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.
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.
WHAT IS MY INVESTMENT?
My approach is based on candid captures. Pricing is based on a set amount of time for our shoot and a number of images. For weddings things are a bit more customized, please reach out with more details about your wedding and I can provide you with an estimate. Here are some numbers to give you a general sense.
Portrait sessions start at $400 for an hour session and include a minimum of 50 images.
Family sessions start at $600 for an hour session and include a minimum of 75 images and an album credit.
Seattle weddings start at $3500 for a 6 hour wedding. This includes me and a 2nd photographer, a designed album, and a bonus engagement shoot. If inquiring about a wedding, I highly encourage you visit the wedding pricing page to fill out a questionnaire and share your story with me, it will help me pull together some numbers for your consideration.
For more detail, please refer to the pricing page to see a breakdown of how pricing looks for the different types of shoots I offer.
what advice do you have to find the right photographer?
Looking for a photographer is daunting, and I completely understand that. Pricing is not apples to apples and it's difficult to know what you're getting. From this gal's perspective, I've based pricing on my extensive background & experience and the amount of time & work that goes into every session from our first communication through to the delivery of your images. I take great care to make sure we're set up for success and you feel valued as a client. And most of all, I want to bring images to life for you that truly capture what you're looking for. My advice as you go through this process would be trust your gut, hop on a phone call with photographers your considering, look at testimonials on their website, examine their portfolio and make sure their work really speaks to you. In the end getting photos taken is an investment for your emotional memory keeping and you should feel like you've found someone who can deliver what you need.
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?
I love sharing ideas for wardrobe. Once we start planning our session I'll send through a moodboard and some tips to get your inspiration rolling. I generally 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 yes, denim & chambray count as neutrals. )
WHAT IF WE GET BAD WEATHER?
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 we'll plan for a backup indoor/covered location just in case we need it.
WHAT 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.