Frequently Asked Questions
I want to know about your nature photography.
- Where are you located?
I live in central Minnesota with my husband in a small town called Avon.
- I saw an image on your website, but it's not in your shop. Can I order it?
Yes! Most images are available for purchase. Sometimes I share personal images on my blog, and those would not be for sale. But please ask me about what you're interested in. Visit my Custom Order page for info and to contact me.
- What do you sell?
8x10 matted prints, larger unmatted prints, and premium gallery wrapped canvas. Other items may become available.
- Do you offer a WARRANTY?
I do! It's called the LOVE YOUR ART warranty. I want you to be super happy with your artwork purchase. Basically, you have a 59 day money back guarantee. Some exclusions apply. Visit my Warranties page for details.
- Can I find you at ART EVENTS or exhibits in the St. Cloud area?
Art fairs are a great way to meet people and bring my artwork to you. Check my Art Fair Schedule page for info and dates. It would be so great if you stop by and say hi!
- Do I sell GREETING CARDS?
You betcha! For now, by request. You can always ask for a custom order online if there is an image (or several) you would like. Cards are blank on the inside, 4.5x6.25 when folded, include a plain white envelope, and available for $3.25 each plus MN tax. Shipping is $5.95 or less (USPS Priority Mail), and I can fit up to 25 cards into the small flat rate box. Order 10 or more cards and receive special pricing of $2.00/card. Shipping will not be more than $5.95 with 25 cards are less. I'll ship the most economical way for you.
- Are your images real?
If you mean are they exactly what I saw when standing there? The short answer, is no. As an aritst, I am not limited to a literal interpretation of what is in front of me. My nature photography is a combination of reality, and my vision and creativity.
- Do you license your images?
Most images, yes. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Do you have a NEWSLETTER?
Yes I do! I prefer you to sign up for my newsletter, because then you know you won't miss news and sales like you might on Facebook. Plus, by joining my free newsletter, you'll get savings that other people don't!
If you have other questions, I'd love to answer them. Either shoot me an email, or find me at an art fair. (Best way to stay informed about art fairs and be privy to subscriber-only specials is to sign up for my email newsletter, then you don't have to remember when they are. :) )
DO YOU STILL DO PORTRAITS?
WHAT'S IN YOUR BAG?
Yes I do! Portrait clients are not the main focus of my business, but that doesn't mean I don't love creating special, beautiful images, just for you!
If you love my work, trust me to create beautiful images for you, and have a great or slightly off beat sense of humor, then you're my kind of client! (And if you're a fellow introvert, we'll get along just fine.)
Please get in touch with me to see if we'll like working with each other. Choosing a photographer is a bit like picking out shoes. They all go on our feet, but the shoes need to fit right or you're not comfortable. I want you to be comfortable. And I'll treat you the way I want to be treated—with attention and care, and with a dose of humor thrown in, too.
VISIT the Portraits page, which features images of families, children, individuals, and pets. You'll also find some information on pricing, ideas of what to put your images on, and a link to my portrait faq page.
Whether you're an amateur or pro, for some reason we love knowing this stuff.
- Digital: Nikon D700 and Df.
- FIlm: Nikon F100 and FE2.
- My favorite lenses are the Lensbaby Composer Pro, and Tamron 180mm. The Nikon 24-70 2.8 is my go-to workhorse for portraits, or when bringing just a 50mm won't be enough. I luuuuv my Lensbaby and Tamron for flower photography. Other lenses are used depending on the work at hand. When traveling, my focus is to travel as light as possible.
- Best practical bag to carry gear: Tenba Discover Medium Backpack. Love it. Lightweight, not too big or too small, travels well, and my chest doesn't get squished. If you've worn other camera backpacks and you're a woman, you know what I mean. I also bought the Tenba Discover Small to force me to carry less gear. (Tenba has discontinued them, so if you can find them used, I highly recommend. )
- Editing: Mostly Lightroom (probably 95%), some Photoshop, and some Perfect Photo Suite 10 by OnOne Software.
- Photo Lab: PhotoVision Prints
- Where I buy gear: Used Gear (KEH) ; New Gear (B&H)