Welcome To Donna & Michelle
Capture life's greatest moments to treasure throughout your lifetime! Natural light creates a soft warm glow perfect for portraiture. Let's get outside and enjoy the natural light.
Contact us to book your session today.
What should I wear?
Your style is important to your personality. Let it shine!
Long sleeves, and high heels elongate you. Solid colors are best, but not absolute. Colors do not need to match, but they should coordinate. Avoid distracting patterns and Logos. Be careful with trendy clothes as they may date your portraits, bring a classic as a back up.
Look for inspiration in the world around you. Consider the room that the photos will be displayed in . Your style comes through in your decorations. Go to a paint department and compare color swatches. Check out our Pinterest board for inspiration.
Locations & session times
The best time of day for portraits are the few hours before sunrise or sunset. You choose your location. Your location should fit your own individual or family's personality.
Can I share my downloadable link?
Yes, please do.
Can I purchase the image disc?
Yes. A disc containing your images are available to purchase for $10.00 each.
Can I post my pictures online?
Yes, we love friends. Just tag us so your friends can find us!
What does my family session include?
Your session will be one to two hours at a location of your choice. Your photographer will do a variation of family and individual poses. You will receive 30-40 of your best images through a digital download link with print release and a one year sharable online gallery. A 4x6 collection box of all images and a print credit to create your own wall art collection.
What breakdowns are included in the Family Reunion session?
A Family Reunion session includes full group poses, generation poses, and family group poses.
Can we purchase extra breakdowns at the Family Reunion session?
Yes, absolutely. Individual breakdowns can be purchased for $195.00 per family.
How can I prepare my child (or spouse) for the session?
Have fun! Children fuel off of our emotions. De-stress your day by having clothes and shoes picked out and ironed the day before. Children do well when they know what to expect. Tell your children about the session and what your expectations are. Consider having a "yes" day. Bring them on full tummies with plenty of sleep. This is especially important for dad. Practice! Have a pretend photo-session at home. Let them be the photographer!
Should I bring snacks for my kids? Gum?
Bribery can be a powerful tool. Remember that whatever you eat will show up in your smiles, and causes little ones to drool. Gum is a big no, no. It always shows. Bring children with full tummies. Have water and die free treats on hand in case of emergency. Smarties work well.
What does my senior session include?
Your Senior session includes a one to two hour session. You may choose up to two locations. You can bring up to 3 outfit changes. You will receive 30-40 of your best images in a downloadable link and a one year shareable gallery with print release. A 4x6 collection box of all images and a print credit to create your own wall art collection.
Do you take out blemishes?
Yes! Your images are fully edited. We remove anything that would not represent your true self in two weeks. Any other blemish removal is available upon request. Additional edits may require a fee.
Can I bring a change of clothes?
Yes. You may bring up to 3 outfits. Additional outfits may require a separate session due to time and lighting.
Can I bring a friend to the shoot?
Yes. Add your friend to a pose or book a friend session and split the cost!
What is a Friend session?
Split the cost of a senior session with your best friend for a great deal. One location and an outfit change. This session includes10-20 of your best images each with a one year online shareable gallery with print release.
Can I bring props?
Yes, please do. Have a talent? Love your car? Play a sport? Bring it with you!
Maternity and Newborn
What should I wear to my Maternity session?
Show off that bump. Wear long dresses and shirts that accentuate your tummy. Solid colors are best but not absolute. Avoid distracting patterns and logos. Wear loose clothing prior to your photo shoot so that you don't have crease marks on your tummy. Check out our Pinterest board for inspiration.
How far along should I be in my Maternity session?
You want that belly bump to show and yet still be comfortable. between 6-8 months.
How much notice do you need for the Hospital or Newborn session?
As soon as you know, let us know! The sooner the better. Keep us posted.
Can you photograph the birth?
If hospital or birthing center's policy allow and if schedules coincide we would love to photograph it for you.
How old should my newborn be when I schedule the Newborn photo-shoot?
Newborns should be about two weeks old when they still have that "new" look to them if health allows. Babies should be fed and sleepy at the time of the session.
What to expect at your Newborn session.
Safety is our main concern. Our photographers are all immunized. Please be prepared to be photographed with your newborn. Most of our portraits are a composite shot of two photos with a parent's hand on baby at all times. For Newborn sessions full and asleep is best. try to keep baby awake as long as possible before we arrive. Wait to nurse until we arrive. Babies eyes are week and tend to droop or cross. All babies are different. Some like to curl and cuddle while others like to stretch and sprawl, we are prepared to pose both.
What ages do you recommend for the Baby Stages session?