FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO YOU GIVE OUT RAW (UNEDITED) PHOTOS?
No, I don't. My editing is a huge part of my style and why I hope you are hiring me! Giving out my unedited raws would be like a builder leaving you with an unfinished house. No one wants that. I promise you I will deliver the photos you want, and if there is something missing, just ask! For me, it's all about building a trusting relationship. If you trust me and are drawn to my style of work, then please don't ask for RAWS.
WILL YOU PHOTOSHOP US?
No. My entire purpose is to capture my clients as real and as authentic looking as possible. My style is not about making people look unrealistic, airbrushed, or doll like. If that's what you are hoping for, then I'm probably not the best photographer for you. I want to capture the raw and REAL moments because that is what I think you will want to remember in 20 years. That being said, if you have a scar or blemish, I'd be more than happy to remove it from the photos for you.
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?
No. It isn't fair to all my fully paying clients to give out discounts.
HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?
I require a $200 non-refundable retainer at the time of booking and signing of the contract. the remaining balance is due the day before your session.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?
Your online gallery will be delivered within 14 days of your session date. All photos in your gallery are high resolution and ready for download. Feel free to print, share, and enjoy! All contracts include a print release, so you can print your photos all on your own! I also offer prints through a professional lab, which you can order right from your gallery.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO MY SESSION?
I have a what to wear guide that I'll send over to you once we book, which can be really helpful in deciding how to coordinate and pair outfits. I also have a pretty awesome Pinterest board that you can check out too!
WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY MATERNITY SESSION?
The best time for maternity is between 32-35 weeks.
WHAT ARE NEWBORN SESSIONS LIKE?
Are you a mama looking for a simple and natural (no babies in buckets here) newborn session? Look no further! I recommend scheduling your newborn session within one week (three weeks at the most) after the birth of your baby. My newborn sessions are in-home/lifestyle oriented and geared toward a more natural aesthetic (no crazy posing or outrageous props here, I swear)! I like to shoot newborn sessions mid-morning because it allows for the best and most even light for our session. Newborn sessions typically run between 2-3 hours long. If you have any further questions, please reach out!
HELP! WE ARE AWKWARD IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA!
It is completely normal to feel kind of awkward about having someone take your photos. I've been on your side of the camera too, so I know the feeling! I promise I will do everything I can to make you feel comfortable and look amazing. My sessions are very laid back and fun. I might ask you to do some things that sound crazy; but trust me, your photos are going to turn out natural and beautiful! Pretty much all my clients that said they are awkward in front of the camera wind up being surprised at how comfortable and relaxed they end up being throughout the session. So leave the worrying to me and come as you are!
I promise you will look great.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER?
I do not reschedule for clouds, but I will reschedule sessions for rain or snow. If that's the case, we will reschedule for a future date that works for everyone!
DO YOU OFFER EXTENDED FAMILY SESSIONS?
While I think extended family photos are great, they just don't fit best with my style of photography. With more people involved, it takes away from the candid and emotive feel that I'm going for in my images, which is probably the reason why you were drawn to my photography to begin with. With that said, I only take a limited number of extended family sessions per year.