FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


WHAT'S THE PROCESS FOR A PHOTO SHOOT?

When you're ready to book your shoot please reach out on the contact form!  From there we'll discuss the details of your shoot (date, time, location, type). I'll give you an estimate and work up an agreement for your review.

Once the agreement is signed the retainer is received, we'll be all booked for your session!  

Next, you'll hear from me with some tips before the shoot to set you up for the best possible experience and then - we have our session!

After we're done I'll be finessing the images in the editing process to bring out their best. Post-Production tends to run about 2-3 weeks for most shoots (weddings will take a bit longer).  

When your images are ready, you'll receive an email with a link to your very own online gallery where you and your friends & family can view, share, download and purchase cards, albums, prints, and more. 


HOW DOES PRICING WORK AND WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Please take a look at my pricing page to see a breakdown of how pricing looks for the different types of shoots I offer.


WHAT DO WE DO IF I NEED TO CANCEL?

Cancellations happen, but don't worry, there are a few things we can do.  I will be as flexible as I can be in this process. By signing the agreement, we are both committing to keeping the date agreed upon, so while the retainer is non-refundable, there is the option to reschedule the shoot and still be in great shape.  If I'm unable to perform your shoot due to unforeseen reasons, I'll work to reschedule with you, if that isn't possible I'll refund your retainer and I'll work to get you referrals to other photographers in the area.  Further details on the retainer and cancellations will be in your agreement. 


HOW DO I GET PRINTS MADE?

Option 1: You can order prints, cards, albums, calendars, and more straight from your online gallery!  It's easy as pie.  

Option 2: Download your digital files and get prints made by any vendor you like. 


WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

We'll chat about this more as we're planning the shoot but generally I work with Stacy London's style mantra: "It doesn't have to match, it just has to go!" And pro tip - neutrals make everyone look their best in any environment and they’re timeless (and yes, denim & chambray count as neutrals). I love sharing ideas for wardrobe so changes are, a fun moodboard is coming your way soon. 


WHAT IF WE GET BAD WEATHER FOR OUR SESSION?

There’s always an element of unpredictability when it comes to weather for an outdoor session (especially in the Pacific Northwest) but depending on what it's doing, we might get even more amazing shots out of it if you're willing to have a little adventure.  I realize this isn't always possible (in particular when there are little ones involved) so  let's plan a backup indoor/covered location just in case it gets too soppy to deal with.