Frequently Asked Questions…
Q: Who do you suggest for make-up?
A: Included in the price of your shoot is a natural, clean make-up, done by me. You can take a look thru my blog, I do about 95% of the make-ups, guys too. If you want false eyelashes and liner I suggest the Mac counter at Macy’s.
Q: How long should I allow for my $225. session?
A: It takes about 1/2 hour to get all ready to shoot, that time is on me. Then your shooting time is one hour.
Allow an hour and 1/2 here at the studio. If you choose to go over one hour of shooting time, I charge in 1/4 hour increments at $30.
Q. What do I get with my session price?
A: All sessions come with a DVD of all the images we take ready for printing.
You will also get 4×6’s that will be ready for framing or a photo book.
Q: What if I want to order more prints?
A: You will have the DVD so you can print at home or at the local lab of your choice. Or inside your dvd case you will find a price list from my lab in California. They have done all the large photos you have seen on my studio walls. If you order directly from me I will review the order, retouch and look at best cropping depending on sizes you choose. They ship free to me if you can pick up here or you can pay to have it shipped directly to you. 8×10’s are $17, very reasonable for quality printing. Wallets and very large mounted prints are available too.
Q: What if I need retouching?
A: I can’t retouch all of the pics we take but I will do that for the ones you decide to use. You just need to call or email me the numbers of the ones you want retouched. I do my best to prepare your make-up and lighting so you will need minimal retouching if any. And I always retouch the ones you order from me.
Q: I am doing a baby session with you…can I bring props?
A: Yes, I love it when you come with ideas. Things to know about a baby shoot are: bring a few different props and we will do as much as time and baby allows. See the question below about pricing for babies and children. Please bring a cute diaper cover…when baby is nude we spend more time cleaning up than shooting! Practice the poses with your baby, so you know what side she favors and if indeed she will curl up. Feed your baby just before you come so we can shoot as much as possible. Ideas I love for newborns are a wonderful, colorful, soft blankets or sweaters to wrap baby in and any cute onesie and please, cute hats!
Q: I did my pregnancy session with you and I want to do my newborn shots with you too! When should I come with my newborn?
A: Truthfully I think babies are cutest, and still tiny, at one month. They seem to have a furrowed brow for awhile when new, like they’re trying to figure out what is going on in their new life. At one month the furrow is gone and they are happy and trusting. And they have learned to smile too! Also less breast feeding time and more shooting time.
Q: What is the price for a baby or child session?
A: Newborns and children sessions are charged by the hour…$225 for first hour of shooting time (prep time here in the studio is on me) and $30 per quarter hour beyond.
Q: I have young children coming with me…any ideas to keep them entertained until it’s their turn?
A: Please bring another adult with you that the child respects. It is really hard to shoot and also watch children. Daddies, Grandmas and babysitters are the best! We can put cartoons on tv but do please bring other things to entertain them.