Why can’t I come in for 1 picture?
Getting that 1 photo involves a lot more than you image…all our emails, and phone calls before the session, setting up the set, and shooting the extra images to get that perfect one. It does take more than you think, especially if you never have done a professional photo shoot before. Remember how much time it took to find that perfect outfit?
I want them all!
I totally understand how excited you will be to have all of the photos and we do have several digital options. I know you will love them all and not want to leave a single one behind, however, let me ask you how you plan to use the images? We also have found that although this is the most photographed generation ever, many will have no printed photos. We think it is so important to self esteem and find that our clients look forward to passing these archival prints onto their own children to cherish just as we do photos of our ancestors, especially for our family portraits. We use H&H Color Lab, a high quality professional lab, for all of our printed products. That said, we do offer a selection of packages that offer the best of both world with prints and digital negatives. Our family sessions include complimentary Facebook files of all ordered images.
Where will we have the session?
All of the sessions are held at our in-home studio. There are many different items such as bedding, back drops, furniture and props to change looks that coordinate accordingly to the outfits you bring. Here you can relax while our professional makeup artist transforms you into your super model alter ego, if you choose to add this option to your session.
Attitude makes a huge difference.
The best way to great pictures is your attitude. If you’re excited, it shows up on every shot. Beautiful models that think their looks would make great pictures, usually don’t work. Great portraits don’t just happen. They are the result of efforts on both sides of the camera. Your portraits will reflect the thought and effort you put into them. The more that we plan in advance, the more successful your finished portrait will be.
Some of our best photos are from people who can’t wait to see their pictures.
While we will help with posing, don’t be afraid to try something different. Not every picture needs to be a big smile; they should reflect several aspects of you.
What’s all included in the session fee?
The session fee includes the time and talent of the photographer, a pre-consult meeting (or phone call), and in person ordering meeting to view your exquisite images. The fee is payable in 2 installments. 50% is due as a retainer to reserve your date, the remaining 50% is due on the day of the session. All prints & products are sold separately.
When should I book?
I book a limited number of sessions per week and typically book 2-4 weeks out, so call ASAP to reserve your preferred session date. If the session products are a gift for a loved one, or special event, please allow 6 weeks from the session date for delivery of your products.
What do I wear?
I will go over all this info and more with you at our pre-consultation (via phone or in person), including places I recommend to shop.
Do I have to be on the website/blog? Will anyone see my images?
No! It is totally up to you! All, some, none. I don’t post, display, or show any images from your session without your expressed permission. EVER. If you would be willing to share images, I would love to reward you for that! If you agree to share, you will receive a complimentary 8×10 bedside print of your choice as a way of saying “Thanks for your courage!” Your decision may be made after the viewing of your images.
Are digital images or prints included in the session fees?
Your fee covers the time and talent of the photographers and stylists only. It does not include any prints or products.
How do I choose an album design?
You choose which images you which to go into your album. The size of album you choose does not affect the number of images that are included in the albums. I will then take over the processing and layout / design aspects of the album. I will then send you a pdf version of your album to preview. I allow a maximum of 3 changes with that preview.
Can I reschedule and do I get any money refunded?
Yes, you can reschedule, however, your first payment is a retainer, and is non-refundable.
Bring us your ideas! Bring a few photos and we can try to re-create them.