The Photo Artista is a boutique photography experience unlike any other. Before the day of the big shoot, I make sure I get to know you and your vision for your photoshoot. We design it together, ensuring it is an fun and meaningful experience that will delight everyone involved. The connection I have with my clients is as integral to my process and my creativity as my camera. Your pictures are as important to me as they are to you.


Families, Couples, Seniors

How does it work?

Once booked, your boutique experience starts with an initial consultation which is usually in your home. This is where we go over everything in detail, including goals for your photoshoot, expectations, location options, shoot preparation, weather forecasts, and outfit choices. With a strong background in design, I know how important aesthetic are. I consult on all things visual, ensuring everyone looks their best on the day of the portrait experience.

On the day of the photo shoot we will spend a lot of time together. Sessions are usually 60-90 minutes, oftentimes depending on the stamina of little ones. Regardless of how long it takes I will make sure you have a relaxed and fun experience so you are at your best in front of the camera.

We will meet one more time after the photoshoot, for your reveal and ordering session. You should set aside 1-2 hours for this experience, as it is when you will see all your beautiful photographs and order your artwork. This is an exciting day and this is when my experience in Interior Design comes into play, as I help bring together your style and your photographs to create priceless artwork that will hang in your families homes for generations to come.

What is my investment?

Your investment begins with an initial sitting fee (listed below) to reserve your session. Sitting fees are used to reserve and confirm your photo session time and can be applied towards the purchase of your art package.

Signature Photo Session Sitting Fee.....200

Includes a 60-90 minute session for up to 6 people at one location in the greater Portland Metro area.

Specialty Photo Session Sitting Fee.....300

Includes a 60-90 minute session for 7 or more people and one location in the greater Portland Metro area.

Custom Photo Session Sitting Fee.....varies

Custom photo sessions are for those want to think outside the box. Examples might include sessions in multiple locations or remote locations such as the Oregon Coast. It could also include designing creative sets, or large groups in excess of 10 people with smaller breakout sessions.

As a boutique photo studio specializing in portrait artwork, we offer a wide variety of printing options, framing options, art products, and specialty items that will delight and excite you and your family. You have the option to mix and match products to create your own "à La Carte" package or take advantage of one of our carefully curated Portrait Art Packages or Senior Portrait Packages, which offer a variety of products at an exceptional value. Contact me to learn more!

School Portraits

How does it work?

Once you have booked your session we will meet at the school to plan the day, select a location for the photo shoot, and select your school’s background. For schools we usually spend one to two days together for the photoshoot, again depending on the number of children we are photographing. Prior to picture day, I provide parents with all the information they need to prepare for photo day and the online ordering process. After photo day, two to five images of each child, in both color and black and white, are presented to families for purchase. All orders and payments are conveniently completed through my website. Class photos are also available upon request.

What is my investment?

There is no up front fee for the school or for families to sign up for portrait day. I offer a variety of products at competitive prices, including digital files, classic photo day packages, and à la carte options such as prints and canvas wraps. There is truly something for everyone.

Business, Professional

How does it work?

For business and individual professional portraits our initial consultation will include a review of your website and other branding materials and a conversations about your goals for the photoshoot. Similar to family photography, we will talk about expectations, location options, shoot preparation, weather forecasts, and outfit choices, as well as how you want to use the images and the message you want to communicate to both attract and connect with your target audience.

For individuals we usually spend around 60-90 minutes together to get a diverse variety of shots. For businesses the amount of time we will spend together will vary depending on the location of the photoshoot, whether we are creating individual and/or group shots, and how many people are in the company. Following the photoshoot you will receive a gallery link allowing you to preview and select your final portrait products. I can also help you create brochures, flyers, and greeting and holiday cards to showcase your company’s new photographs.

What is my investment?

Prices for business and professional portraits vary depending on the type of session and the number of employees included in the adventure. Please contact me directly for a quote.