Q. How will i pay the retainer fee to book my session or wedding?
A. Venmo. Once we have worked out a date and time for your session, or you have asked to book your wedding with me, you will pay your retainer through Venmo. You will download the app on to your phone if you don’t already have it, enter your information, and send the retainer amount to my username that I will provide. I am not able to take checks or cash for the retainer fee.
Q. When will the remaining amount of my balance be due?
A. For lifestyle sessions your balance will need to be paid on the day of the session by cash. For weddings your remaining balance will be due one month prior to your wedding date through Venmo.
Q. Once I book you, will I need to sign a contract?
A. Yes. I use contracts for all sessions and weddings to protect both you and myself. I will send your contract via email after you pay your retainer.
Q. When will we get our photos?
A. My turn around time is 2 weeks for lifestyle sessions, and 8 weeks for weddings.
Q. Is my retainer refundable?
A. No. Your retainer will not be returned under any circumstance. If the weather is poor, it is possible to reschedule your session. You may not reschedule your session for ANY other reason than extreme weather.
Q. Do you travel?
A. All the time! It’s one of my favorite things to do. I am primarily in VA but I am often on the west coast so I’m able to waive most travel fees for west coast weddings and elopements depending on date and location! If you have a vision, let me know and we can get the ball rolling!
Q. We’re not comfortable in front of the camera. Will this result in awkward photos?
A. Absolutely not! I will guide you through the entire session, giving you poses and prompts through the whole thing. I’ll have you moving basically the entire session, so you won’t be holding awkward forced poses for minutes at a time (okay maybe I’ll ask for a FEW cheesy smiling photos for your mom and dad). Drop everything you think you know about photoshoots and get ready to have a good time! You don’t need to bring any posing ideas, I’ve got your back! Sit back, relax, and let me do all the work for you :)
Q. Can you alter things in photoshop?
A. I will be making minimal touch ups if needed such as any temporary blemishes that won’t be there in a week, but other than that I encourage you to embrace the natural beauty that makes you who you are!
Q. Do you ever capture newborn sessions?
A. YES! I love to capture newborns. For newborn photos I currently only offer in home sessions, which is where I would come to your home and capture sweet moments of your family in your natural environment which is always so amazingly relaxing for the new baby because they get to be in their element. No need to pack up your entire house because I’ll be coming straight to you!
Q. Do you Have a second shooter?
A. I primarily shoot weddings solo, but for larger weddings my husband will occasionally join me to ensure that all moments are captured effortlessly!
Q. Can I choose the images that I receive?
A. I will choose the photos that will be delivered. I promise I don’t keep a vault of amazing photos hidden away. I always choose the best of the best to deliver!
Q. Can I see/have the raw Files?
A. Nope! ;)