HOW DO I BOOK?
Dates are reserved with a Consultation (phone or in-person), and a signed Agreement outlining what you can expect throughout the process.
Is this right for me? I'm not that photogenic.
My best answer is in My Why page. If we're similar, it will resonate with you, and hopefully answer that - YES - this is right for you. It's not your job to come in with any moves. :) This is your safe space to share concerns and create beautiful portraits you thought were only for everyone else.
Pro Hair + Makeup covers two people, but it's just me.
Hair and Makeup services are complimentary, with the Signature Session. Use it for one person, or two, or even just the makeup portion - which I highly recommend when having professional photos taken. If you know someone who would love to be photographed, bring them along and we'll alternate photography time between the two of you. If it's family, we can plan to take some of your portraits together.
What's the difference between Headshots & Personal Branding?
I think of Headshots as a single image you need to provide your employer, or put on a business card. Personal Branding (using the Signature Session) is when you market over several different platforms, and want to use different looks for each. How about something formal for LinkedIn, one more casual for your Facebook cover, and maybe an outdoor portrait for Spring marketing - whatever works best for you, and your marketing plan. A notable difference is also in how many Images I present, and how I present them. Please see below.
How many Images will be presented at my Reveal?
The number of Images I present (and how I present them) depends on your need, and how many outfits you bring. If you bring 1 outfit, for a quick headshot turnaround, I'll present your best 5 - typically within 24 hours - as a digital Reveal on my computer. If you come in for a Signature Session, and bring 3-5 outfits, I'll present up to 20 at a printed Reveal - held 2 weeks after your session.
What do clients typically spend?
There are no purchasing requirements or minimums, because - yuck. If a client chooses to buy 1 Image at their Reveal, they spend 175 plus tax. If they buy all 20 Images, which includes a keepsake box and bonus gifts, they can spend 2400 plus tax. There is a lot of room in between, and only the client decides what works for them. This is a personalized experience, so it's different for everyone.
Weekdays are fine, but I'll have my kids with me.
Children are always welcome, and I encourage clients to be photographed with their kids. (I wish I had more photos with mine!) If they're young, I ask that an adult (or very mature sitter) be with them, when they're not being photographed. Ideally, that adult or sitter would bring them later in the session. Photoshoots with 3-5 outfits can last a couple of (fun!) hours, and our session goals are 1) for you to relax and take this time for yourself, and 2) for kids to join in while their interest and patience is peak.
What if I need to reschedule our session?
If something comes up, I would kindly ask for at least a 24 hour notice, as your makeup artist and I are super excited and prepping several hours ahead of your appointment. If you just wake up that morning feeling a little 'meh', please know there's good music and snacks waiting for you. :) Found a blemish? Photoshop is a miracle! ;) Butterflies? I promise they go away in the makeup chair. :) We would LOVE to see you. xo
Will I have an online gallery to choose images from? My family is out of town, and I need help deciding.
All of my Reveals are in-person, or via Skype (if you live out of town), and will not be posted online. If you need help deciding, you're welcome to bring family in, or FaceTime anyone out of town. I only ask that no photos be taken during the Reveal.
Can I just buy the digital files?
Clients shouldn't have to choose between print and digital, so every purchased Image receives both! :)
What if I can't pay in full at my Reveal? Can I take my images home and make payments?
You can definitely make payments (interest free!) but all images/products are delivered after the final payment is made - especially in the case where images have received discounted pricing in collection of 6 or more.