Here are some frequently asked questions and answers!
How far in advance should I book my session?
You should book your session as soon as possible. I am very flexible with days and times since I do have another job. We can discuss the best time for your session.
How long will my session last?
Sessions last approximately one hour. You would be surprised how many pictures are taken within that short amount of time.
Where will it be?
For outdoor session, you are able to choose your location. Certain fees are applies to any location out of my normal shooting range, which is 25 miles out of the Grand Blanc, MI area. Parks and nature areas are good locations for sessions
How many people can be included in the photos?
You may have up to 5 people included in your session, there is a $10.00 charge for any additional people.
Can I request specific photos to be taken (IE grandchildren/grandparents, solo of kids, etc)
Absolutely! Feel free to give me your ideas for poses and what you want your session to be like.
Can our pets be a part of our photos?
Yes, I do allow pets. I just ask that you tell me in advance.
What do we need to bring?
Most importantly, you need to bring your smile! Any other things you are able to bring are props for any kind of special picture you would like to include.
I know what kind of look I want but I’m not sure what locations to achieve it, can you suggest options?
Let's discuss your visions and I will do my best to achieve what you are looking for in your photographs.
What should we do to prepare for the session?
I encourage you to look through my portfolio to see my style of photography and what you like and don't like. If there are any ideas you want in your session, I am open to include them. I encourage you to try to coordinate your outfits, there are many ideas available online for you too look at. It is also important to prepare your children ahead of time so they know what to expect.
Please make sure you have also read over my contract so you are prepared to sign it at the session.
If it rains, do you have a studio to shoot at?
If it rains, i have no problem rescheduling your session.
Will these images be posted online or any social networks?
Sneek peeks are only posted onto my facebook fan page at your approval.
I do upload all images here in a gallery to my website. This enables you to order prints, cavases, photobooks and other products.
Will we have the option to use props?
Yes, absolutely! Let me know your ideas a head of time so i can plan your session according to your style.
When is the best time of year to schedule my session?
My favorite time is the fall. But all year round is fun too!
What time of day is best for a portrait session?
The BEST TIME to shoot outdoor photos is about 1-2 hours after sunrise and 1-2 hours before sunset. That is when you get the best lighting. THE WORST time would be Noon-3:00PM
What happens if you’re sick or are unable to shoot the session on the scheduled day?
We can reschedule!
How will we know how to pose?
The best way to pose is to RELAX and be yourself, I'll guide you on the rest.
What if my children act up on the day of the shoot and we can’t get any good photos?
Your children are your responsibility. I will do my best to get them to smile but sometimes they do not cooperate and I understand. The best way to avoid this is to tell your child ahead of time what you expect from them. Your time with me is limited and i want you to get the best photos from that time. I try to let children give me their ideas too and get a couple shots of what they would like to do. That way they are more apt to listening to me!
I really don’t like “X” about me, can we shoot around it?
We all have our insecurities. The best thing to do is to tell me ahead of time and I can do my best to make you look your best.
Can this session be done at multiple locations?
Yes, but at an additional cost, depending on what you want.
In your professional opinion how long do you think need for the session?
Sessions last typically 1/2 hour to two hours, depending.
I prefer black & white images will you edit them in color and black & white?
I edit each photo I give you in both black and white and in color. I adore black and white!
How many photos do you typically take during the session?
Between 50-100, depending, I tend to get click happy. But, keep in mind you will not see every single shot I take.
How long does it take to get the photos back?
PLEASE allow 2-3 weeks to get your photos back. I do have another full time job. Weddings take much longer due to the amount of photos taken.
What should we wear?
Wear something comfortable.
If we end up needing more time on the day of the session can it be added on then?
Yes for an additional charge.
What type of payments do you accept?
Cash, Check, Visa, Disc, & Mastercard
What other session fees or taxes are charged?
6% Michigan Sales tax, Its the law, they want their portion!