Frequently Asked Questions

I’d like to have more than one outfit for my session. Can I add outfits?

Yes, but please keep in mind your allotted time for your session and the amount of final images you will be recieving.

Do you touch up all of your photos?

I do retouch each image individually to make sure the color, saturation, and lighting looks as it should. I strive to provide you with an entire fine art portrait collection that is one of a kind.

Do we get all of the images you take on the session day?

No and I do not allow the extra photographs to be seen as they are typically duplicates with eyes closed. I break down all of the images taken into the best collection that beautifully represents my work and your session. I fully believe in quality above quantity. These are all hand-picked and carefully edited in detail, then delivered to you as well as posted in an online gallery.

I really want to Book, but do you offer payment plans?

For sure! Payment plan requires a 1/2 of your session fee, with the remaining balance of due before your session. If for any reason you need a custom payment plan, you can email

How soon can I see my images?

After your session, I’m probably just as excited as you to see the images!  I begin my process with culling through all of the pictures I’ve taken and save them to an external hard drive, just in case.  Within the first 48 hours after your session, I’ll post a couple sneak peeks on my Facebook (with your permission) page.  Make sure you like and are following my account so that you can be tagged in them and show them off to all your friends!  Then, I go through and edit all of the images.  Your images will be ready in about 2-8 weeks after your session via your own custom online gallery.  Your gallery will remain live for 30 days to place your order.  Once I’ve gathered and placed your order, I’ll make arrangements with you within 2-4 weeks to have your products delivered!!!

Where are you located?

I’m located in La Monte, MO area, but I take sessions along the entire Central Missouri.  I do travel to Southern Illinois area a couple times a year and do take sessions with no travel fee during those times. For local sessions, I typically shoot in the Johnson/Pettis county area or arrange a customized travel fee for locations over 30 miles from the 65337 area.

How can I reserve my session date? Can you hold my date?

All collections require a $100 non-refundable retainer fee, on the day of booking, in order to book your session date. Collection prices are for up to 5 people. additional person/$10. I do not hold a date without a retainer and signed contracts. I book dates on a first come, first serve basis.

Do you make any of our images black and white?

Yes, I supply you with every image culled from your session in color as well as classic black and white. Some images look better in black and white and I use my professional and creative judgment on this with every portrait. However, as my client my most favorite photo in black and white may be your favorite from your session but in color. My goal is to make your entire collection as beautiful and unique as possible.

Do you offer Hair & Makeup services?

Yes! I have a few hair and makeup artist I work with and can off their services to you. Please remember you do need to allow additional time before your session for this. Hairstyling and a full Makeup Application is an additional $50. Please allow up to additional 2 hours for these two services.

Do you photograph weddings?

I take a very limited amount of Weddings per year. If you’re not looking for traditional Wedding Packages, I do offer Bridal Portraits, which fall under the Specialty Portrait Collection.