FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

For most of our sessions, we can probably get you booked within one to two months of your inquiry and sometimes can entertain last-minute requests. It never hurts to ask!

Around the winter holidays and school breaks tend to be our busiest times, so I would recommend contacting us as early as three months out, if one of those time periods is your goal.

We offer more payment options when you reach out far enough in advance. We will book dates up to a year out.

Yes, we can, as long as it works with the goal of the story we are trying to tell. For our commercial clients, we will bring additional light and light modifiers that we feel are necessary to shoot at your chosen location. Additional costs associated with necessary permits or studio rentals will be in addition to our session fee.

Depending on what story we are telling and how, you should expect to see your images via a proofing gallery within 15-30 days of the session. Some requests will require additional time and attention and that will be discussed with you before agreeing on the contract. Fine Art will vary on delivery time. Prints are usually delivered within two weeks, and larger items and/or albums can normally be expected within eight weeks of your order.

We do! We can talk one-on-one about how to balance the session in a way that you feel comfortable with so that you get the pictures you have in mind and the ones that you may not realize how much you want. 🙂  We are well versed in creatively capturing unplanned moments as well as posing for an unposed, lifestyle look.

To sum it up, the term “lifestyle” in regards to photography started as a way to further define commercial photography away from fashion photography. It is a situation that is meant to look like real life moments, but the photographer has guided the people into position, picked the location and time of the shoot for ideal lighting, and has almost full control of everything in the frame.

Documentary photography, true to the term, is real life captured as the photographer/cinematographer sees it. He or she can control what is in frame and the lighting only by adjusting themselves, not the subject or what is happening. Some documentary photographers will utilize on and off camera lights to better control the light quality; however, in a home setting working with children, additional artificial light (flashes) are a huge distraction to getting natural moments captured. For this reason, we prefer not to use them.

How much you spend will vary on how you wish to tell your story; however, most of our clients will invest between $1250 and $3000 on their custom pieces. 100% of what you invest goes to the creation of the art- there isn’t a separate session fee you have to cover.

We will never just give you digitals with zero direction on how to best use them to tell your story. Our expertise extends beyond the camera, and we are here for you from start to finish as you would expect when you commission any custom art. We offer a complete product line from world-renowned printing and album companies. If it isn’t in our current offerings, but you have a style and look in mind, we will make it happen!

Because the final art is the reason you are hiring us over another photographer, we will discuss everything available and the cost of each piece before you sign a contract. Our collaboration is key to making custom art that your family will love, and we don’t want any surprises.