Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are there any add-ons I should be aware of, or is the price quoted the out-the-door price?
A: My packages are all-inclusive. Your portrait “sitting,” the digital editing, and the finished images are all included with each package.
Q: Do you offer print packages? Can you help me order photo gifts? Will you design an album for me?
A: I do not currently offer print packages, but I am willing to help you order printed items for an additional fee* if you would like. I am also happy to point you in the right direction (for no charge) to places where you can easily do this yourself with the digital images that are included in your portrait session.
Q: Will you bring props?
A: I do often bring props for portrait sessions with younger children, engagement sessions, birth announcements, etc. I always bring a stool or blanket to sit on. Contact me before your session and I’d be happy to discuss the look and feel you’re interested in and bring props that will help achieve that look.
Q: How many people can be included in our portrait session? Can we include grandparents/aunts and uncles/cousins/pets?
A: A normal portrait session includes members of your immediate family, for example, parents and children. Additional people can be included for an extra $10 per person, or I offer special packages for large groups that may be more economical depending on how many people you are including. One family pet can be included at no extra charge, but please let me know if you are bringing a pet so I can make sure our session location allows animals.
Q: How do we get our final images?
A: I will upload all of the high-resolution files to a private Dropbox folder, and send you the link. Then you can easily view and download the high-resolution pictures from Dropbox.
Q: Is there any limit to how I can use the images?
A: Images are for personal use only, but that includes getting prints and photo gifts made, sharing them online, sending the files to family and friends, etc. Please do not edit the final images.
Q: Can I give someone a photo session with you as a gift?
A: Absolutely! I’d be happy to discuss what type of photo session you’re interested in and create a personalized certificate for your recipient!
Q: What types of payment do you accept?
A: I accept credit cards via Square or cash. No checks please.
Q: What is required to book our session?
A: I require a $50 retainer fee (payable through Square) for normal portrait sessions to solidify your photo session date and time.
Q: What if the weather is bad?
A: I am happy to reschedule to a mutually agreeable time and place if there is inclement weather.
Q: When is the final payment due?
A: The final payment is due at the end of our photo session together.
Q: When will we receive our photos?
A: I make every attempt to get your photos to you as soon as I can. Usual turn around time is 2 weeks. If you have special circumstances we can discuss getting the photos done sooner.
Q: Will you post sneak peeks on your Facebook site or Instagram feed?
A: I love posting sneak peeks, but I understand not everyone wants their images on Facebook, so I will ask you at our session if you’d like me to post a preview. If I do not receive your permission, I won’t post your images on Facebook.
Q: What should we wear?
A: Good question! Check out my guide on choosing outfits here!