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Frequently Asked Questions


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How do I book a session with you?


HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION WITH YOU?

How do I book a session with you?


HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION WITH YOU?

Just click the button below!

No worries if you’re not ready yet, you can still click the button too lol. My booking site is linked above so you can view current availability and secure your session when you’re ready.

My turnaround time is 2 weeks or less, so if you have an event/deadline you’d like your photos by, be sure to schedule your session well in advance! Due to the level of planning that goes into each session, unfortunately I cannot accommodate last minute bookings.

If you have any question(s) prior to booking, shoot me an email.

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How long will it take to get the photos back?


HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET THE PHOTOS BACK?

How long will it take to get the photos back?


HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET THE PHOTOS BACK?

My standard turnaround time is about two weeks. After your session, I will comb through your photos and carefully select your top images. These are lightly retouched and presented in your proof gallery within one week. Once your proof gallery is received, how quickly you receive your final images depends on how soon your favorites are selected and (if applicable) how quickly your invoice is paid :) Once your selections are received (and invoice paid), you will receive your final retouched high-resolution photos in 3-5 days.

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What's the difference between the proof gallery and high-resolution images?


WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PROOF GALLERY AND HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGES?

What's the difference between the proof gallery and high-resolution images?


WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PROOF GALLERY AND HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGES?

Proofs are simply the images you can choose from for your photo order. Any additional photos (beyond the included high-resolution photos with each package) are purchased separately.

Digital files can be costly because they are the most valuable and versatile purchase. With your purchase, you can make prints (from wallet to poster size), canvas/wall art, photo books, key chains, mugs, notebooks, pillows, etc (whatever your heart desires lol) at any time in the future. Once you have your high-resolution files, you have no reason to come back to your photographer since you’re able to make prints/ products from those files yourself. With that being the case, the high-resolution digital files are priced accordingly considering their value.

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What if I don't want my makeup done?


WHAT IF I DON’T WANT MY MAKEUP DONE?

What if I don't want my makeup done?


WHAT IF I DON’T WANT MY MAKEUP DONE?

If you’re looking to remove the makeup service to lower the cost of your package, unfortunately its removal does not change the price. Professional makeup is included so that every client's images will have the same polished look that you see from the images in my portfolio. If the requested look is for light makeup, that's what you'll receive :) By and large, most of my clients request natural makeup, but natural photo makeup is a little different than little to no makeup in real life, and having a professional makeup artist that knows the difference is key.

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How do you select your locations?


HOW DO YOU SELECT YOUR LOCATIONS?

How do you select your locations?


HOW DO YOU SELECT YOUR LOCATIONS?

Once I know your session goal(s) and see your wardrobe photo(s), I will select perfect location for your session! I pay close attention to style and color harmony so your location will compliment both your wardrobe and session goals. I am however, respectful of location requests- if you have a spot in mind that has a special meaning to you, we can absolutely take your photos there! If there are permits required, you are responsible for securing those. Note: I do include a travel fee if you have a location you would like to use that’s more than 30 minutes away.

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What will happen if there is bad weather?


WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER?

What will happen if there is bad weather?


WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER?

In short, the show will go on :) Sometimes this means that the shoot is moved to a new date, other times we simply do a venue change! The decision is made depending on each client- if you are unavailable for a date change, then we will move forward with the session at a suitable indoor location -OR- if we discuss that a reschedule would be feasible, then a new date is scheduled.

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What should I expect the day of my session?


WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT THE DAY OF MY SESSION?

What should I expect the day of my session?


WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT THE DAY OF MY SESSION?

To relax and enjoy yourself! I love what I do, and often that joy is contagious :) I like to keep my sessions very light and comfortable, so in order to capture the best moments, I do my best to put my subjects at ease. If you’re not used to being photographed, no worries! I’ll guide you so that you look your best! If you’re being photographed with your significant other, family, or friends, just interact with them as you would normally and leave the rest up to me! Some of the best images are captured when my clients are acting and reacting naturally!

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What do you shoot with?


WHAT DO YOU SHOOT WITH?

What do you shoot with?


WHAT DO YOU SHOOT WITH?

I shoot with a Nikon D700 and the following lenses: 35/1.4, 85/1.4, and 50/1.4. I always tell people what I shoot with but include this disclaimer: the camera doesn’t matter. If you are looking to get into photography, use whatever you can get your hands on and use that to develop your eye. Once you’re at a point where you feel you’re outgrowing your equipment, then you should look to upgrade. Any sooner than that, and you may end up with a fancy camera with too many bells and whistles than you know how to operate. The best pictures don’t come from the latest equipment (my camera model is about 10 years old :) 

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Do you teach beginners?


DO YOU TEACH BEGINNERS?

Do you teach beginners?


DO YOU TEACH BEGINNERS?

Unfortunately I don’t offer beginner photography courses. My classes are geared towards those who semi-understand their DSLR cameras and who would like to improve their natural light shooting skills. We do cover basics such as the exposure triangle, but not so in depth so as to explain it to someone who has never heard of ISO, aperture, or shutter speed lol. I think of myself more as an intermediate photography instructor :) If you have a specific need and you’re wondering if a mentor session would be a good fit, shoot me an email!

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Policies


POLICIES

Policies


POLICIES

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1. SESSION FEE. Due in full at the time of booking in order to secure your date.

Portraits: Session fee must be paid at the time of booking (and no later than two weeks prior to your desired date) to secure your session, or it will be subject to cancellation. No date is secured without payment.

Payments accepted via PayPal. Once the session fee is paid, no additional client can be booked for that time, as a result session fees are non-refundable. Session fees are valid for no more than 6 months after the date of purchase. Session fees that have not been redeemed after 6 months are no longer valid.

Corporate: Session fees are priced on a sliding scale. The volume discount included for one session may not be transferred to another.

2. CANCELLATION. If you must cancel your session, please let me know as soon as possible (no later than 48 hours prior) so that we can reschedule your session to the next available date. Cancellations that take place under 48 hours are subject to a $100 rescheduling fee. You are however limited to one rescheduled date, otherwise your session is subject to cancellation. Your session may also be subject to cancellation if your wardrobe photos are not received by the specified date. This is necessary for proper planning, so when it is not received in a timely manner, your session cannot be planned for effectively. 

3. INCLEMENT WEATHER. One of two things will happen: a suitable indoor location will be arranged OR we will reschedule your session to the next available date.

4. TIME. Please arrive on time to your session dressed and ready to begin. There is a window of time allotted for your photo session that begins at your specified time so additional time for preparation will reduce the time we can spend taking photos. If you are more than 30 minutes late, your session is subject to cancellation. 

5. ORDERING AND PAYMENT. All orders must be placed within 7 days of gallery posting. Once expired, a $50 re-archival fee applies to reopen your gallery. After three months, all unordered files will be removed to make room for new clients and will no longer be available for purchase. Payment plans are available (subject to a 2% service fee), and must be paid within 6 weeks.