|FAQ about my portrait sessions|
I do a wide range of portrait sessions such as family, children, individual, engagement, maternity and newborn. I have also taken photos to accompany short stories/books. I would love to hear your ideas!
I hold all of my sessions on location and **outdoors in the Greater Johnstown and surrounding Areas. Whether it is your favorite spot, your home or even where you met, I will personalize the perfect portrait session for you. It can be classic and posed, lifestyle (living in the moment and doing what you love!), or with an artistic flare! It is all up to you!
I also have a portrait studio for newborn, children and individual headshots. Call or email me and we can start planning the most unforgettable portrait session!
What is included with my session?
What is the session fee?
My session fees range from $150- $350 depending on the number of people, amount of images wanted, & type of session. They include all the services listed above. There is a travel fee of $0.75 per mile of any location more than 20 miles from my Windber studio.
What should I (We) wear?
Where what makes you comfortable and depicts who you are. These photos are all about you and should reflect that. With that said it is important to color coordinate for a cohesive portrait.
Keep in mind the season of the year when choosing colors. Ask for one of my Family Photography What to Expect brochures!
Spring & summer- This is good for soft airy, light colors like light blues, whites, khaki, yellow and light hues.
Fall- We amp it up a bit with oranges, browns, earth tones, purples, light and dark grey, black, navy blue and cream.
Winter- In this season we want to pop against the white snow with navy blues & denim, black, grays, jewel tones, reds in cranberry and bright, and cream.
You can have a mix of solids, and graphics in plaids and stripes. A good mix is one graphic to two solid ratio. Don’t forget about layering for added depth and color pops.
Keep styles the same. If one is dressy, then all should be. It should go with the location chosen as well.
Details- Don’t forget the details! Hats, scarves, jewelry, shoes, these all impact the look you are going for and can add that punch of color to a neutral palate. Just keep in mind that LESS IS MORE. Go for the statement piece, but leave the rest simple.
Comfort- I can’t say this enough! Wear what you are comfortable in and what YOU KNOW looks good on you. This goes for young and older. Kids do not cooperate when they are not comfortable. Be mindful on the way clothes are fitted. If something is too tight, it will show and not be flattering.
I will help you with your color choices and offer recommendations to make this a stress free, fun session!
What should I bring?
It is important to keep the little ones happy. For this I recommend bringing snacks, drinks, extra diapers, bib or cover up for snacks, a favorite toy or blanket. Tissues, brush/comb and makeup for last minute touch ups are a good idea as well.
What packages do you offer?
I think it is important for my clients to have a variety of options and products to choose from and to get exactly what they want. So I choose to not offer standard packages and allow you to order a la carte on most sessions. I do not place order minimums as well. I do offer some amazing photographic products from prints and gallery wraps to cut-outs and modern metals. Packages are reserved for high school seniors, children only.
How soon can I see my proofs and how do I view them?
Approximately 3-6 weeks after your photo session, I will have a beautiful presentation in a photo gallery on my website for you to view and order from. No need to set up another meeting to order your prints, all can be done online from my website!
Personal galleries will stay posted on my website for 90 days. Afterwards there is a $25 Re-Open fee.
When will my finished print order be ready?
I work closely with a wonderful professional photo finishing lab. Depending on what products are in your order, it should be ready for pick up in 2-3 weeks.
What forms of payment do you take?
Currently at this time, for Session Fees, Senior Packages, and Weddings I accept only CASH and PERSONAL CHECK (There is a $45 return check fee).
For all products ordered VIA MY WEBSITE: I accept Visa, Master Card, and Discover Card (credit or debit) and Pay Pal
Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes, absolutely, I offer gift certificates in any dollar amount. Please contact me by phone.
The gift of preserving a memory of your loved one is priceless.