Q: Do I have to pay my package all at once?
A: No, you do not have to! We can work out a plan for your to pay it in two or three payments. However, everything must be paid before getting your prints.
Q: What form of payment can I use?
A: At the moment, you may pay with cash or check.
Q: What do I need to do to prepare for the shoot?
A: Eat breakfast. I recommend you get your hair done at a hair salon right before the shoot. Come to the session with a clean face.Wear comfortable clothes so that we can work with your hair or makeup comfortably before choosing what you will wear. Remember, this is a day of pampering.
Bring 3-4 changes of clothes. Try to bring simple but elegant garments that are not too bright in color, unless otherwise discussed. I will usually not shoot shoes, so you do not have to worry about that! Talk to me about this so that we can plan more in details.
Q: How long will the shoot be?
A: It can be anywhere from thirty minutes to four hours or more; it depends on the type of shoot we are doing, where we do it, and even how many outfits you bring. I will never book more than two shoots per day.
Q: When do I get to see my images?
A: You will see your images within (4) weeks after the shoot. I will edit/retouch them and order the prints. You will most likely get to see a few more on my computer so that you can decide if you want to acquire more. I will also post one or two teasers online so that you can get excited while I'm editing them.
Q: What about conceptual portrait COMMISSIONS? How do those work?
A: We will talk more in depth about those. However, the way these work is that we both work out a concept together. You give me an idea of what it is that you want to create. Then, I will tell you what can be done and what we would need to purchase to accomplish that concept. We come up with the details, location, wardrobe, makeup, etc. We shoot the necessary images and then I work on the editing.
This type of session is different. We may shoot many images but you will only receive one image as these are more time intensive and unique. This type of session takes a lot more planning and a lot more editing. Editing a conceptual image can take anywhere from 5-30 hours, depending on the complexity of the concept.