What to Expect, FAQ and Policies



What do I get for the initial session fee?

Me! My time planning, shooting, post-processing and meeting with you before and after your session.

When is the “sitting” fee due?

On or before the day of the session.

Is a deposit required to hold the date?

Yes.  A $100 non-refundable deposit is due the day you sign the contract for photography services – portrait only.

What type of payment do you accept?

I accept cash, check or credit on or before the day of your session.  I also accept payment via just about any online payment company – PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash . . .   Payment plans are available, but the full fee must be completed prior to our session.


I love social media!  I believe that if someone likes your photos they will ask you who the photographer was, but I would really appreciate it if you would just share the watermarked versions.  My watermark is nice and non-intrusive to your images.  I do like to share sneak peeks right after the session, so PLEASE let me know if you are not okay with your images being posted on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and/or my website.  When you sign our contract, the release is included.


Can I buy the digital images?

Yes, with each print purchased (8×10 or larger) I include the full resolution retouched digital image.  If you purchase an album, I include the digital files for all images contained in the album.

Can I see ALL the images you took?

Nope.  You hired me, which includes my eye and ability, to take gorgeous and professional photographs.

What images will I get to see?

You will see a minimum of 30 images at the reveal session.

If something goes wrong during the session?

I want you to be happy.  You hired me because you wanted beautiful images.  I will do what I can to achieve that.  If we just can’t get any usable images and it means meeting on a different day, then we will do that with a small extra fee for my time – if it is not an error on my part.  HOWEVER, if we go all the way through the session and we get the great images I expect, but during the reveal you say that you simply do not like the photos, that’s fine  – you do not have to purchase any prints – I will not do a free reshoot – unless of course I messed up.

What is included in the final image?

The final image editing consists of color, contrast, depth, sharpness, dodging, burning and slight retouching noted below.  Any in-depth retouching that you request will require an extra fee that we can discuss.  Please note for your own peace of mind:  the final photos you receive are photos that I would like to print if they were mine.

What kind of retouching is included?

I make faces clear of blemishes and scars.  Extensive retouching will be discussed at your consultation.

I reserve the right to change these policies at any time.  However, the policies in place at the time of your booking stand – or they will be discussed with you prior to your session for agreement.

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