Senior Sessions

Portrait sessions take place in your favorite Quad City locations and/or in studio. I like to mix candid and posed shots in each session. My sessions are a full experience, from pre-session planning to the portrait session to ordering assistance and home delivery. I want to provide you with an exceptional experience and beautiful images to last a lifetime.  or  563.940.4307




How can I book a session with you?

Once you have looked over my portfolio and website to know my style is what you’re looking for, I’d love to talk with you! Email or calling works best, or submit the contact form found on the Welcome page and I will contact you. When I know what type of session you’re interested in we can begin with a pre-session consultation. From there we will decide on session date and time, locations, clothing, etc.  or  563.940.4307

Do you offer digital images?

Yes, every image ordered in print comes with a complimentary image to share online. I also offer high resolution digital images for purchase because I understand you may want them for digital scrapbooking, announcements, future use, etc. Please note high resolution digital images are not included in your session fee.

What do you charge?

Portrait sessions currently start at $300 for a one hour session. This includes a pre-session consultation, your full portrait session, a personalized ordering session, and a product credit toward your purchase. Print and product prices will also be reviewed before your session. Clients typically spend $900 and up on prints and albums, but this is not required.

What equipment do you use?

I shoot with Canon DSLRs, mostly my Mark III. I primarily shoot with my 70-200 lens and also with my 35mm, 85mm, or 16-35mm for the cool wide angle shots. I also have Canon and Pentax film cameras, other lenses, and lighting gear if needed.

How do I pick my location and what do I wear?

We can go over this in the pre-consultation so don’t sweat it! After I get to know you a bit and find out your style and personality, we can decide on the place and clothing that suits you best. If you’re into music or sports those things can certainly be included. I want this experience to be about YOU!

Do you offer mini sessions?

I occasionally offer mini sessions (or short sessions) to my email subscribers. These might include sessions geared towards graduating seniors, pets, tweens, family holiday cards, etc. You can sign up for my email list by emailing

When will I be able to see my images? 

Sessions typically take two weeks to prepare for viewing. I’m picky and like to make sure I give you the very best images from your session. I will create a gallery of beautiful images for you, and then we meet to look through them so I can assist you with your order. If you choose, I will gladly post one or two of my favorites on social media while you wait!

Will I need to worry about printing my photos?

Not at all! I prefer to print your portraits for you so you can enjoy a full service experience, with no worries from start to finish. Throughout my years in photography I have found the professional printing labs who deliver the best quality in color and archival materials. I also prepare your images by retouching, cropping, adjusting color, and sharpening appropriately for the size and texture of print. Before delivering your artwork, I inspect each piece to be certain it meets my standards.

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FIERCE Photography offers a custom portrait experience in the Iowa/Illinois Quad City area. With senior sessions being the main emphasis, other portrait sessions available include kids & tweens, family, pets, and professional head shots.  or  563.940.4307