faqs

Where are you located? I am currently in Central North Carolina. I'm available for assignment nationally and internationally. 

What are your photography prices? Prices are here starting at $250. Sessions are guaranteed. Contact me to schedule a session. All fees due at time of booking. Refunds are not available. Sessions are not confirmed until receipt of payment. Payment must be received 48 hours before session.

What payments do you take? I take Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Amex via Square. Refunds are not available. I do not accept checks and all money is due at time of scheduling. I DO NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL. I also take Square Cash.

Are you LGBTIQ+, Muslim, Atheist, Intersectional Feminist, POC, Immigrant, BLM, and Refugee friendly? Absolutely. #RESIST  #ANTITRUMP

Where is your writing? On Patreon and Medium

Do you beta read or copy edit? Yes. Contact me for details.  

What is your photography cancellation policy? You have 3 times to reschedule. After the third time, you forfeit your fee. Refunds are not available.

What is the process for photography scheduling and when should I schedule? Contact me first to check availability. 

What is your photographic specialty? I am a portrait and fashion photographer. Contemporary fashion style beauty portraits. Fun and genuine outdoor lifestyle portraits. Simple, elegant, and sensual boudoir. My work is aimed at empowering women. 

What is your photographic style? I go where the art takes me. I love high contrast with lots of colors that pop, but I also do lots of low contrast darks as well as the typical black and white. I love to emulate film: soft with lots of grain and movement with some motion blur. I love sweeping wide angle shots as well as smaller abstract shots and I love stories. Simple, elegant, sensual, fun, artistic, messy hair, embracing imperfections, empowering women, sincerity..."Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."  My work is artistic and creative, but simple and fun. The most important part is the connection I have with my subjects. We always have fun and create some great art. 

What kind of photography/portraits do you do? Studio, Lifestyle, Family, Modeling, Children, Newborn, Fashion, Editorial, Commercial, Bridal, Engagement, Couples, Boudoir, Fine Art Nudes or Implied Nudes, Maternity, Maternity Boudoir, & Couple's Boudoir.

What is your photographic experience? I have 25 years of client service experience. I have 20+ years of being a photographer. I have 10 years of being a professional photographer and 20 years of Photoshop experience. My technical expertise is with posing, lighting, developing a story, and editing. My creations may look candid, but I develop that through posing, interaction, connection, lighting, developing the story, and editing the finishing product to be a beautiful piece of art.

Do you have a studio? I shoot out of the place I am currently residing in Mooresville, NC.  

What are your photographic & digital retouching rules? I only do that which my client requests. Most of the work will involve poses that I will guide you through to make each photo be your best. I'll work with you on each photograph to get your specific wants and needs. My work is aimed at empowering individuals without the burden of rigid beauty 'standards'. There are no beauty standards in my world. On artistic pieces, we go where the art takes us. Photoshop is a tool like makeup and the commitment is on us working together to create a fantastic piece of art. Same goes for boudoir and fine art nudes. 

Privacy? Your privacy is my privacy and your choice. If at some point you change your mind, you need only to email me. If you have any questions at all on this topic, email or call me. 

What other services for photographers do you offer? I do editing for professional photographers and clients at $50/hour with a one hour minimum. Contact me for prices on mentoring.

Are you on Pinterest? Yes, here

What to wear to your photography session? This article is fantastic for modeling packages or any shoot. I love dots, patterns, & textures. I'm eclectic stylewise. Otherwise, I am all about being yourself and a true portrait is essentially all you so be comfortable and be genuine. If you want everyone in one color and perfect, you have the wrong photographer. I like messy hair and embracing imperfections. In the words of the great Kurt Cobain: Come as you are. 

Do you offer professional photography prints & products? Yes. I work with 2 of the best labs in the country and I offer them to you at a reasonable rate through your gallery. 

Do you travel for assignments? I will travel for a travel fee. Please contact me for an estimate.

Do you photograph weddings? No, I no longer photograph weddings, but I do bridal portraits, engagements, trash-the-dress, and wedding portraits. If you have a fun laid back outdoor non-traditional wedding, I'll consider it. Pitch it to me. Prices start at $5,000; $2,500 up front & $2,500 on delivery of all high resolution digital files delivered on a custom made USB fob. This price includes ceremony & bridal session. Ceremony includes two photographers. Engagement photos are an additional $500.  

Do you provide a DVD with all packages? No. Your images can be downloaded from your gallery where you can also order professional prints & products. 

Do you offer gift certificates? Yes. Available in $50, $100, $150, $250, $300, $500, $1,000, and $1,500 denominations. Send the name, email address of the recipient, and your message with your name along with your payment and they will receive notification via email.

Do you offer Royalty-Free Stock Photography commercial license? Yes. You can find a selection of over 6,000 photographs here or search for stock here. I also now offer RAW files for purchase and download.  

Book Cover Photography: Royalty-Free Commercial Print Usage Licenses available starting at $400. Unlimited online usage license (no print) available starting at $150 for online use and $400 for Royalty-Free Commercial Print Usage. Stock collection here. If you have a specific shoot and design in mind and would like to discuss, please contact me. If you see art on my site that you would like to license, please contact me

Do you do charity or event photography? Yes. 1-2 hours. Contact me.  

Do you paint and draw? I do! I also write