Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we shoot?
Either on location or in my small home studio. There are many possibilities for outdoor and on location sessions- a park, the beach, or downtown. If there is a meaningful place for you, as a couple or family, that would be a great place for us to photograph you and capture memories. There is a $25 travel fee for locations 20 miles outside of the Kalamazoo area or Van Buren County. The in home studio consists of a small area in my basement with 2 full length backdrops, one length backdrop, and other various miscellaneous props and settings.

How do I make reservations and set a date for my shoot?
In order to reserve a certain date, 50% of the memory fee is due within one week of scheduling your appointment. The balance is due on the day of the photo review. All memory fees are non-refundable. If you have planned an outdoor memory and we have bad weather, I will reschedule at no cost. If you or your child becomes sick, we will rebook your session as our schedule allows at no charge.

What should I wear?
Simple, comfortable, classic, clothing always works well. For example; sweaters, denim, khakis, and clothing without too many patterns photograph the best. Please note that logos, stripes, and busy plaids do not photograph well. For family portraits, it is best to have all family members wear the same or complimentary color tones.

When and how do I get my photos?
Approximately 2 weeks after your memory, I will meet with you to view your photos. This can last anywhere from 1 to 2 hours. This allows us time to go through each photo. My goal is to produce a product and memory that you will be happy with. Payment in full is required at this time.

Any further comments, concerns, or questions please call 269-303-0182.