I document the special people and places in your life, providing an avenue to reminisce in your memories and emotion. It is my great honor to photograph your loved ones and cherished locations for you. Your moment will be captured with the utmost care and sensitivity, allowing this bond to be in your life in a newly accessible way.
Your photographs will be delivered to you in any method you choose. You may be interested in digital files only, framed wall portraits or having them transformed into heirloom art for your home. All items are offered a-la-cart and include an online gallery, and consultation to view your gallery and plan for display.
Step One: Pre-Consult:
Pre-consult meetings ideally begin with a casual conversation at your place or in the company of those to be photographed. I want to learn about the personality, character and perhaps even some of your favorite memories or important details this location and people hold in your heart. I will discuss your dreams and ideas for what types of photographs or important elements you'd like to be included.
To make the most of the session, I will work with you to plan for shooting locations throughout spaces and assess for natural light. Also during this pre-consult, you may like to chat about where you'd like the art to be displayed, colors and design ideas. All art can be customized to your style, color scheme, design and impression you are seeking to convey.
If your schedule does not allow for a pre-consult meeting, I am happy to speak with you over the phone and provide additional time during the session.
Step Two: Portrait and Special Places Session
I offer two types of photo sessions, Portraits and Special Places. Clients have also requested a combination of the two. I enjoy creating sessions to suit what you are imagining.
Portrait sessions take place at your home or a destination of your choosing, spanning roughly 60-90 minutes. We work together to fit your needs and ensure a comfortable pace. Each person responds differently to being photographed and all are welcome and respected, these elements will allow for photographs that bring to life each personality. Our time together will include time for taking breaks, nursing, changes and time to get comfortable together without any rush or pressure.
"Special Places" sessions are approximately three hours and can take place literally anywhere, whether that be a nearby park, your garden, a walking path or a favorite family getaway location. I believe in making adjustments for time, weather, light and discovery.
Step Three: Online Preview Gallery
Within 2-4 weeks of your session, you will receive a personal online gallery preview of your images. Your online gallery will allow you and your family or friends to view and order prints and wall decor directly from your personal gallery. This gallery will be passcode protected to allow for privacy, giving you control over whom to share your photographs.
Step Four: Slideshow Presentation & In-person Ordering Appointment - OPTIONAL
One week after you are provided your online preview gallery, you may opt to join me for a simple slideshow of your photographs or phone consultation appointment.
This is your opportunity to have professional consultation, view cropping and layouts, compare images, imagine photographs to scale in your home and discuss the best way for you to enjoy the memories from your session.
PRICING: $200 portrait session fee, $750 portrait session PLUS or $600 Special Places Session
Portrait session PLUS, you will receive a flash drive with ALL lightly edited, full-resolution digital files within 3 weeks of session date.
All Sessions include photography at one location within a 30-minute drive time from Nelson or Gisborne, New Zealand . All portrait sessions further from this distance are accepted, price negotiated. Portrait Sessions include 6 subjects, including pets that you'd like photographed. Additional subjects are at a rate of $200 per session and per each person or pet.
Special Places Session documents a special place in your heart. These are not focused on people, rather the essence and details of what make your home, your garden, your beach or anywhere in between special to you. 3 hours of photography resulting in a full body of work that may include landscape, botanical, seascape, architectural and interior imagery.
PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCTS, PRICED A LA CART:
Wood Panel Wall and Shelf Art
Canvas Gallery Wraps
Framed, matted prints
Canvas Gallery Wraps in Float Frame