You are thrilled at the idea of having your photos professionally taken, right?

If you answered “No,” you are like 99% of the people I get to work with.

Many of my clients worry: maybe they don’t want those few extra pounds immortalized; will the kids cooperate in front of the camera? They don’t know how they’re going to get husbands and teenaged sons to the shoot-and then convince them to pretend they’re enjoying themselves. And then all that clothing to choose and coordinate…

These are some of the reasons people avoid the very experience that will capture forever the most important moments in their lives.

Browse through the fabulous images on my website. Those people aren’t models; they’re just everyday people like you and me. They didn’t know what to wear. Their kids weren’t perfect. And trust me: only a few of the husbands and teens wanted to be there at all.

But they all took the plunge! They let me connect with each of them on a personal level. They let me capture moments of perfection in imperfect lives. This is how I work. This is what I do best.

And you know what? I can’t wait to take that plunge with you. Let’s do it!

What’s next? You might be a bit nervous before the shoot, but know that I will coach you through the entire process so that you feel prepared and confident. We’ll spend time chatting and brainstorming before our session, discussing your expectations and what you most would like to capture during our time together. We’ll talk specifics about the people who will be in the photos-their ages, interests, and personalities. All of this collaboration allows me to get to know you before I even snap the first shot.

On the day of the shoot be prepared for a touch of the unexpected. I might crack jokes or run around like a crazy person to get your kiddos to giggle or make it easy for you to smile naturally. Most likely I’ll keep everyone moving so no one gets bored, and so you’ll have a variety of poses, settings, and looks from which to choose.

Trust that I know how to coax the individual greatness out of a senior, reassure an anxious bride, and swaddle and soothe a crying newborn. Again, these are the things I do best.

Just when you think the hard part is over, we’ll sit down to view your pictures, and you’ll see an amazing array of perfect moments in your life that can’t be preserved any other way. You’ll recognize the same natural smiles and laughs that you see when someone cracks a joke at the dinner table. You’ll see movement, affection, intimate moments, and precious interactions-all true to who you really are. And it will be hard not to choose them all. But don’t worry; I’ll walk you through the decision-making process and help you make choices you’ll be thrilled with. After all, our goal is to do all we can to provide you with a beautiful experience and works of art you’ll cherish forever.