Portrait FAQs


What is your Creative Fee? (how much does the session cost?)

The Creative Fee is $250 weekdays and $300 weekends/holidays (full payment due at time of booking). This covers Deborah’s time and talent with 30-40 final images available for viewing within two weeks at your Ordering Appointment.

  • Pre-Session Consultation (in person or by phone)
  • Photo Session on location (1-2 hours average)
  • Image prep / editing (skilled artwork)
  • Online Gallery; to preview images before ordering appointment
  • Ordering Appointment; at your home (approx. 2 weeks after your session)

All Prints & Products are in addition to the fee.  We offer individual prints, contemporary metal and bamboo prints, traditional framed prints and many more options such as custom designed albums and storyboards.  On average, our clients invest $900-$2,000 in their heirloom quality prints & products for their home, workplace, and as special gifts.

Locations beyond a 20 mile radius of Durango, CO are charged as follows:

  • 21-40 miles radius of Durango, add $25
  • 50-75 miles radius of Durango, add $65
  • 5o-100 miles radius of Durango, add $95
  • 100-200 miles radius of Durango, add $150
  • Further below, please call for a quote

Where do we have our portraits taken?

Have-camera-will-travel!  I do all my portraits sessions “on location”.  Living in the sunny southwest provides a multitude of options for choice of venue be it your favorite hideaway, the River Trail, a park, your backyard, in and around your home.  I am mobile with equipment, skill, and flexibility to handle whatever we choose.  As part of the Consultation, we can discuss location options, lighting, time of day etc.   All are elements for making great images!  Here are some ideas…

  • Picnic in the mountains
  • By the famous Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
  • Boats and floats on the water
  • Backyard BBQ
  • Window light in your cozy home
  • Urbanesque; take it into town
  • Horses on the ranch
  • Hiking in the wildflowers
  • Baby closeups

How do we see our images after the session?

Your Ordering Appointment will take place in your home or at a convenient and quiet location.  We will schedule your Ordering Appointment at the time of your session and it will be 1-2 weeks later.  At the time of your Ordering Appointment you will be shown 25-35 fully edited/artworked images from your session.  Orders will be taken at that time, therefore please make sure all parties involved in the decision making process will be present.  Having your uninterrupted attention is imperative for making sound investment choices in your prints and products. Payment must be made in full at the time of ordering.

How do we order prints and products?

At the time of your Ordering Appointment, you will make all final choices on which prints & products you wish to purchase.  Deborah will show you samples of her unique products and consult with you on what choices best fulfill your needs.

A minimum print/product order is required.

How do I book a portrait session?

Just pick up your phone and call Deborah at 970-259-4389.  You will be surprised how easy it is and please know that we will hold your hand as much as you need through the process!

What To Wear

Depending on you or your child’s/families personality and style, you can choose solid colors accented with fresh modern pieces.  You can put together a fun and funky outfit, or you can keep it simple.  The location of the session will determine what clothing is best.  We find that jeans work very well and can be dressed up or down.  If the session takes place in your home, Deborah will assist you in choosing clothing that will coordinate best with your surroundings.  After booking your session we will have a Consultation (by phone or in person) and discuss your style and what you are looking ofr in order to suggest appropriate clothing.

Book a Session!

970-259-4389

Where do we have our portraits taken?

Have-camera-will-travel!  I do all my portraits sessions “on location”.  Living in the sunny southwest provides a multitude of options for choice of venue be it your favorite hideaway, the River Trail, a park, your backyard, in and around your home.  I am mobile with equipment, skill, and flexibility to handle whatever we choose.  As part of the Consultation, we can discuss location options, lighting, time of day etc.   All are elements for making great images!  Here are some ideas…

  • Picnic in the mountains
  • By the famous Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
  • Boats and floats on the water
  • Backyard BBQ
  • Window light in your cozy home
  • Urbanesque; take it into town
  • Horses on the ranch
  • Hiking in the wildflowers
  • Baby closeups

How do we see our images after the session?

Your Ordering Appointment will take place in your home or at a convenient and quiet location.  We will schedule your Ordering Appointment at the time of your session and it will be 1-2 weeks later.  At the time of your Ordering Appointment you will be shown 25-35 fully edited/artworked images from your session.  Orders will be taken at that time, therefore please make sure all parties involved in the decision making process will be present.  Having your uninterrupted attention is imperative for making sound investment choices in your prints and products. Payment must be made in full at the time of ordering.

How do we order prints and products?

At the time of your Ordering Appointment, you will make all final choices on which prints & products you wish to purchase.  Deborah will show you samples of her unique products and consult with you on what choices best fulfill your needs.

A minimum print/product order is required.

How do I book a portrait session?

Just pick up your phone and call Deborah at 970-259-4389.  You will be surprised how easy it is and please know that we will hold your hand as much as you need through the process!

What To Wear

Depending on you or your child’s/families personality and style, you can choose solid colors accented with fresh modern pieces.  You can put together a fun and funky outfit, or you can keep it simple.  The location of the session will determine what clothing is best.  We find that jeans work very well and can be dressed up or down.  If the session takes place in your home, Deborah will assist you in choosing clothing that will coordinate best with your surroundings.  After booking your session we will have a Consultation (by phone or in person) and discuss your style and what you are looking ofr in order to suggest appropriate clothing.

Book a Session!

970-259-4389