What is required to book a session?
Easy as 1, 2, 3! You’ll need to complete a brief welcome call or in-person meet-up, a signed contract, and pay a 50% deposit...and just like that, you're on my calendar! If we need to reschedule for any reason, that deposit still applies to your new date. However, if you cancel the session altogether, you lose the deposit. This is because once you're on my calendar, I'm turning down other potential clients for that day.
My session dates fill up months ahead of time, especially during peak season - so it's important to get the date you want on my calendar!
How will we receive our images?
You will be emailed a link to your private client gallery, where you can view, favorite, download, and share your images with family and friends, and order professional prints. All images are fully edited, handpicked by me, and HD quality.
When will we receive our images (turnaround time)?
You can expect your gallery to be ready to view in 2 weeks during off-season (January-February and July-August), and 4 weeks during peak season (March-June and September-December). Wedding galleries will be ready in 6 weeks, but with a sneak peak of a handful of photos 72 hours after the reception.
Need your images faster? Upgrade to VIP Turnaround to jump the queue (+$200), and you'll have your images in 4-5 business days.
How many images will we receive?
It depends on what kind of session you book, but you can expect the top 10-15% of whatever I shoot. You’ll receive more final images for events than for one-on-one sessions (because there’s more going on at an event), but I always prioritize on quality over quantity! Part of the expertise you’re paying for is me knowing which lighting, locations, and set ups work best, so we’ll foster the conditions for quality images to unfold organically.
Can I preview the images before they are finalized? (Do you offer proofs?)
Yes. I get so excited about what we create together that clients and I start scanning through the images immediately after the session, and we bookmark our favorites.
With wedding and commercial clients, I go one step further and provide proofs (digital drafts) by first discarding unnecessary or missed photos, and then uploading lightly edited, low resolution, watermarked images from which clients can choose their favorites. This collaboration allows clients to share their input on the final product without overwhelming them with literally hundreds of images.
What kind of image retouching do you do?
I seek out great lighting and find your best side, but your images will look similar to what it looked like the day of the shoot. I will retouch anything that would be gone in a week like pimples, scratches, or bruises, (because we all need that help, amen? I bruise like a banana), but if you want a spray tan or a virtual face lift, I am not your photographer.
What printing rights do we have?
Whether your images are for personal or commercial use, you will receive a digital image license, so you can print your artwork with whomever you choose. I encourage my clients to print them through me so one of our professional printing companies can print your artwork.
Where are you based, and how far will you travel?
I'm based in Bulverde, TX, and yes, I love to travel anywhere in the state of Texas! If you want me to photograph a story that is a 25+ mile drive, there is a travel fee based on the distance (the farther the distance, the higher the cost). But no worries, I always try to find the cheapest way to come, because I don't want distance to be a limiting factor for any client, and our beautiful state has so much to offer!
Do you offer mini sessions?
The short answer is no. I feel mini sessions (typically 20-30 minutes) don't give sufficient time to connect with my client. This connection is my secret sauce in my process to help you relax and open up, forget the camera and reveal your personality.
How do I choose a location?
I have a wide range of locations that I visit frequently, so I can help you choose one based on your style and personality, (open fields, river, urban, industrial, greenery, floral, etc.)