Lifestyle Adventures

Perfect for Families, Couples, Newborns, Seniors, Branding, & more
- Consultation (optional)
- 60 Minutes of Professional Portrait Coverage -
- 10 Hi-Res Digital Images
- Location of Choice
- Online Gallery & Print Release
- $100 Heirloom Credit

$150

Intimate Adventures

Perfect for Women & Intimate Couples
- Consultation
- 90 Minutes of Professional Portrait Coverage
- 10 Hi-Res Digital Images
- Studio Access or Location of Choice
- Professional Hair & Makeup
- Online Gallery, Print Release, & $100 Heirloom Credit

$350

FAQ

What's Your Photography Style ?

I shoot very real and genuine images. All of my sessions start out with a few poses but after that, I get right into the fun... I give you prompts, your beautiful genuine sides come out pretty quickly, and we're left with gold :)

Are you a legally registered business?

No.
Just Kidding!
I sure am! I am a legally registered business owner and have documents to prove it if you ever need to be sure! :) I can assure you, you are in good hands!

How do I book a session?

Once you have determined we're the perfect fit, you can contact me through the contact page or through email at desertstonemedia@gmail.com . I will send over a booking form with all of the packages, pricing, and information for you to view, fill out, sign, and submit. There will be a 50% non-refundable reservation fee due upon booking your session experience date. This fee is used towards the session fee and is not extra. The remaining total is due 72 hours prior to your session. No sessions are booked until the Contract and Model Release form are signed, and the Reservation Fee is paid. Payment Plan Options are available!!!

Are there any types of session experiences that you don't offer?

Yes. I don't offer posed in-studio newborns (I DO offer lifestyle newborn sessions), births, weddings (I may be willing to budge on this one, so long as it's a small elopement or intimate type of elopement), or deployment homecomings as my schedule does not allow for it, nor does my educational and safety background for posed newborns. However, I have a list of Professional Photographers I would be more than happy to refer you to.

What kind of gear do you use?

I keep on hand my Nikon 7200 with two prime lenses - one is a 35mm and the other is a 50mm. I also keep spare sd cards, batteries, Off Camera Flash equipment, and more.

Do you have a studio?

I have an in-home studio room that may be used for lifestyle adventures with the small kiddos, newborns, couples, and for intimate adventure sessions.

Is there a payment plan you offer?

ABSOLUTELY! I know that portraits can be an investment. Been there done that. I understand. However, I also know that time doesn't stop for anyone or anything, which is why I actually ENCOURAGE my clients to utilize our payment plan option for session experiences and products. - THIS WAY YOU DON'T HAVE TO MISS ANY MOMENTS - You may contact me for more information or any questions and concerns you may have :)

What is the turnaround time ?

All galleries are retouched within 14 Business Days (Mon-Fri) and you will hear from me within that time to schedule your reveal and ordering session as well.

I also post sneak peeks (only if given permission through our model release) within 1-2 days after your session to view :)

Do you photograph pets?

I do allow pets at sessions so long as you are able to keep control of them to a point. I always recommend visualizing your session with your fur babies first, and keeping in mind that some images we may not be able to get with them as you will need to be more hands on and focused on them.

What if I can't meet for a consultation, and what is a consultation used for exactly?

I offer a consultation for every experience so that we have a chance to meet and plan out your experience before the day of shooting. It's a good time to enjoy some coffee, a treat, and allows me to answer any questions that you may have regarding planning for your session experience. If for any reason we can't meet for a consultation, I do have an alternate way and can email over a questionnaire to help prep instead.

Do I have to order prints or products through you?

You may choose to opt out of the heirloom products that I offer, and will receive a print release with your session so that you may print your images on your own. Printing on your own does not allow me to contact labs or prep images for printing ahead of time, so just keep that in mind if you do choose to go through a lab on your own.

What if weather isn't permitting?

Gotta thank good ole' Tennessee for being bi-polar with the weather. Luckily, I always gotcha covered, one way or another. If the forecast says it will rain - I will always wait until around noon before I decide to reschedule a session. If your session is indoors the day of and it's raining, I will reschedule for better lighting. This is so I can be absolutely sure you are delivered promised quality that you invest in. I don't offer refunds on any sessions, but if we miss an important date (maternity, etc.) I always offer you a chance to use your session for another type of given session, because life is sweet and we are blessed with so many precious events and moments we want to be captured!

What should we wear? I'm not photogenic! My husband doesn't smile! My kiddos are CRAZY! I've got a mom bod and stretchmarks!!!

Let me give you a hug!!!! Breathe in and out....
Okay. Here's the thing. Your session is going to go PERFECTLY IMPERFECT.
We are not fortune tellers BUT I am a professional. Professional Storyteller, Professional Mom (you can snicker, I am to), Professional Human (that makes both of us! or three of us! Triple Threat!) Professional Outfit Picker Outter - but really, seriously.

Your family is perfect just the way they are! Dad has a hard time smiling? it's a good thing you know him the best, it's a good thing your kiddos have character! (these photos would be boring), it's a good thing you all have emotion because that's the only way stories are told, experienced, and passed down to bring smiles decades later!

You are incredible, because there is only ONE OF YOU! Talk about diamond in the rough, being photogenic was literally given to you at birth by just being YOU! Your family and friends LOVE everything about you, which means you are full of emotion, beauty, madness, and the best things we need to capture and tell a great story! You see what I'm getting at here? We're not taking photos here, no no - we save that for the phones. We are capturing moments and telling STORIES! So you will be PERFECT for this.

Don't get me started on the mom bod and stretch marks because we all have something we don't love about ourselves, but that's the thing we ALL do! So let's do what those quotes say and FOCUS ON THE POSITIVES so they outshine those things we may not love. I will focus on the things you love about yourself so you can see just how great you are through the world's eyes!

But wait there's more!
Here is the short answer:
I also have a Welcome Guide I send out that includes Locations, Outfit Examples, Tips and Tricks, and a checklist of things to bring, timeline of what you can expect, and my phone number in case you need me for ANY reason. So don't worry, I've got your back and you can depend on me to make sure you have a great experience and laugh :)

What's a Reveal Session ?

A reveal is a separate meeting for us to get together after your session so you may view your gallery for the FIRST time. I'll treat you to a snack & beverage, slideshow, gallery to select your images from, sample products to look at and see in person and provide you with information to answer any and all questions/concerns you may have. You'll have the opportunity to select and customize your images and products. It's always a great time and I enjoy them so much! My clients do as well :)

What's the $100 Heirloom Credit ?

Now what kind of photographer would I be if I didn't offer products and help you create some of the most beautiful pieces to hang in your home? I would feel as though you don't get a full experience, and I don't wanna do that.

For this reason, I give heirloom credit to all of my clients - this is used as a discount towards any products you may want to purchase after your session. I highly believe in photography product investments as I would hate to see your images sit on a usb until one day they accidentally disappear or get destroyed and all of your images are gone forever. They won't get passed down for generations, and you will have already invested in the experience itself...but that would be a waste if you have nothing to show for it, right?

I'm sure I can speak for both of us when I say we'd rather see you hang them in your home or stored in a gorgeous display box designed by you... you guys deserve a high-quality experience from beginning to end. I even take the time to research and find professional quality products that are unique and from around the world. I want you to have something different, something you can't get anywhere else. I want you guys to enjoy the fun process of decorating with your custom heirloom pieces. This is why I'm happy to offer a discount :) I even offer a payment plan option to help as well :)


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