FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is your sitting fee and what does it include?
For 2019 I require a $250 non-refundable retainer which goes towards reserving your date in my calendar and your professional session. This retainer is non-refundable but we do allow ONE reschedule for absolute emergencies and serious inclement weather preventing travel seven days or more in advance.
This sitting fee does not include any images, files or products. You will select these during your Reveal & Ordering Session
How much do your clients typically spend?
On an average, my clients invest $1,600 during their Reveal & Ordering session on products they absolutely love.
There will be clients that invest less, and clients that invest more but there is never any 'hard sale' or pressure to spend. Clients purchase only what they absolutely fall in love with!
What products do you offer?
Clients know me for my albums and is my most popular product; however you can view our full product list HERE.
what do you photograph?
While I specialize in the photography of women (Boudoir, Beauty and Portrait sessions) I am also available for Personal & Business Branding sessions for Website Design and Social!
**However, I do not** photograph children, families and am currently not accepting Wedding clients for 2019.
Where do you shoot?
Currently I am shooting out of my studio in Lacey, Washington. If you prefer another location such as your own home, an AirBmB/hotel, local business or even an outdoor location- we can discuss this during a Consultation call prior to booking.
Do you travel?
At the moment I am only serving clients in Western Washington, within a 30 mile radius of Olympia.
Do you shoot on weekends or evenings?
Our sessions are scheduled Monday through Friday at 10am with two Saturday appointments per quarter.
How far in advance should I book my session?
I suggest reaching out at least two months prior to any deadline, but again the earlier the better since appointments book up quickly. Plan to book at least six months in advance for any holiday deadlines! While the earlier the better, I do not book more than one calendar year ahead.
How soon after my shoot will I see my images?
You'll come back to the studio for your Reveal & Ordering session in about two weeks, but you'll have a "sneak peek" sent to your email in about an hour! At your Reveal & Ordering session we'll sit down on my comfiest couch and go through your gallery of images for you make your product selections.
There will be absolutely NO online galleries.
do you ever host 'mini sessions' or events?
While I do not believe in 'mini sessions' I am available for events based on my daily/hourly rates.
What if i Want to keep my images private?
You got it! Every person you see on the website has signed a model release that allows me to share images from their session, they loved them that much! The only images shown are ones that have full sharing permissions from the client. We would NEVER share your images without a signed industry standard model release
What are my payment options?
Once you have paid your $250 non-refundable retainer fee you are in my calendar! **This fee cannot be split or financed,** it must be paid in full to secure a date.
After your session is complete and you come back in two weeks for your Reveal & Ordering session we will go through your images together and you will select your product options. Payment is due at this time, but don't worry we go through product options as soon as you book and you are reminded of these options before you come in for the Reveal & Ordering session. **We accept Cash, Debit/Credit Card and for more flexible financing options you may look into PayPal Credit**
How do I book you?
Easy! Submit your information via the Contact page and I'll be in touch within 48 hours. Bookings are completed via email ONLY so please use the provided form or shoot an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you've done that, you'll complete the Portrait Contract and Pay your $250 booking retainer via the Booking Proposal, voila! Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.
How do I contact you?
All of my client correspondence is done over email during business hours (M-F 9-5) We get a lot of requests via DM's & while some people prefer to text but we need to keep all communications in one spot for our records :)