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Within 3 weeks of your session date, you will receive an email with your gallery link.  That's when you'll fall in love! :)  The email will contain instructions on how to download your images and purchase additional prints or products if you choose.

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Fall in Love!

Let's have some fun!

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We will meet at the beautiful location we discussed and will have so much fun!  I will lead & guide you the entire time, but we will also embrace those precious in between moments that happen naturally as life unfolds!  Your session will be relaxed, yet organized.  I'm a teacher - I always have a plan! Haha!  I'm also very flexible & patient!  I'm the queen of going with the flow!  No worries...I've got this! :)   

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First, choose the session that is right for you!  Then, to secure your date, I will send over a contract and invoice so you can pay your session retainer.  After that, we can start planning your session!  I will provide a style guide to help you look & feel your best!  We will also decide on a location & time for your session.  My very favorite time to meet for outdoor sessions is about 1-2 hours before sunset.  You just can't beat that gorgeous, golden light!  Newborn sessions will be held in your home or in my home studio.  

Secure your date!

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It's so important that we are a good fit in order to have the most awesome experience!!  Please review my portfolio and read more about me in order to decide if I am the right photographer for you!  If you decide we're a great fit (which I'm certain we are), then you can fill out the contact form, and we can get started! :)

The session Experience

step by step, here's what to expect

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You may be wondering what in the world "Lifestyle Photography" is! I'm sure you remember those family portraits from your childhood.  You know, the ones where everyone was perfectly still, every hair was in place, chins were tilted just right...and smiles were as fake as ever!  It was obvious that everyone was miserable! Haha! Yes, they're our memories - good or bad - but those stiff photos do nothing to display connection, love & joy! We grew up thinking that the only "good" pictures worth keeping were the ones where everyone was looking & smiling at the camera!

Lifestyle Photography disrupts every one of those old-school ideas!  It highlights the fun, happiness (and craziness) of life! :)  It embraces wind-blown hair, belly laughs and tight hugs!  And it even says it's okay if you're not looking at the camera!  You may not be used to this idea, but I guarantee that when you see the beautiful story that is captured at your session, you will never ever go back to those stiff, lifeless photos!  Plus, you may actually find that photo sessions can be fun!! 

What is Lifestyle Photography?

I believe that the most beautiful moments in life are not scripted; that laughter is the best medicine (along with the beach)!! I believe that life is messy, hard, and wonderful all at the same time. I believe in hugging those you love & always lifting people up! I believe you can never say "I Love You" enough!  I also believe that making your bed every day is overrated and that everyone should eat cake for breakfast!  Haha! :)      

I believe there is so much more to photography than simply taking a pretty picture. I want to capture honest moments that make you feel something! I strive to capture life as it unfolds...real, imperfect, wonderful, beautiful life! I believe you will never regret having images of you loving, hugging, laughing, playing, and enjoying life with those you love. Let's forget perfection and embrace connection!  We're all too busy, and life is flying by!  Let's slow down together for just a little while, and capture moments that truly make your heart smile! I can't wait to see you! :)  

My Philosophy

frequently asked questions

Do you deliver every image from our shoot?

I do not deliver every single image taken.  However, if an image speaks to me, I want you to see it! Rest assured your gallery will be a beautiful collection of images that help tell your story.

Do you travel for sessions?

Because I teach full time and have very busy boys, I do not travel very often.  If you are within one hour of the Elizabethtown, KY area, I will consider.  Please inquire about travel fees. 

Do you photograph weddings?

Although I love weddings and have photographed over 50 of them, I am not booking weddings at this time.

Do you offer mentoring for other photographers?

I love helping other photographers!  If you have a question or simply want to pick my brain, send me a message! 

how long will it take to get our photos delivered?

You will receive your photos within 3 weeks of your session date.  See the Client Experience tab above for more info.

how far in advance do I need to book my session?

I usually book 4-6 weeks out.  Fall dates fill up even faster.  It's never too early!

what should I wear to my session?

Once you book your session, I will send you a style guide with tips on what to wear.  Plus, if you need help or opinions on outfits, feel free to send me pictures!  I'll be glad to offer suggestions.

can i bring props to my photo session?

My style is very simple and organic.  I do not use props other than a quilt and a chair.  However, if you have something that is special to you that you would like to incorporate, feel free to bring it along!

can i bring my pet to my session?

Of course you can!!  I love pets and actually have a dog (Hambone), 2 cats (Biscuit & Gravy), and a bearded dragon (Buddy) at home! LOL!