About Me

I was raised in Indiana and moved to California after high school where I studied the photographic arts and eventually earned a degree in graphic design and computer graphics.

I have worked mostly as a graphic/web designer and photographer for large corporations, start-ups and educational institutions such as Kodak, Be Here Corporation, Addison-Wesley Publishing, Family Life Magazine, Bon Appetit, Google and Stanford University.

In addition, I am a freelance portrait photographer with a strong passion for photographs that tell a story. My love for thematic photos developed out of an interest for editorial and fashion photography. I also love photographing the simple things in life as seen in my food, travel and still life photos.

The greatest gift I can give someone is through my imagery. If I put a smile on someone's face or a warm feeling in their heart, then I know I have been successful.


My Services

Initial Consultation

Every photo session receives a free consultation by phone where we will discuss everything from wardrobe styling to location.

 

Photo Sessions

Session times vary anywhere from 30 minute mini portrait sessions up to 2+ hours for full modeling and themed photo sessions. The standard portrait or head shot session typically lasts about an hour. There is no limit to how many photos that can be taken during the session. We finish when the client and I feel like we have reached a good limit. You will be shown approximately (30-40 or 15-20 for mini sessions) edited proofs approximately 2 weeks after your session. Please allow up to 3-4 weeks for final delivery of prints.

Specialty gallery prints, albums and photo cards are also available for purchase.

 

Location

I currently work only on location. Working on location allows me the ability to set the stage anywhere, whether it's an urban street scene, a park, the beach or even at your home.

 

What to Wear

 

Portraits -

Color is key and bright colors look fabulous in print. If you need assistance with wardrobe I would be happy to discuss what to bring to your session during the consultation.

 

Modeling/Head Shots -

Having a variety of outfits is very important. If you need assistance in planning your look choices, I am an expert in style, color and design. I would be pleased to help you to develop a plan in building your portfolio or headshots for marketing yourself or your child. ***Comp cards available upon request for an additional fee, please inquire.***

 

Please arrive with your hair and make-up done to the location or if you prefer I do have a freelance hair and make-up artist on staff for an additional fee. See pricing for rates.

 

Please see the calendar page for available dates and to book your photo session!


Pricing

PORTRAIT SESSIONS

$275.00 - Mon-Fri

$325.00 - Sat-Sun

$150.00 - 30 minute mini sessions

Prices are for up to 4 people (add $25.00 for each additional person).

 

PRINT PRICES

5 x 7 and under $45.00

8 x 10 - $  70.00

11 x 14 - $120.00

16 x 20 - $195.00

20 x 24 - $295.00

Hi-Res Digital Image DVD of your photo session - $475.00

Gallery Wraps, Albums and Photo Cards will be quoted upon request.

 

HEAD SHOTS AND MODELING SESSIONS

 

Kids (12 and under)

Package 1: 2 looks/outfits $250.00

Package 2: 3 looks/outfits $275.00

Package 3: 4 looks/outfits $300.00

With each look you will get head shots as well as acting and more fashion oriented shots to submit for print and catalog work.

*Please contact me for special pricing if there are siblings you would like photographed on the same day.

 

Teens and Adults (13+)

 

Head Shots:

Package 1: 2 looks/outfits $300.00

Package 2: 3 looks/outfits $325.00

Package 3: 4 looks/outfits $350.00

 

Modeling:

Package 1: 2 looks/outfits $350.00

Package 2: 3 looks/outfits $375.00

Package 3: 4 looks/outfits $400.00

Package 4: 5 looks/outfits $425.00

Make-up Artist: prices start at $75.00

Includes make-up application and hair touch-ups. Fee is paid directly to artist.

 

All Packages Include:

Pre-Session Consultation before the shoot to discuss clothing, hair and your personal goals for marketing yourself or your child.

 

All usable proofs will be color corrected and available online for viewing within two weeks.

 

DVD with Hi-Resolution retouched master images for duplication and web ready .jpg images for posting online from your look choices. The DVD will also include all proofs from the shoot in 4 x 6 format.

 

One retouched (8x10) print for each look. (Name Included on Head Shot Prints)

 

Composite Cards available upon request for an additional fee. Please inquire.

 

THEMED PHOTO SESSIONS

$375.00 - Includes your choice of color, black & white or spot color.

$400.00 - Full color digitally hand tinted look.

 

REFERRAL PROGRAM

Refer a friend that books and holds a session and receive $120.00 in print credit!

 

Session fees are for the time and creative talent of the Camera Queen's photographic services only. Prints are purchased separately. Session fees are non-refundable. A deposit for 50% of the session fee is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due on the day of the session. Prices are subject to change without prior notice.