The following are frequently asked questions about your session and answers to help you understand our process and what you can expect.
You booked your session & you start thinking of all these questions. In this post, I have prepared answers for frequently asked questions about your session and answers to help you understand our process and what you can expect from your session & your photographer.
What should I wear?
You do not need to match your family with the exact color or clothing. What works well is a similar color palette. For instance, the colors mustard, light-medium grays, and white all look amazing together. Think of your clothing like you would think of room decor.
Can you cover up blemishes and scars?
Editing and making clients feel beautiful is something I take great pride in. This type of correcting is possible in most situations. We keep in mind that our clients are not perfect, as are no humans, and therefore do not over-edit either. However, keep in mind the additional editing may incur additional fees.
Do I really need to sign a contract?
A contract is very important for both of us. This provides you with a secured date and time as well as a good understanding of what the session expectations are and what the client/photographer relationship is.
Can I book my session and pay the fee later?
The full session fee is required to secure Family, Newborn, Headshots & Lifestyle/Documentary session dates. You will have an option to pay for a la carte prints/products after viewing the gallery. For Events/Weddings, 50% of the fee is required to secure the date.
Do you suggest I use a local printing company such as Walgreens?
Though local printers are great for printing your personal photos, we do not recommend doing this on a professional level. Photos from these types of printers do not match color or quality as those of a professional printing company. Your prints and products from our session should be of the highest quality possible. (Optional: For this reason, we do not grant printing abilities outside of our services.)
How long will it take to get a preview of my images?
Your session will be available via (insert online gallery) within approximately 14 business days of your session. However, you have the option to purchase expedite editing of your images.
Can I bring people with me for support?
Having a support system is always a great thing, however in photo sessions, it can be a bit distracting. To get the most natural reaction from a client during a shoot we like to keep friends and family at a distance. You may bring someone along, but I may ask that they fall behind a few yards while we shoot and chat.
Will you provide me with unedited images?
It is MY policy that no unedited images will be given to clients for any reason. Your gallery will include photos that I have chosen as the golden ones. Those will be edited and available but no other images including unedited or raw files will be provided.
I heard your camera clicking hundreds of photos, will I get every one of them?
No. I take multiple photos to ensure we don’t miss the shot due to a client blinking, some passing by in the distance, etc. For this reason, I only choose the best of those images and put them in your gallery.
Should I expect to receive a photo from every pose we did?
No. Sometimes a pose does not work out the way we intended it to and therefore not all poses will be provided. It is my job to provide high-quality images rather than providing quantity.
Can I use my own editing programs to make my images fun?
Altering images in any way is strictly prohibited and is in violation of copyright! Also, if you are using your images on any social networking sites, along with your download of the images you will also receive watermarked images that are provided by me is mandatory and must be visible. No cropping.
What if it rains?
Yes, occasionally unfortunate events will require a Plan B. If this was to happen or any other unforeseen circumstance popped up, we will discuss a new session date.
If I want to reschedule, do I need to let you know in advance?
If you need to reschedule your session, please provide 48-hour notice.
I changed my mind; can I get my session fee back?
There is a lot that goes into planning, scouting locations, etc. for your session. For this reason, session fees are non-refundable.