Your session with us is more than just snapping a few pretty images. We work together prior to your session day to curate your session that will produce timeless images. We are passionate about helping you walk away with tangible products that your family will be able to enjoy for generations.  We will meet in person at the studio or over the phone for a consultation prior to your session to explore how your images will be displayed in your home so that I can tailor the session towards that end goal. Roughly two weeks after your session you will come back to the studio for your ordering appointment. Here you will view your images for the first time on a 55" screen. We will work together to create a collection of product and/or digital images that best show off your beautiful photos. 

The portrait Process


2.The session

3.Ordering Appointment


First, let’s talk goals! What final result are we shooting for and how will we plan it? From what to wear, to how images will be displayed in your home, colors and patterns you love, and feel of the session, the pre-consultation answers ALL your questions and helps us get to know your family. We will coordinate how we photography the session with what the final outcome will be. Your session will be carefully planned out and curated to our end goal. Pre-consults can take place in-person or on the phone.

We want to hear all about your family and what you love and want to see from your session.  Then we add in our creativity to make it happen.

Session day can be somewhat stressful for families. From wondering if your baby will sleep or your toddler will behave, to agonizing over what to wear and convincing dad that it's worth it.   Sometimes past experiences can taint those opinions of photo sessions.  Sessions with Cortney are usually smile-filled, happy and relaxed. As a former teacher and with 9 years of experience behind the camera, Cortney has pretty much seen it all. Pre planning, having an end goal and knowing exactly what will happen, you’ll feel confident it can be "easy".  

Most sessions take place in our beautifully designed studio in North Phoenix. We work with controlled studio lighting and endless custom props and set designs that are perfect for any age to create a consistent beautiful product for all of our families.  If the weather is cooperating, an outdoor session is an option too (fees may apply). Cortney has a handful of local natural locations that make for beautiful backdrops just before that sun drops in our incredible Arizona skies.  We pride ourselves on exceptional communication and customer service and a commitment to the creation of unique art for their home.

The Session

The Pre-Consultation

The Ordering Appointment

This is where the fun finishes! Your viewing and ordering appointment is the time when you get to see all of your beautiful complete images on a 55" screen in the studio. We take the time to design the right art piece for your home. This is the time when you will finalize your portrait order, so be sure to pick a day and time where all decision makers can be present. We’ll help you sort through the images and make final decisions on what will look best on the walls of your home or to show off in a beautiful album. We’ll show you actual sizes and finishes of wall art and pair images together for a stunning  one of a kind album or wall gallery.  Digital files are always available for purchase as well. 

Delivery & Installation

About 2-3 weeks later, your art piece will be ready for pick up. We’ll call or email you to let you know it’s here and make arrangements for you to take home the final result. And if you need help with installation, we will gladly provide someone who can help. And once those portraits are hanging, you can sit back and enjoy them EVERY DAY. For these are your precious kids —the ones who are growing too fast and who you will cherish to the end of your days.

We begin with the end in mind.