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WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I am located in Glen Rose, Tx. I was born and raised in Granbury, Tx. I currently serve all surrounding areas and also travel as well!

HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION?
I require a $100 nonrefundable booking fee to be paid, and the booking form to be filled out - in order to secure your chosen date and time. The remaining session balance will be due the day of the session. Please be in touch with me regarding a session before you fill out the booking form.

WHAT FORM OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
The booking fee is submitted online, through the booking form. You can pay by a debit/credit card or via your PayPal account for the booking fee. In person, for session balances, I accept cash, card or check.

IF WE CANCEL OUR SESSION DO WE GET OUR BOOKING FEE BACK?
No. The booking fee is nonrefundable. The booking fee covers any loss in the form of lost bookings and eventual cost already arisen before the actual session. However, we understand that unforeseen events can happen, so we try to work on alternatives if possible – e.g. find a new date for a session.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO I NEED TO BOOK MY SESSION?
I honestly recommend booking a session as soon as you have it in mind. I only accept so many sessions per month so I tend to book up rather quickly. I typically recommend booking a month or so in advance. 
       - with newborn sessions please book your session asap. We will tentatively book the session for your due date - but when baby arrives we will schedule the session within the first 3 weeks          from birth (unless baby is experiencing complications, was born early etc - then we will discuss the perfect time for your newborn session)
        - with weddings | I only accept 2 weddings per month. Booking early can give you a better chance of me being available. 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY PICTURES?
My post-processing takes 2-3 weeks. Averaging 2 weeks, unless it is during my busy season (August - November) then it can take up to 3 weeks for your gallery to be done. 
   - I provide previewed images within 48 hours from the session. I can provide those via social media or privately to you. I randomly select a handful of images to preview for you. 

CAN YOU EXPLAIN ONLINE GALLERIES AND YOUR EDITING?
After your session I will go through all of the images from your session. I narrow it down to the best of the best and then carefully edit each and every selected image. My retouching is simple, but I do edit to 'naturally enhance' the images. I will edit out small blemishes and such. I do offer extensive retouching at an additional fee (if requested- you can learn more about that in the contract portion of the booking form). I try to offer a large amount of edited images in your gallery. If you purchased a package with 5 or 10 images you will then favorite that many images and I will send you a link to download/save those images. My other packages are all-inclusive so you get to save ALL of the edited images in your online gallery. Your gallery stays online for 30 days from the date it is uploaded. You have within this time to download/save your images or make any additional purchases. 

DO YOU OFFER STUDIO SESSIONS OR JUST OUTDOOR?
I do have an in-home studio (we live in Glen Rose Tx) that I use for newborn sessions, some milestone sessions, occasional themed mini sessions etc. However, I do not offer family sessions (except for newborn session family portraits) in the studio. For the majority of my work I prefer to shoot on-location, prior to sunset. 

DO I NEED TO PROVIDE AN OUTDOOR LOCATION?
If you have a location that you love and want your session held at, then we certainly can! I do have location suggestions and I also use our property (in Glen Rose) for sessions too. Whatever you have in mind -  I will do my best to make it happen.

HOW DO NEWBORN SESSIONS WORK?
You will schedule your newborn session tentatively for your due date. Once baby arrives, we will be in touch and then set your newborn session for anytime up to 21 days after baby is born (unless there are special circumstances; if so, we can make arrangements around those) *All of my newborn sessions start at 10 am and at this time I offer them only on Saturdays or Sundays. Each of my newborn session packages (both tier two and three) include relationship poses (parents/baby, siblings/baby etc), bean bag poses and prop poses. Bean bag poses are those sweet images you see with baby lying on a solid color blanket. {Visit the 'First Year' Portfolio for examples} I start my sessions off with relationship poses (tier two and three packages) and will include a variety of poses with each family member. Then we move on to the beanbag poses. You will pick two different colored blankets for this portion of the session. I will end the session with prop poses. You will be able to pick two different props for this portion of the session. Baby runs the show. If baby needs to eat - baby eats. Newborn sessions can last up to 3 hours. My studio will be WARM to help baby be comfortable enough to sleep.  Yes, you can bring any special heirlooms to the session and I will do my best to include those in the images.

HOW DO 1ST BIRTHDAY SESSIONS WORK?
I recommend to book your child's 1st birthday session 3-4 weeks PRIOR to the date you need to use the images. If you are using the images for invitations, party decor etc.. just keep that in mind when you are booking your session. A 30 minute session will allow for 1 setup with 1 regular outfit and then we will finish with the cake smash portion of the session (if you are wanting your child to do a cake smash) 1 hour sessions will includes up to 2 setups, 1 regular outfit/birthday outfit if you have one, cake smash portion and ending the session with a bubble bath, in a galvanized bucket, with bubbles blowing. This allows for SUPER cute photos and an easy way to clean up your child post cake smash :-) 
Parents provide balloons, any special decor and the smash cake. I do have a selection of banners and other first birthday decor/props that you may choose from if you wish. Depending on your theme/color preferences etc... I will share with you what things I do have available that you are able to use if you would like to.  I recommend the 1 hour session for all first birthday sessions - it has proven the best length of time for a first birthday session.

WHEN DO YOU RECOMMEND MY MATERNITY SHOOT TO BE SCHEDULED?
Between 32-36 weeks. I find that this time frame is best so you still feel really well and aren't completely miserable. Those last few weeks feel like forever :-) 

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
I recommend clothing with texture, but no logos or busy designs. Choose clothing that reflects not only your child’s personality, but also something that will compliment the location for the shoot. When choosing outfits for family photos, try to avoid too many colors and patterns. I like to stay away from the “everyone in jeans and a white t-shirt look” and recommend complimentary colors and textures. 

WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?
If inclement weather arises we will reschedule to another date that works for both of us.