Couples and Engagement Sessions

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One day a few years back, I was looking to compile a fun social media post celebrating 10 years of marital bliss with my husband Justin. We have been best friends since high school, so finding a ton of photos of us together should be easy, right? I mean, we've been together nearly 20 years! But I was only able to find 15 photos of us together without the kids. FIFTEEN. Totally pathetic!

Don't be like me. Romantic photos of you and your beloved should be a priority every now and then. When my daughters are my age, I want them to have photos of their parents young and in love, despite life's daily monotony and chaos. 

Schedule your couples mini today for your anniversary or Valentine's Day present.

What Makes Me Different:

* I got my start as a landscape photographer and I firmly believe that the background in any photo is just as important as the subject. I take great care in finding magical backgrounds. 

* Have a vision? Spam me with example photos and I can hep you get into those poses!

* Have body insecurity? No problem! I know all the tricks. Don't feel bad about letting me know before hand and I can work some posing magic!

* I pride myself on exceptional customer service, before during, and after our session. Want to text me photos of your outfits and ask my opinion? Have a creative idea you want to spam me with? I'm here for it!

* I will have most shoots edited and back to you for download within 7 days (at the very longest, 9 days during peak season which is August-Dec).

* If it rains on our booked day, you can apply your full deposit to another day at no additional cost. 

* I have two distinct edited styles, and clients get to help choose: during the editing process, I will send a sneak peek album and ask clients which "look" they like best. Some people prefer my dark and moody look. Others prefer natural. (30 minute sessions will receive my classic natural light and bright edit). More on my two styles here


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30 minute package:   

Quick and easy! 30 minute session and 10 edited images chosen from a full edited gallery: $275 plus tax.  Additional images can be purchased for $10 each or the entire gallery for a discounted price. Available weekday evenings and weekend mornings between 9am-12pm. Valid at these locations: Skansie Park (9-10:30am), Bella Bella Beach Sandspit on Fox Island (AM weekends and PM weeknights), Kopachuck Park (10am-noon weekends, and we would have time for the woods only), Sehmel Homestead Park (weeknights only, 2 hours before sunset). For examples from each location, click my blog tab above; it highlights each location with pro and cons and examples taken at each park. Click "older posts" to see them all. With this package, you receive your choice in the final edited style. More on that here: light and bright or moody modern


60 minute package: 

Have it all! 60 minute session and 20 edited digital images for download, chosen from a full edited gallery: $450 plus tax. Additional images can be purchased for $10 and the entire gallery can be purchased for a discounted price. Anywhere within 30 min drive of Gig Harbor. For location inspiration, click my blog tab above; it highlights each location with pro and cons and examples taken at each park. Click "older posts" to see them all. With this package, you receive your choice in the final edited style. More on that here: light and bright or moody modern


Video Reel Add-on: I recently got a mount for my camera to hold my iPhone14 Pro, because if a photo is worth a thousand words, a video is priceless! I will have a video going the whole time of your session, and I will edit the video footage in a reel with music, capturing all the love and smiles. Because when else will you have video footage of you looking your best and loving on each other? My guess is never! If you have a favorite song, send me the youtube link and I can extract the music to use in the video, otherwise I will use my discretion. You choose vertical or horizontal. 1-minute edited video of your 30 minute session: $75. 2-minute edited video of a 60 minute session: $125. Example of a reel from a 30 minute session here



To know what openings I have available, I first need to know what location you want to use. Do you want classic Gig Harbor maritime looks? Skansie Park is amazing in the morning. Want rolling golden fields and woodsy looks? Sehmel park 90 minutes before sunset is my favorite. Kopachuck Park is my fav for ferns, forest, beach and driftwood. I created my blog  just to help clients choose. Each location has pros/cons and examples I have taken. Be sure to click on "older posts" to see them all. 


How to Book:

I can’t wait to work with you! Please send me a message using the Contact tab above and include the following info:

1. The location you want to use. If you don't know, click on my Blog tab; I created it just to help clients choose a spot. Each entry spotlights a different location with pros and cons and examples if photos I have taken there. Be sure to click on "older posts" to see them all!

2. What package you would like. All my package prices are located under the "Sessions" tab above. Prices are at the bottom of each page. 

3. How many family members and their ages. It helps me to start thinking up poses and groupings! 

4. Optional: your session goals, if any. 

Once we decide on a date and time, I will send you a booking page to fill out a questionnaire and sign a contract. A $50 retainer is due upon booking to reserve your date. You can pay both the retainer and the remainder (due the day of the session) from that page via Venmo or Paypal. And don't worry if you don't have either; you can use Paypal as a guest and use a credit or debit card.