What does the session include?
Sessions include free consultation, advice, location and theme ideas. Whichever session you decide, you will receive all edited images, watermarked with the company’s logo for use online, with high resolution images with a print release.
What are consultations for?
They are a good way to meet in person and hash out ideas and wants for a shoot. Senior photos are an heirloom item and will be with you for the rest of your life. It is best to work out plans before we shoot. It also helps breaks the ice and helps you be more you in front of the camera.
What should I wear?
Sessions come with a minimum of 3-outfit changes. Each location may have a few different spots to shoot at – think bridge, rock cropping, overlook, etc. At the very least you will want to have two different outfits for the locations. Don’t worry about eating up time to change, that is fine.
Complete outfits are better then grabbing just your favorite blouse or shirt. The photos are going to be full, medium and face shots so make sure you put some thought into your outfits. Layers will make for more vibrance and help to express your style. Accessories are good add-ons too and make for some fun or serious looks. Layer it up, despite the temperature outside. You can always lose a layer.
Don’t bring two of the same outfits as well. Make them different. Think relaxed and dressed up. But most importantly make sure it is you. If your shoot is going to be in a rural setting, make sure what you pick reflects this. You don’t want to wear a formal outfit for a farm/country shoot.
Do you use outdoor locations?
I shoot 95% on location. If you desire studio images then let me know and we can do that.
How many pictures do you take?
A ton. It is how many I edit that matter. You get a minium of 30-edited images, all different poses and most likely you will get more.
Do your pricing include retouching?
My price is full. You get all edited images with a minimum of 30 edited, retouched photos.
What kind of prints can you do?
The starting price of $200 for prints include either 1-4 8x10s, 4-8 5x7s, 4-8 4×6, and 6 wallet size images. You pick the sizes you want that add up to 15 prints and we will get rolling. For more or large wall mount size just ask.
What type of enhancements do you do?
I keep editing rather simple. I’m a story-teller by trade, so my images reflect the real you. I don’t airbrush or alter appearances beyond a blemish, scratches and so on. If looking for the blown-out, “alien face” look then perhaps you should find another photographer.
Is a session fee required in advance? and what is your cancellation policy?
I charge half the fee at the time of booking, which is non-refundable, and the other half day of the shoot.
Do you offer a senior representative program where I can receive discounts?
I do. If can refer three or more friends than receive $100 off the session fee.