Frequently Asked Questions


  • 1st Birthday Session
  • Should I plan my session indoors or outdoors?

    Generally, 1st Birthday Sessions are done outdoors in the summer, and indoors in the winter. I’m happy to come to your home during the cold months!

  • Do you provide the cake?

    I do not provide a cake or props.

  • What does my payment include?

    Your payment is all-inclusive. It covers the session itself, and a download of all the full-resolution, edited, digital images. It also includes standard retouching, if needed, to your favorite images. (Please note that some retouching requests are complex and may require an additional fee.)

  • How long is the session?

    I dedicate up to 1 hour to every session, though depending on weather and other factors, that can run a little shorter or longer.

  • How long does it take to receive my photos? How will you send them?

    This depends on the season and my work load. In my busiest months, it can take 3+ weeks to deliver a full album. However, I always deliver a preview album first. All images are delivered via Google Albums, which are easy to share with family and friends!

  • Where are you located?

    I primarily work within Milwaukie/SE, an area I know well, and can suggest several places that are particularly photogenic. I am also happy to travel to other locations!

  • How many photos will I receive after the session?

    A typical session produces around 50-100 final, edited, full-resolution images.

  • Do you include prints?

    I do not include prints as part of your package, so you are welcome to order prints on your own at any lab of your choosing. I am happy to assist if you need help or recommendations for a great print lab!

  • Is there a fee to reschedule if we get rained out?

    Nope! I don’t charge any kind of rescheduling fees, so we can take as many rain checks as needed to land on a sunny day.

  • Are there restrictions as to who may be included in the photos?

    Not at all! Parents, siblings and the family pet are welcome to join in the photos.

  • Do you provide the cake?

    I do not provide a cake or props.

  • Do you charge a travel fee?

    I do charge a travel fee for locations outside of the greater Portland area. Please contact me for a quote.

  • Can I change my mind and get a refund?

    Since your booking reserves a specific date and time, it is non-refundable. However, your payment never expires, so you can always reschedule should any issues arise.

  • Baby's 1st Year Package
  • What does the 1st Year Package include?

    It includes 5 sessions: newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and one year (cake smash!). It is the perfect way to capture your baby’s first year of life. By booking this package, you save $325 – the cost of the entire 12 month session!

  • What does the package cost?

    $1,350

  • What is my savings with this package?

    By booking this package, you save $325 – the cost of the entire 12 month session!

  • Can I pay as I go or do I need to pay in full upfront?

    This is up to you. If you pay as you go, you’d pay in full for each session until 12 months, and that final session is done for free.

  • Engagement Session
  • What does my payment include?

    Your payment is all-inclusive. It covers the session itself, and a download of all the full-resolution, edited, digital images. It also includes standard retouching, if needed, to your favorite images. (Please note that some retouching requests are complex and may require an additional fee.)

  • How long is the session?

    I dedicate up to 1 hour to every session, though depending on weather and other factors, that can run a little shorter or longer.

  • How long does it take to receive my photos? How will you send them?

    This depends on the season and my work load. In my busiest months, it can take 3+ weeks to deliver a full album. However, I always deliver a preview album first. All images are delivered via Google Albums, which are easy to share with family and friends!

  • Where are you located?

    I primarily work within Milwaukie/SE, an area I know well, and can suggest several places that are particularly photogenic. I am also happy to travel to other locations!

  • How many photos will I receive after the session?

    A typical session produces around 50-100 final, edited, full-resolution images.

  • Do you include prints?

    I do not include prints as part of your package, so you are welcome to order prints on your own at any lab of your choosing. I am happy to assist if you need help or recommendations for a great print lab!

  • Is there a fee to reschedule if we get rained out?

    Nope! I don’t charge any kind of rescheduling fees, so we can take as many rain checks as needed to land on a sunny day.

  • Can I change my outfit mid-session?

    Absolutely. Just keep in mind that this will cut into our shooting time, so it’s best to not change more than once.

  • Do you charge a travel fee?

    I do charge a travel fee for locations outside of the greater Portland area. Please contact me for a quote.

  • Can I change my mind and get a refund?

    Since your booking reserves a specific date and time, it is non-refundable. However, your payment never expires, so you can always reschedule should any issues arise.

  • Family Session
  • What does my payment include?

    Your payment is all-inclusive. It covers the session itself, and a download of all the full-resolution, edited, digital images. It also includes standard retouching, if needed, to your favorite images. (Please note that some retouching requests are complex and may require an additional fee.)

  • How long is the session?

    I dedicate up to 1 hour to every session, though depending on weather and other factors, that can run a little shorter or longer.

  • How long does it take to receive my photos? How will you send them?

    This depends on the season and my work load. In my busiest months, it can take 3+ weeks to deliver a full album. However, I always deliver a preview album first. All images are delivered via Google Albums, which are easy to share with family and friends!

  • Where are you located?

    I primarily work within Milwaukie/SE, an area I know well, and can suggest several places that are particularly photogenic. I am also happy to travel to other locations!

  • How many photos will I receive after the session?

