1)What Can I Expect?
During your session, you can expect to relax, have fun and be yourself. Sure, I may set up the shots but, we want you to shine through! If you have certain shots in mind, please tell me. I want to give you the best photography experience possible.
2)What Should I Wear?
-It definitely depends on personal preference. My number one suggestion is, unless you are a bride, don’t wear white! Gone are the days of the whole family in white shirts and khaki pants. Mix it up, add some color, rock some patterns and have some fun! The best way to dress a family is coordinating but, not matchy matchy.
-Choose a color scheme (example, neutral shades with a pop of aqua) and use that scheme in everyone’s outfit. I also suggest that, especially when there is a little girl in the photos, you choose one outfit and coordinate everyone else to that one outfit. Remember, accessories are key!
-Jewelry, hats, scarves, jackets, sunglasses, and other accessories are always encouraged. Seniors especially are very highly encouraged to bring tons of accessories! If you prefer the monochromatic look for your family then we suggest one color top on everyone or black tops, instead of white.
3)Where do We Shoot?
Again, it’s up to you. I shoot on-location sessions in the Tallahassee area but can travel anywhere. The travel fee for outside of Tallahassee area depends on where the session is and the type of session. Hope on to the blog to see some examples. As a Tallahassee Photographer, I know certain places such as Maclay Gardens, Miccosukee Greenway, Lichgate , Dorothy B Oven Park etc, but I love finding spots that are unique to you so please let me know if you have any ideas.
4)When Should I Schedule My Session?
You’ll want to keep in mind that I generally book up to 2 months in advance. If you require a weekend, those can fill up 3 months in advance. I shoot every day of the week and generally well into the evening hours. Trust me on the times. I know the best lighting for every situation!
With children you’ll want to try and schedule when they are at their best. Which means, if the time I suggest is during their normal nap time, i’ll want to choose a different time. Feel free to bring snacks, toys or anything that will keep your little one happy during their session. I try to work very quickly so as not to lose the interest of the little ones and are very patient even with the biggest tantrums!
For newborn sessions, it’s important to photograph within the first 7 days. After that time, the newborn poses get harder to achieve.
For all children: I ask that you not schedule shots on the same day as photo sessions, preferable not the same week as photo sessions and please allow us to reschedule if your little one isn’t feeling well.
5)What Happens After the Session?
Session editing takes 2-3 weeks. At that point, you’ll get an email with your personal print proof site log-in information. You’ll be able to see your proofs, with watermark, as well as email invite your friends and family to do the same. If you decided to order prints remember, you can order them right through the site; print shipping generally takes about two weeks and is shipped right to your door.
6)Are the Prices Going to Change?
They might. My prices are always subject to change and meet the ever changing industry demands. When our prices change we try very hard to not change them drastically. Keep in mind that if you get a quote, it is good for that day. The only way to guarantee pricing is to schedule a session, sign a wedding contract or make a deposit.
7)Why Can’t I see the Original Pictures?
The editing process is part of our overall creative process. Unedited images do not fully represent the work that we do. An unedited image may look entirely different than the completed product. As artists, we have developed processes in which we choose the images and how we edit them. We retain the artistic rights to which images are chosen and how they are edited
8)What is Included?
-Professional editing to enhance the beauty of your photos
-Online album with watermark that can be password protected upon your request.
-Experienced Tallahassee photographers who uses professional high-end equipment.