Frequently Asked Questions

I shoot natural light photography in and around Grand Forks. I prefer shooting outdoors but can usually find "good lighting" indoors as well. I work with a Canon 60D and love using my 50mm lens.

I can work with your schedule to find a time/place to work for you and yours. Typically families enjoy shoots at local parks, downtown or at their home but I am open to going where you want. If you have a special place or a unique idea, let's do it! Sessions take between 30-60 minutes and from your session you will receive 10-20 quality images.

Getting prints
I will take your pictures and then edit them using Photoshop Elements. You will have all copyrights to those images.  I will download the images onto a public site for you to view, then you can move those images onto your computer to share or get prints. I will sign a copyright form for you to keep and present at the time you print your pictures. It generally takes 1-2 weeks to get the finished product!

I've priced my sessions based mainly on the time/difficulty of the shoot.  Families and children seem to come easiest for me.  Seniors are even easier, but they take longer and we have multiple locations and dressing changes.  Infants take the longest, sometimes up to 3 hours.  This is because I like to get some awake/alert pictures, candid pics with parents/siblings, and then the sleeping pictures.  These sleeping pictures take time and patience!  Some babies just don't like to sleep, they are interested in crying, eating, pooping, etc...but I will always schedule enough time to get the shot you and I want!  Business photography is priced highest as images will be used for advertisements and websites.


2011 Prices


Prices reflect time and talent of the photographer, along with 15-30 images (color and black/white) that you will have all copyrights to.  This means you can print and share the images however you'd like!  For example, you can share on facebook, make Christmas cards or birth announcements or get prints for your home without me as the middleman!  I will travel to you up to 20 miles from Grand Forks without charging a mileage fee.  After 20 miles it is $0.50/mile.  All fees are due at the time photos are taken.

Toddlers, Children and Family: $100
         *Sessions typically take 45-75 minutes

Newborns ages 0-3 months: $125
          *Sessions typically take 90-180 minutes

Multi-family or Multi-location: $150
*Sessions typically take 90-120 minutes

Seniors: $150
          *Sessions typically take 120-180 minutes

Business Photography/Professional Headshots: $175 intial fee which includes images of your business and up to 5 professional headshots.  Additional headshots are $10 each.
          *Sessions typically take 60-120 minutes