Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear?

The million dollar question! This is such a tough choice for many. 

Wear something you love and feel great in. As far as colors go, black isn’t the only go-to. Experiment with navy, grays, dark greens and teals.

If you wear glasses most of the time, wear them for your headshot. We can always do some with and without, if you’d like.

If you plan on wearing makeup, apply as you might for an evening out. If you only do one thing- put on mascara and/or eyeliner. It’s amazing what a little mascara and eyeliner does to make your eyes shine.

Avoid wearing big stripes, plaids, checks, dots (I know, my favorite!) and other prints- they do not photograph well. Small patterns are fine, as long as they’re not too distracting.

If you’re not sure, bring a few clothing options and we can talk about them. Busy ties and flashy jewelry divert attention from your smile- it’s best to stick with simple & elegant accessories and jewelry.

When do I get to see my images?

Once we finish your session, the images are loaded up, culled (deleting the ones where your eyes are closed, etc), and then uploaded to your password-protected proofing gallery. This process takes 3-4 business days.

Need them ASAP? I do offer 24-hour turn around for those who need their photos right away.

What time should I schedule our session?

Sessions can be done any time during the week, but I find morning to be the easiest and least disruptive time for a session. Clothing and makeup is still fresh. Plus you have less time to be nervous all day!


Where should we do it?


The location of your portrait is important. It should tell the story you’re looking to tell- do you have a cool office? (then let’s show it off!) Are you community-focused? Maybe we should do it near a local landmark. We can also do a mix of indoor and outdoor, if we plan the session timing right. No idea it too “out there.” It’s worth being creative!

What should I wear?

The million dollar question! This is such a tough choice for many. 

Wear something you love and feel great in. As far as colors go, black isn’t the only go-to. Experiment with navy, grays, dark greens and teals. 

If you wear glasses most of the time, wear them for your headshot. We can always do some with and without, if you’d like. 

If you plan on wearing makeup, apply as you might for an evening out. If you only do one thing- put on mascara and/or eyeliner. It’s amazing what a little mascara and eyeliner does to make your eyes shine. 

Avoid wearing big stripes, plaids, checks, dots (I know, my favorite!) and other prints- they do not photograph well. Small patterns are fine, as long as they’re not too distracting. 

If you’re not sure, bring a few clothing options and we can talk about them. Busy ties and flashy jewelry divert attention from your smile- it’s best to stick with simple & elegant accessories and jewelry.

When do I get to see my images?

Once we finish your session, the images are loaded up, culled (deleting the ones where your eyes are closed, etc), and then uploaded to your password-protected proofing gallery. This process takes 3-4 business days.

Need them ASAP? I do offer 24-hour turn around for those who need their photos right away.

What time should I schedule our session?

Sessions can be done any time during the week, but I find morning to be the easiest and least disruptive time for a session. Clothing and makeup is still fresh. Plus you have less time to be nervous all day!


Where should we do it?

The location of your portrait is important. It should tell the story you’re looking to tell- do you have a cool office? (then let’s show it off!) Are you community-focused? Maybe we should do it near a local landmark. We can also do a mix of indoor and outdoor, if we plan the session timing right. No idea it too “out there.” It’s worth being creative!

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