Storyteller sessions are for the more laid back, candid and carefree.
As a visual storyteller, I'll aim to capture raw emotions and personalize your session to include any small detail you never want to forget.
You'll let loose, laugh, take in the tender moments and let your personalities shine through.
Pro Tip: The best time to show off your bump is between 28-36 weeks depending on how big you want your bump to be!
Mini sessions are just as they sound. Short and sweet!
They are typically for those that are ok with receiving more traditional images than the raw, candid and emotional.
Receive your images within 2 weeks with full print rights, a mobile app for easy access & social media posting, a desktop link for saving & downloading your images, and you can choose to purchase prints or design your own album all through your gallery!
After planning and coordinating the location and personalized details of your session, we'll be ready to make some magic!
You'll pay a 50% booking fee and sign a contract to reserve a spot on the calendar with me. Then I'll send you a questionnaire to help us start planning your session!
I don't own a studio, but I do offer the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden as a wonderful indoor option for those wanting controlled temps and to avoid harsh weather conditions. It's an additional $15 and I'll need to call to check availability and reserve your date 2 weeks in advance. Or we can book your session at other studios around Des Moines!
The retainer fee is non-refundable for the date you book with me. If it is less than 72 hours before the session and you need to move the date, we can cancel your current contract and you are more than welcome to rebook on the desired date with a new retainer paid. I do this because I most likely turned down other work/sessions for this date to book yours.
No. I believe in embracing your bodies exactly as they are. I'll generally edit out minor scrapes or bruises if requested or noticable, however, my goal is to capture your real and authentic selves at whatever phase of life you're in.
If it rains, sleets or whatever else midwest weather throws at us that is unsafe or unsuitable for a session, I will absolutely work with you to reschedule. I allow one reschedule!
If we are outdoors or in your home we certainly can! I'm happy to personalize your session and include ALL of your family in your photos. Select locations like the Botanical Garden do not allow props or pets.
I require a non-refundable 50% booking fee and signed contract to reserve a spot on the calendar with me. All payments are made online through HoneyBook. Remaining payments are due 3 days before your session date.
Typically, I photograph within 1-2 hours from West Des Moines, IA. 40 miles of travel is included. Additional travel is $1 per mile.
Depending on the location and season of your session, I'll send recommended colors and outfit styles. I also will send an entire Pinterest board full of examples to spark inspiration. If needed, you can always email me any questions or photos and I'll provide feedback or helpful tips!
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