Frequently Asked


Where are you located?

I am based in Cameron Park, California – nestled in the
foothills 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.

What do you shoot with?

I am a Nikon girl (though there is absolutely nothing wrong with Canon!). I currently shoot with a few Nikon cameras - Z6ii (mirrorless), D810, and D750. Even though have a battery lenses, my favorites are 85mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.4, 35mm f/1.4, and my new fav – 70-200mm f/2.8.

Can you give me allof the RAW files?

The simple answer is no. I am an artist. What I deliver are works of art. Each one has to meet my high standards – rest
assured you will see every worthy image, perfected and edited.

Do you have a studio?

The Great Outdoor is my studio! All sessions are on location. Do you have a favorite place 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 San Francisco or 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 am not talking sweats comfy, lol! If your clothes are uncomfortable, you will look uncomfortable in every image. I recommend coordinating your outfits. Start with one outfit and build other outfits from there. After you book your session, I will send you a bunch of 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 information to access a private online gallery where you can purchase prints, albums, and digital files. I am also available for an in-person sales consult to help you design a custom collection.

When is payment due?

Session fee is due at the time session is booked. Payment is due at the time order is placed for all prints, albums, and digital products.

Are you available for travel?

Absolutely! There is a modest travel fee for sessions outside of Sacramento, El Dorado, and Placer counties. I have set destination collections for San Francisco, Napa, and Lake Tahoe.



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