Frequently Asked Questions.
How long do Portrait Sessions last?
Sessions can be quick (under 1hr) or last several hours depending on your needs. I don't mind to stay longer or reschedule (additional fee may apply) and I can work quickly if you have someplace to be. There is no additional charge if rescheduling is due to the weather or with reasonable notice.
What are Portrait Sessions like?
Enjoy unlimited photography and locations during your session, which is scheduled flexibly, to avoid rushing due to wardrobe and location changes. You may change outfits as often as you desire and I have no issue with props or sentimental items. I am able to assist with wardrobe selection, hair and even makeup application, however I highly recommend you hire a professional.
What equipment do you use?
Canon 5D Mark III, 35mm, 50mm, 17-40mm, 100mm macro, 135mm, I primarily use natural light, but I have a 580 EXII that can be used as fill. I use an iPhone 8 Plus for Instagram. I edit in Adobe Lighroom and Photoshop.
Will you edit people to look better than in real life?
Quick answer? No. Photoshop is utilized as needed to remove the blemish of doom that appeared overnight or whiten yellow teeth from enjoying that daily Starbucks, but I don’t believe in editing someone to be someone they’re not. I won’t manipulate your body or change the shape of your gorgeous/handsome face. Doing so results in unobtainable standards of perfection. You’re perfect, just the way you are! The most editing I do is to adjust lighting, colors and then to clear blemishes and whiten teeth. If you need more intense edits for something out of your control, such as removing braces, I can do that for an additional fee.
Will I get all the images?
Selectively chosen, only the best images are worthy to be hand edited. You have the option of trusting me to narrow down your images or may choose for yourself in-person or online. I always delete images that don't meet my quality standards, such as image where the subject blinked or moved and blurred the image. I tend to overdeliver images, so don't worry about missing something memorable.
What about Prints & Products?
Choose from a variety of options to store and display your images. A free in-person ordering consultation is included.
Digital Images: Full resolution images professionally edited and delivered in a password-protected online gallery or copied onto a custom USB flash drive in a keepsake print box. A print release is included.
Prints & Products: Fine Art prints and products of the highest quality, carefully selected to be loved for generations.
When will my images be ready?
Editing can take a few weeks to several months depending upon the amount of images and sessions being edited at one time. Please be patient and trust me. I will let you know an expected delivery date, but as a mother and wife — life does happen. I will do my best to delivery promptly and will update you if anything changes. If you have a deadline, please let me know in advance (before booking me) so that I can verify my schedule is open enough to ensure I will be able to edit and deliver in time (additional fees may apply).
How are final images delivered?
Once images are ready for delivery, request an in-person ordering consultation for ordering assistance and to ensure you select the correct size for your needs the first time. Your images are securely archived and duplicates can be had at any time. Clients have the freedom and financial savings of only purchasing what is truly needed. Hug yourself for helping save trees! :)
Who has access to my images?
Clients authorize which family/friends can purchase/download via secure, password protected online galleries and can modify this at anytime or can purchase high-resolution digital downloads with print release for personal or commercial use licensing as needed.
I have more questions, where can I find answers?
The Frequently Asked Questions are a great place to start. The most popular questions have been posted on this page for you. If you'd prefer to speak directly with me, visit my Contact page for options.