I am a midwestern portrait photographer specializing in high school seniors. I am based out of the Madison, WI area but I can be found shooting all over the country. Some of my favorite places to shoot are Joshua Tree, Oregon, Chicago, Wyoming, Arizona and of course New York City. Whether you're up for a destination shoot or something closer to your midwestern roots I am confident we can design a shoot that is perfect for you.
When I'm not shooting you can find me spending time with my family in the great outdoors, traveling, or catching some live music. I have been blessed with an amazing husband and three equally amazing children. They are my why. My reason for everything it is I do.
And I love my job. Like really love my job. I love the art.....the creating....the travel......but most of all I love the people. The incredible young women (and young men) I get to work with is what makes this career the best.
Take a yonder around my site and please....don't hesitate to send me a message if you have any questions!
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“An amazing portrait is about so much more than taking a pretty picture. It's about connection, emotion and truth.”
jolene dombrowski | owner/photographer
I AM A LOVER OF LIGHT, MOTION AND EMOTION.
You are likely here because something in my work has resonated with you. As an artist, I can't tell you how happy that makes me!
My goal for your session is to do more than take a pretty picture. I want to tap into a little of who you are in the inside; your most authentic self.
In order for this to happen a few things must come together. At your pre session consultation we will discuss clothing, location, hair and makeup. I also want to find out what your style is and what you love, what makes you happy and and what you're passionate about. This appointment also serves as a way for us to get to know each other a little bit. I have found that this makes my clients much more relaxed for their session.
The experience of having your portrait made is as important to me as the images themselves. I want you to look back at your senior portraits and have them take you back to this unique and exciting time of your life.
You are at the beginning of an amazing journey. Let's create something unforgettable and completely unique to you.
We all have a story.
I want to tell yours.
Q: HOW DO I BOOK?
A: USE THE BOOK NOW BUTTON BELOW OR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO SEND AN EMAIL! MY BUSIEST MONTHS ARE JUNE-OCTOBER AND I OFTEN BOOK UP TO 8 WEEKS OR MORE IN ADVANCE.
Q: WHEN DO I PAY?
A: I ASK THAT A NON-REFUNDABLE, $250 RETAINER IS PAID AT THE TIME OF BOOKING TO HOLD YOUR DATE AND TIME. THE REMAINDER OF YOUR SESSION IS DUE BY THE DAY OF YOUR SESSION. SOON AFTER YOU BOOK YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ONLINE INVOICE DUE BY THE SESSION DATE. YOU CAN PAY YOUR BALANCE ONLINE OR BRING IT WITH YOU TO THE SESSION.
Q: WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
A: WE WILL SCHEDULE A SESSION PLANNING CONSULTATION FOR FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR SHOOT. I WILL HAVE YOU BRING ME WHAT OUTFITS YOU'VE ALREADY CHOSEN INCLUDING ACCESSORIES. WE'LL TALK ABOUT YOUR STYLE, WHAT YOU LOVE AND WHAT MAKES YOU, YOU! WE WILL MAKE OUR FINAL DECISION ON LOCATION AND OUTFITS. OFTEN I WILL SEND YOU OFF WITH A LIST OF ITEMS TO PULL TOGETHER TO COMPLETE YOUR LOOKS.
Q: I WANT MY PICTURES TO BE ALL OUTSIDE. IS THAT OK?
A: ABSOLUTELY! IN FACT, I SHOOT ALL OF MY SENIOR SESSIONS EXCLUSIVELY ON LOCATION.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?
A: I TYPICALLY LIKE TO WAIT UNTIL A COUPLE OF HOURS BEFORE YOUR SHOOT IS SCHEDULED TO MAKE THE CALL DUE TO WEATHER. WE ALL KNOW HOW WISCONSIN WEATHER CAN BE! IF IT'S LOOKING LIKE WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO SHOOT, WE WILL RESCHEDULE FOR ANOTHER DAY.
Q: HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT TO DO?
A: I WILL COACH YOU ON WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO LOOK AND WHEN TO SMILE. I AM A STICKLER FOR DETAILS AND I'LL MAKE SURE YOUR HAIR LOOKS GREAT! ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS HAVE FUN AND RELAX.
