What do we wear to our session?
The hardest part of preparing for your session is usually concerning the outfits you wear. Family sessions are often the most asked about for this question, as clients are concerned they won't coordinate with each other well. To prevent this issue, I have made a blog post all about this topic, including multiple outfit collages which can give you outfit ideas for the whole family. To view my style guide, click here.
How do deposits work?
Deposits hold your place in my calendar. They ensure that I won't receive any no-shows or cancellations. Deposits are non-refundable and go towards your total session fee. If the session is cancelled, the deposit will be kept.
Why do we need to sign a contract?
Many people that contracts are just to protect the photographer. However, they should be written in a way that they protect clients too. In this manner, my contract always states the number of digitals you will receive, your fee, etc. so that you are guaranteed that amount after your session takes place.
Do you edit all of the pictures yourself?
Yes! I hand edit each and every one of the pictures that I show you, so that every one is the best possible quality.
Do we get to choose our own pictures?
Yes! After every session, I go through and pick out my favorite pictures. Then, I edit them all. Lastly I arrange a time about one week after your session so that we can go over the pictures and you can pick your favorite. Every session (except the custom sessions) guarantee you X number of pictures. You may pick out your favorites to match that amount, and any chosen about that amount will be an additional charge.
What makes you different than other photographers?
Photography is magical to me. It speaks in ways that words can never accomplish. I am truly and totally passionate about it, which is why I offer my services to the world. From the moment you contact me, you will be treated like a friend I've known all my life. I care about my clients, as my job is to make them happy and give them pictures of memories they can love forever. I will ensure you are taken care of every step of the way, just as old friends would. This isn't a job to me, it's a lifestyle.
I've never been in front of the camera before. Will you help guide posing?
Absolutely. Most of my pictures, as seen in my portfolio, are not perfectly posed pictures. I believe that since life isn't perfectly posed, neither should your pictures. I capture the realness of life. The smiles, the laughter, the intimate moments you share with each other. In that, you just have to act natural with each other. There is no posing pressure. If you get stuck, I'll give you a silly prompt to help lighten the mood!
Do you offer prints?
Yes, I do! I absolutely love offering prints, canvas, and albums because it means that your love will be seen by someone. It will be displayed on the wall, in a frame, or in a luxury album for generations to come.
What equipment do you use?
My main body is a Canon 5d ii. My absolute favorite lens is my 24-70 mm. I also own the 50 mm and 85 mm. For receptions and night events, I also carry a flash with me. My next lens I will be buying will be the 70-200 mm lens.