Frequently asked questions
Q. Do you sell digital, high resolution images? Do you sell a CD of all the images from a session?
A. Yes and No. Please read on-
We always provide a digital copy of the images you order (as prints, wall art or in an album) that are sized to easily share with friends and family on social networking sites or through email. They have a small watermark and are not sized to print.

Each final portrait that we produce is perfected by our own in-house, full time retoucher who has over twenty years of experience. While many photographers provide the entirety of digital files from a session without each being fully perfected, we are not comfortable releasing high resolution images for enlargement without them being brought to our exacting standards.

We do offer all of a session’s digital proof files sized in a resolution that can be printed up to 5×7, after a threshold investment in art or albums has been met. More information can be found on our pricing page.

We certainly understand the interest in having an archival disc of all the images. However, our desire is that our clients take advantage of our expertise, developed over many years, to create tangible wall art and albums that can be passed down to your children, rather than receiving a disc of images that inevitably sits in a to-do pile for months or even years (trust us, we are guilty of that as well!).

Q. What is the ordering process like?
A. During your portrait session, we will schedule a time for you to come back to the studio and view your proofs. (This is typically about a week later.) We usually proof 50-80 images from a session. We truly value the investment our clients make and want it to be an informed, and not rushed, one. We also provide you with an online ordering gallery at this time. We ask that your final order is placed that day or at least is received about a week after your proofing appointment, It can come in form of an e-mail or an in-person ordering appointment. We are always available to visit your home to design a perfect wall display.
Q. I’d like to get birth announcements of my baby (or holiday cards of my family), but I’m not interested in wall portraits or an album at this time. Can I schedule a mini appointment?
A. We’re so sorry, but to provide the kind of personal and artistic service we do for our clients, we limit our schedule and only book full sessions. We have a minimum portrait purchase requirement of $750 before ordering cards.
Q. My family’s special place is at the beach/mountains/etc. Do you travel?
A. Yes, we love to travel for our sessions. Please call us for a quote and to discuss your ideas.
Helpful hints for your session

  • Cream photographs better than white.
  • Clothes that feel and look soft (cream, beige or pastel knits) create cozy, soft portraits. Clothes that have bright colors and patterns create fun and energetic portraits.
  • Solid or patterned shirts are much preferred to ones with writing or characters.
  • Including family blankets (a baby blanket for a newborn session or a family quilt for a field session) helps to personalize a session.
  • Peter Pan collars on little ones tend to stick up in all the wrong places; and pressed, smocked outfits tend to get wrinkly.
  • Bandeau tops, long skirts, scarves and pretty undergarments are perfect for maternity sessions.
  • Try to consider your decor, color scheme, and “feel” of your home while choosing your outfits. This is helpful for planning wall portrait displays.
  • Please bring a toddler’s favorite toy that can be incorporated into portraits. Wooden and retro toys photograph great!
  • For an outdoor session, feel free to bring an “activity” for the family to do together…kite flying, playing ball, anything that makes your family unique.
  • Take pictures of walls around your home with your smartphone and note dimensions. We can virtually show you what portrait displays will look like before ordering.
  • Breathe and have fun! The most fabulous family portraits happen when everyone is tension free and having a great time. We’ll take care of getting the kids happy and having a blast; a parent’s job is to just relax and let us “do our thing.”
Q. What should I wear for my photo shoot?

A. Great question! I have compiled a pdf document with information on what I call, “Flo’s Wardrobe Rules”. Please click the link below to download.

> What To Wear