Frequently Asked Questions - Portrait photography
What is your process or approach?
We have a very candid approach. We love capturing natural interactions and emotions, however we can also provide lots of direction throughout the entire process to help you feel connected and comfortable. We discuss all of your goals for the photography ahead of time so that you don’t have to worry that the outcome will be what you hoped for.
Can I give you a shot checklist?
For sure! You can add anything you want and we are also happy to look at your Pinterest ideas.
What forms of payment do you take?
Checks, credit cards, Paypal, Venmo and cash.
How long will it take to get my photos?
Approximately 2 weeks from the shoot - sooner if necessary :) !
Do I get the usage and printing rights to my photos?
Yes, you own the usage and printing rights.
Can my gallery be password protected?
Yes, your privacy is very important to us. We can skip the online gallery if you are super private and just give you a thumb drive (for an additional fee). We also don’t post on social media without your permission.
What if I need to reschedule?
We require a non-refundable deposit to book your shoot. But,if you need to reschedule your shoot for any reason we will move your pre-payments to the new date as long as you pick a date that we are available with NO change fee. We typically book a date and rain date for each outdoor shoot just so you will be sure to not have to worry.
How many photos will I get?
We give you an unlimited number of photos. Most 50 minute sessions get at least 40 amazing images.
How long will my link stay up?
Indefinitely - no pressure to buy or order images. I love when I see our clients log in to look at their photos again. After 18 months the link will be archived, but still retrievable through your link. It's a good idea to download all of your photos when you receive the link and put them on a thumb drive for safe keeping. We can provide a thumb drive for an additional fee.
Do you do portrait albums?
Yes! We do all of the design in house so that you can work with us to customize each page. Our album company is GraphiStudio. The albums are gorgeous.
What is your starting package?
For a family we suggest a 30 minute or 50 minute package. We also offer a 15 minute mini session. Weekdays (Monday - Thursday) pricing is as follows: 50 minutes is $360, 30 minutes is $260, 15 minutes is $160. Weekends (Friday - Sunday and holidays) 50 minutes is $420, 30 minutes is $320, 15 minutes is $190. This pricing is for an individual family or person. Extended family sessions are quoted based on size.
Your get all of your files hand edited, hi rez and lightly retouched in color and bw in a downloadable gallery that can be password protected. You own the usage and printing rights. A thumb drive is available for an additional fee and extra retouching is available for an extra fee.
Do you travel?
For shoots over 10 miles from the Newburyport area there is an additional fee. Let’s discuss.
Are you insured?
How do you describe your style?
We shoot with a candid, natural style, capturing moments as they happen rather than curating situations. Our editing style is classic, with preference to natural light. We also take the time to eliminate any blemishes or distracting elements in each photo. When working with families and small children we try to let them be as free as possible, while also wrangling them into the photo.
I am always here:
So many of our clients have questions about the shoot or the location or even what outfits to wear. I am always here to help in any way I can.
Can we see some sample portraits?
For sure! As long as I have permission from our client. We love to show our potential clients our work.