Frequently Asked Questions - Nightshade Photography

What kind of photography sessions do you offer?

I offer professional fully edited portraits and photography for couples, maternity, newborns, children, families, professionals, equines, pets, seniors, engagements, weddings and boudoir.       

How far do you travel?

I am currently located near Grass Valley, Ca. I will include up to an hour of travel time with your shoot. This includes Grass Valley, Nevada city, Auburn, Penn Valley, Roseville, Sacramento, Truckee and Marysville. I will go as far as Reno, South Lake Tahoe, the Bay Area and beyond for an additional gas fee. If in doubt, please feel free to contact me. 

How much does a session cost?


Includes 1hr of session time, multiple outfits possible. 

Guaranteed 30+ fully edited photos available on two private online galleries. One in web size and one in print size with option to buy prints/canvases/cards/etc and a photo release.

CD's with all photo copies are an extra $15 and flash drives are $25. 

*up to an hour of travel time included*

*note on headshots*

I do not offer discounted sessions for "a headshot".  Most people don't seem to realize that getting a good headshot is a process that takes time, usually a few different outfit changes, and a variety of angles and poses and backgrounds to get a great shot that you are happy with.  Then they take quite a bit more editing time than usual because they are so up close and show lots of detail. Also, you and I will have a difference in opinion of what is the best shot due to personal preference alone, so I like to provide my clients with 30+ images of a good variety to make sure they are really happy with the results. So headshot sessions cost and take as much time as a regular session.

How long will it take to get my photos back?

It will usually takes 2-4 weeks to get your photos back depending on how many sessions I have to edit before yours.   

How much to photograph a wedding?

I specialize in weddings of around 100 people or less. I charge by the hour and let the clients decide how many hours are right for them. I have a 2 hour minimum and a 10 hour maximum. I charge $200 per hour for weddings. This includes ALL good photos of the day, no photo limit, all fully edited and available on two private online galleries. One in web size and one in print size with option to buy prints. I also include a flash drive with all copies and a photo release so you can make prints wherever you would like. I do have a basic contract and require a $200 non refundable deposit to save the date. Please feel free to inquire with any other questions. 

I'm not artsy but I want creative photos. Help!!??

Do not fear! I am here to be your artistic guide. I can help you with that! I provide help with creating baby sets, I have tons of fabrics, flowers, baskets and such.  I can help with styling in many ways to help your visions become a reality, for boudoir, modeling, or creating fantasy art. Let's brainstorm together and create some art!! 

How do I reach you to ask more questions or schedule a photo session?

Please email me at or call 530-902-0153

Do you ever have any specials? 

Yes! "Like" me on Facebook and "follow" to stay in touch with all the specials I run.