Frequently Asked Questions!
What is your process?
We start with a design session in your home were we discuss what you are looking for from your session, where you will display your images and I answer all your questions and I ask you a series of questions to help me prepare for your session. We will discuss clothing selections, color, theme, and heirlooms. You will fill out a few forms, schedule your session date/time, and pay your session retainer at this time. After your design session I will follow up with additional information on what you can do to prepare for your session. The day of your session we will meet have fun and capture your family creating memories. We will meet 1 week after your session for your ordering session and you will enjoy snacks and your favorite beverage while you view a slideshow of candid moments. Followed by 15 to 30 printed proofs. You will choose between a create your own print collection or a Digital File Collection. Once your order is paid for in full your order will be placed and shipped to me. I will inspect all products for quality and hand delivery your heirlooms to you.
Do I have to have a design session?
Yes, all my clients must have a design session as this is the time I spend getting to know you and your needs to create images you will love. This is also when I learn how to connect with your children and how to get your family to be themselves in front of the camera. Your design session will guarantee your photography experience will be a successful and be filled with wonderful memories.
Where will the session take place?
All newborn and pet sessions take place at your home for your convenience. All other sessions take place at a location that has special meaning to your family. The location of your session is decided at your design session. I bring all props and equipment needed to the location.
How much will a session and products cost?
The price of your experience covers the following: creative services, travel, your design meeting, portrait session, processing services, ordering session. Creative Fees start at $299 products and digital file collections are separate. Digital File Collections Start at $1399 or you can Create Your Own Print Collections start at $69.
What will I need for the session?
All you have to provide for the session is your family, pets, and heirloom items if you wish to include them. I will provide all props, backdrops, equipment, etc.
Why are your prices so high?
My prices are set to make sure I can provide you the attention you deserve through your photography experience from your design session to the delivery of your order. As well as the premium quality products through a professional print lab.
What is your qualification?
I have been taking pictures for over 20 years and been a photographer for 10+ years. I have been in business since 2013 photographing families and children. I have been working with newborns for over 7 years. I am self taught as most professional photographers with over 16 years experience working with families and children.
Do you operate a Legal Photography Business?
As a Small Business I am required to have a Business License through the county and I hold Small Business Insurance as all portrait photographers are required to in the state of Virginia. I pay state and Federal Business taxes every year as well as Sales Tax for all Tangible Items I offer.