Sydne has been studying portraiture for over a decade, and she's over the top passionate about creating products you'll cherish for a lifetime! She heads up the portrait side of our business, and Joel joins in for couples, and family sessions!
We love meeting our clients before we work together! Most of our clients get a lot of their questions answered online and via email and feel confident booking online! If you have questions, we're happy to do a quick consultation phone call or in person consultations over coffee!
We want every client to know that we're SO honored to help you create memories you'll cherish for a lifetime!
Once you know you're in love with our work AND jive with our personalities, we'd love to book your wedding or session!
We begin all outdoor sessions two hours before sunset, during "the golden hour" when the light is the dreamiest!
Once your sitting fee has been paid, we will send you our session planning questionnaire! We're able to custom tailor you session, and start getting a better idea of what you want to create in our time together!
We’ve created our welcome packet, style guides, and a prep guide for our boudoir clients to help you get the most out of your photos, have all your questions answered, and feel more than ready and prepared for your session.
We’ll take care of the rest! Your only job is to be yourself, laugh a lot and let us create photos you’ll love forever!
To get the most out of your session, please plan a buffer when getting ready so you can arrive a few minutes early, and be ready to start on time. We’re only able to shoot when natural light is still in the sky, so we’ll want to take advantage of every minute we have together before the sun goes down. If you’re wearing two outfits, save your favorite one for the second half, and if you’re wearing one, arrive in that!
Eat a light meal before the session, and pack a snack for after - you'll thank us later!
About two weeks after your session we'll all get back together in the studio for the grand reveal of your retouched photographs! This is our time to design your custom dream collection of wall art pieces, albums, digitals & keepsakes!
from meeting to delivery
"Both of them have such an eye and they make the shoot so much fun. We spend the entire appointment laughing and making jokes. They make their clients feel so comfortable and beautiful. Sydne and Joel bring great ideas for personalized shoots into each appointment and welcome ideas brought forward by each client. Their photos bring out the true personality of all their clients and are great keepsakes."
"Sydne and Joel are wonderful, kind, and fun people to work with! They make your photo shoots so relaxed and easy to focus on each other versus the camera. ... I’d totally recommend them to anyone"
"Sydne is an absolute rockstar...Her creative eye is a force to be reckoned with. Our photos were delivered early and are just breathtaking!! The pictures are far more than I ever could have hoped for and I am so thankful that she captured the memories that we can have forever. Thank you so much!!"
+ Welcome Packet
+ Style Guide, and wardrobe coaching
+ Shared Session Mood Board
+ Custom Session Design
+ Professional hair and makeup (optional)
+ Signature 90 Minute Sunset Session with up to 5 people with Sydne, and "soft" retouching of initial gallery
+ Custom Wall Art Consultation & Design
+ In studio Gallery Reveal & Ordering Session
*please note: no digital or physical products included in sitting fee. Collections start at 899*
+ Welcome Packet + Prep Guide
+ Professional Hair Styling + Makeup Application
+ Complimentary Refreshments
+ 1 hour of magazine-style shoot time in studio, up to 2 outfits
+ Retouching of any temporary features (acne, bruises, etc)
+ Custom Social Media Content Design
+ In Person Gallery Reveal & Ordering Session
*please note: no digital or physical products included in sitting fee*
The Experience Includes
WHAT'S YOUR STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY?
We love creating a mix of bright, colorful and joyful images, and emotive, film inspired black and whites! Most of your session will be carefully directed in order to create images that look natural, while still shooting in a way that feels flattering.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
We provide an in depth welcome packet when you book that answers all the questions you could possibly have about styling your session!
In a nutshell - don't be afraid to dress up! Formal clothes photograph beautifully! Solids draw the focus to your face and how you feel about each other, while patterns can be playful, but more distracting.
The camera loves light, soft colors like cream, blush, dusty blue, mint, sage and grey!
Dresses - especially full length maxis and gowns - are most flattering on the female body. We find that 3/4 length sleeves flatter every arm, and incorporating fabrics like lace, chiffon or tulle create beautiful movement in images!
Men (and their minis) never look more dapper than in a fitted suit, button up and tie!
WHY DON’T YOU RELEASE ALL OF THE PHOTOS YOU TAKE?
We make it a professional practice to not give away any raw or unedited images taken during our sessions and events. Ultimately, we do it as a service for our clients to save you time! We're professional curators, and we review thousands upon thousands of images every year, select the best, most flattering portraits that meet a professional standard, and make sure our clients get all the best ones without the hassle of choosing between very minute differences. We cull through so many sessions and events every year that we're very efficient at what we do, and are happy to (humbly) report that we can do it in a fraction of the time most people can!
We show you only the best images, so it's easy to pick the perfect pieces for your custom collections
DO YOU EDIT YOUR PHOTOS?
Yes! We professionally retouch all of our sessions! Authenticity is huge to us as we want to capture images that are true to you, so our retouching is light for most sessions. We're happy to get retouch temporary features, like acne, bruises, scratches etc. We don't perform extensive retouching that warps or alters the way our clients look. It's our philosophy that if it's permanent, or authentic to the moment, we don't alter it! Additional retouching is available upon request.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?
You'll come in to view your images for the first time about 2 weeks after your session! You'll receive your digital purchases within a week of completing payment. If you're in studio for your reveal, we can give you your thumb drive that night! Delivery on tangible prints and products varies a bit depending on what exactly you order, but generally we get to deliver your products 4-6 weeks after your reveal!
IS STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY AVAILABLE?
Yes! We have a natural light studio - head shots, beauty, maternity, boudoir and branding are all available in studio!
WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE MY APPOINTMENT?
We know that a downpour or terrible wind is unavoidable (and does NOT make for a nice experience), so if we need to reschedule due to weather, we'll get you back on the books ASAP.
If you need to reschedule, we appreciate as much notice as possible. We require no less than 72 hours, unless in an absolute emergency.
While our retainers are non-refundable, we will do everything we can to accommodate a reschedule request. Be aware that our weekends can book up far in advance! We cannot guarantee that we can add an additional session time.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY APPOINTMENT?
Our retainers are non-refundable, as we have reserved that date and time in our calendars, and turned down all other potential business. Should we be unable to accommodate a reschedule, a partial refund may be available if we're able to secure a replacement session or event for the same day.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?
Beauty, branding, and children's portrait clients will be presented with an average of 20-40 finished portraits to make selections from.
Boudoir and family sessions will be presented with 40-60 images to choose from.
You get to custom design your own collection at your reveal, so the quantity purchased is entirely up to you!
WHY DO WE HAVE TO PRINT THROUGH YOU?
I have studied photography and fine art for over a decade and specialize in handing my clients a finished product! We only sell heirloom items, meaning everything you bring home will be archival quality and will outlive all of us! You're not just buying paper and ink, you're purchasing the artwork we create together, through hours of pre planning, coaching, custom session design, help styling, wall art design, and many hours of hand retouching! Our clients actually love that we're able to guide them through picking the best images for their albums and wall art, and designing the best spaces in their homes! The in person reveal is one of the funnest moments for our clients, and is one of our favorite parts of the portrait process!