    A typical session produces around 50-100 final, edited, full-resolution images.

  • Do you include prints?

    I do not include prints as part of your package, so you are welcome to order prints on your own at any lab of your choosing. I am happy to assist if you need help or recommendations for a great print lab!

  • Is there a fee to reschedule if we get rained out?

    Nope! I don’t charge any kind of rescheduling fees, so we can take as many rain checks as needed to land on a sunny day.

  • Can I change my outfit mid-session?

    Absolutely. Just keep in mind that this will cut into our shooting time, so it’s best to not change more than once.

  • Do you charge a travel fee?

    I do charge a travel fee for locations outside of the greater Portland area. Please contact me for a quote.

  • Can I change my mind and get a refund?

    Since your booking reserves a specific date and time, it is non-refundable. However, your payment never expires, so you can always reschedule should any issues arise.

  • Fresh 48 Session
  • What does my payment include?

    Your payment is all-inclusive. It covers the session itself, and a download of all the full-resolution, edited, digital images. It also includes standard retouching, if needed, to your favorite images. (Please note that some retouching requests are complex and may require an additional fee.)

  • How long does it take to receive my photos? How will you send them?

    This depends on the season and my work load. In my busiest months, it can take 3+ weeks to deliver a full album. However, I always deliver a preview album first. All images are delivered via Google Albums, which are easy to share with family and friends!

  • Where are you located?

    I primarily work within Milwaukie/SE, an area I know well, and can suggest several places that are particularly photogenic. I am also happy to travel to other locations!

  • Do you include prints?

    I do not include prints as part of your package, so you are welcome to order prints on your own at any lab of your choosing. I am happy to assist if you need help or recommendations for a great print lab!

  • How long is the session?

    I dedicate 45 minutes to every Fresh 48 session. This may be extended to one hour in certain circumstances.

  • Are there restrictions as to who may be included in the photos?

    Not at all!

  • How many photos will I receive after the session?

    A typical session produces around 50-75 final, edited, full-resolution images.

  • Do you charge a travel fee?

    I do charge a travel fee for locations outside of the greater Portland area. Please contact me for a quote.

  • Can I change my mind and get a refund?

    Since your booking reserves a specific date and time, it is non-refundable. However, your payment never expires, so you can always reschedule should any issues arise.

  • Headshot Session
  • What does my payment include?

    Your payment is all-inclusive. It covers the session itself, and a download of all the full-resolution, edited, digital images. It also includes standard retouching, if needed, to your favorite images. (Please note that some retouching requests are complex and may require an additional fee.)

  • How long is the session?

    I dedicate up to 1 hour to every session, though depending on weather and other factors, that can run a little shorter or longer.

  • How long does it take to receive my photos? How will you send them?

    This depends on the season and my work load. In my busiest months, it can take 3+ weeks to deliver a full album. However, I always deliver a preview album first. All images are delivered via Google Albums, which are easy to share with family and friends!

  • Where are you located?

    I primarily work within Milwaukie/SE, an area I know well, and can suggest several places that are particularly photogenic. I am also happy to travel to other locations!

  • Do you include prints?

    I do not include prints as part of your package, so you are welcome to order prints on your own at any lab of your choosing. I am happy to assist if you need help or recommendations for a great print lab!

  • Is there a fee to reschedule if we get rained out?

    Nope! I don’t charge any kind of rescheduling fees, so we can take as many rain checks as needed to land on a sunny day.

  • How many photos will I receive after the session?

    A headshot session typically produces 25+ final images.

  • Can I change my outfit mid-session?

    Absolutely. Just keep in mind that this will cut into our shooting time, so it’s best to not change more than once.

  • Do you charge a travel fee?

    I do charge a travel fee for locations outside of the greater Portland area. Please contact me for a quote.

  • Can I change my mind and get a refund?

    Since your booking reserves a specific date and time, it is non-refundable. However, your payment never expires, so you can always reschedule should any issues arise.

  • Maternity Session
  • What does my payment include?

    Your payment is all-inclusive. It covers the session itself, and a download of all the full-resolution, edited, digital images. It also includes standard retouching, if needed, to your favorite images. (Please note that some retouching requests are complex and may require an additional fee.)

  • How long is the session?

    I dedicate up to 1 hour to every session, though depending on weather and other factors, that can run a little shorter or longer.

  • How long does it take to receive my photos? How will you send them?

    This depends on the season and my work load. In my busiest months, it can take 3+ weeks to deliver a full album. However, I always deliver a preview album first. All images are delivered via Google Albums, which are easy to share with family and friends!

  • Where are you located?

    I primarily work within Milwaukie/SE, an area I know well, and can suggest several places that are particularly photogenic. I am also happy to travel to other locations!

  • How many photos will I receive after the session?

    A typical session produces around 50-100 final, edited, full-resolution images.

  • Do you include prints?

    I do not include prints as part of your package, so you are welcome to order prints on your own at any lab of your choosing. I am happy to assist if you need help or recommendations for a great print lab!

  • Is there a fee to reschedule if we get rained out?

