This page will be “living” in the sense that I’ll always try and update it with more of your most common questions, don’t see what you’re looking for? Go ahead and click that contact us link at the top, I always love a good chat!
.01 How far in advance do I need to book?
I can be booked out anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months depending on the time of year. I strive to be intentionally with the amount of clients I work with throughout the year to provide you with the best experience possible. General rule of thumb, cooler months tend to slow down for photographers but that shouldn’t mean no sessions! Have you peeked and some of my fun lifestyle work? These relaxed and unscripted sessions have my heart these days! Fall… glorious fall. So beautiful, and so so so busy! If you have your heart set on fall colors, it doesn’t hurt to contact me in the late spring/early summer to lock in your preferred date before I fill up!
.02 I see your sessions are “starting at”, does that mean these are just sitting fees?
Absolutely not! I always price my sessions in a way that I feel are most affordable. I look at it from a client perspective. Would I pay XYZ for a family session? I would never ask you to pay more than I’d be willing to pay for a session. I feel everyone is deserving of beautiful memories! Some sessions may say “starting at” as I offer several packages in the same genre of photography, for example Newborns can be a solo session or I have multiple grow-with-me packages available to bundle and save!
.03 How long until I receive my pictures?
As I continue to work on elevating my client experience I have developed a fairly solid timeline for delivery. Most all general sessions will be delivered in 2 weeks or less depending on the season. During the peak of fall busy season these times may adjust but I always communicate these changes at booking. I strive to have a social media sneak peek within the first couple of days, because I know how darn excited you are!
.04 Do you backup my pictures?
Your images will be delivered via an online gallery with high resolution download and print release. It is up to each client to download and preserve their gallery. If an extenuating circumstance should occur please reach out to me via the contact form above.
.05 Do you provide props?
Great question! That really depends on the session you book. Most of my sessions I keep very organic. I may bring along a blanket or quilt from my stockpile. Perhaps a small chair or bucket for a little one at an outdoor session. First birthday sessions will tend to be the only real stylized sessions I offer. Even with my studio work, I prefer simplistic sets. If you love sessions that will highlight you and the ones you love, then I think my style will be your jam!
.06 Do you offer any styling help?
I’m happy to help offer my advise on what photographs well! I’m by no means a style guru, but I can certainly share some ideas of my favorite pieces for your session. Comfort is always key. We will be most likely on the move during our time together and clothing that you are comfortable and confident in will make a world of difference. So if you are unsure of your outfits feel free to ask me!
.07 Can I share my pictures on social media?
HECK YES! Pictures are made to be shared. You totally need to show off those cute babies and that smokin’ spouse of yours! If you don’t mind showing GBP a little love by tagging me in a photo credit in your post, I would greatly appreciate it! Word of mouth has always been my greatest form of advertisement. The only thing I ask is that you please do not add any Instagram style filters after the fact or alter my editing in any way.
.08 Why are some photos black and white and some color?
As I cull and edit your session I make careful and thoughtful decisions one what photos I may edit in color and what photos I may edit in black and white. I don’t often do the same photo in both. I like to be able to provide not only variety to your gallery but find that certain photos really are enhanced by a dramatic black and white edit. Whichever edit I feel will pull more emotion from the image is what I will go with. Don’t like black and white? No problem! Please make sure to request that at booking so I can make note. Re-editing large chunks of your session after delivery will incur a small fee.
.09 Can you “Photoshop” me (aka make me skinny/taller/take away wrinkles/etc)
In the words of Dr. Seuss “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” Each one of us is perfectly unique and I really love to highlight that in my work. Scrolling through the blog or perhaps finding me on social media and looking at my feed, one thing you may notice is that you are seeing REAL people. No airbrushing, no liquifying, no altering. If you are hoping to find someone to turn you into Beyonce, then I’m probably not ya girl. Of course things happen, hello stress hormones! I’ll always do my best to clear up a little blemish here and there as I see them. I strive to keep my clients looking true to themselves and I always do my best to make them confident in how they’ve rocked their sessions.