Q. What does my session fee include?
A. Back by popular demand — session fees now include a selection of digital images with print release! Check the family/engagement/lifestyle photography investment page for more details. :)
Q. How far in advance should I book my session with you?
A. As far in advance as possible! I book a limited number of lifestyle sessions per month so it’s best to secure your date early for preferred timeframes (such as fall).
Q. How long will my session last?
A. This depends on the type of session. Family sessions typically last around 45 minutes to 1 hour, engagement sessions are 1-1.5 hours on average. Newborn lifestyle sessions are anywhere from 2-3 hours to allow for ample time to comfort, feed, and change baby.
Q. Do you have a studio?
A. My artistic style depends very much on natural light in a natural environment therefore I photograph primarily outdoors utilizing natural light. That said, I have access to various studio spaces if you prefer an indoor location, subject to availability and an additional fee, and I am more than happy to photograph your family inside your home. I love the connections that are captured when kids, in particular, are comfortable in their home space(s)! There are also various public locations throughout the city that occasionally allow photo sessions. Confirming availability and permission for using these spaces is the client’s responsibility.
Q. How many people can be included in our photos?
A. Your session includes up to 5 immediate family members. Additional or not-immediate family members are an additional $25/ea. Well-behaved pets (I know, that’s relative, isn’t it?) are also welcome!
Q. How many photos will you take?
A. As many as I need to. :) On average a lifestyle session will yield approximately 30 images for viewing. I carefully cull the images for duplicates and images that don’t meet my artistic and stylistic standards. You will see the best of the best!
Q. Can I see all the unedited images?
A. Nope! No one except me sees those. They’re unfinished and just the start of my artistic post-processing. As I said above, you’ll see the best of the best…finished, edited images you and I will both be proud to see on your walls. :)
Q. Do you sell digital files?
A. I do. Update fall 2016: back by popular demand, session prices now include a selection/all of the digital images, depending on your choices.
Q. Do you edit the pictures?
A. Absolutely, this is part of my service. Each image you purchase is professionally retouched and prepared for the print size and medium you choose. My retouching services include blemish removal, minimizing of under eye circles and similar. Environmental changes such as body slimming, braces removal, hair thickening or color changes or similar will incur additional charges on a case-by-case basis.
Q. How much can I expect to invest in a lifestyle session?
A. Clients spend an average of $800 at couples and family lifestyle sessions, including their choices of a mix of digital and heirloom, custom-designed professionally printed products.