it is very possible you have a million questions and that is quite all right.
So if I sent you this page it is because you may be interested in us doing a session together. So let me walk you through what that may look like. Not everyone has booked a photographer before and it can seem over whelming.
I will send you a quick questionnaire to help me get to know you and what you envision for your session. In addition to your fun family shenanigans, we'll talk about, outfit ideas, poses, locations, etc. I’ll send you a ‘booking proposal’ where you will pick what package you want, review our date, session details, and sign my contract. Once you have clicked ‘submit’ we are official. That easy! Once you are booked I’ll send you some helpful tips to prepare you for your session. I am always open to meeting beforehand to break the ice. I would love to treat you to coffee/tea to hear all about your family!
session day //
I always like to start with the candid shots. It's a great way to warm everybody up. Telling jokes and talking about the family really gets everyone to relax. I recommend letting the kids be crazy for the first few minutes. Let them "get it out of their system" THEN we can ask them to be still for the pictures. Some of my favorite shots are when the kids are running wild and everyone is laughing. Every family is different and my goal is to capture your uniqueness! During the shoot I’ll give you some gently guidance for posing and ask you to talk a bit about your family. This will help every one feel conformable and relaxed during our session.
gallery reveal //
Completion of images depends on the type of session, but my typically turn around is about 4 weeks. Once your images are ready, you will receive your pictures through email with a link to a personalized online gallery from which you can download the files straight to your computer. After viewing your gallery we will then talk about what portraits you will use for your prints or books included in your session.
in case you have a million more questions
what is your travel fee?
That will depend and will be discussed prior to booking. I do charge a small fee to cover my travel expenses for trips traveling outside of my general area (NW Arkansas) that require driving long distances or flying. Please contact me to learn more.
*Travel fee may be waved if there are other sessions in area of our scheduled shoot. In that case the travel deposit will be applied as session credit.
do you require a deposit?
Only for out of town sessions and weddings.
how do i pay for my session?
Acceptable payment methods are cash, check, card, or Paypal. Taxes may apply. Payment plans are available upon request.
I will obsessively check the weather and if it is looking bad we will reschedule. I can work in any weather but if you are looking for warm sunset pictures with your horse and there is a tornado ripping across the back field, probably going to reschedule.
how long until i receive my pictures?
Typically turn around is about 4 weeks. If you are ordering invitations or a print, it can take up to 10 days after you have made your order. If you need your images rushed for a project, I have a small fee for that.
can i post my pictures on Social Media?
Yes of course you can! Credit is preferred but not required.
can i print my pictures?
Your images are not permitted to be printed except through my professional printing labs to achieve the highest quality.
can we do our session at our home?
Absolutely! Some families like to do a home session because It is a great way to stay relaxed and casual all the while capturing fun family moments.
if i want more digital images than were included in my package?
No problem! Each digital image is $20 and if you decide you want to take the whole lot it’s $200.
can i swap items in your package?
If the item is of equal value. I can send you a product list.
how much family can I bring to the session?
If you want to bring your entire extended family to be apart of your session then by all means! Just keep in mind how much time and images your session includes. We may not be able to fit everyone into the session if you go with a smaller package.