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Frequently Asked Questions

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I only charge travel fees for locations 50 miles one way outside of my studio in Nashville, MI. Outside of the 50 miles, it's 57 cents per mile for travel.

what are your travel rates?

Yes. It's like a down payment on a house. It's a good faith payment for me to hold your date and solidify the contract, but it does come out of the total package price.

does the retainer come out of the total?

I typically try to schedule sessions 1.5-2 hours before sunset. That's right before "golden hour" kicks in which adds some really fantastic light to photos and is very flattering. First thing in the morning is also great.

what time is the best for our session?

I always encourage my clients to bring one extra outfit to allow some variety in their gallery. Seniors are allowed 2 extra outfits.

do we get outfit changes?

Yes. I've photographed horses, dogs, and cats with my clients before. I have no objections to bringing your own animals to get photos too. :)

can we bring our pets?

I deliver at least 45 photos per session.

how many photos do we receive?

I deliver a digital gallery through Pixieset. All the photos are downloadable. You can send the link and download info to anyone you like, and all galleries are password protected. You can also order prints through your gallery. I will supply a USB with all the photos for any client that doesn't have access to high speed unlimited internet, if requested. Sessions are normally 1 GB.

how will I receive my photos?

Yes. There is a print release clause in the contract. If you print your contract and take it with you, you can show the employee that section. However, my print prices are comparable to local consumer labs (walgreens, walmart, costco). But they're printed with professional paper and inks and color managed. I don't guarantee how an image looks printed at one of those places. Their photos can be muddy or have color casts, and that's how they're able to keep their prices so cheap. I highly recommend you not get your wedding photos printed there. If you'd like some recommendations for the best online consumer labs, feel free to ask me and I'll provide some. ;) 

DO YOU OFFER A PRINT RELEASE SO WE CAN ORDER PHOTOS SOMEWHERE ELSE?

After Inquiry

Contract and retainer

I'll send a contract and invoice for the session retainer. Both must be filled out and paid before the session is scheduled and date held.

session day!

woohoo!

How the day of the session goes will depend on what kind of shoot you book, but we will have fun no matter what!

the day after

sneak peek

You'll get a sneak peek the business day after.


1-2 weeks after

blog and slideshow

The blog post and slideshow will showcase the best photos from your session and sneak a few more to you before the release of your final gallery. :)

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Pricing

50% due at booking

General portraits

$200

-Families, couples, children, maternity, etc (for newborn, see my family documentary section
- 1 to 1.5 hours
-Optional second outfit
-Location of client's choice

senior portraits

$275

- 1.5 to 2 hour session (can split into two 1 hour sessions) PLUS 1 hour in my studio
-Unlimited outfits
-2 locations of client's choice PLUS a studio sitting
-Online gallery available to download with print release
-Announcements, wallets, and graduation invites available

in-studio sessions

The studio is so new, I haven't figured this out yet! Contact me for a custom package or to add on studio time to your outdoor portrait session if this may be something you're interested in. :)

WEDDINGS

documentary: births, babies, and day in the life

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