FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a lifestyle session? A lifestyle session is captured in a way that tells the story of you and the ones you love in an unposed way. This type of session has documentary style attributes and is intended to show you in your most natural state. One tends to be in their most natural state in the home- which is why my sessions are done in the home or similar environment (like your backyard or a favorite place to go with family).
Are you the photographer for me? Here are some things to consider regarding this question:
If you are looking for traditional, stiffly-posed images – I am not your girl.
If you want to bring 20 props to a session – I am not your girl. While I believe there are cases where props can help tell your story, sometimes too many props can take away. So why take away from you, ya know? 🙂
If you love dogs and want to bring to bring your pup along – I AM your girl!
If you have a story to tell and you need help from someone who has a creative eye and a huge heart – I AM your girl.
If you’d like to know my thoughts on some of these things, or have a question or would like a refferal for someone more your vibe. PLEASE! By all means – I would love to talk.
What is your style? I’ve given this a lot of thought over the years and I like to think my style is along the lines of creative documentary. My best images are ones that tell a story through truth, gesture and emotion, but I like when I can add a creative element to the mix. I love dark and moody images, but light and airy when I feel the setting is right!
I’m really camera shy / awkward. How do I approach that? Hey – guess what. So am I sometimes. So I get how you feel! One of my jobs as your storyteller is to make sure that you at least look at ease if you don’t feel that way! Before the session, I’ll be sure to let you know my plan so you’re not caught off guard. I’ll keep the conversation and poses going and all you have to worry about is just being there and being you! If there’s ever anything you feel uncomfortable with just let me know – I am sensitive to the way you’re feeling and open to any ideas you may have that will make the session better!
When will I receive my photos / video? Turnaround time is one week per hour of shooting. Example: 2 hours of photographing in a session means you will receive your photos in 2 weeks.
Do you use flash? I am a natural light photographer, but in some rare cases, I do provide flash photography or video lights to aid a lighting situation. A prime example would be indoor, church cultural hall receptions…
What is a non-refundable retainer fee and why do I need to pay it? This non-refundable retainer fee is meant to ‘save the date’ of your wedding/event. This is due upon booking and goes toward the total of your collection. Due to limited booking, your day is essentially at risk of being booked by someone else and not on my books until this amount is paid.