How may I reach you?

I am available by phone or text at 417-414-0442 or you can email me at  I am also available by messenger on FaceBook at

Do you have a studio?

Yes, my studio is located at RR 5 Box 759 Ava, MO 65608.

What type of photography do you do?

I do families, children, pets, engagements, maternity, newborn, toddlers, but my heart is with children and adults with special needs.

Can I purchase gift certificates?

Yes, gift certificates are available for the same price as a regular session and includes the same as a regular session.

Do I need to pay up front?

There is a $25 retainer to hold the appointment spot due within 24 hours of booking. In the event of a no show or a no call to reschedule, the retainer is NON-REFUNDABLE.

What is included with my payment?

  A one hour session, unless otherwise specified, which includes no fewer than five images, proof disc (or proofs via DropBox), 8 wallets size, 2 5x7's and 2 8x10's.  The photographer retains the right to only offer photos that meet her criteria. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE CLIENT RECEIVE ALL IMAGES TAKEN AT THE TIME OF THE SHOOT.

Additional prints and/or a watermark free disc with print release can be ordered for additional fee.

What will happen after my initial inquiry?

I will call you for a consultation where we will complete a brief questionnaire that will help me to get to you know you and your family a little bit better and what you want to see in your photos.

Discuss default sizes if you will be printing your own photos. If you are printing your own you may only choose one default size for your images and I will not be held responsible  for improper cropping if the image size is altered.

Find out where the shoot location will be. If it is not at the studio mileage rates apply.

Will the session be indoors or out?

If you have someone with special needs we will go over special paperwork at that time as well.

We will book your time slot (I will only hold it for 5 days unless the $25 retainer is received).

I will e-mail you a booking confirmation once the retainer is received that will give the date and time of the session as well as paperwork for you to review prior to the day of the session. This is for your review only. You will be provided with the actual paperwork the day of the session.

May I come up with my own ideas for poses or bring my own props to be used in the photos?

OF COURSE, client participation is encouraged and always welcome.  This is YOUR  time. Just kindly let me know ahead of time so I can better work with you.

What should I/we wear?

These are YOUR memories so here are a few guidelines to make the best of your photos. Try to go with medium shades (grays, medium blues, medium greens, light browns/tans, etc).  Try not to go with multiple people in patterns.  One pattern  or two identical patterns, such as two little girls in matching dresses, is fine, but then everyone else needs to wear solids that include a color in the dresses.  Colors to avoid are solid bright red, neon colors of any kind and bright white (tends to look washed out). In the warmer weather  I encourage simple slip dresses for the gals and  shorts and a solid button up or polo shirt for the guys.  My goal is to create a giant multiple armed and headed creature so having clothes in the same tonal range will help achieve that.  The main goal is to draw your audience to your face, not your outfit.

Will I get a reminder?

Yes.  I will call you with a friendly reminder 2 days prior to the shoot.  At that time you may discuss any last minute questions you may have  or is something unexpected has come up you will have this time to reschedule at a later date and time if there is an available opening.

What happens when we arrive for the shoot? 

I will introduce myself to everyone and at that time you will be asked to sign the contract, model release and contract for services.  Then there will be some last minute primping and selection of backdrops (if working in the studio).   Then the fun begins!!!!!!

How long will it take before I get my disc or will my proofs be available for viewing? 

Depending on my current workload at the time of the shoot it could be anywhere from a week to four weeks.  I will let you know on the day of the shoot when you can expect them.

How will I know when they will be done?

I will call, text or e-mail you as soon as your images are ready.  Just let me know which method works best for you.

How will I receive my images? 

Your proof disc will be included with your session and you can pick this up once your edits are complete. These will be licensed for personal use only and will NOT come with a print release. If you choose you may purchase a disc without watermarks and a print release for an additional fee. Please bare in mind if you decide to have your own print source I will not be held responsible for inaccurate crops, color or quality.

What if I want you to do prints or print packages? 

In the event the client wishes to order addtional photos (session does include 16 wallets, 2 5x7's, and 2 8x10's from the proof disc the customer will need to complete the order form with the exact size they want for each photo, the number of  each prints and the exact file name.The total will be calculated and upon receipt of the funds the order will be sent out for print.  No orders will be placed until paid in full. There will be no refunds on prints unless there is a production defect or I have incorrectly placed the order. The prints will be direct shipped to the client if they prefer.

I hope I have answered most of your questions.  If there is something I have missed, please feel free to contact me via text, phone, FaceBook or e-mail.  I look forward to serving you!!!!