How I Work

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

THE SESSION:

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 or check the day of your session, or credit card through PayPal or through my contract/payment service prior to the session date.  I do accept the payment broken up into smaller payments, but the full fee must be completed prior to our session.

THE PRODUCT:

Folio Box
This gorgeous keepsake box holds up to 25 double-matted 7×10 or 8×12 prints of your most favorite images from your session.

Folio Boxes start at $900 – session included

AFTER THE SESSION:

My turnaround is two weeks for portraiture.  I will contact you to schedule an appointment to view your images.  My turnaround for weddings is four to six weeks.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

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.

THE IMAGES:

Can I buy the digital images?

Yes, with each print purchased (7×10 or larger) I include the full resolution retouched digital image.  If you purchase an album, I include all images contained in the album.  Personal Branding will be discussed as the need is different than portraiture.

Can I see ALL the images you took?

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

What images will I get to see?

For all portrait session, you will see a minimum of 30 images at our 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 – your two year old was just not going to play along – and it means meeting on a different day, then we will do that with a small extra fee for my time.  HOWEVER, if we go all the way through the session and I see we did get some good images, 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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