These are pretty normal questions that many people have, but if you have a question whose answer you’re not finding, drop me a line!
How would you describe your style?
Gosh, this is a tough one. Although an academic answer might be “contemporary and natural,” in reality, my style changes depending on what I’m shooting. I’m a big fan of outdoor, non-traditional portrait sessions and weddings. I really groove with a dark and moody feel, but I also love the light and airy. So, yeah. My goal is not to invent a fantasy, but to capture your best self.
What will the session be like for me?
I want your session to be fun and happy and easy. I know the average person may not be comfortable posing in front of a camera and just “being themselves”, so I will help guide you through the session by suggesting an activity or pose. I will adjust unflattering postures, and work to keep things relaxed and fun. I will arrive ahead of time, ensure that everything is ready to go, meet with you, and we’ll get to work.
Working on location is preferred, whether it’s in your home, your neighborhood, your business, or some favorite location. Places that have meaning for you helps you stay relaxed and also lets us create meaningful work.
How many pictures will you take?
Lots. For a typical portrait session, it might be anywhere from 50 to 200 pictures. For weddings, it’s usually 500 to 1,000 (or more!). I will often take several pictures in a row, and sometimes of the same thing (need to make sure everyone’s eyes are open!). But come on. It’s not about how many photos, it’s about how good you look! You will not receive all of the photos I take – some may be out of focus, some may be duplicates, and some may be of your Uncle Ned sticking his elbow in the frame. So even though you aren’t getting all of the photos, you can be assured that you are receiving the best photos.
What am I paying for? What’s included?
Typically, fees include my time traveling to a location, taking photographs, editing the digital files, building an online gallery for you to view and share your photos, and the final edited files. Prints, albums, and wall art are also available for purchase.
What does the copyright release allow me to do with my pictures?
This lets you use the photos I captured. You can put a new photo up on Instagram every day for a year. You can Facebook them and Pin them. You can put them on your blog. However, what you can’t do is say that you took the photos, re-edit them with artsy Instagram filters, or post them in such a way that implies that you created them.
So in short, I’d love for you to share my photos – just please don’t edit them, and please credit me.
How do I book you?
You can ask more questions or start the booking process by getting in touch via my Contact page – I would love to hear from you!