Welcome to our frequently asked questions page!
If you don’t find the answer to your question on this page, please use the contact tab and pop me an email. I’ll be happy to help!
1. HOW DO BOOK A SESSION?
Appointments are first come, first serve. A 25% deposit is required to secure your date/time.
Once your Contract is signed and deposit is paid, your appt. is secured. Once you set your appt with me, an email with your booking confirmation, payment link and contract document is then sent to you. Contract is required to be E-Signed and deposit is required to be paid within 24 hrs to secure your appointment. The email will also contain links to information to answer any question you may have, help you understand how the whole process works and most importantly help you prepare for the session.
2. WHY DO I NEED TO BOOK IN ADVANCE?
Openings are by appointment only and based on my availability. The best way to secure YOUR date and time is to use my ‘Contact’ form to request your session. Choose a date and time that works for you and I will check my availability. If possible, have some alternate dates and/or times ready in case I am already booked for your first choice. Once we come to an agreement, contract and deposit are required to hold your session details. Please note... the deposit is non-refundable, as appointments are held as per your request.
3. DO YOU TRAVEL?
Yes, I do! Please be aware that outside of 30 miles, a travel fee may apply.
4. HOW DOES THE GALLERY WORK ?
All images from your session will be displayed on a gallery for you and will be lightly edited. A link and password will be supplied to you via email or text. You then make your image selection. Your package will include an amount of images depending on your package, but if you fall in love with more images and are finding it hard to narrow down your selection, you can always purchase ‘Additional Images’. Family and friends can also place their own order via the gallery. The gallery allows for full size downloads which makes this a more convenient and faster process for you to get your images sooner. Options such as, advanced editing, a keep sake flash drive, and ordering prints are available to you via my gallery site with the click of a button.
5. DO YOU OFFER ADVANCED EDITING?
Yes, I do! Because this will involve an extensive amount of post-processing time, there is an additional fee for those requests. Please make these requests during your selection process via selection in the gallery.
6. DO YOU OFFER ALL UNEDITED IMAGES ON A DISC?
I prefer not to offer all unedited images from the session, only processed images. The reason for this is because my name is attached to these images and I want the give the best representation of my work to my clients to treasure for a lifetime.
9. WHAT IS THE TURN AROUND TIME?
On average, I will have your gallery ready within 1-2 weeks. If your request advanced editing it could take up to 3 weeks.
10. CAN I EXPEDITE MY GALLERY?
Yes, you definitely can! There is a $25 fee to receive your images within one week or less. Please let me know at the time of booking!
11. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
I have a whole page dedicated to this question. Please visit it for more information and guidance,
Some Important Suggestions
1. BE WELL RESTED AND FED
Don't come on an empty stomach! I can't stress this enough! Especially if you are bringing children to the photo shoot. Also, bring snacks and your patience.....crying babies can be interesting in a shoot....not crying parents. :) (Don't forget to bring a bottle of water for the thirsty ones)
2. ASK DAD TO BE A CHEERFUL PARTICIPANT
Sorry Dads.......Well, not all Dad's fit this mold, but if you or yours do....please, please be cheerful and participate. I know this is not usually a "Dad thing" and they dread "the family photo session", but please understand how important capturing your family is. These images will be a legacy to the children when they are grown one day. They will be cherished for years to come.
3. BRING PROPS/ACTIVITY THAT YOUR FAMILY LIKES DOING TOGETHER AND YOU WOULD LIKE IN THE PHOTO SHOOT
This gives you something to do with your hands and feet, engages the little ones, and brings an authentic smile to your face. Whether it be games, sports, reading, eating a tasty treat.....whatever it is, having an activity for the whole family enhances the authenticity of the photos resulting in some beautiful photographs.
4. PLAN BATHROOM VISITS ACCORDINGLY
Bathrooms are not always readily available on some on-location shoots, particularly beach photo shoots.
5. BE OK WITH GETTING SANDY
If a beach session is what you want, you will be sitting in the sand. It's ok! We come prepared with brushes and towels to dust you off with. Remember, just have fun!
6. BE PREPARED FOR "UNSCRIPTED" STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
My personal favorite! Not every picture needs to have everyone looking at the camera and smiling at the same time. If you are engaged as a family and loving on each other, your eyes will be on your family members and your smile with being natural. These are the photographs that you will cherish most because they show emotion and depict your family connection and your love.