For me, photography is more than taking a pretty picture. It's about capturing moments that are bigger than myself. It's about encapsulating a feeling, an emotion, a memory- and preserving it perfectly for you for a lifetime + beyond.
It's about doing whatever I need to do to get the perfect shot. Whether that means laying on the muddy ground, or singing Baby Shark like a maniac trying to get your kiddos to smile.
It's about seeing the beauty in each person + every place. It's about telling a story. Your story.
I am so very lucky that this is my job.
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?!
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?
100% yes. I love dogs and am always happier when there is a dog around. Please just make sure you bring something to clean up after them, and also make sure they are on a leash. I always recommend bringing along someone 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?
Whenever the sunlight is not as harsh. So either early in the morning, or later in the evening. So whenever looking into times for your photos, check out the sunset times.
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!
What Clients Are Saying:
What Clients Are Saying:
“Aileen is so wonderful! My husband and I felt nervous about getting our pictures taken because we thought we’d be awkward and it was the total opposite. Aileen has a way about her that puts you at ease, she takes beautiful shots and brings out the best in us to get beautiful photos. I recommend her 100% and will continue to brag on her talents to each person I show these photos to and that I know is looking for a photographer.”