Do you photograph weddings?...
I no longer photograph weddings. Retirement from weddings allows me to spend more time with my family. I can recommend wedding photographers if you need one.
Where do you photograph?
I photograph maternity, seniors, families and children mostly outdoors in the lovely city of Tomball Texas. There are so many great locations all right here! I will travel to other locations upon request with added travel and time fees that we can discuss upon consultation. I have a studio in my home that is perfect size for newborns and toddlers. The itty bitty babies are photographed in the warmth and comfort of my home studio.
Can you make me look skinnier, younger, remove my braces, acne, whiten my teeth, add a person, etc?
All of my images receive a special touch by my editing. I do for your pictures exactly what I do for my own...minor retouching (a little skin softening) . You still want to look realistic and the best "you". Due to time constraints, I will not remove braces or major retouching. I have outsourcing lab references that can do this for you if needed. If there is anything you are self conscious about please let me know before the session and I will do my best to help style or disguise any possible issues.
I only need one digital image, or a little session, for this or that reason, can you give me a discount?
As much as I would like to discount products and sessions for friends ( I consider my clients friends too), I still have to pay taxes, dues, pay for website, equipment, etc. It is in my heart to offer several package donations yearly to benefit auctions and special circumstances of people in need. So, on a professional level, I cannot bargain with packages and products. What if your boss asked to only pay you for 50% of your hours?
However, I do offer referral rewards to existing clients that bring new clients my way. Once the referral has booked and completed their session, the referee will receive $50.00 credit towards a future session, prints, or USB (not redeemed as cash).
I saw a cute picture on pinterest, can you copy exactly, exactly, exactly this picture?
I love Pinterest! I really do! So many great and creative ideas. I would love to see your ideas, have a vision of your style, and some examples of things you like! I cannot however promise you that my style, locations, your children, or props can be an exact match. Chances are, you have seen and know my style and that's okay with you anyways :)
When will my gallery be ready... tonight? Why does editing take so long?
Ummmm..no, not tonight. Maybe not even next week... At a typical session, I shoot about 200-300 images. I open up and look through every... single...one. Just choosing which 100-150 images to keep can take 5 hours alone. I also edit and adjust color balance, density, crop, soften skin for every...single...image. One session of editing is literally 8-12 hours or more to edit... and multiply that by other clients sessions, sneak peeks, blog posts, and being a mommy, wife, and eating every once and a while, carpool, uploading to the website, you get about 7-10 days.
What if I have to reschedule? What if it's snowing, raining, melting outside?
Most of the time, this is no problem. We can simply reschedule for the next available time slot for the both of us. If it is a necessary reschedule on your (the client's) part, I have the right to request another non-refundable deposit of $50.00. Don't worry, this will be deducted from your balance and you will pay less at the session date. If it is a reschedule on my part (photographer illness, rain or snow, family emergency stuff), I will not require another deposit.
What if we are late for the session?This is a tough one to answer... If you are late for a doctor's visit, they will slap you with another bill. If you are late to work, you get penalized (maybe even fired). So...just don't be late :) All the cool clients show up on time... Plan on getting to the session 10-20 minutes early. Before your session, I plan your session time around the available light, the sunset/sunrise happens even if client is late. The photographer takes great care to showing up on time... before the session (finding a babysitter, preparing equipment, obsessing about the rain forecast, traveling to location, packing props, etc.) So, be cool... not late.