Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you?
I am in Cameron Park, California – in the Motherlode between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe.  The majority of my sessions are in El Dorado and Sacramento counties, but I am available for travel and destination sessions/weddings.

Which gear do you use?
I am a Nikon girl (though there is absolutely nothing wrong with Canon).  I currently shoot with a Nikon D810 and D300s.  Even though I have a battery of lenses, my favorites are 85mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.4, 35mm f/1.4, and my new fave – 70-200mm f/2.8.

Can you give me all of the .RAW files?
I am an artist.  I deliver works of art.  Each image must meet my high standards – rest assured you will see every worthy image, edited if necessary.  However, if you must have the .RAW files, please contact me.

Do you have a studio?
The Great Outdoors is my studio!  Do you have a favorite park or field you’d like to go for your portrait session?  If so, let’s go!  Don’t know where you’d like to go – that is ok.  I have a bunch of great locations to suggest.

Destination portrait sessions – Are you interested in visiting your favorite vacation spot like Golden Gate Park in San Francisco or South Shore in Lake Tahoe for your session?  I am available for travel, and LOVE it!

What should I wear to my session?
Comfort is key.  Now, I don't mean 'sweats' comfy!  If your clothes are uncomfortable, you will appear uncomfortable in every image.  I do recommend coordinating your outfits.  Start with one outfit and build other outfits from there.  Check out my Pinterest board for What-to-Wear inspiration.  I am here to help and consult if you need more assistance.

What happens after my session?
Within two weeks of your session, I will send you a link to your private online gallery.  There you can purchase prints, albums, and digital files.  I am also available for an in-home sales consult to help you design your collection.

When is payment due?
Session fee is due at the time session is booked.  Payment is due when you place order for prints, albums, and digital products.

Are you available for travel?
Absolutely!  There is a travel fee for sessions outside of Sacramento, El Dorado, and Placer counties.  


Are the digital files included in the collection price?
Every wedding collection includes a complimentary engagement session and will receive the digital files with printing release. 

Do you have travel fees?
Yes.  If there is a travel fee, we would discuss it at the time of booking.

We would like to have a second shooter.  Can we add one to our collection?
Of course!  A second photographer can be added to any collection.  Please contact me for rates and to help determine if one is needed for your wedding.

What is your turnaround time?
Wedding galleries are delivered 4-6 weeks after your wedding day.  The moment your gallery is ready to view, I email you your link and download pin.  You can share your images with your friends and family.  

I want you reserve you for my wedding!  What are the next steps?
There are two steps - sign a contract and pay a retainer.  The retainer is $500 and applies to your collection balance.

What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, check, and the four major credit cards.  Payment plans are also available.