A teenage girl poses in a field of sunflowers.

Portraits/Branding

NOTE:  I am currently not taking on portrait clients through Spring of 2024.  This may extend into the summer, and possibly further, while I work on some other projects that have been sitting on the backburner. Please feel free to keep up with my writings for now.  

My Portrait services cover every type of individual session from family and senior portraits to headshots and profile pictures for business or personal use. Available dates are released on the first of each month for that month. These sessions are always in one or two hour increments and depend on the number of people in your session. They can be scheduled at a location of your choice or in The Back Four. Travel fees apply for any location more than 30 minutes from my home .

Session fee is $175 per hour, and includes the following:

  • Shooting time.
  • All travel and planning time.
  • Proofing gallery available for up to seven days.
  • Online ordering gallery available for 14 days, for print and digital image purchasing.
  • One high resolution digital image with printing release.  Further prints and digital products are purchased separately (please inquire for further details).  Packages can be customized for your needs.  Digital images are included with print purchases of $100 or more.

Website/Business/Branding packages are completely tailored to meet the specific needs of you and your company and will always begin with a phone conversation to determine the general scope of your project and whether we are a good fit.

How I work:

With presence and intention. Noticing. Usually with enough patience to get to all the important details and emotions, and the right balance of efficiency to get it done in an appropriate amount of time.

What I do best: Observe and capture.

What you will see in my work:

Real tones and colors, maybe a little pop, because the camera sees differently than our naked eye does.  You will see contrast. Real emotions, expressions that convey real emotions. And if they’re there, laugh lines, because smoothing those out takes away the real emotions that draw your audience in.

What you won’t see:

You won’t see the same tones applied to every photograph.  My work is not an artistic reflection of a current trend but more of a reflection of how things really are. I want the images I capture to reflect the way things were in the moment so that you can look back a few decades from now and be reminded of the warmth of the setting sun or the way the overcast skies lit up the gardens all around you.

You also won’t see the technical details attached to every photo because those things only matter to a small number of people, and they really have nothing to do with the story the image is telling, but more of how it was created.

Why hire me?

What I have to offer, is my ability to make it feel like you’re in the presence of a friend while maintaining the right kind of professionalism.  When shooting portraits, it’s important for you to feel comfortable enough to be yourself, because that’s what I want to capture.  And if I’m shooting products for your business, you want to know that you can trust me to listen to your needs and do my part in conveying them in an image.

Please contact me if you have any questions that I haven’t covered here, or if you are ready to discuss your project.  Further galleries are available if you would like to see more extensive examples of my work.

Weddings and Events

I am available for a very limited number of small, intimate weddings and special events every year.  If this is you, please reach out to me directly as this work is always planned on an individual basis.

What is The Back Four?

The back four is a wide open, magical field, nestled against a forest with views of the northern tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains peeking between the trees. It’s sunsets are indescribable and full of warmth and cover you like a blanket of joy. It’s a place of peace and quiet and the perfect backdrop for any portrait session, whether it be family, senior, or casual headshots or profile photos.

SINGLE MOTHER SESSIONS!

Full sessions for single mothers are deeply discounted to 50% off full price and will include ALL edited images from the session in digital format with printing release, as well as a 50% discount on any print orders through my lab.  Discount does not apply for full family sessions or couples or any sessions with a partner.  These are for mother and child/children only.