my process

“To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality.”

Unsure of what's involved in a photo shoot with me?

Before your shoot

We can plan your outfit, makeup and any props together. Message me your thoughts and I'll send you mine. Choose from women's gowns and boho dresses, or girls clothing - all in bold jewel tones - from my client closet, or show me your own items. And if you're confident in your choices than so am I. I truly believe what makes you feel good makes you look good. Check Pintrest for inspiration and share ideas with me.

During your shoot

This is the most fun part! If we aren't having fun and laughing then we aren't doing it right! What makes you comfortable? Drinks? Music? Dad jokes? Let's do it and make some awesomeness!

Have a pose idea? Please tell me. Whether you got inspired by something you saw on Facebook the day before, or a cool spot caught your eye as we are shooting I am always happy to bring your vision to life for you. Some of my favorite photos are ideas my clients have had.

After your shoot

I edit photos at all times of the day in order to get them back to you as soon as possible, but in rare cases (super busy times) it may take up to three weeks. I send all print ready photos via email in a digital album for you choose from to download and share as you please.

For me, Clicking the button is just the beginning.

The image I imagine when I take a photo is not the image in the camera. I am not just a picture-taker. I am an artist. There's always something I want to tweak. Maybe something in the background needs to go, or maybe the sky needs to be a bit perkier. One image can turn into several different photos just by editing it in different ways. I brighten this, darken that . . . even switch out faces so that everyone is smiling at the same time if that's needed.

Here are some photos straight out of camera and then edited by me:

garden of the gods photoshoot for siblings
garden of the gods photography for sisters
bishop castle photoshoot for women
bishop castle photography for women

Here is one photo - unedited & then edited three ways:

princess photography in field
colorado springs desert photoshoot
sunset photoshoot in desert
snowy princess photoshoot

Have an extra special edit you'd like to see done to your photos? Please let me know before the day of your shoot to be sure we are able to create your vision.