My goal is to offer affordable and accessible photography as well as be a safe space. *Right...but what does that mean?*
I first quickly want to mention affordability. It took me a long time to decide my rates. I wanted to give myself value. I also wanted to be accessible in my rates, meaning having reasonable pricing for what I offer and what most people can likely afford. Personally, I never really cared for limiting the photos received from a session so I do offer all images included with all sessions, which I think is an important part of the value of my cost. No disrespect to those who do limit image quantities, but what I would want out of a session is what I try to offer my clients.
To me, accessibility means not only affordability, but comfort. When you book with me I want you to know that you are in a safe space. What does that mean? I'm not going to judge you for anything! Your personality, your preferences in life, and your ideas about the results that you're looking for, are all things that I accept as a person in general and as the person you're hiring. In fact, I encourage clients to speak freely with me about themselves and what they're looking for, as I'm always craving creativity and uniqueness. I want to make your vision come to life! My goal is to have you walk away with confidence in your images, yourself, and me. A photo session with me is a bonding experience!
I don't offer just plain old photos, but an opportunity to express yourself. For example, family photos always have the "silly" shots too and boudoir is a whole mood. When you book with me you're capturing memories in so many ways! You're gathering family together and having the experience which that brings to the table. With goddess and boudoir sessions you're putting your vulnerability and confidence on paper. The best part is that you get to see how those things change over time - or the journey you took to get there. I'm not only creating an image, but the emotions behind it and feelings - like excitement, relief, pride, happiness! - when you see them for the first time.
I want to work with you to make your visions come to life. I want memories and journeys and vulnerabilities and things that were just concepts to come to fruition. I don't just want to take your photo, I want to provide a memorable session and an experience you think about while you're heading home, and while you're waiting for you images, and definitely when you open up the final photos! I want you to be excited about what you're seeing and the whole process leading up to that moment. I want you to be happy!
I am always pushing myself to learn more about client wants and needs. I am always open to conversations about ideas even if you're not ready to actually book...simply reach out and talk to me about what you'd love to do while working with me one day! There's no pressure to start a conversation and I'm not going to push you into a booking. It's not about that for me. I want to hear what you'd love to do and on my end how I can make it happen for you when your ready! This post is about my "why" but it's also inviting you to trust me and reach out - I'd love to get done messages about your dream shoots. Let's talk!