Here are some frequently asked questions people have concerning a photo session.
WHAT DOES MY SESSION FEE PAY FOR?
The session fee pays for the photographer’s time and talent during the session, post production work, your private online gallery, your print package as included in your session and your order session for any additional prints and display options. Of course the fee covers other normal day to day business expenses such as equipment, licensing, administrative costs, etc., just to name a few. Complete orders placed and paid for within two weeks will also receive a complimentary 8×10 portrait. In order to book a session, a 25% nonrefundable deposit is asked, and of course you can reschedule. We understand things happen and we are very happy to work with you.
WHERE WILL MY SESSION TAKE PLACE?
That depends on the type of portraiture you are looking for. We do traditional studio portraiture, lifestyle and environmental portraiture. Traditional portraiture is usually done in studio, while lifestyle and environmental portraiture are usually done on location. Of course we will discuss locations that suite you and will bring out your personality and the personalities of your family. We can also conduct sessions in the comfort of your home. We are also looking into themed photo sessions, but more on that in the future.
WHEN WILL MY PHOTOS BE READY?
Your images will be available for viewing on your private web gallery in a few days. Final print orders will be ready within 1-2 weeks. The studio owns the copyright to all images, including proofs. Images may not be copied, scanned or reproduced in any way without written permission.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
It is really a hybrid. There are so many inspirations that come from so many different places and we try to implement them in our images. We love the raw emotion of photojournalism and dramatic and elegant lighting crafted to achieve a certain mood or artistic effect. We believe in romantic lighting, incredible backgrounds and choosing locations very carefully. As far as our photojournalistic side – we never interrupt a moment and we never pose situations that are already so magical on their own. We are an observer most of the time with limited intrusion and then only when it is necessary to achieve a particular artistic vision or make the subject and image more pleasing. Seventy percent of our images are completely natural and un-posed.
WE LOVE YOUR STYLE BUT WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SOME TRADITIONAL PORTRAITURE. IS THIS SOMETHING YOU DO?
Yes we do traditional portraiture. Even the most modern clients still want the heirlooms that traditional family portraiture creates. We do not, however, conduct portrait sessions in a traditional way. Instead, they are very loose, fun, and show off your personality.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
Simple clothes, solid colors and long sleeves and pants work best for photographs.
CAN YOU RETOUCH SCARS, WRINKLES & BLEMISHES?
Yes, and our clients love this extra service!
DO YOU ARCHIVE SESSION IMAGE FILES?
We archive your purchased images for one year. Images that are not ordered are purged from our systems twice monthly, in order to make room for new clients.
DO YOU SHOOT WITH FILM OR DIGITAL?
We are 100 percent digital. The creative latitude that digital gives is beyond compare. When we shoot, we not only shoot for the moment, but have a clear vision of what the finished image will look like. By shooting digitally, the possibilities are limitless!
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