Professional portraits will become art in your home and heirloom keepsakes to celebrate the legacy you are making. I enjoy creating art for my clients knowing that this will be making them happy day after day and year after year. Every time they walk by their portraits they will smile remembering the little toes, sweet giggles and the happiness of that time. These portraits will increase in value as time moves forward. Your photo session is more then just taking photos. It is a family experience. You are creating art and beautiful photos that you will treasure for many years. You are showing your children how important family is to you and boosting their self esteem.

The Custom Portrait Process
Begin with the end in mind
You wouldn’t buy furniture without measuring or taking your color scheme into consideration. You should treat your portraits with the same care and consideration. We will discuss options for displaying your images, the colors of your home and your style. Don’t worry if you are not sure how you want to display your images. That is another reason your hire a pro! We will chat and decide some of the best options for you and your family.
This is where we get to know each other. We discuss clothing, colors, your style and of course, ideas on how you can enjoy your images for years to come.
Your Portrait Session
After our consultation and receiving the prep and style guide, you will be prepared before your session day comes. Relax, grab a coffee or even a manicure and come in relaxed and ready to enjoy the day. Because the session itself will be a memory for you and your family, so we make it a great one.
Viewing & Ordering Appointment
Here you will sit back, relax and enjoy a slideshow presentation of your final images. Using specially designed software you will view the images you want to use to create your heirloom art piece. After selecting your art work you will finalize your custom portrait collection by adding on individual portrait prints and/ order digital files.
You will get a phone call or email letting you know everything is ready and we will set up an appointment for delivery. This is my favorite day. The vision comes to life and you see all of your hard work ready to display.
Now it is time to enjoy them, show them off and let people ohh and ahh when they see them. Studies show that children who grown up in a home where portraits are displayed have a greater sense of belonging and self-esteem.

Your Portrait Collection

Create Your Own Collection
Your family is unique and so is your home, your style and the way you want to display your portraits. Creating your Own collection allows you to create what is perfect for you because what you need and what your neighbor needs, might not be the same.  However your family wants to remember these special times will fit into a collection created by you.   Follow these simple steps to create the collection perfect for you:

Step One:
The most important part is first. Selecting the signature art product(s) that will be displayed in your home and will be around for generations. You will be able design artwork that fits perfectly in your space and matches your home decor and style.
Step Two:
Here you will add on either individual professionally printed prints sized 8X10 or smaller or digital files. These options are perfect for small frames and family or archival purposes.
Step Three:
This step is optional. Here you can add on specialty items such as holiday cards or birth announcements and ornaments.
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