I am not a typical photographer. By that, I mean, there are no cheesy smiles, no forced poses. I strive to capture your images as naturally as possible – which is a process that is best unstructured and spontaneous – with as little artificial lighting and backgrounds as possible. We will get to know one another, we will talk, and we will become friends. Then I bring out my camera.
I prefer to let my images tell a story. Our session will not be posed; our session is a good time, a conversation, a diary, a moment, a memory, and a blast.
Every photo session is relaxed and comfortable, with no pressure to perform. I am just as at ease photographing family images in your home as I am shooting commercial models in studio.
After booking a session, and receiving your images, you will see why I am your photographer in Tampa Bay.
Sessions can be booked for any day of the week. We fill up very quickly for weekend shoots. Please use our contact page to ask about available dates and times.
Once you schedule your session, you will have access to a private, clients only website. There you will find advice on clothing, how you can help your child cooperate for the session, how to prepare for your session, and the answers to other frequently asked questions. We are also in constant contact with you every step of the way, and are always available to answer questions or give you guidance throughout your portrait journey.
Generally, solid-colored clothing with a nice texture always photographs beautifully – but we have a wide range of ideas for you. Once your session is booked, you are provided with our unique “What to Wear” guide, which will help you determine what to wear (and what NOT to). Information includes wardrobe suggestions, great tips for colors that will flatter your appearnace, and clothing types that will flatter your body type.
Photography in Tampa Bay is awesome! Your session can be anywhere you prefer. Generally, your images will be their best when shot at a location you are most comfortable. For some individuals, that will be in their home or yard. For others, a park, the beach or other area location may suit them better. We will tailor the shoot to your needs, wherever the session is held.
Within two weeks of your session, you will be provided with a private online gallery. This gallery will be available to you (and your friends and family) for 14 days. We will also look at your images together during your post session consultation.
When the ordering process begins, we are glad to help you as much as you like. With your online gallery (password protected for privacy), you have the option to share your gallery with family and friends, and view your images at home without the pressure of ordering right at the session. A complimentary review and ordering consultative meeting will also be scheduled. At the consultation, we work together to select the images that best reflect your session and your home. You will be presented with custom Artist Suggestions for your images. The entire process is catered to you, making your experience an easy and pleasant one.