Before Your Shoot
There are a few things to do in preparation for your photo shoot. If you are supplying your own wardrobe, for each look you should decide what you will wear. If you bring several options I can help you make the final decisions on set. Wardrobe should be carefully transported on hangars to prevent wrinkles, but we do have a steamer in the studio if needed. If your fingers or toes desperately need attention please treat yourself to a mani-pedi sometime before your shoot!

Prior to your session I will send you a call sheet confirming all of the details about your shoot. Chaperones are welcome and complimentary drinks and snacks are available. All models are asked to sign a model release. Models under 18 must be accompanied by a parent.

The Day of Your Shoot
Arrive on time wearing something comfortable and loose fitting. Bra straps and skinny jeans leave stubborn and unsightly indentations on your skin, so try to avoid wearing those before your shoot.

Have your face clean with very little or no makeup, and your hair naturally blown dry. You will spend the first hour with a professional makeup artist and hair stylist.

After that your photo shoot will begin! I will guide you through the entire process. The most important thing to remember is to have fun!

After Your Shoot
Your photographs will be professionally retouched and processed in color as well as black and white. I provide you with square crops for Instagram and standard crops for your portfolio and other social networks.

I generally try to deliver finished images within 15 to 30 days. Behind-the-scenes footage of your photo shoot experience may be available as well!

The Studio
Studio 921 is a professional home studio featuring dual hair and makeup stations, a private changing area, a large shooting bay and everything else needed to provide a wonderful photo shoot experience. The studio is located in Wauconda about 40 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. The address is:

921 Madison Avenue, Wauconda, Illinois 60084

My cell is: 312-206-1308

We have two driveways. One of them will have a black Jeep Wrangler in it. Please feel free to park in either driveway.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. I look forward to working with you!