Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some questions that I am asked quite regularly, I figured I can save you a step and answer them here! Feel free to send me an e-mail, a Facebook message or give me a call if you have an unanswered question!
How far in advance do I need to schedule my session with you?
Most of my portrait sessions are scheduled 3-4 weeks in advance. This gives us a comfortable window of time to discuss ideas, decide on location(s), and finalize wardrobe.
What does your session fee include?
My session fee includes session planning, your photoshoot, editing of the best photos from your session, a password protected online viewing gallery and your high resolution edited images for full print and product use. Your images can be downloaded digitally or provided to you on a disc.
Do I get to see all of the photos you take during my session or wedding?
No, I do not release every image that I take. I sort through your images and edit the very best photographs from your session to share with you. I want to give you the photographs that are the very best representation of your beautiful self!
Do you photoshop imperfections?
I do! Please don't stress about a blemish or imperfection on the day of your photoshoot, I will make it disappear, I promise! Photoshop is a magical thing.
What should I wear?
I will provide wardrobe tips, clothing suggestions, and make-up do's and don'ts prior to your photo session. I believe that makeup and wardrobe can make or break a photoshoot, so if you're unsure about what to wear I am always more than happy to help.
What is the timeframe for viewing my edited images after my photoshoot or wedding?
My timeframe for portrait session online viewing is typically 3 weeks. Weddings are 6-8 weeks from your wedding date.
Where are you located? Do you travel?
I currently reside in Santa Barbara, California however, I shoot sessions all over California. My passport is up to date too so I can travel worldwide! Take me with you on your next vacation ;) !
How do we choose a location?
After discussing the type of location style you're looking for, I will send along multiple location options for you to look over and decide on for your shoot.
Do you shoot events and parties?
Yes, definitely! I photograph corporate events, baby showers, birthday parties, anniversary dinners...you name it, I'll shoot it!
What kind of camera do you use?
I am currently shooting with a Canon 5d Mark III.
How long have you been doing photography?
My interest in photography began when I was in high school in 2007. Since then, I have taken many photography & digital editing classes. I'm always striving to improve my craft to be the best I can be!
How did you get started with photography?
When I was in high school I developed a love for photographing nature, I was given a little point and shoot digital camera as a gift. From there I started taking photos of my friends, just for fun. I realized it was something that was endlessly fun for me and soon I began pursuing photography as my lifelong career.