Do you have a Studio?
No I prefer to shoot my sessions on location. I have several locations that I shoot at in the area that I can help you choose based on your location and willingness to travel. I am also available to shoot in and around your home, corporate office just about anywhere. Some locations require permits or admission fees, clients are responsible for paying those fees if they wish to choose such a location.
How do I book my session?
You can contact me HERE to get the ball rolling. We will begin by figuring out a date and time that I am available work and you are available as well. From there you will be asked to review and submit a session terms and conditions agreement as well as the full session fee amount. Your date will not be considered book until these two things are submitted which means that someone else could take that date and time. See below for refund policies regarding cancelled sessions.
How many photos do you take during our session & Will I get every image you shoot?
I will shoot a lot of pictures during your session. How many will depend on the length of your session. No, I will sort through the images from your session an choose the ones that are the most flattering and best fit my style of imagery. I will eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focus shots, shots with unflattering expressions etc. I don't expect you to have the expertise or time to zoom into each image to select the one with the sharpest focus or to reject the ones that are unflattering in any other way, this is part of the service that I provide.
When will I get to see my images?
I no longer offer "sneak peeks" as I feel it takes away from the excitement and surprise of the gallery reveal. You can expect to receive your gallery about 2 to 3 weeks after your session date. Just think how exciting it will be to get that email!
How do I order my pictures?
You will receive a password protected online gallery from which you will be able to view and order your images
Will I be able to order digital negatives?
No, you can not order digital negatives, you can however order a fully edited digital image file. Learn More HERE
How far do you travel?
I have locations that I will help you choose within the Virginia counties of Orange, Spotsylvania, Culpeper, and Stafford as well as in the towns of Orange and Culpeper and the City of Fredericksburg. I will consider traveling further for an additional fee.
What kind of products do you offer?
Is there an extra charge for retouching?
Part of my post processing is complimentary retouching of blemishes, scars(by request), and any dirt that might have happened from shooting outdoors. I am happy to take other requests at a charge of $15 per request per image. For instance if you need me to fix chipped nail polish from an image that I will gladly take care of that for $30 on that image.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept debit and credit payments.
what happens if i need to reschedule my session
I respectfully ask that you take into consideration that I have set aside the time for your session and that I have declined any other work or personal activities for the opportunity to work with you. I would ask that please try to give at least 48 hours of notice and we can get your session rescheduled as soon as possible. However, I do understand that life happens and that in the blink of an eye things can change. In instances that are not weather related I will offer you one opportunity to reschedule at no extra fee.
What if i cancel my session all together?
Because the I will have declined any other work or personal opportunities and activities for the opportunity to work with you, if you cancel your session I will retain 25% percent of your total session fee, 75% will be refunded.
Should I bring props?
For the traditional sessions, if there is something that you would like to bring that is of significant importance to you then you should bring it. I do recommend keeping the props to a minimum. For the Daydreamer Sessions props and styling will be discussed during the planning and preparation of your session.
I want a specific location, do you know if we need a permit or a fee?
Maybe. Depends on the location. Check out this article I wrote all about locations for a more in depth answer. It is important to confirm this before photographing because if a permit or fee is required and we don't have one or haven't paid we will be asked to leave and that would stink! In any case where a permit is required the client is responsible for obtaining the permit. Any cases where a fee is required the client will be required to submit that fee in addition to the session fee.
I love my pictures and I want to get so many different products, can I make payments?
If you find yourself in this situation I am happy to set up a payment schedule for any orders over $500. Understand though that no product will delivered until full payment has been received.
Do you have insurance?
Yes I am insured.