Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I prepare for my session?
A: The best thing you can do before your session is know what you're looking for! If you've seen photos on my website, your friends' social media pages, or even Pinterest that stick out to you, let me know and I'll keep that in mind during our shoot.
You can pick your own outfits and locations, and I'm always available to give advice beforehand. For locations, I typically recommend open areas with a mixture of infrastructure (stairs, bridges, buildings, and fountains) and nature (ponds, trails, fields, and flowers) to get the best use out of the space.
For senior and graduation sessions, many clients choose to wear one formal outfit (a dress or button-down with dress pants) and change into a more casual outfit (a school t-shirt and jeans) for another location. For professional headshots, a formal top is recommended (blazer, button-down, blouse, or formal dress).
Q: What's the difference between editing and retouching?
A: All sessions include 80+ full-quality downloads of edited photos, which means the color and lighting have been corrected. Retouching is optional and happens after you receive your edited photos, where a few photos you'd like changed in Photoshop (skin smoothing, touch-ups, etc.)
Find some examples below:
Flyaways, dark circles, blemishes, teeth whitening, clothing fixes, blinking eyes
5 optional images included, $20 per extra image
Exposure, contrast, saturation, highlights, shadows, sharpening, color tints / hues
80+ images to download with each session
Q: How do I download the edited photos from my album?
A: Each album is split up into multiple galleries to easier navigate your photos. When you first see the home page, scroll down until you get to the Highlights gallery which always includes my personal favorites from the shoot.
Once there, you can click on the table of contents bar to view the rest of the galleries. To download a single photo, hover over it and click the button, or scroll to the bottom of to download all the photos in a gallery at once.
Q: How do I order prints?
A: Because my sessions include the full-quality digital downloads, you can get them printed yourself. If you'd like to print through me, I offer various sizes and can deliver them to your home. Ordering prints from me ensures that they will be resized correctly to fit your dimensions so you won't have to cut off anyone's head or feet. Find my printing worksheet below:
Q: Do you offer gift certificates?
A: Yes! I offer pre-paid gift certificates that are the perfect gift for families, engaged couples, or a partner to create a memory that lasts. Because I charge an hourly rate, you can choose the type of session you'd like and the duration, and I will email you your customized certificate after you submit your non-refundable deposit. Find an example below: