Frequently Asked Questions

Do you travel outside of Darien?
Yes, I offer complimentary travel within DuPage County and the surrounding edge of DuPage communities. Travel feel will be added to any session in downtown Chicago or that require significant travel. Please contract me for a custom proposal if you think your location is outside of my complimentary travel area.

Do you offer sessions in Chicago?

~I offer some sessions in Chicago based on availability.

How long does it take to get my images?

~You will receive a sneak peak within 1 week and your gallery will be ready within 4 weeks. It usually takes a lot less time than this for both but in an effort to serve each client well, I want to ensure I have adequate time to meet your needs.

May I share my images on social media?

~Absolutely! Each gallery includes web-sized images just for this purpose. I kindly request that no editing or alterations are added to any photos including filters on Instagram or other platforms as it is not an accurate representation of my work and each photo is hand edited specifically to match my style.

~While you are not required to tag my business pages when posting on social media, it is always appreciated! It means so much to me and I can't thank you enough in advance for doing so.

Do you offer prints, additional digitals and other products?

~ Yes, I do offer prints, digitals and products in addition to what is included in each collection. I use a professional lab to ensure a quality product for my clients. Please note that print and product orders require a $30 minimum. If you are interested, please contact me today for a price list.

What happens if my newborn comes early or is late?

~Little ones always come on their own schedule. For this reason, I only book a limited number of newborns each month so I can have some flexibility for those that arrive early or need a little extra time before they have their first photo session. Your contract will cover you for any date reschedules due to adjusted delivery dates.  

Do you do composite images?

~At this time, I do not offer any composite images but can provide referrals if that is what you are looking for.

Do you use any type of props?

~I have a small assortment of props available for use during sessions although I prefer to focus on the people I'm photographing. Please contact me if you have a specific prop in mind and I will let you know if I'm able to accommodate your request. 

May I combine multiple types of sessions to be done in the same day?​

~You can combine different types of sessions through a custom package and some bundle pricing may be available. Contact me if you would like to discuss this option further.

What happens if my session is canceled due to weather? 

~I will make every effort to reschedule at the earliest available date.

What happens if I need to cancel my scheduled session?

~Your non-refundable retainer will be valid for one rescheduled session. After that, a new non-refundable retainer will be required to reserve any session date.

Do you provide RAW images to clients?

~RAW images are kept for my use only. They are not an accurate representation of my work and require specific programs to open. I do provide all clients with a print release to print their images where ever they choose. Prints and products are guaranteed when printed through my professional print lab.

Have other questions?

~Contact Me and I will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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