FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does my retainer fee cover?
The retainer fee locks in your day on the booking calendar and covers the photographer's time needed for planning and photographing your session. Additionally, it includes time for one personal ordering appointment once your session has been completed.
Why are digital images so expensive?
When you have a session with me, I am providing you with much more than a simple photograph on paper. In actuality, I am being commissioned by you to provide quality works of art for your home and family that can also easily be displayed on social media. In addition to this, when your images are in their digital form they are essentially able to be reproduced an unlimited amount of times by the consumer. This often makes them the most highly desirable and valuable product I offer for purchase.
Can we pay you part of the amount after the session?
I do require full payment before the session. However, payment for digital images and art products beyond your contract are all due after your session. If you have any concerns about the payment schedule, I'd love to chat with you about them!
What is your payment schedule?
A non-refundable retainer fee of $200 is required to be prepaid at the time of booking in order to secure your time/date on photographers calendar.
How soon will my images be ready to view?
Your images will be ready for viewing at your ordering appointment which will take place approximately 1-2 weeks after your session.
Can I view my final images from home via an online gallery?
No - online galleries are not provided.
Will my images be saved if I don't purchase them right away?
Unordered images are considered unwanted and purged from photographer's system 2-weeks (14-days) after your ordering session. If additional time is needed, archiving services are available for a fee. If no product is ordered during the applicable timeframe, the images are permanently deleted.
Can we provide you with a "shot list" or "must take pictures"?
I'd prefer that you didn't - and let me explain why:
Can you hold a date for me?
To be fair to everyone I can't "hold" a date without a paid retainer and a signed contract. I accept bookings on a first come/first served basis.
If I need to cancel my session, is my retainer fee refundable?
The retainer fee and all monies paid are non-refundable. This fee guarantees that I'll hold the date exclusively for you and once you've signed the contract I do turn down all other commissions for that day.
When should we book you for our session?
ASAP. Since I can't "hold" dates or "pencil you in" all sessions are booked when they're booked. Most of my commissions contract with me one to two months prior. It's easy to predict what will be popular weekends, but not always easy to predict when those weekends will book up.
If we're running late, will you stay later than you were scheduled?
Short answer - No.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I use top of the line professional Nikon DSLR equipment.