private online gallery to ensure quality of the images.
Custom CDs are included in all sessions and USBs are also available purchase.
Newborn, Baby First Year, Graduation, Senior, Save the Date, or any other announcement can be added to your package!!!

RESCHEDULING/CANCELLATIONS-
If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment you may move your schedule session date once. Times and dates can be limited.  Please contact me at least 48 hours prior to your session date to reschedule, and I will happily apply your deposit toward your re-scheduled date(s). If you do not contact me before the 48 hour deadline, your deposit will become non-refundable, as I will be unable to fill your cancelled session with a replacement client on such short notice. If you are scheduled for an outdoor shoot and it's raining, hailing, snowing, or there is lightning your shoot will be rescheduled without penalty or you may choose to do your session inside. I do not reschedule sessions due to overcast or cloudy weather.

PAYMENT-

Session fees/deposits are due in full before or at the time of scheduled session day.  Payments may be paid through PayPal (please include 3.5% fee for processing or send as "Friends and Family" to avoid PayPal fee), check or cash.  All payments made are non-refundable.

DISCOUNTS-
10% discount off any session- To honor our active military, fire fighters, police officers, and other first responders.


REFERRALS-

10% off your next session for each client you refer that completes a 1 hour session. Cannot combine discounts.

FINE PRINT-

All sales are final, and a non-refundable deposit of $100 is required at the time of booking. Credit card/PayPal payment may reflect 6.0% sales tax. Prices are subject to change without any notice. Travel fee is required if location is located 30 miles are more from zip code 29910. Any cancellations less than 48 hours of the scheduled photo session will result in deposit forfeiture. Print orders may require cropping, at photographers discretion, depending on the image and size selected. Online viewing galleries/albums will remain available online for 3-4 months, or at photographers discretion. Photographer retains the right to use images for advertising and marketing purposes. Payment of deposit and hiring of photographer for services contitutes agreement to abide by Terms of Service. If you cannot access the Terms of Service, please request a copy from the photographer. 

 

INVESTMENT

  • Individual Session Fee  $300.00  best fit for seniors, children, babies, maternity and individuals.
    • Session lasts 1hr, takes place on-location and includes 1 outfit change.
    • An online viewing gallery of approximately 20+ fully edited images from your session.
    • Social media sneak peek.
    • CD of all edited images with print release is included.
    • Images may also be purchased in print formats.
  • Family Session Fee (2-6 people) $325.00  best fit for families of 2-5 people and engagements. Please add $10.00 for each person after 6.
    • Family sessions are only done on-location.
    • Session lasts 1-2 hours. Includes 2 outfit changes (engagement only). 
    • An online viewing gallery of approximately 25+ fully edited images from your session. 
    • Social media sneak peek.
    • CD of all edited images with print release is included.
    • Images may also be purchased in print formats.
  • Newborn Session Fee  $350.00  best fit for babies between 3-14 days old.
    • Session is done in your home/on-location.
    • Session lasts 1-3 hours.
    • An online viewing gallery of approximately +30 fully edited images from your session. 
    • Social media sneak peek.
    • CD of all edited images with print release is included.
    • Images may also be purchased in print formats.
  • Maternity + Newborn Session fee $425.00  best fit for those that are wanting to get a session of both maternity and newborn session.
    • Everything in the newborn session + a 1 hour maternity session. 
    • An online viewing gallery of approximately 50+ fully edited images from your session.
    • Social media sneak peek.
    • CD of all edited images with print release is included.
    • Images may also be purchased in print formats.
  • Hospital + Newborn Session fee Contact for Pricing and Availability best fit for those that are wanting to get a session of both the delivery in the hospital and newborn session.
    • Everything in the newborn session + a 2 hour delivery shoot in hospital.
    • An online viewing gallery of approximately 50+ fully edited images from your session.
    • Social media sneak peek.
    • CD of all edited images with print release is included.
    • Images may also be purchased in print formats.
  • Baby's First Year  $600.00- Perfect for capturing your little ones first year! Includes newborn, 3 month, 6 months and 12 month sessions.
    • An online viewing gallery of approximately 20+ fully edited images from each of your sessions.
    • Social media sneak peek.
    • CD of all edited images with print release is included.
    • Images may also be purchased in print formats.
    • 12 Month session can include optional cake smash session for an additional cost from our special cake artist contact
  • Cake Smash  $300.00 - Celebrate your little ones big day in a big way! Make their 1st year special with a Cake Smash.
    • Session is on location. 1hr - 45 min session (Optional small 4' round cake can be provided at an additional cost from our special cake artist contact). 
    • An online viewing gallery of approximately 20+ fully edited images from your session.
    • Social media sneak peek.
    • CD of all edited images with print release is included.
    • Images may also be purchased in print formats.
  • My Friends & Me Mini Sessions - $300.00 - Grab 2 of your closest friends and their families to take advantage of this great offer!
    • Up to 3 families (up to 5 people per family) will each receive:
      • 15-20 minutes session time &
      • 5-10 digital downloads in color and black and white with print release.
      • One mutually agreed upon location and time slot.
  • Mini Sessions - $75.00-$100.00 - Seasonal and themed mini sessions are scheduled throughout the year and take place at predetermined locations. 
    • Session fee includes 15-20 min photo shoot &
    •  5-10 fully edited images from your session via a digital download medium.
    • "Like" and check out our social media pages for date and time announcements for mini sessions.
    • These slots fill up fast! 
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