Prints are not included with the session fee. The session fee covers up to 1 or two hours of time, retouching of all proofs (typically 10-30 proofs), and your online proofing gallery. High-resolution files and licensing are included in all event rates. And any agreement agreed between the client and the photographer
We encourage our clients to try to keep outfit changes to around 2 outfits for a typical 1 hour session. Any more than that and we’re usually rushed for time and are not able to get all of the shots that we need. If you have more than two outfits, try switching out accessories (jewelry, scarves, hats, shoes, etc.) or just change tops instead.
It’s completely up to you and type of session you’re looking for! High-school seniors often go for something trendy while families with small children may select more classic attire. We are fairly open about the clothing you choose to bring, but in general, we want you to wear something that you feel is a reflection of you. Your portrait session should look like you (on a very good day). There are a few things that we suggest you stay away from. We prefer that our families not dress alike. Everyone in your family has their own personality and we believe their clothing should reflect that. Try coordinating instead with colors/patterns that are complimentary. If you really want to have everyone in the same color we suggest at least having everyone in different styles for some variety (like this session). For kids, we believe in letting them have fun. Does your son have a pair of cowboy boots he can’t live without? Bring them! Daughter have some sparkly high tops and a tutu she loves? Let her wear it. You can always bring a more traditional outfit, but it’s fun to look back on them as they were in this particular moment. Also, don’t forget the details (nails, eyebrows, hair, etc.).
I offer a wide variety of high-end products including hand-retouched photographic prints, wall-sized canvas artwork, custom holiday & personal notecards, albums and more.
We offer discount and advertise on our fan page and in our newsletter. Subscribe and follow us on social networks to not miss any discount and offer. We also offer $25 off of our standard session fee for clients booking multiple portrait sessions within the same year. Contact us for additional details.
Yes! We love when our clients share our photos online. Most of our business is through word of mouth so it always helps to have our clients spread the word for us. The only thing we ask is that you provide a link back to our website next to the images you display.
Yes, of course. One of the advantages to shooting digitally is that you don’t have to decide if you want color or B&W/sepia before the session. You can choose the best look for each individual image after the session.
Yes. Given the importance of the day, it is vital to have an assistant present. Not only do they keep the equipment ready at all times, they provide a second perspective in capturing moments throughout the day.
We strongly believe in showing only our greatest images to our clients. Our photos are a reflection of us and we want to show you the very best. We typically narrow it down to the top 20-40 images from your session. This is usually more than enough to cover all of the different looks from your session. We find that it also helps our clients in narrowing down their selections because too many images can sometimes be overwhelming.
A deposit and signed contract is required to hold the date for your session. The remaining balance is due on or before the day of the shoot, and no products will be delivered until payment is made in full.
The retouching is non-destructive, it includes adjustment of lights, colors, removal of spots, scars, adjustment of makeup and hair. An edition is something more destructive, it is when a change is made that “destroys” the original photo, such as changing the background, adding an object, fine art edition, etc.
Retouching is included in all our packages, editing has an additional cost.
No, the Fine Art edition is not included in the packages. Many times we give away one (1) edition to our clients. It would be a single Fine Art edition. The others require an additional cost, due to the complexity of the edition.
You are encouraged to be as involved as you wish to be! I am happy to add your requested shots to my own shot list.