Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here!
A little about me
I'm a wife and mom to 2 boys, 1 girl, and 1 fur baby who my daughter claims as her sister. I've been photographing people as long as I can remember. I've always loved watching people, looking at their dynamics, and observing the way their interact with one another. I also love documenting change, growth and especially fun moments.
I've been photographing families in the Fort Wayne area since 2015. Before that, I worked as a teacher and an administrator in Indianapolis. The women that I taught with there are still some of my very best friends.
I'm originally from southern Indiana... so I can officially say that I've in all corners of the state. I'm most comfortable barefoot and in a t-shirt...which my husband says is purely my southern Indiana roots.
I'll treat our time together like I would want my own family to be treated. My goal is to capture your family's unique connection. Sessions are always laid back and full of fun. I find this helps to provide genuine interactions and expressions. Don't worry-I'll help guide the fun and connection.
What to Expect
Before we begin...
Along with this Welcome Guide, you will also receive a client questionnaire. Please complete and return it at your earliest convenience. At this point, I'll review it and get back to you about a session start time and location ideas. Please note that most sessions take place about 90 minutes prior to sunset. Sunset times vary greatly depending on the time of year, so we will plan accordingly closer to your session date. Summer sessions usually start around 7:30. I know that sounds scary to those with young children. Trust me-we will make it work! I recommend late lunches, naps, and dinners to ensure happy kids. I've yet to have a massive meltdown at a late session, so PLEASE don't worry.
Once you have completed the questionnaire and we have decided on a location, we will pick out clothing. I am here to help. There is a quick clothing guide that was included in your welcome email. It is a great starting point and talks about textures and colors.
I'm here to help! Please feel free to text me pictures of outfits.
During your session
Our session will last 45 to 90 minutes. If you have young children, be prepared for kiddos to possibly get dirty, wet, and for hair to fall our of place from time to time. I promise that we will capture clean and neat family portraits at the beginning of your session, but we will also spend a great deal of time running, exploring, and having fun!
I suggest bringing food, drinks, snacks, lovies and blankets to your sessions. The time we spend together is meant to be fun and personal. I want the session to be about you and your sweet family. So please feel free to bring personal and meaningful items.
After your session
After your session, I will being the photo editing process, including setting up your online gallery. This process generally takes one to two weeks. Once your gallery is complete, I will contact you via email with your link and password.
The gallery will also include a product pricing guide with detailed ordering information. Your finished products will be shipped directly to your home and usually arrive within 5 business days. I'm always happy to help with product ordering, gallery wall displays, and Christmas cards.
If you choose to do your own ordering, please note that your print release is for MPix but is not valid at big box stores such as Walgreen, Walmart, and CVS. This helps ensure that your memories are printed and preserved in the highest quality possible
I'M SO VERY EXCITED TO CAPTURE YOUR MEMORIES!