How far will you travel for a shoot and are there additional fees?
I can go wherever you need me! Anything within an hour radius of Apple Valley, MN is included. Additional travel fees are calculated based on distance and number of travel days required.
How many letters can you put in a word art?
I have 2-10 in stock, but can order in any number. For in-stock frames, turnaround time is 24 hours. For specialty ordered frames, turnaround time will depend on shipping times.
Do you do only portrait photography?
I shoot all kinds of pictures including baptisms, birthday parties, corporate events, athletic and sporting events, as well as Word Art, real estate and advertising.
Do you also offer a Photo Booth?
Yes - It's a virtual booth, meaning you don't have to squeeze into the little booth! I bring a full backdrop, my lighting equipment and of course those fun props, and can take pictures of groups, much larger than can fit in your traditional photo booth. All the pictures from the event are uploaded to a site for easy download by your guests and can easily be shared online.
What should we wear for my photo shoot?
Whatever you want! These are your pictures, so you might as well wear what you will be most comfortable in and will make you feel most like yourself. Some people like to coordinate colors, others choose to mix it up. Bare feet are often seen in pictures today. HS Seniors - no limit on number of outfit changes!
In what month of pregnancy should I schedule maternity pictures?
Maternity shots are best captured in the seventh to eighth month, but really whenever you are the most comfortable.
How soon should newborn pics be taken?
To truly capture that newborn look, those pictures should be taken in the first 7 days of life.
What are some good outdoor locations?
Mill City Museum-Gold Medal Park-Guthrie-Stone Arch Bridge, Minnehaha Falls, or really any park, or outdoor area with some green grass and trees, water, bridges, rock areas or brick or wood walls...
What are some good indoor locations?
I do have a basement studio in my home, Como Conservatory, Guthrie Theater....and am always on the lookout for new sites!
How did you get started in this business?
My parents gave me a film SLR camera for high school graduation. After college, I took some pictures of my first niece and as I showed those to people, I started to get requests to take pictures for them and their families...and it's all grown, word-of-mouth from there! Thank you for your support! Every referral helps!