FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

How do I book my portrait session ? 

Select the package that works for you or fill out the contact form.

Once you are ready to secure your date you will receive a contract by email. 

Review + sign your contract, make your non-refundable deposit.

Your remaining balance is due 48 hours of your session.

All details of the session will be discussed during a planning call once you’ve officially booked.

 

How long will it take to get my photos back ?

 All portrait packages will take 10 business days from favorites selection. 

The delivery date is determined by the amount of editing that is needed on your session and the amount of photos chosen.

If you purchase additional photos for editing your turn around will change depending on how many additional photos purchased.

 

How do we select locations ?

 I like to pick locations based on attire, your outfits and scenery should compliment each other. 

I have a list of locations that we can choose from together once you know what you’ll be wearing. 

If you've already found a spot that you'd like to use we can definitely do your session there or even shoot at your home.

If there's a location on social media that you'd like to use just send me an email or text with the photo attached.

Some locations require an appointment or a permit fee, the permit price is not included in the session price and is paid for by client.

Location options are sent once you have officially booked your session and finalized your attire.

 

Does one location mean one exact spot ?

We will move around the location.

For example, If you pick the Klyde Warren park as your location we will shoot in front of whatever locations stand out to you within the park.

We can go anywhere in the area as long as time allows.

When you edit photos, what exactly do you edit ? 

I apply color corrections, blemish removal, skin smoothing, background retouching, stray hair reduction, and stretch mark removal.

Specific edits like large tattoos, wrinkled clothing, or altered body is not included but with an additional fee can be charged per image. 

Changed background, Adding persons, items or texts etc are graphic edits and would also be under an additional fee.

 

Can I have the images that weren't edited ?

Yes, the remaining images outside of the favorited edits can be purchased with watermarks.

What happens if there is bad weather on the day of the photo shoot ?

If the rain is scattered, drizzling, or on and off we can go on as planned. 

If we are going under a covered area outdoors we will continue as planned.

 But if the weather is completely unfavorable, we will reschedule.

 

Where do I change my outfits ?

I have a convenient pop up changing tent, so no need to change in the car or find a bathroom.

 

Do you have any assistant photographers ?

Yes, I have a few photographers that I work with when I need a second shooter. 

 

Can you hold a date for me ?

I am sorry I can not "hold" dates for anyone.

 Your date is not secure until you have officially booked your date by signing your contract and making your deposit. 

 

Can I change my session time ?

Yes, ONCE If the time that you are requesting is available.

If you would like to change your session time on the day of your session there will be a $25 fee applied to your balance.

 

When you give me a quote how long is the quote valid ?

You have up to 48 hours to book based on the quote that you received.

If you cannot book by that time there is a possibility that your original quote will not be honored if my packages have changed. 

 

 How much is required for my deposit ?

A deposit of 50% is required for all sessions.

A deposit of 30% of your total is required for events and personalized quotes.

 

 Is the full payment of my session refundable if I want to cancel or if I miss the entire 

session ? 

Unfortunately, If you want to cancel your session no money will be refunded.

You can reschedule your date ONCE for free if not due to weather related issues.

If you miss the entire session you would have to rebook a new session. 

 

Is my deposit refundable ?

No

 

Can I change my date after I have already booked a certain date ?

Yes, you can change your date ONCE if the new date that you are requesting is available. 

 

Do you shoot in JPEG or Raw ?

I shoot raw for everything.

 

Do you shoot in a studio ?

Yes, I currently have a home based studio located in Richardson, TX.

If you have a specific look in mind, studios in the area can also be reserved for your session time. 

Just like certain locations, the client would be responsible for making sure

the studio is available during the requested shoot time and would be responsible for booking studio separately.

 

Do you travel ?

Yes, I love to travel  and I'm ready to capture photos wherever you are located. :)

Travel is free within 25 miles of Dallas.  

I charge 0.30 cent per mile for travel outside of Dallas and surrounding areas.

The client would pay for coverage to and from.

For example: if I have to travel 200 miles outside of Dallas, the additional travel fee would be $120 roundtrip.

 

How will I receive my images ?

All packages are delivered by a private online gallery where you can share, download or order images. 

Your images will be stored in a Pixieset gallery for 40 days to download images to your computer, USB's, or CD's.

 

What is your style of photography ?

I am a natural light and studio photographer.

Clean, vibrant, posed and candid. 

 

Can I purchase prints from you? Do you offer print release ?

Yes, you can purchase prints, canvas and wall art directly from your online gallery.

Your images are printed using top quality print labs that will show your images beautifully.

Print release is included with every package unless otherwise stated.

If images are for a brand or commercial use a commercial license fee is required and billed separately.

 

What is a print release form ?

A release to print your images - with guidelines.

It allows the client to print at the lab of their choice for PERSONAL use at home while maintaining the rights of the photographer.

Even though a client paid for a photo session and received digital copies does NOT mean they own the images

 

What happens if I am late to my photo shoot ?

If your shoot is an hour long and you come 30 minutes late, you'll have 30 minutes to take photos. 

If you want to extend the session up to an hour it'll be $75. 

If you miss the entire shoot it will not be rescheduled, and your payment is non-refundable

unless it was due to death, car accident, or water breakage. 

 

Do you shoot weddings ?

Yes, I shoot engagements, weddings and elopements.

 

Do you shoot events ?

Yes.