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I am thrilled that you are considering booking a session with me.  I know that finding the right photographer that fits your style and what you are looking for is hard work!  If you’ve landed here, you’ve already decided you like my work, but now you want to see how everything works, if we’re a good fit, and of course, see some numbers.  Let’s walk through the timeline from start to finish.



Once your session is booked, we’ll find a time to plan out all of the details.  We’ll start with your personality and style.  Knowing the things that you are most drawn to will help us choose things like locations, outfits, and maybe even props.  Your actual session will last anywhere between 1 hour to 90 minutes depending on how many locations we use, and the number of outfits you choose.  Realistically, we can use up to 3 locations if they are close.  There is no limit to the number of outfit changes, so it’s really up to you and how many times you want to change during our time together.

You’ll also be getting a welcome kit full of details about how to prepare for your session and other important info.



On the day of your session, we’ll begin shooting about an hour before sunset.  I love to shoot at this time because it’s that time of day when the sun sits a little lower in the sky and gives off a perfect warm glow.  For most sessions, we’ll use 2 locations, but if you have your heart set on 3, we can make that happen as long as they’re close to each other.  We’ll also leave some time for outfit changes.  I will bring along a pop-up changing room so that you can switch outfits without having to crouch in the back seat of the car.  (it’s super fancy!)  The whole session will last about an hour – 90 minutes.  Don’t be surprised if your cheeks are sore from all the smiling!  



Your collection begins with a starting combination of digital files & a signature art piece. It’s my goal to make sure that you not only have the digital files that you can store and share but also something tangible — a printed art piece from your session.  Digital files are wonderful, but they are not archival.  Technology changes fast, but a printed image can last for years!  When you Create Your Own Collection you’ll have the flexibility to choose the perfect way to display your new photos.



*  Senior  Session Fee

*  Digital files from your session

*  One 8×10 Signature Art Piece

Classic Collection

Your collection includes all of the digital files from your session plus an 8×10 Signature Art piece.  You can choose from a Custom Framed Print, Photoblock, Gallery Wrapped Canvas, or an 8×10 Photo Album.  You are welcome to upgrade your collection to a larger size, or to an exclusive time capsule.  You can see examples of all the choices below.


8×10  Framed Print

8×10  Photoblock

8×10 Canvas Gallery Wrap



8×10 Press Album


Choosing just one piece of art or a single image to print can be a tough decision!  But, don’t worry, I have other options to choose from.  You may upgrade your collection by choosing a larger Signature Art piece or upgrading to an exclusive senior time capsule.  


Framed Print, Photoblocks, Canvas Gallery Wrap, or Edge Mount Metals are available in these sizes:

10 x 20

11 x 14

16 x 16

16 x 20


5 x 7 Walnut Capsule

8 x 10 Image Box Capsule



I offer 4 different types of wall art:  Photoblocks, Fine Art Frames, Canvas Gallery Wraps, or Edge Mount Metals.

*Edge Mount Metals not available in 8×10 size

8×10 ……………. $200

11×14 …………… $250

10×20 …………….$300

16×16 …………… $350

16×20 …………… $350

**Finished size of Framed Images and Edge Mount Metals are larger than the print size itself due to matting and/or textile mount surface.



Albums and Time Capsules are a great way to have several of your images in print.  Albums are available with a variety covers like textiles, leather and image wrap.  Time Capsules include 8 of your favorite mounted images and room for keepsakes throughout the year.


The Press Album comes with 20 pages and can hold up to 30 images.  We will customize the cover of your album with your favorite photo, or select from gorgeous linen & rich leather options.

8×10 Album — $200


Time Capsules are my absolute FAVORITE Signature Art piece.  Choose between the 5×7 Walnut Wood box, or Image wrapped Folio Box.  We’ll fill it with 8 mounted prints from your session.  Over the course of your senior year, collect special mementos such as snapshots with your friends, movie stubs, your school ID, tassel, and other things to remember your senior year.

5×7 Walnut Time Capsule — $275

8×10 Image Time Capsule — $250



Suzanne is AMAZING! Very professional. My daughter had a blast getting her senior portraits done. They turned out breath taking. I highly recommend Suzanne! She is wonderful to work with. I can’t wait to get our family portraits done!!




I know you probably have lots of questions.  I would love to find a time to chat over the phone to answer your more specific questions.  In the meantime, here are a few that are asked frequently.

Do we get all of the digital files?

Yes.  Your senior session includes all of the digital files and a print release.  A typical session will have 25 or more images.

How long will the session last?

Depending on how many locations we use, your session will last between an hour and 90 minutes.  This gives us enough time to travel between locations and for outfit changes.

how many outfits can i bring?

That is completely up to you!  I recommend having at least 2:  something dressy and something casual.  But…if you want 3, go for it!

How long will it take to see the finished pictures?

Once we’ve wrapped up your session, it will take about a week to 10 days for me to hand edit your images.  I will 

How do I upgrade my collection?

The base collection has an 8×10 Signature Art piece or an 8×10 Album with a value of $200.  If you would like to upgrade your collection, simply add the difference of the new Signature Art piece.



Are you ready to book your session?  Click the button to view available time slots, or fill out the form below to get in touch.  Let’s get started telling your senior story!


Newborn and Family Photographer in Sycamore, IL. Serving Sycamore, Dekalb, St Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Crystal Lake & surrounding areas.