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Frequently Asked Questions

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Experience

What services do you offer?

Photography services like candid, lifestyle and portraiture as well as video capture. 

 

What makes you different? What sets you apart?

My experience sets me apart from my competitors, with over 20 years of experience creating and telling stories with photography. I also have a Masters Degree in Fine Arts that I bring into my photography practice. Having an instinct for timing and a creative eye that is literate in visual language is another way I stand apart. And most importantly, my personality which is calm and friendly on set.

 

What is it like to work with you on set?

Working on set with me is always fun and fast paced. I like to stay calm and also direct everyone in the team to work together to get the images our clients need.

 

How long have you been in business?

I have been in business for 7 years and working in the photography industry for over 20 years. I was a staff photographer at the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago for a decade before branching out on my own. 

 

Who do you work with?

I collaborate with small businesses and artisans. People who are creative and entrepreneurs with a passion for their craft. Chefs, Artists, Stylists, Models, Actors, and Business Innovators 

 

What if we aren’t a good fit?

If I think we are not a good fit, I will recommend a photographer from my network that I think would be a better fit for your vision and style. 

 

How do I get started?

Send me an email to set up a time to have a call about your project and vision for your imaging needs.

Production

What kind of equipment do you bring with you?

I work with Canon mirrorless camera bodies and Profoto Flash systems. If there is any equipment that I need for your project, I can always rent it. 

What other services do you source for a photoshoot?

Behind the scenes content for social media

Copywriting

Virtual approvals

Hair and  Makeup

Craft services/catering

Equipment Rentals

Location scouting

Production team 

Do you photograph tethered?

Yes, when the job and location allow, I can shoot tethered. 

 

Do you do Motion?

Yes, I can create motion videos for you

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Can you send me the RAW files?

No. Post production is as big a part of the photography process as creating the image in camera. All of my images will have post-processing on the finalized files before delivery. 

 

How do you handle Post Production?

I capture images in their RAW format and then I use Adobe Creative Suite to edit, correct color balance, cropping, lighting and other techniques to create the best possible final image for my client.

How do you prepare for my session?

I prepare by having a call or two with my clients to learn more about their project and scope of their project and collaborate on a plan of action with a shot list and mood board. I will send a PDF with some tips on how to prepare for the session before the date of the shoot. I am available for discussions to answer all of my clients questions so they feel ready and prepared for the session.

 

Logistical

What types of payments do you accept?

I take most forms of payment: Cash. Check, Zelle, Venmo, Paypal, GooglePay

 

Do you travel?

Yes, I am available for travel

 

Do you work with an assistant?

Yes, I work with an assistant when the photo session budget and size allow, 

 

What is your turnaround time?

My turnaround time in 1 week. If you need images more quickly a RUSH fee will be applied.

 

Do you have a studio?

Yes, I have a studio in Chicago.

 

What is your price range?

My portraits start at $300 and my branding libraries start at $950

 

Do you include digital files?

Yes, my packages include digital files.

 

Can you work with my budget?

Every project I work on with my clients is customized to their specific needs. Let’s have a candid conversation about your budget and how my services can fit into your budget.

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