As a part of the booking process, I would love for you to answer these questions for your session. It will help me design the perfect session for you.
Do you require a deposit?
- Yes. I must receive ½ of total package price including the tax at the booking to hold your reservation.
- ½ is due at booking. The balance is due on the day of the session. I accept cash or check. I can invoice you via paypal if you’d prefer to pay with a credit card or your paypal account.
- Photos are ready to be viewed on the online view gallery within 2 weeks of session date. This is subject to change but you will be contacted and timing will be explained if I can’t get images ready in 2 weeks.
- I don’t limit the images you receive. I will find the best representation of my work and will edit as needed. You will receive a high resolution file of that image. I usually deliver about 50 to 75 images from a portrait session. Weddings usually receive a couple hundred images.
- At this point in my business, I plan to keep the final copy of your images (JPG version) indefinitely. If you need a replacement cd of your images, there will be an replacement fee.
- I will give you a print release that allows you to print images at the lab of your choice (check out MPIX.com), use digital image for Christmas cards and the like, upload images to social media, and allows you to keep a copy of your digital files forever. I do not give you copyright permission which would give you ownership of the “images”. The images are the product of my artistic and creative self. Similar to you having a copy of your favorite song, but singer/writer holds the copyright. The print release is for your use in your immediate family. The digital files are not to be given to extended family and friends as the print release is specific to you. If you need additional copies of the cd for family members, please contact me.
- The best time for a session is at the end of the day. A couple hours before sunset is great. I can make almost anytime work but it is best to avoid the harsh sun around the noon hour. I shoot any day of the week, but for crowded public areas I tend to like Sunday afternoons.
- I am pretty open to do anything...within reason. :) But I have done a few Trash The Dress sessions and Boudoir sessions. Contact me if you are interested in one of those or have a crazy idea that you need to try.
- I will take on one or two weddings a year. It is not my main focus. I have shot many weddings and would be glad to sit down and talk to you to see if we are a good fit. If it doesn’t work out, I’d be glad to recommend some peers in your area that might be a good fit for your photography needs.
- I love pets… I think my dog, Lucas is one of the most photogenic animals around. With that being said, not all pets love this type of attention. I am open to trying a session with pets but can’t guarantee the success of these photos. Make sure you bring a leash for your pet. Please have a plan in place for the pet to rest comfortably in your vehicle when done or bring a friend to assist with your pet.
- At this point, I haven’t limited the numbers so let me know your situation. I do normally require the purchase of additional cds/print releases for the different family units. Example: Mom/Dad and two adult daughters with each having their own families photographed. The adult daughters would need to purchase their own cd/print release. A package price would be designed for your situation.
- If we decide to shoot a specific location that charges a usage fee, it is the responsibility of the client to cover the usage fee. You will add it to your total and I will transfer the payment to the venue. Example: Gravel Road Traditions is a location I love in Mt. Juliet and fits many clients needs...they charge very reasonable rates based on the time we spend on their property. Reservations are made ahead of time.
- I got my first film camera as a teenager in the 80s. Composition came naturally to me and I got my experience with my family - sports photography (my sister played serious sports) and fashion (we hung a sheet on the wall and my sisters modeled for me). After marrying and moving around the country, I continued with my photography with teenagers in our church youth groups (late night lock-in modeling or glam photos with the girls), co-workers (we did the same as I did as teenager...hang a sheet and bring out the clothes - you are never too old to play dress up), and friends and family (began taking portraits that would use for Christmas cards, etc). Finally I took the leap into starting my photography business in the last few years and am so glad I did. It has been a great experience. I have learned alot, been able to teach others, and I love experiencing connections with the people I photograph. I have been blessed that most of my clients are friends or friends of friends… word of mouth has been my best marketing plan and I am thankful. I am thankful for the opportunities it allows me to help in ministry thru my church, thru organizations like Help-Portrait to serve my community, and I know the potential for more is always around the corner. I am glad to be here connected to you!