FAQs

Please submit a form if you have additional questions

 

How does this Work?

Fill out this form stating for what type of session you need coverage, and other details. We will talk about dates, times, weather, outfits, locations, and inspirations. Pinterest is a great tool to help communicate your ideas. 

Payment

Session totals exceeding $1,000 require a 25% non-refundable booking deposit, all other sessions require a 50% non-refundable booking deposit. Deposits are paid via PayPal using your email address. If you do not have a PayPal, major credit cards may be used to pay a PayPal invoice. The remaining balance is due in full by the end of session via PayPal, credit card, check, or cash.

Quantity of Outfits

We can comfortably fit two outfits into a single hour. The faster the change, the more outfits, but the more of a rush. It's a balance. Please bring a blanket, Tide stain stick, and/or comfy shoes if your session involves ideas of sitting, laying, or traversing the ground.

Weddings

I am the photographer for your wedding. I will arrive early and stay late, if the need arises. Without the need for an assistant, I do not use excessive equipment to bog me down or create difficult and time consuming lighting environments. I believe simple, unobtrusive coverage is the stress-free approach to your wedding. Do you desire a certain style? Share your ideas with me and we will achieve them. 

A second photographer may be purchased for an additional $100 per hour. The advantages of a second photographer are to capture identical moments from different angles. For example, I am at the end of the processional, opposite of the groom, photographing you walking down the aisle. Photographer #2 can be behind you capturing the back of your dress and the front of the church.

Taking advantage of natural and ambient light, on-camera and off-camera flash, using wide, telephoto, and artistic lenses will enable me to create a variety of images giving the illusion of multiple photographers. While I have developed perfect manners in the realm of wedding photography and abide by the rules of each ceremony, I pride myself on bending the barrier to ease tension and manifest a sense of calm in an otherwise hectic situation.

Quantity of Images

This depends upon many variables such as: outfit count, number of ideas and people, shot lists, and length of session. After the session is finished, I sift through the images and remove the eye blinks and test shots, compare expressions, and ultimately filter-in only the best images.  Expect at least 50 images per hour. If you'd prefer all the images taken that day, outside of the images returned, the untouched .jpegs may be purchased for an additional $500 and will be on a special hard drive. Edited images are $10 a piece.

Production and Delivery

Upon completing the sorting process, I adjust color, exposure and upload the session to Google Drive with related documents. The documents I will include are: your session contract (weddings and commercial work), receipt, and a print release. Google Drive enables you to share your link with anyone who wants to view or download your session. With the session length and number of images dictating turnaround time, please expect one to four weeks after the session before receipt of your Google Drive link.

Printing

I do not restrict printing to professional labs; however, I offer both a print release and the ability to make prints through a professional lab to which only professionals have access. The print release grants you freedom to make prints or albums as you wish. I recommend using the Midwest company mpix.com to order prints and albums; and I advise against using one-hour print locations and retailers, such as Walmart and Walgreens, due to quality concerns. Professional photo labs have a large price difference and I believe an image of significant value should be treated as artwork. Professional labs ensure color, sharpness, life of paper, vibrancy, and exposure of the images are the best quality. I recommend larger prints be made through a professional lab.

Retouching

Editing images is the final step to giving them that finished touch. Email me the image numbers and within 72 hours, you will have a finished product. $10 an image to enhance tones, create more depth, remove acne, unwanted stray hairs, lint, broccoli in the teeth, etc... Please expect a 72 hour turnaround time for edited images after submitting selections.

Professional Makeup and Hair Team

Some choose to have their hair and makeup done by professionals. Professional application of makeup translates better in photos than the average day-to-day application and hair in perfect place finishes off your look. Sephora, Mac, bareMinerals, and Ulta are locations where you may purchase a minimum product amount, usually around $50, and a sales associate will apply a full-face of makeup. Appointments usually aren't necessary, but I would avoid high traffic times like weekends and evenings. Most salons have makeup artists and I suggest checking with your hair salon for their options. Last but not least, an independent makeup artist and hair stylist combo is the best way to retain quality and creative control over your desired look. They are usually able to meet at your home, on the set location, or at their studio. I have a personal list of recommendations for professional makeup artists and hair stylists for all budgets. Most importantly, please give yourself an additional 30 minutes of hair and makeup time on top of what you've already planned. I find that this process seems to often require additional time.

Tips and Inspirations

Engagement

Maternity

Wedding

Children

Family

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