frequently asked

questions

Q: where are the sessions located?

Q: where are the sessions located?

A: Currently, all sessions are located on-site and completely up to you. They can take place in the comfort of your home (lifestyle sessions are my fave), another location of your choosing, or I can suggest a few places based on my experience. Mini session locations will be at my choosing, and they will be posted in advance. Here are some public options that have been popular:

Lafayette
UL Campus & Alumni Center​
Downtown Lafayette
Girard Park
Southside Park
Acadian Village **subject to location fees and available hours**
Vermillionville **subject to location fees and available hours**
Mouton Plantation **subject to location fees and available hours**

St. Martinville​
Lake Martin​
Downtown Breaux Bridge
St. Joseph's Chapel **subject to location fees and available hours**

Youngsville
Sugar Mill Pond​

New Iberia​
Jungle Gardens​**subject to location fees and available hours**
Avery Island**subject to location fees and available hours**
Rip Van Winkle Gardens**subject to location fees and available hours**
New Iberia City Park
Downtown New Iberia
The Mill **subject to location fees and available hours**

Abbeville
Palmetto State Park​
Downtown Abbeville

Outside of the Acadiana area (travel fees may apply)​
Kisatchi Forest​

Q: what should i wear?

Q: WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

A: I will almost always recommend you wear something that makes you feel confident, but also something that you are comfortable wearing. Assuming you want a variety of poses, be sure to wear something that you would be comfortable standing, or sitting in. While I absolutely encourage creative and unique styles, here are some general tips for those who have no idea where to begin:

• Try and stick to solid-colored clothing. Prints and patterns can work if they're not too busy, otherwise they tend to distract from the face and focal points.
• For group portraits, choose a color palette of 1-3 colors with similar tones that go nicely together (hint: Pinterest is perfect for getting ideas)
• Keep your jewelry simple; just like patterns, too much jewelry can distract from your face, and very shiny jewelry can cause light flares.
• If you plan on changing outfits during your session, let me know so that I can bring my handy-dandy changing tent.

Q: do you provide props? Can i bring my own? 

Q: DO YOU PROVIDE PROPS? CAN I BRING MY OWN? 

A: In short, yes, and yes. For mini sessions, I provide all props. For general portrait sessions, I provide some small props if it is requested or needed during the session (ie, if a book helps a child smile, I'll bring it out). I also make sure to provide prop pillows and throw blankets / fabrics for newborn sessions. But, I always encourage my clients to bring whatever they want to include in their sessions.

Q: what happens if it rains?

Q: what happens if it rains?

A: For rain, hurricanes, tornadoes, or any other unforeseeable circumstance, I try my best to accommodate to you. We can either move the location to somewhere indoors, or we can reschedule and your deposit gets applied to the new appointment. 

Q: how long before i receive my gallery?

Q: HOW LONG BEFORE I RECEIVE MY GALLERY?

A: All session galleries have a 1-2 week turnaround guarantee, and all wedding day galleries have a 2-3 week turnaround (both depending on my busier seasons). I stick by this promise so much that if you don't receive your gallery in this timeframe, I take 20% off of the applicable session fee and apply it as a discount off of future sessions. 

Q: how do i get my images?

Q: HOW DO I GET MY IMAGES?

A: They are provided via a private, online image gallery where you can download digitals, order prints, canvases, metals prints, albums, etc. For wedding days, I also provide a backup USB drive of all of your wedding day images. 

Q: how far in advance should i book? 

Q: HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK? 

A: For weddings, I book anywhere from 6 months-1.5 years out. This doesn't mean that I don't have availability before then. I take a max of 2 weddings per month, so the sooner you can reserve your date, the better. 
For portrait sessions, I can usually get clients in within 1-2 months, and even sooner if your schedule can accommodate weekdays. Noting that my Spring and Fall/Winter seasons are the busiest, so I recommend booking at least 2 months in advance, if possible. 

Q: what does the session fee cover?

Q: WHAT DOES THE SESSION FEE COVER?

A: The session fee covers my time for the session, including travel, editing, exporting, and uploading hours. It also includes access to your private, password-protected online gallery, and a full print release for personal use. Depending on the package, some complimentary digitals or products may be included at no additional charge. A full breakdown of my package options can be found on my investments page here

Q: can i purchase a session or package for someone else?

Q: CAN I PURCHASE A SESSION OR PACKAGE FOR SOMEONE ELSE?

A: Absolutely! Gift certificates are available for purchase here, and can be sent to any friend or family member of your choosing. 

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