PROOFS VS. HIGH RESOLUTION
Can you explain this a bit more?
Absolutely. This can definitely get confusing.
Every senior session includes digital proofs that you will view in an online gallery. They are web-size and protected with my logo across them— their only purpose is for viewing. It’s like going to get fro-yo and sampling the different flavors— the samples aren’t the reason you are there, but they help you decide on the perfect blend (NY Cheesecake + Strawberry) for your final product.
The high resolution files are purchased in-addition to your session fee. High resolution files are delivered to you through a USB that includes all of your images, fully edited, in both color and black&white PLUS a print release— that allows you to take these images and print them however and wherever you please.
WHY DO WE HAVE TO PURCHASE THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES SEPARATELY?
WHY NOT JUST INCLUDE THEM?
It sounds stupid, right?
The idea of purchasing the two things separately came from when I started my business 10 years ago— when, if I’m being blunt, I didn’t know if my clients would even like the images I was delivering. So I wanted a way for them to be able to not fully commit if they didn’t want to.
A few years back, I was ready to just combine the prices and just include the high resolution images in each package (because 95% of my clients were just buying the USB at the time of the session) but then a long time client said to me, “I love that you give the option to purchase the USB separately. I’m a single mom— and I know I want them, but it gives me a little more time to save for it.”
And from that moment on, I decided, I don’t care if people get it… it’s staying.
HOW LONG IS YOUR TURNAROUND TIME?
Approximately two weeks.
Sometimes a few days earlier and sometimes a few days later. We aren’t deadline people.
DO WE GET TO CHOOSE OUR IMAGES?
HOW MANY DOES EACH SESSION INCLUDE?
I probably should have put this as the first question, because it’s asked a lot.
No, you don’t get to pick your pictures. A lot of photographers have this business model— and it doesn’t work for me. I pride myself on my ability to get you a really good variety of images, and including all the good ones in there for you.
“Yeah, but how many?”
If you’re a numbers person, you will likely hate my answer: a lot. I’m a creative— I don’t like to put myself into a box. But no one in the history of my photography career has ever felt like they didn’t get enough. Someone once jokingly complained, “There’s too many to choose my favorites!”
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
I DON’T KNOW WHAT LOOKS GOOD IN PICTURES!
The clothes. For a person who wears gym shorts and Old Navy graphic tees every single day of their life— the outfits are one of my very favorite parts of my job.
From the moment I first picked up a camera and to this day, I’ve known I want to work in the world of fashion— so for me clothes are such an inspiring part of what I do.
If you’re worried at all about clothes— and even if you aren’t— we wrote a super easy to read and helpful style guide to help you out. We’ve seen, over the past decade, what works and what doesn’t in pictures… learn from our mistakes.
HAIR AND MAKE-UP?!
I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN.
Breathe. And find comfort in the fact that a lot of our girls feel this same way.
“I hardly ever wear any make-up!” is a phrase we have heard more times than we can count. It was about 6 years ago when we started offering professional hair and make-up as an extension of our business. I was tired of spending tons of time in editing, trying to make bad make-up look like okay make-up. If it’s completely overwhelming to you— let us take that pressure off you and book it with us.
If you are feeling confident but want a few pointers about what works well in my camera. We’ve got you covered.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.
DO WE CHOOSE WHERE TO SHOOT?
We handle everything. We have been doing this for ten years. we’ve driven everywhere, we’ve shot in every location, we’ve seen every cactus, boulder, open field, tree, building, etc… and what I have found over those 10 years: location should help to bring focus to you not take focus away from you.
We cater our location to you and your shoot. We choose location based off your outfits, to help give you the most cohesive look to your shoot. My goal is to not to only give you the best pictures you’ve ever had, but also the best experience you’ve ever had.