How do I book a session? Please fill out the contact form on my CONTACT page and I will get back to you within 24 hours! We will begin the conversation with your session needs and set a shoot date convenient for you. What kind of sessions do you offer? Though I specialize in headshots (specifically for actors and musicians), I absolutely love portrait shoots, senior/grad photos, and family shoots! Let me know what you'd like for your session and we will make it happen!
Do you travel? Yes! Though I am located in Scottsdale/Phoenix, I am available for travel throughout Arizona. A travel fee (depending on mileage) will be applied for sessions outside of Phoenix.
Do I get to choose my session location? Sessions take place on-location. I can provide location recommendations in natural and urban settings, but if you have a specific location in mind, I will be happy to accommodate!
What time do sessions begin? When shooting on-location, it is incredibly important to shoot according to good lighting conditions. I photograph in natural light. Sessions take place during the times of day when lighting is the most beautiful! I recommend time slots in either early morning or late afternoon/sunset ("golden hour"). Your session start time depends on the season of the year.
How will I receive my images? I use an online gallery system called Pixieset. Clients will receive a link to their online gallery by email. Your online gallery allows for easy access to compare photos, and share with friends and family.
What is your style? I have a bright and colorful style. I want to ensure you look your best, so I fully edit and retouch your images for color/exposure/etc., as well as smaller details like blemish removal. How many edited images will I receive? This depends on your session type. Please view the session info below.
When will I receive my images? Edited images are delivered within 2-3 weeks, though I often deliver earlier.
What forms of payment do you accept? I accept cash, check, PayPal, and Squarecash. I require a 50% non-refundable retainer fee at the time of booking to reserve your session date. The remainder of payment must be completed on the day of or prior to your session. You will receive more detailed payment options/info upon booking. Can I share my photos on social media? Of course! However, I ask that you do not alter my edited images with filters, etc., as they represent my brand. I always appreciate a shout-out on social media too!
Do you provide prints? Not at this time, but I can provide recommendations for quality printing labs. Please contact me.
Have more questions not answered here, or are a little nervous about your shoot? I'd be happy to provide a free consultation by phone or in person over coffee! Please contact me.
What should I wear? Solid colors look best. Usually, you should avoid wearing white. Royal blue and medium-dark purples tend to look good on everyone! It is important that your wardrobe does not distract from you- you are the most important thing in the photo. Try to avoid wearing "trend" looks (tops with cut-out shoulders, for example), as these will date your headshots when in 6 months the trend is no longer in style! When you book a session, I will send clothing suggestions and a few questions about your own "brand." I think it is important your headshots not only represent your personality, but also showcase your potential to agents and casting directors. You want a headshot that makes a casting director stop and imagine you in the role they are casting!
What is a "look"? A look usually entails a change of wardrobe and potentially your hair and make-up. A change of "look" is meant to showcase a different side of yourself.
When do I get my photos? You will receive a link to your Pixiset gallery within 48 hours after your shoot. To ensure the process is streamlined, I ask that you choose your photos to edit from the gallery within a week. After you have chosen your photos from the gallery, you will receive your edited images within a week.
How long is a session? How many edited photos do I get? Can I have all of the unretouched photos? A standard session lasts about 1 hour. However, I shoot until you feel satisfied- I am flexible on time to make sure that you have a great experience! Generally, I do release all of the unretouched photos to you in web-size files. However, I do not recommend using unretouched photos for professional purposes. In a standard session, you receive 5 retouched images, and 2 "looks." For an additional fee per image, you can receive more edited images beyond what is included in the standard session. Contact me for more information about the standard session or additional session prices.
How much is a standard session? A standard session is $150. View more info about pricing here.
Can I get my photos right away? I have an audition in a few days! Yes! I can expedite the process if you need your photos right away. Sometimes, this will incur an additional charge.
Where do you shoot? I shoot on location. I am based in Phoenix, but am available throughout Arizona. If extensive travel is required, there will be an additional fee.
I'm a little nervous! Could we talk before the shoot? Of course! I know sometimes getting new headshots can be overwhelming, and I am more than happy to chat by phone or over coffee before your session! :) It is my job to ensure you are comfortable and confident so that shines through in your photos!