Gatlinburg’s Premier Professional Family and Couples Photographer How My Sessions Work

When you book with me:


  • You don't have to wait WEEKS for your photos, most of my galleries are delivered within a week of your session.
  • My prices and packages are posted on my website, so you know you are getting the same fair price as everyone.
  • You get my personalized style guide; that means you will have my recommendations on colors, clothing pieces, and how to dress. You can watch my videos and read about on how to find the best pieces for you and your family.


My packages are all inclusive, so my session prices include:

  1. The session itself.
  2. Images from the session uploaded to a personalized online gallery.
  3. Availability to download the images straight to any device, as many times as you want.
  4. Print release.


Gatlinburg’s Premier Professional Family and Couples Photographer Style Guide

How I edit your session:


After your session I upload all of your photos to my computer to edit them, lets discuss how I edit;


Editing in Lightroom

I use Adobe Lightroom Classic (not Photoshop) to edit all of your photos. Lightroom is the professional standard for digital photography processing and I use it to create a photo from a raw image to an edited image.


What I do:

Cropping/straightening: getting the framing of the image and straightening the ground or sky.


Adding my personal filters and settings: that’s the extra step that I use to give your images that special thing that makes them look professionally edited. I have developed these settings and filters myself to match my style. These are my own filters, not purchased but made.


Spot removal: if it’s possible, I’ll get that hair that floated up or a last-minute pimple. I usually remove random people or objects from the background.

What I don't do:


Retouching you using Photoshop.

This includes (but is not limited to) slimming people, swapping out someone’s blinking eyes for their open eyes in another, diminishing wrinkles, and perfecting your complexion.

I've created my style around natural:


I'm going to photograph YOU and YOUR FAMILY, in a mix of candid and prompted ways. Capturing genuine moments naturally can result in a fly away, or closed eyes while laughing. My ideal client would be able to let loose a little, joke around, and follow prompts. I know some of my prompts are silly, but that's how you get the photos you see!

My editing style is to deliver a lot of images to you (dozens in most mini session galleries, and more in full session galleries). It would not be possible for me to deliver this many of the images at the price point I do if I also did things like body contouring or skin retouching.

 

It is important to set the right expectations for the finished images. The edited images you receive from me will be beautiful, they will look like you, and we will have fun taking them!