DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH YOUR SESSIONS IN STUDIO OR ON LOCATION?
I photograph sessions both on location and in my in-home studio. Depending on the session type you desire (senior, family, or other) you will have several options or combinations to choose from. As a general rule, however, sessions take place on location.
WHAT DOES “MINIMUM PURCHASE” MEAN?
My sessions do require a minimum order. Clients have different needs; some clients prefer longer sessions, multiple locations, multiple outfit changes, more images to see, etc. Some clients prefer smaller sessions with less time, one location, fewer outfit changes, and less poses and images. A minimum purchase is the minimum amount a client must invest on their order. Minimum orders are applied in an effort to allocate my customer’s time and budgets appropriately as well as my time in order to deliver consistent quality and serve my clients effectively. My minimum purchases/starting points are based on my experience of what most clients have chosen to order for that specific session. Different sessions (to include number of locations, distance of locations, length of sessions, number of outfits, activities, number of images to see, etc.) are available to my clients to help find them find the right custom session. My minimums begin at $500.00 for the Simple Session.
WHAT IS A "CONSULTATION"?
I meet with you at a consultation prior to your photoshoot to go over all the details about your portrait experience prior to your session. If you prefer, we can also Skype or talk over the phone. We discuss locations, ideas, time, weather, outfits, style, collections, and all the details of the shoot and ordering appointment so the day of your session we are all just having fun creating amazing images.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
See my PINTEREST board for ideas on what to wear.
DO YOU OFFER CUSTOM FRAMING?
Yes. I specializes in art to decorate your home. As such, I offer custom canvas gallery wraps and custom-framed portraits. In addition, I offer standouts (ready to hang pieces), albums and image boxes. I work with each client to ensure you choose a wall portrait display perfect for your images and the style of your home.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?
Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
WHEN DO I GET TO SEE THE IMAGES FROM MY SESSION AND PLACE MY ORDER?
Ordering appointments are scheduled during the business week, Monday through Friday. PLEASE NOTE: Appointments are scheduled during business hours (no weekends) with the latest appointment at 4:30. The most important decisions in the portrait process occur during your ordering appointment. I take great pride in providing my clients with an interactive and fun way to place your order. The ordering appointment will take place approximately 10-14 days after your portrait session. It will be scheduled upon completion of your session. It is very important that all decision makers are present during this time, as this is the appointment where your final decisions will be made. This is a time where you will want to devote your full attention (ordering appointments take between 1 and 2 hours), I ask that you arrange for a babysitter for children under the age of 12. At your ordering appointment, I will present your images in a gorgeous slideshow. Then I will help you select the images, groupings, books, and frames suitable for your home, office, and for gifts for friends and family. I specialize in helping you select the best images and display presentations, and feel this process is a very important service that I can offer to my clients.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY ORDER?
Your portraits will be ready for pickup approximately 2-4 weeks after your order is placed. Quality takes time, so please allow me the time needed to provide you with the quality you expect from a custom portrait photography studio.
HOW LONG WILL YOU KEEP MY FILES?
Non-ordered images will be removed from my system following your ordering appointment – I do not archive or save any files which are not ordered. All ordered and paid for images are archived for a period up to 1 year. Images not paid for are deleted and will not be stored on my system.
WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE MY SESSION?
I understand that unexpected events come up, whether due to illness, weather, travel delays or emergencies. If you need to reschedule, please call me as soon as possible. While my session fees are non-refundable, you may use it for a one-time reschedule to be scheduled within 6 months of your original appointment date.
WHAT IF IT'S RAINING?
If it's raining the day of your scheduled shoot, I'll put you on the calendar for the next available opening (usually within 10 days of your originally scheduled session). What if it just looks like it might rain? Plan on still going ahead with the session. If the weather prevents us from getting images you love, we'll try again another day.
WHEN DO I PAY FOR MY SESSION FEE AND WHAT DOES THIS COVER?
Your full session fee payment is required at the time of booking. This fee is the only way to hold your appointment. The session fee covers the time, talent, and creative fee of the portrait artist, the consultation appointment, and ordering appointment and is non-refundable.
CAN I HAVE MY ITEMS SHIPPED TO ME?
If you desire shipping, I will charge a shipping and handling fee for your portrait order.
WHEN IS PAYMENT DUE FOR MY ORDER? I require 100% of your order total before ANY part of the order is started. Your order must be paid for in full before ANY portion of your order is completed or before any part of your order is picked up. Balances must also be paid in full to receive ANY digital images or yearbook images. Orders are custom made and are non-refundable.