crafted by photobiz

About Me & Booking Your Session

About Me

 

I enjoy capturing the unique, extraordinary, and timeless moments of laughter, romance and life's details that continue telling the story of your special event or photo shoot for years to come.

 

I am a romantic at heart, and it is truly a pleasure for me to share in your special event as your Photographer. I am detail oriented, a good listener, and very reliable. Together we will collaborate ideas on the look to match your true style making sure I capture the very best for your special event or photo shoot.

 

I hope that by the time your photo shoot or special event is over and you have your pictures in hand, you will not only have great memories for a lifetime, but know that you will have a Photographer that you can call on for your future photo events.

 

Background:

 

* I have 23 years as a Teacher, Professional Photographer, & Artist

* I hold a Florida State Teaching Certification

* I have taught photography and art to students in the public and private schools.

 

Education & Awards:

 

* AA Degree from Miami Dade Junior College and minor in Commercial Art

* Bachelor of Art from University of Central Florida

* I am a recipient of the Silver Knights Award

(Award in the category of Art from the Miami Herald.)

 

My Specialty

 

* My photography techniques include theory and practical hands on experience in a

wide variety of both traditional film and digital media.

* Portrait session can be shot in either my photography studio or in natural light

on location outdoors.

* There are many different styles of photography from classical to a more modern

photojournalist approach, but my specialty is capturing your photos to reflect your

true unique style and personality.

* I use cutting edge technology editing tools, for color correction, retouching, and

lighting effects if needed to insure the best quality in your photos.

* I am well established in the Orlando area and reliable

* Capturing those special moments through a lens of a camera, giving others lasting

memories is a passion of mine.

 

Booking Your Session:

 

First, select your event date for your wedding, portrait setting, or special event by clicking the calendar category of this website. Complete the popup menu form and in the message box let me know what kind of event you would like me to photograph. You can also contact me by phone 321-278-4442.

 

Second, I will contact you for a pre-session consultation appointment. For a photo shoot session the consultation can take place 15 minutes prior to your photo shoot. During your pre-session we will talk about ideas and collaborate on location and approach that works for your life style. I book 2-3 weeks out or further depending on the season, so make sure to plan ahead especially if your photos are for a special occasion.

 

Third, I require you to sign two documents prior to your photo session- a Model release and copyright acknowledgement statement and a service contract which can be sent or e-mailed to you. Please take a moment to read the documents over, sign, and bring the forms with you when you come for your appointment. I can not post your proofs until these are signed.

 

About your photo session- What to expect

 

Engagement Session

The engagement session gives me an opportunity to get to know your true unique style and personality in a fun and casual relaxed environment. It also allows you to get to know my shooting style and the session gives us the freedom to collaborate together to create the best shots for your photos. Let me know if you have a special location you would like to use as your backdrop, if not, I have some great suggestions.

 

Wedding Day Coverage

Based on the package you choose, you will also receive a detailed final check list of the different photos you have specified for your special wedding day coverage.

 

DVD

Every wedding package includes unlimited wedding images shot in digital format and written to DVD in the highest-quality resolution w/ full copyright release to reprint.

 

Proof Book

Proof Book albums are available with Wedding Package II-IV along with a full resolution DVD.

 

Event Packs included in package III & IV

Make your day more memorable and special! This service provides you with your own personal website that hosts photos, dates, times, locations, RSVP, registries, proofing, etc... all of your "before the wedding" information in one place. You get your own website domain, integrated with online proofing from your engagement pictures and your wedding photos as well. Your personal website will remain online for 12 months.

 

Online Proofing

All of your photos from the wedding will be posted on our website for your friends and family to view and purchase. That way everyone can see your pictures and choose and purchase prints hassle free. Photos will remain on the website for 2 months for viewing, and may be password protected at your request.

 

Coffee Table Albums

I have a variety of books to choose from in every price range to suit your needs and budget. I personally design every book.

 

Portrait Session

Based on the package and number of outfit changes you choose my ultimate goal for your session is to capture the very best of you.

 

Children & Babies

Capturing a child's enthusiastic energy and unique personality in a photo is such a joy for me. I have two daughters with different levels of energy and personalities. I have had fun photographing over their growing up years. Photo sessions should always be about fun. Picking a time of the day that is best for your child will bring about the best photo session and reflect the true unique personality of your child. On the day of your session, bring toys and snacks and keep the number of support people that you might bring with you to a minimum.

 

Pets

Pets have a special place in my heart, I have three dogs and they each have their own unique personality with their likes and dislikes. During a Pet Portrait Session I will suggest a pose and you can coach your pet into the position. On the day of your pet's portrait session, bring their favorite toy and snacks and keep the number of support people that you might bring with you to a minimum.

 

Payment for Portrait Session

I require that the session fee be paid at the time of booking your session to secure your date and time. Please be prepared to pay with Pay Pal within 24 hours of scheduling your appointment. If you are not familiar with using Pay Pal you may send a check in the mail. I can reserve your session date when I have received payment.

 

Payment for Wedding Package

I require that 1/2 of the fee be paid at the time of booking your session to secure your date and time. The second 1/2 to be paid when your Photo Package is ready for you to come by the studio to pick up. Please be prepared to pay with Pay Pal within 24 hours of scheduling your appointment. If you are not familiar with using Pay Pal you may send a check in the mail. I can reserve your session date when I have received payment.