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: Each package has its own amount of edited photos included, which means the color and lighting have been corrected. Retouching is optional and happens after you receive your edited photos, where you tell me what you'd like changed in Photoshop (skin smoothing, touch-ups, etc.)
Find some examples below:

Editing

Exposure, contrast, saturation, highlights, shadows, sharpening, color tints / hues
# of edited images varies per package
Basic: Flyaways, dark circles, blemishes, teeth whitening, clothing fixes, blinking eyes
Deluxe: braces removal, visual effects, 
# of edited images varies per package

Retouching

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. You can choose which package you'd like and I will mail you (+ email you a copy of) your customized certificate after submitting your non-refundable deposit.

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For questions regarding my packages, please head to my "Packages" tab and review my portrait & wedding guides.

 

If you have any specific questions, please email me at info@hannahbrauerphotography.com!