BEFORE BOOKING FAQ'S

 

What's the photo shoot experience like?

The shoot itself will go by in a flash. We'll choose a space with nice lighting, I'll suggest a general direction like "How about sitting on the bench there?" or "Look off towards the water" and then chat with you while taking a bunch of photos. Clients will sometimes ask "What should I be doing?" and I usually say "You're already doing it." 

When is the best time of year for photos?

Anytime! If Christmas is your favorite time of year, let's head out for your annual trip to the Christmas tree farm or set up a shoot at your perfectly decorated home. Maybe spring gardens are your favorite place to be, or summers by the water. There is no wrong time of year for photos.

Where will my session take place/How do I choose a location?

Together we’ll find the best location. It could be in the studio, at a park, in your home or office, on OSU campus, at an ice cream shop... 

 

PRODUCT FAQ'S

What will I see in my online gallery?

After your photo shoot, I'll narrow down the best of your images-the funniest, cutest, prettiest and most interesting photos. These proofs will be posted in a online proofing gallery for you to choose from. 

Do I own the copyright to the images I've purchased from you?

Federal Law states that photographers own every image they take, including the attached copyright.  The images you purchase are for your personal use only. They may not be sold, used for (or give them away for the purpose of) advertising a product or service, submitted as editorial content to newspapers/magazines, entered in contests or displayed in public spaces without the photographer's consent. (These rules apply to all photos with the exception of headshots.) If you're unsure how these rules apply to a particular situation, please contact me for clarification or permission.

Where should I order prints from?

That's up to you! My clients have mentioned liking these photo labs: Mpix.com, CanvasonDemand.com, TinyPrints.com, Minted.com, Costco, CVS, Target, Meijer, Walmart and Shutterfly.com. 

Will you save my images in case I want to buy more in the future?

Yes! But even with the best of backup systems, files can become lost or damaged over time. I do my best to archive your files, however, I do not offer an archive guarantee.

What is a "Retouched Photo" and what do I do with it?

Retouching is the process of enhancing an image through Photoshop, also referred to as "touching up", "editing" and "Photoshopping". Retouching could be adding color, contrast and mood to the image, toning down dark circles and wrinkles, removing blemishes, fly-away hairs, lint, or any distracting elements, thinning out an arm or neck, or other small tweaks to bring the best out of every photo. A Retouched Photo is a large digital file similar to a film negative. This file can be printed 20 times or 1,000 times. It can be uploaded to online print labs such as MPix.com. It can be stored on your computer and backed up onto a CD, USB drive, external hard drive, or cloud sharing service to keep forever. You can design photo books and greeting cards, print on canvas or even on a coffee mug. It can be uploaded to social media and emailed to friends and family. For more ideas on how to use your photos, check out this Pinterest board.

While I do offer digital images, I ask that you not sell the images, use them for (or give them away for the purpose of) advertising a product or service, submit them as editorial content to newspapers/magazines, enter them in contests or display them in public spaces,  without consent. (These rules apply to all photos with the exception of headshots.) If you're unsure how these rules apply to a particular situation, please contact me for clarification or permission.

What's the difference between a "Web Image" and a "Print Image"?

Think of Web Images like old fashioned Proofs. They are often watermarked (have the photographer's logo on them), and are meant to be used as a visual reference while you're choosing which images to purchase. Web Images are smaller, compressed files making them quick to upload to social media. Web Image files are not to be used for printing. 

Think of Print Images as your favorites, the ones you purchase. These images are retouched to look their very best when printed. They are a much larger file size, making them slow to upload, but optimal for printing.

 

 

 

 

ORDERING FAQ'S

Will you save my images in case I want to buy more in the future?

Yes! But even with the best of backup systems, files can become lost or damaged over time. I do my best to archive your files, however, I do not offer an archive guarantee.

How do I order a black and white photo?

All retouched printable digital images purchased will come with a black and white version.

For print orders, there will be a black and white option for each print size. Simply choose to have the image printed on black and white paper when selecting the print size. 

How do I tell the difference between vertical/horizontal, portrait/landscape?

Vertical and Portrait images are taller than they are wide.

Horizontal and Landscape images are wider than they are tall.