Am I the right photographer for you? Your questions answered.
I LOVE what I do & believe that I have a special knack for telling a really good story, but I don’t think that I’m right for everyone. Get the answers to some of my most frequently asked questions so you can make the most informed decision for you.
Select from the below sections to quickly find the answers you need.
Section 1 – Services
WHY SHOULD I USE YOUR SERVICES WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS TO CHOOSE FROM?
My approach to photography is different than most. I am committed to creating a connection with each client & I work hard to understand & tell your story. I don’t just take pretty pictures for the sake of taking pretty pictures. I want your photos to touch you deeply & give you much more than just a memory from the past, but to also give meaning of who you once were.
I also have a stylistic edge on most other photographers. As an Apparel Designer for more than 15 years I am able to give you direction with your photo shoot looks. I consider who you are as an individual or family & create a concept that’s just right for you.
I'M NOT COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. HOW CAN YOU HELP ME ?
When we book your shoot I will send you a detailed pre-shoot preparation guide to help you get ready for the day of. Knowing what to expect & being prepared is one step closer to getting more comfortable.
I also make myself available by phone, email or text so that we can talk through any concerns or questions you may have.
On the day of the shoot I take a few moments before we start to help you get warmed up. I’ll take a few practice shots so you have time to loosen up & shake off the nerves.
My job is to give you clear direction before & during the photo shoot. You won’t have to figure any of it out yourself. I am here for you.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING PHOTOGRAPHY?
I have been doing photography for about 3 years. I am not a seasoned veteran, but I have a fresh perspective & a cutting edge point of view.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?
Section 2 – Looks & Location
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
I have over 15 years of experience in the Fashion Industry. Fashion & style is one of my all time passions. I make sure to take time with every client to help curate a complete look using inspirational imagery.
After our consultation I will send you a styled out guide unique to you . This guide is meant to be used for inspiration only. It does not require you to go out & purchase any special items, unless you want to, that is.
WHERE WOULD WE DO THE PHOTO SHOOT?
After our consultation we will discuss various location options within the area depending on weather & the time of day of the photo session.
WHAT IF IT'S RAINING?
Rain makes a great prop! Some of my favorite photo shoots have been in the rain. Do not let the rain discourage you – we would use it to our advantage.
However, if rain just isn’t your thing – we will definitely reschedule our shoot to a day that is more suitable for you.
HOW CAN YOU MAKE MY "BUSY" CHILD/ CHILDREN SIT STILL IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA?
I have a busy toddler of my own. It is not an easy task to get children to sit still when there are so many other things that they are curious about.
In preparation for the shoot I would ask that you sit down with your child/ children to let them know what is expected of them. However, many of the interactions between parent & child that are candid & unposed are most times the most compelling shots of them all. My theory is to just let them be kids & to join them in the fun!
Section 3 – Pricing
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF YOUR SERVICES?
I am a high touch service oriented photographer. My work is custom curated for each individual client.
The work begins with the consultation, building out your looks & color story, the photo session, composition & custom editing & then creating the narrative to your story. It’s a very deep & involved process only to give you a very unique & fulfilling experience.
WHAT IF WE GO OVER OUR ALOTED TIME? IS THERE AN EXTRA CHARGE?
If the extra time is requested by the client there will be an additional charge of $50 per extra half hour.
If the extra time is needed by me then there will be no additional charge.
HOW DO I PAY?
Payment can be applied through PayPal, Cash or Check.
I do not take credit cards at this time.
DO YOU REQUIRE A SECURITY DEPOSIT FOR BOOKING?
Yes, a 5% deposit is requested to secure your appointment with me.