For weddings, I require 50% down and 50% a month before the event. (This will all be listed in your contract).
For all other photos (headshots, family, and business branding), I require payment in full before booking a photo session. I accept cash, personal checks and Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. For more information please see our cancellation policy below and check out our investment page.
Your photography session means a lot to me. I want to get you plenty of high-quality images. To do this, I reserve the space for you and often do some preparation and setup ahead of time . When someone cancels at the last minute, there is often no way to find another client to fill that time slot, which greatly affects my week.
I typically work rain or shine, so if you are not willing to be photographed in rain, snow or other various elements, please proactively cancel your session 24 hours prior to your scheduled shoot. Failure to cancel will be taken as a willingness to be photographed in these elements (and truthfully – oftentimes yields really amazing shots!) In the case that the weather is truly dangerous (lightning storms, blizzards, hurricanes, etc.) – I will reach out to allow you to either reschedule or cancel the session free of charge.
If you are more than 15 minutes late to your session, we will cancel your session but you will still be responsible for 50% of your session fee.
Any client that cancels their photography session for any reason with less than a 24 hour notice must pay a 50% cancellation fee. The cancellation fee is based on the REGULAR, price. If the session was to be at a special rate, the cancellation fee will be based on the original rate as shown on the website. Additionally, client will be responsible for any additional fees incurred such as travel fees, equipment rentals or purchase, site fees, etc.
This cancellation policy applies to all photography sessions. Weddings may be quoted additional stipulations in a signed contract.
Guess what? This is one of the most common worries I hear from my clients! Once we start working, I will direct you and tell you exactly what to do - where to sit or stand, how to position your arms - everything. So you can just relax and not have to think about a thing except having fun at your shoot!
To me, editing and retouching are two different things. I do NOT send you proofs. All photos you will receive in your gallery will have had complete editing, for things like brightening, cropping, white balancing, straightening, etc.
Retouching, on the other hand, would be things like removing a blemish, smoothing skin or a stray hair, removing a street sign behind your head. I will do some minor retouching in the course of editing your photos.
Major retouching, however, is time-consuming and may result in additional charges. Therefore, I suggest making sure that everything is photo-ready before your shoot. Your outfits have been thought out and are pressed and clean, hair is styled, shoes are shined. If you need hair and makeup services, I offer that as well.
While Photoshop can work wonders, it can take hours to do what look like simple edits. A better way to approach your photos is to make sure you, your hair, makeup, nails, and wardrobe all look just like you want when you arrive.
If you really want something changed afterward, I can often do some of that fine detail work. However, major retouching is not included in your package and will mean extra fees. (See the Editing and Retouching tab).
When having professional photos taken you want to look authentic, confident, and beautiful. A key way to feel comfortable in front of the camera is to know you look like yourself, but also that you look flawless.
Maybe you are a natural beauty and never wear makeup. Or maybe you may know great tips and techniques for your everyday makeup application already. But makeup for the camera is very different. It actually requires more makeup and coverage than one would think to look “natural” on camera. As an esthetician and makeup artist, I know how to best accentuate your features and what products/finishes you need in order to be camera ready.
Men, we are talking to you, too! A little concealer or powder can make quite a difference!
Makeup is also important because of retouching. It is sad to me when people are unhappy with photos only because they feel they look washed out, or they don't like their hair or makeup. I can correct some of this through editing, but it is time-consuming and will cost you a lot extra. Just spend the extra time and money on a hair and makeup session!
See why we recommend adding a makeup session to your shoot!
I do hope to make you happy with your photos. That being said, I highly suggest that before we schedule your shoot, you look at my galleries to see if you like my style. It isn't always possible to duplicate a look you want. And even if it is, it may take extra time to edit in a style I am not used to. I'm not saying it can't be done, but let's talk about your expectations before we get started.
You absolutely do NOT need to look like a model, and I can work around anything about your appearance that you’re uncomfortable with. If you have something specific that you’re self-conscious about, (as well as anything about your body that you LOVE and want to focus on!) let’s chat about it so I can be aware of it as I shoot. Often, the angles we shoot from will make you happy with your body!
Yes. When you get your gallery, you will get all the information on how to order from my high quality lab or your own processing center.
Your photos are for your personal use and the rights to the photos do not include any commercial usage. I can give you a photo release for various purposes upon request.
I also do not allow your photos to be altered in any way. Yes, these photos were created of and for you - but they are also part of my brand and I aim for consistency in the images. As I stated above, I hope you chose me because you like the style photos I produce. If you like a particular filter, it's best to find a photographer that shoots similar to that style.
That being said, I will try to make edits that you request if I am able to. Want it brighter? Skin smoother? I will definitely do those things for you. The more detailed about what you are looking for, the more likely I will be able to help you.