2 to 3 weeks for regular portrait sessions outside of fall and Christmas. During fall and Christmas time it could be up to 4 weeks.
Up to 8 weeks for wedding photography.
I try to be faster if I can, but it really depends on the season.
I do also offer a rush service. The fee is $75 per session and $250 per wedding. Which will get your gallery to you with in 48 hours to 72 hours depending on the number of photos there is to edit.
I do offer mini sessions. Those are events set days only (set date with back to back sessions) I only do them on holidays or set dates.
They usually are themed (Valentines, Easter, Summer Fun, Fall, Christmas, ect)
To learn more about these please contact me or click on the button below. Then on events on my Facebook page.
All portrait sessions and weddings come via an online gallery (link that I send you) You may download your photos from there. It is SUPER easy to use.
Yes, all portrait sessions and weddings come with a print release. You may print the photos where ever you wish.
You can also print through my printing service, which is not much more than the big box store printing services however the quality is much better. I can also see your orders and help if there is any issues.
If you need help printing your images you can also contact me and I can help with that.
I can not control or help with quality, shipping, or anything if you print outside of the link.
To view pricing on prints click on the button below. Pricing comes on the gallery link with every session.
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When booking your portrait session you pick which photography package you want. I do tend to overshoot and get more images than what comes with your package. It's sometimes hard for me to narrow down which photos I think you will want. I always try to give you the option to select your images and if you want to upgrade to get more images you can. If this happens then you will be sent proofs via an online proof gallery to review so you can make your selection or upgrade.
90% of sessions I do get more than the package. Now sometimes we don't if that does happen I send the quality photos we got.
When booking a session or wedding with me there is a non fundable retainer due at the time of booking. This ensures your spot is held and that no one can take your time spot. Retainers are $50 for session and 25% on weddings and grow with me packages.
I do offer payment plans for weddings and grow with me packages.
Payment options include:
Session fees cover many things.
Basic editing would include:
Sometimes I do get requests for more detailed editing. There is an extra fee for this. Normally it ranges from $15 to $25 per photo. Here are a few examples
Most regular sessions I am 2 to 3 months out. I sometimes do have last minutes spots open. Please just contact me as soon as you know you are interested in a session to get on the books. Weekend spots to tend to book up the soonest. Weekday and nights there's usually more options for short term booking.
If you are booking a deluxe or in between 1st birthday session please book 1 to 2 months in advance.
Fall and Christmas I start openings up dates in June of each year. Weekend spots do tend to book up the soonest. Weekday and nights there's usually more options for short term booking.
Weddings usually are anywhere from 1 to 2 years in advance. Fall dates book the fastest. I do sometimes have a couple of short notice spots, again please contact me as soon as you know your date and venue to get on the books.
I am professional photographer, this is my only job. I ensure I have great equipment to ensure I have the best quality.
I will be honest it's not just the equipment that makes a good photographer! It's knowledge and knowing how to make it come together. You can not forget it's also a great eye and being able to see the art in every day life.
Weather sometimes isn't on our side. I hate it too and wish I could control it. If you are set on having outdoor photos then we simply have to move you to the next opening. If you are doing indoor photos well the show can go on!
I do not cancel due to the weather until the day of, usually a few hours before due to we live in the Ozarks and it's ever changing. Cloudy days are my favorite too for lighting.
Cancelations. Life does happen and I am pretty understanding and easy to work with. I do have to have some set rules though. Retainers are non refundable as they are to hold your spot so I can't book someone in that place. Some are non moveable though.
I book my personal life around sessions and often have to miss my own family events. My time and your's are both important. So in the event we have to move you please communicate with me.