what to expect


what to expect

what to expect!

My goal is to make this as stress free and enjoy, dare I say...fun?...for you as possible! Most of my families/clients are really surprised at how relaxing it is to do a session in this style and with me. There is no need to get dolled up more then you normally do, bribe the kiddos or worry about looking at the camera. You basically get to ignore that it's even there! Your main concern on the day is being in the right place at the right time and enjoying your family, spouse, or best friend, and I do the rest. 

Any of my clients, really they are more like friends, will tell you I pour my heart and soul into your sessions. Trying to see everything through  your eyes, so I can get the moments, emotions, and special corks that would mean the most to you. I have a big, sentimental heart and just as much as I want you to see what happened during your session, I want you to feel it too!


My big hearts comes in again here. lol I am a big giver and quickly realized that the only way to go was just to give you all the images from your session. I couldn't put a limit on them and make you choose and I wasn't about to try to choose myself! Just ask my husband I am horrible at trying to narrow down the images to give y'all. I get too attached to both you and your images. 


Your session price cover your session experience, and your digital image files that will be put in a downloadable online gallery, that you will be able to keep for life and print as you see fit. I am also big on having something tangible to look at from all the moments in our lives, so in addition you will be getting a custom album, designed by yours truly from your session! 

Let's talk about your session options!

Let's talk about your session options!

lifestyle family tacoma zoo

Storytelling Session $650 + Tax

($200 deposit due at the time of booking to reserve your session date & time)


  • Pre-session planning
  • up to 2 hours of authentic unguided session time either in-home or at a meaningful location
  • All images (65+) fully edited high resolution digital images in online gallery
  • a complimentary luxury album


These sessions are the perfect for just about everything! Capturing your everyday routines with the kiddos, lunch dates with your besties, Sunday dinners with the family, trips to the zoo or Northwest Trek, or Friday night game nights, the possibilities are endless! 

Great for: families, couples, motherhood, fatherhood, maternity, adventure, and newborn/fresh 48.

lifestyle Olympia family photography session

Lifestyle Session $450 + Tax

($200 deposit due at the time of booking to reserve your session date & time)


  • Pre-session planning
  • up to 1 hour of guided session time either in-home or at a beautiful location in the area
  • All images (40+) fully edited high resolution digital images in online gallery
  • a complimentary luxury album


These sessions are prefect for those who aren't quite ready for full storytelling session, but love the idea of going with a less traditional route. I won't pose every inch of you, but I won't leave you hangin' either! These sessions are a nice happy medium, full of personality and versatility. We can go themed with an activity like a picnic in the park or more natural like quite time at home. Once again the possibilities are endless. 

Great for: families, couples, motherhood, fatherhood, maternity, adventure, and newborn/fresh 48


Session types

families /couples      |    parent/child

newborn /fresh 48   |   maternity 

best friends     |    adventure  


special occasion or circumstances

(contact for prices)

military send off/homecomings



parties/family gatherings

All sessions Include:

  •  pre-session planning
  • your session experience
  • professional editing and processing of your images
  • a full online viewing and downloadable gallery  
  • post session followup and ordering
  • the option to purchase additional artwork if you wish

*  $200 of the session fee is due at the time of contract signing as a retainer fee to reserve your session date and time. retainers are non-refundable fees that reserve the date and time of your session with me. 

** travel fees apply to any session more than 30 miles outside of Lacey, WA city limits.




what to expect/wear?

Anything! lol Really the most important thing is that you are comfortable in it. Believe it or not how you feel in  your outfit translates to your images. If you love what you are wearing and you feel fabulous we will see it, on the flip side if you uncomfortable or self conscious about what you're wearing we'll see that too. Don't worry though we can discuss it when we have your pre-session consult!

what does an experience with you look like?

It is just that an experience. If you are looking for someone to just show up, snap a couples and call it good, I am not your gal. What I offer is much more. 

  • The first step is your pre-session planning consult, where we will discuss: your vision, which session you would like, what to wear, your session date and any products you may want beyond your digital images and custom album. This is also a great time to ask any questions you might have! I will send you a questionnaire before hand, so that we are both on the same page.
  • Next comes the nitty gritty details...contract. Once we have discussed the important details and set up a firm time, date and location I will send over a contract for you to sign. I can't photograph a session without.
  • Finally the real fun begins! I will come to our agreed upon location and we will start recording your story!
  • Just as exciting as your session is your reveal! This is when I get to deliver your stellar image gallery. Albums do take a little longer, so they may not be delivered at the same time, but I do try my best.
  • After that I will place your order asap for any other products you would like to order and hand deliver when possible or mail your order directly to your house!

do you have a retainer?

Yes! $200 of the session fee is due at signing to reserve your date. Don't worry it all goes toward your session package! Check out the next question for more details.

do your sessions include products?

Yes! Each session offers a ALL of your digital images and a custom album. I also offer a selection of other products if you wish to purchase things like prints, canvases, keepsake boxes or other such products. 

how long does it take to receive our images?

Your gallery is available 2-3 weeks after your session and your album should arrive within 3-4 weeks though it can vary, depending on the mail service. Any other products you may want will take additional time since they won't be ordered until after your reveal.

how do i receive my photographs?

All digital images will be delivered via online gallery and sent to your email. Physical products I look forward to hand delivering whenever possible! If however I can't do that then I will have them sent directly to your home!  

where are you located?

My home base is in Lacey, WA, but I love to travel especially when my talents are wanted! You will often find us roaming the PNW, or popping down south to New Mexico and Arizona. This place is so beautiful how could you not?

what will you photograph?

Your story as authentically as I can. Before the session we will chat about what are some of you favorite things (habits, details, items etc) that will be the most meaningful for you. I will look for those details and moments as we go about your session. If you choose the more lifestyle route, I will guide you and your family, but I will still be looking for those special moments, details and emotion. 

where should we have a session?

Somewhere meaningful to you and I love working in homes. If your first thought is "yikes my house is a mess I wouldn't want that!" Stop right there! No one's house is truly perfect all the time and where would the fun be if it was. Most of your memories are created within those four walls and when things move to the next chapter of life they will be some of the ones you will cherish the most. 

If in home is not for you then lets talk about your favorite places besides your home. Your favorite places to explore, hang out or relax at! There are lots options! 

what should i do with my photographs after our session?

Anything and everything! lol Wall colleges and photobooks are always top on my list, but there are tons of fun creative ways to display your images in a way that tell your story from image blocks to brag books. The only limit is your imagination or in my case my imagination and pinterest's inspiration. 

are you willing to travel for a session?

Yes! I love to travel! While most of my sessions are within Thurston County, I am always open to traveling outside the area to work with you. Ask me about custom prices that includes travel.

Fine Print

  • All sessions are first come first serve basis and require a signed contract and retainer to book your desired session and date.
  • All money put down for your retainer is non-refundable as it secures your date and time. However if needed you can transfer it one time to a different session or time.
  • Contracts must be signed and payment made in full before services will be provided.
  • The remainder of the session fee is due one week prior to the session.
  • All payments required for product packages must be paid in full before products can be ordered.  
  • Payment plans available.
  • WA state taxes are not included in prices.
  • All prices and packages subject to change.