Frequently Asked Questions About Our Portraits

*PACKAGE PRICING IS AT THE BOTTOM FOLLOWING THE PORTRAIT FAQ’S*

How do I reserve you for a photo shooting?

As soon as we have decided on a date and time for your session you can pay the required retainer and you will be officially booked!

What is the Retainer fee to book? When is the remainder due?

To confirm your booking is 50% non-refundable retainer fee of the full package price. The remainder is due the day before your portrait session.

For portrait session the session fee / retainer is due at the time of your booking. The remainder is due the day before we meet. This way we can don’t have to think about the remainder anymore and can fully concentrate on the session.

Which form of payments do accept?

For easy payment of your retainer and package we offer a free comfortable online payment option (https://cash.me/$PhotographyERP). All major credit and debit cards are accepted. If you prefer PayPal we have that option available as well and also will include a transaction processing fee.

If we cancel our booking will we receive our retainer back?

In case you cancel you will not receive your retainer back. This covers any loss in the form of lost bookings and eventual cost already arisen before the actual session. However, we understand that unforeseen events can happen, so we try to work on alternatives if possible – e.g. find a new date for a session.

How do you describe your shooting style?

Our wedding style is more of a elegant, sophisticated feel in which we strive to obtain real emotions between the wonderful people we get to photography. In our session we focus on the interactions of you and try to give you as much space as possible, but of course also guide you if necessary. Standing in front of the camera is not an everyday occurrence, so we want you to be comfortable.

What type of camera equipment do you use?

We shoot with professional Sony full frame cameras, and professional lenses as well as quality strobe creative lighting. If you are interested in more details let us know, and as always you are more than welcome to look at our work and see if you like the images we create.

Do I get all the images taken?

We go thoroughly through all the images we take during a session and will take out the unusable ones or duplicate images in the first culling process. We also reduce the amount of duplicates so you can enjoy only the best of the best images. You will get all the images which make it into the final collection.

Which locations do you recommend for a Portrait Session?

We do outdoor photography sessions, indoor studio shoots, we love to explore cities, lakefront locations and can shoot pretty much anywhere you might come up with. The best places are where you feel most comfortable so you enjoy the session as much as possible. We love to talk about your ideas so just shoot us a message and we can get into the details.

How should we prepare for Portrait Session?

Good positive vibes is very important. Make sure you have enough time to prepare beforehand so you are not stressed, comfortable cloth fitting the season and be open to venture out. With kids it helps to bring something to drink and some little treats to make it easy for them as well. We can go through specific questions before your shoot so we can ensure you are well prepared.

What happens if we are running late or vice versa to our shoot? Will you extend the shooting time?

We always arrive early to our shoots, as we like to scope out the surroundings and get our creative mindset accelerating. If for some reason we are late we will extend the time. If a client is late we will do our best in the time that is remaining to get everything we need, but we don’t extend the session time, due to other bookings that follow your session.

What if it is raining during an outdoor session or due to the weather there is no sunset?

In the case of rain or bad weather we will typically reschedule being the weather is potentially damaging to our equipment. Please note, that there are no refunds due to weather.

How soon after the session are the proofs ready for viewing?

A sneak preview will be published on our facebook within the same day sometimes or the following day. The final proofing of the photos 1-2 weeks depending on workload.

Do you offer online proofs? How do I select the images I want?

All the images in the final gallery will be edited and available to you for download for sharing on social media networks.

Do you offer online viewing?

All our packages come with an easy to access online gallery so you can view and share your images with friends and family.

Can I see some of my pictures right away?

Yes! For clients who would like to see a small sampling of their photos within the first few days we offer  a “sneak peak” that can be viewed our Social Media pages. If you want to share your sneak peak with friends and family you can do so by sharing the post straight to your own page.

Do you backup your images? How can we be sure our images won’t get lost?

In our editing process we ensure that we have multiple copies of your images at all time. We’ll also store your images for a minimum of 6 months, but please make sure you store usb thumb drive in a save place as well so you don’t loose them.

What if I lose my flash drive?

In the case that your flash drive becomes damaged or lost, it can be replaced at a $40 charge. However, we highly recommend that you make backups of your images so you preserve them.

Our portrait sessions are quite long in the time frame available. We do this so people can be relaxed and happy during the session and don’t need to be stressed about the time.

 

30 MIN SESSION $200

(Up to 4 people for Family sessions-$25 per additional family member)

This session can be used for:

Family Portraits | Senior Portraits | Maternity Portraits | Couple Portraits | Grad Portraits

*If session is cancelled by client, the retainer (50% of the balance is non-refundable) and the balance minus the retainer will be refunded to client. Travel fee is additional if location is greater than 20 miles.

SESSION INCLUDES:

*up to 30 minute shoot at 1 location of your choice.

* Online photo gallery

* Ability to order prints online at any time through your gallery

* Ability to share gallery with friends and family!

* All images sized for High Quality Facebook posting

* One USB thumb drive of images for you with printing rights

1 HOUR SESSION $300

(Up to 4 people-$25 per additional family member)

This session can be used for:

Family Portraits | Senior Portraits | Maternity Portraits | Couple Portraits | Grad Portraits

*If session is cancelled by client, the retainer (50% of the balance is non-refundable) and the balance minus the retainer will be refunded to client. Travel fee is additional if location is greater than 20 miles.

SESSION INCLUDES:

*up to 1 hour shoot at 1 location of your choice.

*1 additional outfit change

* Online photo gallery

* Ability to order prints online at any time through your gallery

* Ability to share gallery with friends and family!

* All images sized for High Quality Facebook posting

* One USB thumb drive of images for you with printing rights

2 HOUR SESSION $450

(Up to 4 people-$25 per additional family member)

This session can be used for:

Family Portraits | Senior Portraits | Maternity Portraits | Couple Portraits | Grad Portraits

*If session is cancelled by client, the retainer (50% of the balance is non-refundable) and the balance minus the retainer will be refunded to client. Travel fee is additional if location is greater than 20 miles.

SESSION INCLUDES:

*up to 2 hour shoot at 1-2 locations of your choice. With up to 2 outfit changes.

* Online photo gallery

* Ability to order prints online at any time through your gallery

* Ability to share gallery with friends and family!

* All images sized for High Quality Facebook posting

* One USB thumb drive of images for you with printing rights