FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
+ WHAT DO YOU OFFER?
While every photography session varies, I’m here to help YOU. I've been a photographer for over 15 years and have experience working in almost every imaginable situation. I strive to create something special and unique. I’m here to offer you extensive planning advice, location scouting + selection, vendor recommendations, outfit recommendations, timeline creation and ultimately, an incredible photographic experience!
My expertise is invaluable and available to everyone I work with. I have top notch equipment, my editing skills dialed, and I’d love the opportunity to work with you.
All clients receive a gallery of high-resolution digital photos, with printing rights that can be shared with your family, friends, or anyone you wish to give access. You can also download and print your photos directly from the gallery!
+ HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE REACH OUT TO BOOK YOU?
It depends on what type of photography services you're looking for, but I suggest reaching out sooner than later. No matter how “last minute” of a shoot you're trying to book I would love to hear from you!
For weddings, I will book up to a year in advance, but 6 to10 months before the wedding date is common. A signed contract and deposit reserves your wedding date.
+ HOW DO I BOOK YOU FOR A PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?
We can discuss details, plan logistics, and I can answer any questions that you may have before booking.
You want to book a photography session – yay! I will create a contract and invoice with payment instructions and email it to you.
As soon as you’ve signed the contract and paid your deposit– it’s official, and you’re in my calendar!
In the days, weeks, or months leading up to your photography session, we can message whenever necessary and plan the perfect, customized experience!
We meet, we take photos, and we have fun!
I start my editing process (typically 30 days or less depending on the time of year and photography session), I create a beautiful online gallery for you, then give you a link and password to share with friends and family.
You share your gorgeous photos with everyone excited to see them, download, print, and frame and display your photos in your home!
+ HOW WILL YOU GET GREAT PHOTOS?
A photography session is meant to be fun and relaxing. I will give easy instructions to encourage you to move and interact in ways that capture poses or candid moments (some of my absolute favorites).
+ DO YOU TRAVEL?
Yes! I'm based in McCall, Idaho. I primarily shoot photos locally (Donnelly, Cascade, New Meadows, Riggins and Council areas), but I love to travel and take opportunities to turn work into an adventure. Because of this, I do not charge a travel fee.
+ HOW MANY EDITED IMAGES DO I GET?
The number of photos delivered can vary based on different timelines, locations, activities, and so on. I don’t promise a specific amount of images, but it is typically around 30-50 photos per hour booked. I may shoot hundreds or thousands of photos– I will then go through and pick out the very best, edit, and put together a beautiful gallery just for you!
All edited high resolution images are delivered on a USB drive with a digital print release.
You can also download high resolution images from your gallery.
If you'd like to see an example gallery, please don't hesitate to ask!
+ WHAT IS YOUR EDITING STYLE?
I edit for color, tone, and composition. I pride myself in producing images that won’t look dated, and want your photos so show the best representation of you. It would be a disservice to change anything to look too drastically different. I also include a Black & White version of every photo.
+ WHEN DO I GET MY PHOTOS?
Please allow 30 days, although I often get them done much sooner. It will depend on the time of year, and on how many photos were taken.
For weddings, you will receive a handful of sample images within 24 hours to share, post, and hopefully hold you over until the rest are edited!
+ DO I GET THE RIGHTS TO MY PHOTOS?
Absolutely! Well, kinda… No, really you do. Wedding packages include high resolution digital images with a print release. What that means is that I still own the actual copyright on the images, but you do get the rights to print and reproduce them however you'd like. You can take your images to a print lab of your choice and print any size or quantity at any time. You can also share them on social media.
The only things you can't do, is market them as your own photography, sell them for someone else to use as advertising or stock photography, and because I have pride in my craft, you may not edit or alter the images in any way.
+ CAN I SEE ALL THE PHOTOS?
While many images are captured during a session, only the best images are selected and prepared for presentation in the online gallery. Please note that additional images from the session will not be available for preview or purchase.
+ HOW CAN I PAY?
However is easiest for you! Cash, check, or Venmo are preferred in order to avoid credit card processing fees, but I understand that plastic is more convenient for some. All major credit cards are accepted via my QuickBooks Payment link.
+ DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
Of course. We can set up monthly installments to be paid on a date of your choice by cash, check, or credit card.