HOW DO I BOOK?
Dates are reserved with a signed Agreement that outlines what to expect throughout the process - from Consult through Reveal.
No sitting fee? What's the catch?
No one is more uncomfortable with high pressure sales, or bait and switch tactics than I am (so, no catch). If you invest time in our consult and choosing your wardrobe, I'm totally confident you'll love your images at the Reveal. If you buy one of them, or all of them, that's up to you - with no pressure or purchase minimum. If a complimentary sitting is how I get you to try this, I'm happy to do it.
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. As far as being photogenic, that word is a bit of a myth. It's not your job to come in with any moves. It's my job to make you comfortable, and bring out your best.
Pro Hair + Makeup covers two people, but it's just me.
The fee of 180 is the same for 1 person, or 2 people, like a buy one get one. If you know someone who would love a session, 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 boss, or put on a business card. Personal Branding is when you market over several different marketing 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 1-2 outfits, for a quick headshot turnaround, I'll present your best 5-10 - typically within 24 hours - as a digital Reveal on my computer. If you come in for Glamour, Senior Portraits, or Personal Branding, 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?
If a client buys 1 Image at their Reveal, they spend 175 plus tax. If they buy all 20 Images, which includes a keepsake box and extra goodies, 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.
What's the best time to take photos?
There are a few factors determining how we schedule your day. Indoor sessions start mid morning, outdoor is prettiest at sunset, and a mix of both have a couple timing options (either right after morning photos, or with a break to reconvene at sunset). This will be part of the planning we do at your consult.
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 still photos be taken during the Reveal.
Can I just buy the digital files?
I didn't want clients to have to choose between print and digital, so every Image purchased 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.