Facts and useful Info
Do we get to keep our images? Yes!
With the purchase of any package, you are also purchasing the high-resolution, individually-edited files that result from your coverage. As soon as they have been completely edited, these are uploaded to a private viewing gallery, given to you via a digital download link (so you can start printing them right away) and mailed to you on a DVD (if part of your package or purchased) within eight weeks of your wedding day or event. Although in most cases you will receive them much sooner. I love what I do and that includes the editing. Unedited images are part of your DVD package(if included). Please refer to the final amount of final edits in your respective package.
Are you insured? Yes. I carry both liability insurance (to protect you, your venue and your guests) and equipment insurance. While this is a good idea in its own right, many venues require liability coverage of all of your vendors.
Are your images copyrighted? Yes and no. You have the right to use your final edits (and pass them along to friends and family) for all the non-commercial uses you desire, and you will have signed paperwork that states this. There are copyright limitations on advertising with them, so if a vendor from your wedding asks for your wedding photos, simply send them to me and I’ll provide them with images along with rules for crediting photos.
What kind of equipment do you use? I use a top-of-the-line Canon digital system with multiple backups.
Our budget is really tight. Can you help? There are a few ways to manage the cost of wedding photography that is popular with clients. The first is to consider using basic event coverage. I do offer discounts for off-season (November-April) ask me about it. You may also create a payment plan that will allow you to split up your payments into a monthly amount that will span the time you sign up for coverage to the time you receive your images. I offer PayPal credit as an option and the link can be found at the bottom of this page. Please let me know if you’d like to consider one of these options!
How do we reserve the date? The date is held with your 25% (wedding) retainer fee for weddings. The 25% is determined by the total amount equal to all package and add on items you have chosen. I will hold your date and we will all sign an agreement guaranteeing my presence at your event! All other sessions other than weddings requires a $50 retainer paid prior to booking the shoot date.
What should we wear? Personally, I always lean towards classic outfits because I don’t want to feel quite so dated when looking back on my images. I lean towards solids with color combinations that intrigue me, and a few well-chosen accessories. That said, this is your photo session, so please feel free to choose whatever you feel most attractive in! If our session is going to be outdoors, I recommend dressing as though it is ten degrees less comfortable outside than you think it’s going to be. I’m a big supporter of dressing in layers, and I think that a charming scarf or hat in chilly weather can add to an image in a wonderful way. This is also a great time to treat yourself to something you love – a jacket you’ve been eyeing or a skirt that’s been on your wish list for a while. Something that makes you feel bold and attractive goes a long way to help you feel great in front of the camera.
What if it rains? If this is a family session with young children and you feel comfortable having the session in your home, we can relocate your session indoors to your abode. These are sometimes my favorite images because they hold so many memories of the space in which you live. When your children are grown, chances are that you’ll live in another house – looking back on their childhood home will hold special memories for both you and your children. If this is an engagement or adventure portrait session, or you just can’t fathom getting your house clean enough for a photo session, we have three choices: we can shoot in the rain I have a small studio space (additional fee) or we can reschedule. There are no rescheduling fees for rain dates or illnesses.
We’d like studio images. This is an additional add on to your package. Please contact me directly via email or by phone for this service.
How do we choose our images? For standard sessions, you don’t have to choose! I sort through the images from our session and get rid of anything that I don’t think is a keeper and I edit the ones that constitute the best body of work from our time together. These images are provided to you via digital download as soon as they’re ready and are uploaded to an online gallery for backup, viewing and sharing.
What if we want more than the included amount of images from our session? No problem! You can select as many as you like. Additional images are just $4/image.
What’s the difference between prints and images? Any time we refer to images, we’re talking about digital files – jpegs – that are provided to you at high-resolution so that you have maximum flexibility with where and how you’d like to print them. Prints, on the other hand, are the printed images on photographic paper.
Do we have to buy our prints through you? Not at all! While your gallery allows you the ability to purchase prints and products through me, your high-resolution jpegs allow you the flexibility to go anywhere you like to print your images. I do offer print credit with most sessions which are good for a limited time. You are not obligated to order with your print credits, but the print order session is a good time to see what we can provide vs other prints options (Costco, Walgeens ect.) The prints credits are not applicable to your online gallery.
We’ve photographed with you in the past and want to do it again! What are the perks? Awesome! I love being a part of people’s lives as their families grow. Repeat customers get 10% off any photo session they like.
Can I share my images on Facebook? Yes, absolutely. Share away. If your friends ask where you had those awesome photos taken, just send them this way :).
What is the best way to upload my images? I suggest uploading from a DVD format. If a DVD is not part of you package. You can purchase one as an add-on. Uploading from this format will give you the best chance of having your images look great on your social media. As Facebook and many others downgrade the quality of the images once uploaded. If you upload them from a source that is already a digital format (ie online) it further downgrades the quality.
What happens after I download or receive my images? I suggest you download them to your own computer and also keep a backup copy on a DVD or external hard drive. I do not keep your images forever. Space is very valuable to a photographer.
I am never too busy for your questions! Please feel free to email me at email@example.com or call at 503-830-7221 with any additional questions you have or to start the process of reserving your shoot date.