FAQ

 

I'M TOO __________ (you fill in the blank) TO HAVE MY PHOTO TAKEN! HELP!

Nope, you're perfect just the way you are. I'm really good at helping people look their best, relax and have fun. I especially take care to help women with natural posing to create flattering portraiture of them. There are no re-do's or take backs on life, get in front of the camera, you won't regret it.

HOW MUCH IS A SESSION WITH YOU?

All portrait sessions are $595 and include complimentary low-res images for social sharing (prints + high-res image files are available for purchase separately). I shoot families, maternity, newborns, graduating seniors + couples. Editorial / lifestyle brand sessions depends on the need and a custom collection will be created to match your project. SEE HERE for more details.

DO YOU SHOOT WEDDINGS?

Yes, but only a few per year! That's why you don't see it highlighted in my portfolio. You can find my wedding pricing HERE and check out the BLOG to see full wedding gallery examples.

WHAT DOES "LIFESTYLE" MEAN?

My lifestyle portfolio reflects images that focus on communicating an experience. A Lifestyle Brand or Editorial session with me is perfect for creative businesses looking to highlight their products, services, or point of view to their audience. An emphasis is placed on story telling and detail shots to help your viewer/customer better understand what it is you offer them. I actually approach all sessions from a "lifestyle" perspective, whether I'm working with creative brands, families, seniors or couples. Examples of creative businesses I have worked with: bridal designers, florists, ceramic artists, food bloggers, and other craftsmen.

HOW LONG ARE PORTRAIT SESSIONS?

It depends on the circumstances, but usually around 1 hour. I try not to keep families much over an hour since kids have a short window. Newborn sessions are longer since we take our time and take queues from baby, lasting more like 1.5 - 2 hours. Seniors sessions are around 2 hours as they usually include wardrobe + location changes. If you need to leave a session at a specific time (for example, you have plans afterward) let me know in advance.

WHERE DO PORTRAIT SESSIONS USUALLY TAKE PLACE + WHAT TIME?

Family, Senior and Couples sessions are generally outside in a beautiful location. We schedule the session to make use of the best light, which usually happens very early morning or in the hours before sunset. Family sessions also can take place in your home generally in the morning. Newborn sessions are always in your home and take place in the morning for the comfort of your baby and small children. 

WHERE DO LIFESTYLE + BRANDING EDITORIALS TAKE PLACE? HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?

Anywhere that makes sense for your business and brand! This can include an outdoor location styled to fit the storyline of the photos, a rented studio space, your place of business or a combination of all of these. An emphasis will be place on natural light for location and timelines and we'll work together to decide what is the right fit for the photos you have in mind. The same goes for how long your lifestyle/branding shoot lasts, we can create a time duration that makes sense for your needs.

DO YOU HAVE STYLIST, WARDROBE, HAIR/MAKE UP, + LOCATION RECOMMENDATIONS?

I sure do! I can email you resources for vendors I love working with and my favorite spots to shoot in the Portland/Metro area. I also have blog posts that give great advice on how to dress for sessions and can personally work with you to choose a great wardrobe over email/text.

DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS? WHAT ABOUT CREDIT CARDS?

I can offer a payment plan in some circumstances but the full balance must be paid before image delivery. I provide online payment tools with digital invoices powered by PayPal -- I can also take cards via Venmo, Square or checks can be mailed or dropped off. I am not responsible for checks lost in the mail.

HOW LONG UNTIL I RECEIVE MY IMAGES?

Your printed proofs will arrive at your doorstep, 4 weeks after your session. You will shortly after that receive access to an online gallery for all your sharing, downloading and shopping needs. Lifestyle/branding images can have a custom turnaround based on your business deadlines (subject to availability).

MODEL RELEASES?

I include a model release in my contract for you to sign off on so that I can use the images in my portfolio. I also occasionally use some photos in printed brochures or catalogs that I hand directly to potential clients and will likely post a few images from the session on Instagram (I don't use any other social media platform currently). If you have special circumstances in regards to model release that you need to discuss I am very open to that as I am happy to respect the individual privacy of my clients.

CAN I SHARE TO FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM + SOCIAL SITES?

Yes! I love when you share. You can share low-res images from your online gallery (you are also welcome to screenshot them if you credit me for the photo).

HOW DO I BUY PRINTS?

You can purchase prints at your online gallery. I work with a pro-lab to ensure the highest quality paper and color accuracy. Plus, at your gallery it’s quick and easy!

WHAT IS LOW-RES vs. HIGH-RES - AND WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY COLLECTION?

You have access to complimentary low-res (web-ready) images at your online gallery. These are perfect for sharing on FB or Instagram and are included in your collection price. If you’d like to purchase prints for framing you can do so at your gallery. If you’d like to print your photos elsewhere, you can but you will need to buy high-res images to do so. High-res means the photos have enough pixels to be printed. In general, most clients pick a handful of their favorite high-res images to back up to their computer, enjoy the full gallery of complimentary low-res images, and buy a handful of larger prints.

High-res images are included in the custom package we create for a business Lifestyle/Branding session.

HOW MUCH ARE HIGH-RES IMAGES?

High-res images are $35/per image or the whole session can be purchased on a USB for $900.

DO YOU SELL ALBUMS, FRAMING + OTHER PRODUCTS?

I do! You can shop at your personal online gallery for beautiful products like modern framing, fine art albums, canvases and table top calendars. If you find ordering yourself overwhelming, I can place an order and even design an album for you. Anything you order arrives at your doorstep ready to be added as an heirloom to your home.

WHAT ABOUT WEATHER ISSUES?

I carry tasteful white and clear umbrellas, towels and clear plastic to lay on the ground, all in an effort to keep you clean and dry should we have unfortunate weather. We will talk through our options in advance if weather is looking bad! Complimentary reschedules are always offered if weather causes us to cancel the session.

DO YOU PROVIDE RAW ( UNEDITED ) IMAGES? HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU DELIVERI don’t provide raw or unedited images. I deliver approximately 30-60 of your best images, all fully edited. The number isn’t exact and subject to change. I choose the best images to deliver to you to tell a story and create quality photographs, rather than focus on an exact number of images.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
Photo sessions may be cancelled (without penalty) within 7 days of having signed the contract, unless otherwise noted for a custom session. If, for any reason, the Client cancels this contract outside that timeframe, the Photographer shall require any monies due, according the signed contract. Exceptions in regards to illness or emergency, at the photographer's sole discretion, may be offered. Sessions cancelled by the photographer for any reason are never at a penalty to the client. Client is responsible for all travel related cancellation fees including but not limited to airline, hotel and car rental fees (if they apply) that have been incurred by the photographer at the time of cancellation.

DO YOU BRING A SECOND SHOOTER OR ASSISTANT?

Usually I shoot alone, however I will sometimes bring an assitant to help me carry gear or bounce light. It just depends on availability and the needs of the session.