For me, photography is so much more than taking a pretty picture. It's about telling a story, your story.
I want you to look at your images and feel beautiful. Not because of the angle of your face, or the outfit you spent hours putting together. But because of the memories they hold: tickling your kiddos and hearing their genuine laughter; or walking through a sea of tall grass and remembering the feel of your partner’s hand. My goal for each and every session is to create moments for you to remember for a lifetime.
It’s about capturing a feeling, an expression, an emotion- and preserving it perfectly for you. I want that moment to be infinite.
For me, it’s about doing whatever I have to do to get the perfect shot. If I have to sing Baby Shark like a maniac to get your kiddos to smile, so be it.
I see beauty in each and every person, and every place I visit. I love a good story, and I love telling them through images.
What Clients Are Saying:
What Clients Are Saying:
“The best photographer around. Hands down! We could not be happier with the absolutely gorgeous photos her & her team took for our wedding day + engagement shoot.
Not only does she take THE BEST photos, but, behind the camera, she has a rare talent for setting up truly vulnerable, sweet, and memorable moments that make for fantastic photographs! Everyone is photogenic when Aileen is setting up the shot. It's very impressive to watch her work.”
Commonly Asked Questions:
Do you travel?
Yes, yes, yes. Traveling is my favorite. Although I call Cleveland home, I'm always ready to go wherever your story takes me. Let's chat about it and figure out a custom travel rate! Where are we going?!
*If the location of your choice for a portrait session is 40+ miles from Amherst, there will be a travel fee. Please confer with me for a rate.
How many photos do I get?
I definitely value quality over quantity, but I believe that I'm very generous with the amount of images I deliver. I try not to limit it to a certain number. Each session is different. I never know what moments are going to pop up for me to capture.
How does it work if i want prints?
I highly encourage my clients to order prints through my professional print shop, but it is not a requirement. I do provide a print release form if you'd like to opt out of ordering through me. I cannot guarantee the quality of prints that are printed outside of my shop.
Can I bring my dog to our photo shoot?
If your dog is friendly around strangers, then they are more than welcome to come! I do require that they are on a leash, you bring something to clean up after them with, and I also require you to bring a family member or friend to hold the dog while they aren't being used for photos.
What's your schedule typically like for booking?
Weekdays are ideal and much more flexible. I can even do an early morning or an evening if you want to take a half day from work. We'll just have to keep an eye on sunset + sunrise times. If you need a weekend, I can make some wiggle room. Just try to give me at least a month's notice.
When's the best time of day to take photos?
It's going to depend on the location. But typically the best times of day are early morning, or later in the evening- whenever the light isn't as harsh.
What's the turnaround time for photos?
Weddings typically take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks to be delivered. All other portrait sessions will be delivered within 3 weeks.
Where should we go to take our photos?
Totally up to you! If you're set on a specific location, let me know and we can plan! Travel fee may apply if that location is 40+ miles away from my home.
If you're stuck and don't have any ideas, just let me know what kind of setting you're envisioning (nature, beach, city, etc.) and I'll brainstorm some options!
Do you do gift certificates?
Yes! A photo gift certificate is a great present for someone. Pick out a package that you'd like to gift someone, pay upfront, and I'll email you a certificate with their name on it for you to send to them or print.
How do you take payments?
PayPal, cash or check!