photographysimply joyful moments

all about your session

with simply joyful moments

The best way to capture real images is for you to be relaxed and comfortable. No one likes to be stressed out or flustered, especially when having their portraits taken. Let me take the guess work and stress out of it for you! :) I will walk you through everything, step by step, and help you create the session and artwork that you dream of.


before session planning

When you book your session, we will get together to talk about what your goals are for your portrait session. Are you wanting to use the images to create an heirloom album that can be kept out on the coffee table and enjoyed for generations? Are you wanting to create a beautiful custom designed gallery wall filled with images of your newborn or family? Do you have a special someone in mind and you are wanting to create a one-of-a-kind gift for them? We will not only plan out and design your session, but you will also be able to see and touch the high quality products that I offer in my Uptown Columbus studio. Each detail will be designed just for you and your family.

your session

Sessions are casual and relaxed. There is no need for a portrait session to be stressful or rushed. I like to have fun with the little kids and try to make the session pain free for both the teenagers and the dads. ;) Newborn sessions are peaceful and calm, with white noise and low lights to ease baby into a deep sleep. The private studio has plenty of room for the whole family, with ample comfortable seating.

after your session

After your session, I take time selecting your images and hand editing each one. My style is classic, clean, and colorful, with a modern touch. Professional retouching is included with every session. Time and care is taken to ensure each image is ready to be hung as art in your home.

reveal and ordering appointment

Approximately two weeks after your session, we will meet again in studio for the big reveal! This is always my favorite part, I cannot wait to see you view your images for the first time! This reveal and ordering appointment is when you will get to view all of your images not on a screen, but instead as 5x7 prints! This adds a special touch that digital galleries cannot provide. It is artwork already printed that you can see and feel.

details and pricing

your investment

The session retainer officially books your portrait session. This fee covers photographer's time and talent, use of client closet, professional editing of your images, a private printed reveal/ordering appointment in studio, and $200 towards the purchase of any digital and product collection.



Prints, products and digital images will be available for purchase at your gallery reveal. The average SJM client invests approximately $900 to $3000 on their session to include wall art, heirloom albums, and digital images.


- 1 hour session in studio or outdoors

- maternity gowns provided

- couple and family poses




- 2 to 3 hour session

in studio or your home

- parent and sibling poses included

- all props and outfits

included for baby


- 1 hour session in studio

for babies and children

3 months and older

- outfits and props provided


- 1 hour session in studio or outdoors

- up to 6 immediate family members

- $50 per additional person

Maternity & Newborn package and Baby's First Year Milestone packages are available. Please inquire for more info.

My job is to not only be your photographer, but to be your storyteller.

I would love to tell your story.

Still have more questions? Check out the FAQ section or send me a message, and I'd be happy to answer!

photographysimply joyful moments

We specialize in custom portraiture including newborn photography, maternity photography,

and family photography in Columbus, GA, Fort Benning, GA, Phenix City, AL and surrounding areas.