Tips & Session Info

Thank you so much for choosing Luminous Life for your portrait session.  I feel so humbled by your trust in me as an artist and I look forward to creating some amazing images for you.
Please read the information provided in the emails I am sending you.

Please print this page as it contains lots of important information you need to know about your session.

Your Session Creation Fee

I sent an invoice to you for your session creation fee.  Payment must be made within 3 days.  I can’t hold spots or pencil you in as I have others who might want the same time.  Please be sure to pay that invoice.  Your session time will be released otherwise.

Your Session Location
I am located in Galena, IL.  Before your session, we will decide on the best place to begin your session.  Please meet me there.  If we are not meeting in downtown Galena area, please provide me with the location address in your questionnaire.

After Your Session

***Please Note: Payment for your Digital Download ($295, plus tax) is due at the time of the session.  I accept cash, check, Visa and Mastercard.***

Post-production takes about 3 weeks for portrait sessions.  My system is not automated.  I actually look at each and every image, correct them and add artistic treatments one by one.  I’m a perfectionist.  What can I say?

Some of your images may be posted on my Facebook page or my blog ( after this time.  Sometimes, I’ll post about 3 to 7 images for portrait sessions and 10 to 20 for weddings, but you will have many more to choose from and this is just a Sneak Peek.

Please TAG your images for me on my Facebook page.  You are going to love them and your friends will too.  This will post them to your friends pages for you.  You can also hit the SHARE button to post the album or the individual pictures to your wall or via message.  I also really appreciate feedback and you may leave comments or reviews for me on Facebook 🙂

Your High Resolution Download & Print Release- All final images will be sent to you as a download of JPG files.  Many of my clients use the lab I recommend (  My clients rave about’s great prices, variety, quick service and professional quality all the time.  For example, an 8×10 print is just $2.00 from or $8.00 with basic retouching included.

Thank you and I look forward to shooting you soon 😉