Q: DO YOU OFFER HAIR OR MAKEUP SERVICES?
A: YES! YOU CAN ADD PROFESSIONAL HAIR AND MAKEUP TO YOUR SESSION! YOU WILL FIND IT UNDER THE ADD ON MENU WHEN BOOKING.
Q: WHEN WILL I SEE MY PICTURES?
A: YOUR IMAGES WILL BE READY FOR DELIVERY WITHIN 2-3 WEEKS OF YOUR SESSION.
Q: WHAT ABOUT DIGITAL FILES?
A: YOUR SESSION INCLUDES 40 HIGH RESOLUTION, FULLY EDITED, DIGITAL IMAGES DELIVERED VIA DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AND WITH A PRINT RELEASE.
Q: HOW DO I ORDER PRINTS?
A: OVER THE YEARS I HAVE FOUND MOST OF MY CLIENTS PREFER TO MAKE THEIR OWN PRINTS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. I WILL SEND A LINK TO A PROFESSIONAL LAB SO YOU ARE ABLE TO ORDER TOP NOTCH PRODUCTS AT WHOLESALE PRICING. SOME CLIENTS STILL PREFER TO HAVE ME PRINT SOME OF THE MORE DIFFICULT TO ORDER ITEMS SUCH AS ALBUMS, IMAGE BOXES AND GALLERY WRAP CANVASES. THESE ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AS AN ADD ON TO YOUR SESSION WHEN YOU BOOK OR FROM YOUR FINAL DOWNLOAD GALLERY.
Q: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING THIS?
A: I STARTED MY BUSINESS IN 1999 RIGHT AFTER MY OLDEST DAUGHTER WAS BORN. SOME OF MY VERY FIRST SENIORS ARE NOW MARRIED WITH 3 OR MORE CHILDREN!
Q: YOUR PORTFOLIO LOOKS LIKE IT HAS IMAGES TAKEN IN ANOTHER STATE. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?
A: YES! WELL, I HAVE A BIT OF A WANDERLUST PROBLEM. YOU TOO? FANTASTIC! I ALSO OFFER EXCLUSIVE TRAVEL SESSIONS! TRAVEL SESSIONS CAN TAKE PLACE ANYWHERE! SOME PLACES I RECOMMEND: PHOENIX, NYC, JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, WELL ANYWHERE IN CALI, THE SALT FLATS IN UT, THE GRAND TETONS AND FL. OF COURSE I'M OPEN TO ANY IDEAS YOU HAVE TOO! LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING! I'M BETTING WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!
SESSION PLANNING CONSULTATION
2 HOUR SHOOT
40 FULLY EDITED DIGITAL IMAGES WITH PRINT RELEASE
ANY LOCATION WITHIN 100 MILES OF MADISON, WI
EXTRA OUTFIT & 15 ADDITIONAL IMAGES - $400
PRO HAIR & MAKEUP - $100
8X8 LEATHER ALBUM - $700
5X5 GLASS IMAGE BOX - $600
CANVAS WALL PORTRAIT (UP TO 16X20) - $300
10X20 METAL STORYBOARD - $300
TRAVEL - PLEASE INQUIRE AS TO RATES & AVAILABILITY
Pricing subject to change.
“Watch carefully, the magic that occurs, when you give a person just enough comfort to be themselves.”
1 on 1 Skype Mentoring - $100/HOUR
We can cover any items you wish during our call but here are some popular topics!
How to find your style.
Using natural light, reflectors, backlighting and shooting full sun.
Natural, editorial posing.
Senior Model Program
Image critique (5)
1 on 1 In Person Mentoring - $995
Held in my home office just outside Madison, WI.
However, I love to travel! Please inquire about the possibility of me coming to you!
Includes all of the above PLUS a styled shoot with direction and teaching right alongside you.
*Mentoring sessions available to photographers outside a 100 mile radius of Mount Horeb, WI.
Please use the contact form on this site to inquire as to my availability for mentoring!