1.How will I receive my files? Do I get a print release?
Files are delivered via digital download, and will be available to you for a year. I HIGHLY recommend you immediately download and back them up.
How long will a portrait session last?
I typically photograph for 60 minutes.
How many images can I expect?
For portrait sessions you can expect 20 digital images with the option to purchase more.
How many outfits can I have?
However many you want! This is allll about you. Typically, my couples have at least two!
How should we prepare for our session with you?
Any way you want! Grab yourself a glass of wine or beer if you need it to relax. Whatever helps!
What is the turn around time?
I edit fairly quickly but sometimes it just doesn't happen. For regular sessions up to 2 weeks. (Normally I can get a session out in three days.) For weddings please give me about 6-8 weeks.
What is the booking process?
A signed digital contract will be sent to your email to book your date. Additionally, there will be a NONREFUNDABLE retainer of 1/3 cost on weddings and half-down on sessions.
Is there a travel fee?
Yes. Travel fees will be added to the cost of the session after 30 miles.
What days are you available for sessions?
Monday-Friday. I do not currently work weekends unless it is for a wedding or birth client.
WHAT TO WEAR GUIDE
Okay, the biggest question there is. What do you wear? I’m going to start this by saying you should be YOU. Even it that means skipping the boutique and finding those old converses, the jeans with holes in them, and a cozy tee. We want comfy and something you can move in. If you wear something you’re not used to wearing or uncomfortable in, it’ll definitely show in your photos.Bring stuff you normally wear, stuff that’s already in your closet that you love and feel yourselves in. If you decide to go the route of buying new clothes, cool! As long as you feel it definitely represents who you are. You want to make sure it makes sense. For whatever season you’re in. If it’s cold, hot, etc dress accordingly. I love shooting real life emotions. And in getting those it requires a lot of movement. Things that you can move well in are extremely important. Not only because of the movement but also the emotion it brings to the photo. Alas, here are some tips to help.
Typically neutral, earthy tones work best. I want you to be the center of the attention. Stay away from bright neon colors and big crazy patterns that will take the focus away from you. Also keep in mind the location when choosing what to wear. Depending on colors and patterns you can easily end up blending in with your background. I would specifically stay away from bright colors like pink, orange, and red. Skin tones can be tough to edit and these colors can have an effect on it. If its a pale pink or orange it shouldn't be a big deal.
Hair and Make Up
You can never go wrong here. This is completely up to you! Will it make you feel better to get it done professionally? Is the cost an issue? Will you regret not getting it done? These are some great questions to ask yourself when deciding.
I don’t mean those cheesy Pinterest props. Please don’t bring those because it’ll hurt my little heart to tell you I don’t do that kind of thing. Bring those fur babies along! If thats something that brings you happiness and you want to share that with the world, do it. If you like to drink and want to during your sesson, do it. Yes to all the freaking tiny little details. I love it when clients wear jewelry, scarves, hats, etc. To me they can be some of the most important things to capture.
In Home Sessions
The more skin showing the better! You want comfy and sweet. Still stay with all of the above but keep in mind we will be inside and we will have to get creative with intimate sweetness since it's not as roomy as an outside session would be. Showing some skin can make that happen.