Serving Jefferson City, Missouri for Over 15 Years
Frequently Asked Questions
Lovers in Love
Engagements, both In Studio and/or Outdoor Sessions
Session Time: about 30-45 minutes
If you choose to have your session outdoors, let me know if you would like an urban setting or rural so I can start planning your experience so it’s comfortable for you as a couple.
Okay, so EVERY couple that books their wedding with me will receive a complimentary one hour engagement session within the Jefferson City area. This session helps us get to know each other better, and it also help me to determine the best techniques and looks to use within your pictures as a professional photographer. Everyone is so beautifully different and I want to be able to capture you as both unique individuals and an exclusive couple.
Several years ago I revamped my pricing and did away with the set packages. I’m really proud of this because now I can offer innovative pricing that sets me apart from other photographers in the area. My brides get to choose and customize their wedding day pricing options, based on the amount of hours you decide to schedule my services.
Essentially, based on your wants, the more you purchase, the more you save.
I require a $500 deposit with your signed contract to get you on my calendar. And “on my calendar” means that you have me scheduled for the day. The only wedding I will shoot on that date is yours. Which means there’s no overlap… So no need to panic if the timing needs to be shifted a bit for weather or any unforeseen complications. Considering that you have me for the day, I will help you work up a timeline to aide you when discussing plans with other vendors (a side benefit that many brides have told me is invaluable).
Finally, I do have to ask that your balance with me is paid exactly one month prior to your wedding day.
Graduates/High School Seniors
(Time of Your Life) Seniors, In Studio
Session time: typically about 30-40 minutes
“In Studio” sessions will consist of portraits in two different outfits with two different backgrounds. It is important to have options, so please bring several (6-8) outfits if possible. The reason for this is so the photographer can determine which color pallet and patterns will work best in lighting options both in and outside the studio.
On a side note, while friends, families and children are welcome to the studio during sessions, there is limited space. The studio itself can accommodate about six people comfortably.
I have some favorite places around town to shoot, and a private lake for sessions outside the studio following portraits. The lake is great option if you’d like to keep it very wonderfully picturesque but easy on travel time. Or we can do all three! For real, I work for you.
ALSO: Clients can also request a location, but any location outside JC will incur standard mileage charges.
LOGISTICAL STUFF FOR GRADUATE AND HS SENIOR PHOTOS
FOR ALL SESSIONS: it is highly recommended you schedule a free consultation with me prior to your session to discuss the best options for clothing and location(s). Senior photos are an important keepsake, and it is a photographer’s job to provide their client with a personalized experience. I want these pictures to be as unique and individualized as the person in front of the camera; therefore, the more communication we have prior to the session the better. For real, let’s talk.
IN CASE OF RAIN, YOUR SESSION WILL BE RESCHEDULED. Rainstorms are fickle things, and while we can yell and scream at them to go away, they tend not to listen. But, hey, water right? It’s good for the Earth I’m told. 🙂
PHOTO ORDERING MADE EASY...I will schedule you a time approximately one to two weeks after your session and you will come to the studio to view first a slideshow. At this time we will narrow down your proofs to your favorites then place your order. Payment will be due at the time of order.
Again, while friends, families and children are welcome to the studio during sessions, there is limited space. The studio itself can accommodate about six people comfortably. And comfort is key.
Business Portraits / Headshots
Session time: (typically) up to 30 minutes in the studio
Business portraits are streamlined for efficiency. Immediately after the session I load the images on the design gallery and you pick your favorite. The image is then retouched (usually same day) and sent via email with a copyright release for business use only (such as, websites, business cards, newspaper ads, and brochures).
Additional images can also be purchased as print or digital photos or images if you are unsure as to which format works best for you at the time.