-What does your session fee cover?
My session fee covers the session time, my travel, editing time and the products you get with your session.
-Do you require a fee to book a session?
Yes I do. I require a retainer fee of $80 to book a session and hold the date. The rest of the session fee must be paid in full a week before the session date.
-If I only need one or two photos taken, can you lower my price?
I can't lower prices for sessions but mini sessions are best for situations like this.
-I have to cancel my session, do I get the money back that I paid for the session fee?
If you have to cancel, what you've paid can be transferred to a new session date and time if they're available. If you don't want to do that, all but your $80 retainer fee will be refunded.
-I received a gift certificate from someone, can I turn it back in to you for the money its worth?
-If our session takes place at a local wildlife refuge or a nature center, does our session fee cover the entrance fee?
No it does not.
-How far do you travel for sessions?
I'm located in Missouri Valley, IA. I will travel 10-20 miles outside of town for sessions.
-What is the best time of day for portraits?
I usually prefer to photograph near sunrise or sunset. I will photograph in the afternoon or late morning.
-What types of sessions do you do?
I photograph high school seniors, children, and family.
-Do you do engagement sessions?
I don't normally do them but might if asked.
-Do you photograph weddings?
No, I don't.
-Do you photograph newborns?
Sorry but I'm currently not taking sessions for newborns for anyone other than my family members.
-Do you sell digital images?
Yes, I do.
-What is a print release?
A print release gives you the right to print the digital photos you receive and use them for personal use.
-If I have a print release, does that mean I own the copyright to the images?
No it does not. Copyright and Print Release are two different things.
-When will I be able to view my photos to order my prints or digitals?
It usually takes me two weeks to have photos edited and ready for viewing.
-When will my images be put on your website?
Photos from your session will be put on my website once I've finished editing them which takes around two weeks.
-Where do you print your images?
I print my images through a professional lab called Miller's Lab and recommend that my clients print through their sister lab Mpix.
-Do you sell your unedited or RAW files?