    Nope! I don’t charge any kind of rescheduling fees, so we can take as many rain checks as needed to land on a sunny day.

  • What if I give birth early and miss my maternity session?

    If this happens, your maternity session payment would go towards a newborn session, instead.

  • When in my pregnancy should my maternity session take place?

    My suggestion is to wait until your baby bump is prominent enough to show in photos. 6-7 months is generally safe. 7 months is the most popular choice, as many women are just too uncomfortable by month 8.

  • Can I change my outfit mid-session?

    Absolutely. Just keep in mind that this will cut into our shooting time, so it’s best to not change more than once.

  • Do you charge a travel fee?

    I do charge a travel fee for locations outside of the greater Portland area. Please contact me for a quote.

  • Can I change my mind and get a refund?

    Since your booking reserves a specific date and time, it is non-refundable. However, your payment never expires, so you can always reschedule should any issues arise.

  • Newborn Session
  • What does my payment include?

    Your payment is all-inclusive. It covers the session itself, and a download of all the full-resolution, edited, digital images. It also includes standard retouching, if needed, to your favorite images. (Please note that some retouching requests are complex and may require an additional fee.)

  • How long is the session?

    A newborn session generally takes about 2 hours, though I leave wiggle room in case a little extra time is needed to account for fussiness, additional feedings, etc.

  • How long does it take to receive my photos? How will you send them?

    This depends on the season and my work load. In my busiest months, it can take 3+ weeks to deliver a full album. However, I always deliver a preview album first. All images are delivered via Google Albums, which are easy to share with family and friends!

  • How many photos will I receive after the session?

    A typical session produces around 50-100 final, edited, full-resolution images.

  • Do you include prints?

    I do not include prints as part of your package, so you are welcome to order prints on your own at any lab of your choosing. I am happy to assist if you need help or recommendations for a great print lab!

  • When should my newborn session take place?

    It’s best, if possible, to plan for the session to take place within baby’s first 14 days at home. That is when baby will be most sleepy and therefore cooperative for photos.

  • Are newborn sessions done in-home or in a studio?

    I come to you for your comfort and ease.

  • Are there restrictions as to who may be included in the photos?

    Not at all! Parents, siblings and the family pet are welcome to join in the photos.

  • Do you provide props?

    I bring a bean bag for positioning, a basket, and a few white blankets with differing textures. I do not provide clothing, accessories, or backdrops (my style is natural and candid rather than fabricated).

  • How can I schedule a newborn session when I'm still pregnant?

    We can schedule your newborn session based on your due date; typically, 3 days after the baby is due. Then, as we approach the due date, we can adjust the timing as needed for a late or early arrival. Newborn sessions tend to be easy to reschedule because they generally take place Monday – Friday, when my calendar has much more wiggle room.

  • What are your Covid safety practices?

    I am fully vaccinated and have continued to wear a mask when working. When I come into your home, I wear an N95 or KN95 and bring hand sanitizer with me, though there’s very little I need to touch while I’m there. Unless you ask otherwise, I refrain from touching baby in order to move/position.

  • Do you charge a travel fee?

    I do charge a travel fee for locations outside of the greater Portland area. Please contact me for a quote.

  • Can I change my mind and get a refund?

    Since your booking reserves a specific date and time, it is non-refundable. However, your payment never expires, so you can always reschedule should any issues arise.

  • Senior Session
  • What does my payment include?

    Your payment is all-inclusive. It covers the session itself, and a download of all the full-resolution, edited, digital images. It also includes standard retouching, if needed, to your favorite images. (Please note that some retouching requests are complex and may require an additional fee.)

  • How long is the session?

    I dedicate up to 1 hour to every session, though depending on weather and other factors, that can run a little shorter or longer.

  • How long does it take to receive my photos? How will you send them?

    This depends on the season and my work load. In my busiest months, it can take 3+ weeks to deliver a full album. However, I always deliver a preview album first. All images are delivered via Google Albums, which are easy to share with family and friends!

  • Where are you located?

    I primarily work within Milwaukie/SE, an area I know well, and can suggest several places that are particularly photogenic. I am also happy to travel to other locations!

  • How many photos will I receive after the session?

    A typical session produces around 50-100 final, edited, full-resolution images.

  • Do you include prints?

    I do not include prints as part of your package, so you are welcome to order prints on your own at any lab of your choosing. I am happy to assist if you need help or recommendations for a great print lab!

  • Is there a fee to reschedule if we get rained out?

    Nope! I don’t charge any kind of rescheduling fees, so we can take as many rain checks as needed to land on a sunny day.

  • Are there restrictions as to who may be included in the photos?

    Not at all! Parents, siblings and the family pet are welcome to join in the photos.

  • Can I change my outfit mid-session?

    Absolutely. Just keep in mind that this will cut into our shooting time, so it’s best to not change more than once.

  • Do you charge a travel fee?

    I do charge a travel fee for locations outside of the greater Portland area. Please contact me for a quote.

  • Can I change my mind and get a refund?

    Since your booking reserves a specific date and time, it is non-refundable. However, your payment never expires, so you can always reschedule should any issues arise.

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