What is a session like?
The "About" menu item covers how a session flows in detail. The short answer is that I feel photography is a collaborative effort - we both want a great picture! We work together to build a gallery of high-quality images. As I shoot you are looking at the back of my camera and we are constantly refining. When we are done, you have a great gallery to select your favorite images. It's these final images that are delivered to you as the client.
Can I purchase additional images?
Additional images are available for purchase. Pro/Premium packages respectively are $50/$25 per image (premium packages are the best value). Toning only: $10/image (min of 5 images), 40 images for $250, the entire gallery for $500 (up to 500 images, then an additional $1/image beyond 500).
Where are you based and do you travel?
I'm based in Chandler, AZ and I stay within the area to shoot. I love to shoot in new locations and I don't mind limited travel. I do charge $0.58/mile when traveling outside of the Chandler area.
How long to get the photos?
Your will receive an online gallery link with all your photos within 48 hours of the photoshoot. Once you make your selections, I work to deliver images within a weeks time. When the images are delivered, you can download all the photos from the gallery and optionally order prints.
How many pictures will we receive?
The picture count is determined by each of the packages above. I focus on quality images, with each image being adjusted.
do you offer professional printing?
I can turn on the ability to print from the the gallery to a professional print house. The quality will be significantly higher than local big box chains, but the cost is slightly higher. Here are two links that show the difference in print quality: https://www.amandajacksonphoto.com/2014/01/13/pro-prints-vs-drugstore-prints-it-does-matter/ or https://www.featherbluephotography.com/2014/01/08/lets-talk-about-prints/
What clothing should i wear?
FIT: The pictures are about you, not your clothes. Clothing that fits well photographs well. Avoid baggy clothes, everyone regrets this choice later.
TYPE: a dress, shorts, and pants are all fine. Focus on what is comfortable and fits well.
LAYERS: Dress in layers as this often photographs well and provides options along the way. We will likely be outdoors and we will probably sit on the ground or lean on structures. In these situations we will get a bit dirty, please consider this when selecting the location and your clothing.
COLORS: avoid over-whelming colors – neon and fluorescent colors are completely out! Bright green, red or yellow is not always the best choice either. Earth tones such as gray, light blue, dark green, maroon, black, and white are all great choices.
May I bring a parent or friend?
Feel free to bring a parent or a friend. It’s best to avoid bringing the significant other to your photo shoot. They tend to distract from your time and I have to compete for your focus. There’s a lot happening in a photo shoot and the fewer distractions the better!
Where do I change outfits?
I have a portable changing tent that offers privacy while on location.
What about dry lips (guys, pay attention)?
Dry lips do not photograph well. Make sure to use lip moisturizer ahead of time. Guys – this is called Chapstick.