FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY IS AN INVESTMENT. So much of what we share and pass on to friends and loved ones is the story of our lives. Photography is a powerful tool to preserve our memories and help us share them. Really good photographs of milestone moments often become valuable heirlooms whose value grows generation by generation.
Below is a list of the type of photography sessions that I am most often asked to do. Each one has its own specific needs and goals and each is designed and priced with that in mind. All my sessions result in a carefully curated and meticulously edited collection of final images that are attractively and conveniently presented in a secure online proofing gallery from which to view, download, and order high quality prints or enlargements.
CAN I HAVE ALL THE IMAGES?
All final images from your shoot will be available for download at screen resolution and for purchase in other resolutions and formats. After each shoot, I carefully curate the best images, editing for consistent visual and technical quality and performing any necessary retouching. The resulting collection is available for you to view at your convenience in a secure online proofing gallery. You may choose to purchase prints or the high res version of just the ones you need, or the entire collection at my full collection rate. Whether purchasing wall art enlargements, prints, or just the high res digital files, your images come with the rights you need to make unlimited copies for personal use. Inquire about other options for archival storage and special delivery including shipping overseas.
WHAT IF I HAVE TO CANCEL?
If you have to cancel for any reason I will make every effort to help you reschedule. If you scheduled in advance and then locked in your date with a signed contract and prepayment and are then required to cancel, your deposit will be returned subject to the conditions of your contract.
WHEN'S THE BEST TIME FOR PHOTOS?
Photographers will tell you the best time for photography is during what is known as golden hour light. In photography, the golden hour is that time of day just after sunrise or before sunset when the quality, color and angle of the sunlight all make for especially beautiful photos. Late afternoon, before sunset, is usually the most convenient time to schedule a session. That said, the best time for photos is whenever you are taking them. I will make the best use of the light available at whatever time we are shooting.
WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE FOR PORTRAITS?
I am currently able to accomodate both studio and on-location photography requests. In my studio we use a limited variety of backgrounds along with creative lighting and posing. On-location photography means that I meet you at a location that is best for you. Typically this is at your residence or a local park or other location. If there is a certain look or view you wish for in your portraits, or a landmark you'd like to include, please communicate that in your booking inquiry and I will be happy to work with you to get the results you desire.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
What I always tell people is that if you like the way you look in the mirror, you will like how you look in photos. Choose clothes that you feel comfortable in and that "spark joy" for you. Another direction is to use props or choose outfits that you wouldn't normally wear just for the sake of a fun portrait. An example might be a fun hat or pair of boots or a loud shirt or a bouquet of flowers or a musical instrument, or anything else that expresses something about you or your place in life. It all depends on your goals for the images.
WHAT KIND OF PHOTOGRAPHY DO YOU DO?
My photography specialties are portraiture and event photography. These two work well together and by combining the two skill sets I can offer both candid and posed portraiture in every collection. My aim is always to use each location to its best advantage and produce portraits or capture important moments of your event with artistic flair and attention to detail. Every collection will feature images that are uniquely suitable for wall art enlargements, heirloom prints and custom photo albums.
WHEN WILL I GET MY PHOTOS?
Turnaround time for me for portrait sessions is typically from seven to ten days, or sooner. For half day shoots, larger event shoots, and wedding shoots, editing can take from four to six weeks or longer. Each hour of shooting requires many more hours of curating, editing, and post production. Depending on circumstances, I am usually able to accommodate rush orders. If you require expedited service for any reason, please mention it in advance.
CAN I GET PRINTS OR ALBUMS?
Yes. You may order prints directly from your secure proofing gallery. Prints ordered through my website are fulfilled at one of the top photolabs in the country and are delivered directly to you. You may also take purchased digital images to any other lab of your choice.
For how best to design and print a custom album of your favorites or your entire collection, please contact me directly.
WHAT ABOUT WALL ART?
Having custom wall art created for your home or office is one of the most rewarding investments into the images from your collection. Whether a gift or a decorating detail, there is nothing quite like personalized art to make a space uniquely your own. If this is of interest to you, contact me directly for assistance selecting the right image, creating a virtual mock-up, and arranging any special photo editing you'll need to ensure the right result. I am also available to work with your designer on specific projects.
DO YOU DO WEDDINGS?
I am able to accommodate a few select weddings each year. Right now I am still accepting inquiries regarding wedding photography for the Summer and Fall of 2022. If you are planning a wedding for this year and are interested in my photography services, please contact me directly via the contact form.