Evolve Photography began as a hobby which eventually turned into a business. It all started when I became a mother for the first time. The sleep deprivation of new parenthood made everything a blur, and since I didn't always have time to sit down and write about all the memories, I began taking more photos to document our family life. After a friend loaned me her camera for a few weeks, I fell in love with this art form and sold my college car in order to buy my first DSLR camera!
Photography has stretched me both personally and creatively as I've invested a great deal of time, money, and effort into it, and it continues to evolve over time (thus why I chose the name, "Evolve Photography". Sharing my knowledge and creative gifts with others brings me so much joy! Meeting wonderful people (like you!) and catching a glimpse of their story is such a privilege!
As for food photography (random, right?) I've always appreciated a delicious dish of food, but something inside me came alive when some friends in my neighborhood asked me to join a salad swap. Not only did it feed me physically but it fed my creativity too, and because my nerdy side loves a good alliteration, "Plated Portraits" was born. Nowadays, no plate of food is safe from me and my camera! ;)
Whether you need some updated family portraits to preserve your own family's story or you're a business owner looking to invest in high quality images for your marketing, I would love to work with you!
Do you require a retainer?
Can you do extra Photoshop editing?
Do you have access to a studio?
Do you charge travel fees?
How soon will I get my photos?
What if the weather is bad or some other issue comes up?
Can I extend the session on the day of?
How will I receive my images?
Do I have to order prints through you?
Yes. I require a $50 retainer at the time of booking to reserve your date and time.
This retainer is refundable for up to 48 hours before your shoot. The remaining amount is due the day of your session. I will not begin editing your images until full payment is received.
If for any reason I need to cancel your session, you will receive a full refund of your retainer.
Retainers are non-refundable for no-shows, tardiness, or if there is a lack of communication with me of any barriers preventing you from arriving to your scheduled session.
Short answer: it depends.
Long answer: Here's the thing. Life is messy, but it can still be beautiful! My personal philosophy is to capture you and life as it is. So if you are expecting every single hair to remain in place at all times, we can still be friends, but I may not be the photographer for you!
I strive to get the best images possible in camera and later add a little pop and polish by editing the best images from your session in my personal style. My workflow does NOT include extensive Photoshop editing. While Photoshop is an amazing and powerful editing tool, it's not one that I rely on for more than basic edits such as color correction, minor blemishes, teeth whitening or an obvious distraction.
If you have specific concerns, please bring them to my attention in advance. Any editing requests beyond the delivery of your gallery will be subject to an additional fee. Please take a peek at my portfolio to get an idea of the images I can create and see if we are a good fit!
There are several wonderful natural light studios in the area. Studios are a great option year round if you don't want to worry about windswept hair, extreme temperatures, and they usually have a restroom or private space to change outfits in.
Studio rental fees will be added onto the session price and are the client's responsibility. Please contact me for more info!
I prefer to shoot within 25 miles of my home in Herriman but can make arrangements with an additional surcharge to account for my time and travel on a case by case basis.
My turnaround is 2-3 weeks after final payment has been made. If you would like them sooner, I can accommodate this with payment of a rush fee.
In case of inclement weather (rain, snow, extreme wind) or illness, we can reschedule your session.
Yes! If I don't have another obligation and as long as lighting or other circumstances allow, we can extend sessions. Each additional half hour is $75.
Your session will be available for you to download directly from a password protected online gallery.
You will receive an email with instructions on how to access your gallery.
I will provide you with a print release and you are welcome to print your images wherever you would like. However, purchasing prints, albums or seasonal cards through my online store supports my business and will result in a higher quality product than what most budget print labs can provide.