The Session Experience

I design my photo sessions with you in mind—streamlined from start to finish. I know your calendar is overflowing, your inbox is full, and your project list is off the charts. Your trip to my studio will be a reprieve from all of that, a place where you can simply relax and know that I'll take care of the rest. You can expect your photo session to be fun, relaxed, and easy.

The Session Location

Photo sessions are scheduled at my Northampton studio (41 Locust Street, Suite #5, Northampton, MA 01060).

The Session Investment

The photo session fee is $250. This includes a 1-2 hour photo shoot along with the editing and curating of your images into a gallery for viewing and ordering. The session fee is for my time and talent only. 

Portraits are an important investment. Created with museum quality materials, portrait prints last for generations. Fill your home with what and who you love and your portraits will bring you joy daily. Share and gift portraits with family and friends.

Digital image collections start at $800 and go up from there. All photos purchased include the high resolution digital image. 

I offer a beautiful selection of museum quality printed products to cherish now and in the future. Individual museum quality prints start at $250 and curated print collections start at $1,200, with a la carte options. Framed Wall Art and Heirloom Albums are also available to suit your home and style.

You simply choose what you love.

The Session Experience

Remember how I said I know you are busy? I am too. I'm a mom to two wild boys and I run my own business. This is also why I like to keep the entire session process straightforward and relaxed. 


Step 1. Phone Consultation. I offer a complimentary 20-minute phone consultation to learn more about you and your photography needs. This lets us get to know each other better, for you to ask questions, and for me to take notes. Once you schedule your session, I will design a custom shoot to fit your needs. 

Step 2. Photo Session. This is where the magic happens. We have a fun relaxed session in which I guide you every step of the way. We will hang out, talk, and genuinely have a good time while also creating genuine authentic portraits together. Within 2 weeks of your session date, I will upload an online gallery with at least 25 curated images from your photoshoot. 

Step 3. Image Selection. You will choose your favorite images from your online gallery and decide on your collection of choice along with print and product selection. 

Step 4. Image Delivery. Your digital collections will be sent to you via email with a downloadable link. Albums, Matted Prints, and Wall Art usually require 2 to 4 weeks after your order is placed to arrive. You can choose to have your order shipped directly to your home or you can pick it up at my studio.

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