Frequently Asked Questions and Quick Links.
What Are Your Prices?
My photography pricing (personal use) is based on the session length you choose and how many photos you're looking to get. Click here for my pricing page and details for each package!
How Long Will It Take To Receive My Photos?
Unless I have extreme backlog of sessions, generally all online galleries are delivered within 4-7 days, emailed to you in the form of an online gallery on Pixieset with high-resolution digital files.
Do You Sell Prints?
You can actually order prints as well as other photo products straight through the shop tab of your Pixieset gallery!
What Is Your Availability Like?
I have highly flexible weekday availability from 10 a.m. until sundown (4-8 p.m. depending on the season). I recommend booking around Golden Hour, which is a term for the hour or so before sunset and yields the most romantic glowing light for photos.
My weekend availability is in higher demand than weekdays, so it's often best to book as soon as possible!
Do You Have A Studio?
At this time I am an on-location only photographer, and primarily specialize in outdoor photography. I'm happy to meet you in places like state forests, the beach, neighborhood parks, or even some fun city shots. Generally speaking I don't currently offer home or backyard sessions (except for newborns), so let's meet somewhere neutral for some pretty scenery!
Where Are You Located?
I'm located in New Haven, CT, so I know plenty of beautiful local spots in the area for great photos if you'd like ideas! I also travel up to 20 miles included if you have a specific location in mind. I will also travel to other areas of Connecticut as well with additional fees, but we can discuss that during booking! Smaller sessions and deals have limited availability to local regions.
Will You Travel To Me For The Micro Session?
Nope. My tiny micro session is a great deal, but I'm only able to keep it that way because it's local! I'm happy to meet you in New Haven to get you some headshots for a great price, or you're welcome to book me for a higher tier and have me travel wherever you'd like, and even get more time for outfit changes!
What Should I Wear?
Being that I've never met you or your wardrobe, my best advice is to wear what you're most comfortable in and be yourself. You should never be wearing something to a shoot that doesn't make you feel beautiful or confident.
With that being said, if you're looking for some inspiration on colors, textures, or coordinating outfits together, here's some idea boards for family, casual couples, formal couples, maternity, and men's style to get the creative juices flowing!
Can I Pay You In Cash The Day Of The Shoot?
The first half of your payment is taken upon booking through an invoice sent to your email, which can be paid via any regular debit/credit card or Paypal. This is a retainer fee, which books your reservation into my calendar! You are welcome to pay your remaining balance using whatever method you'd like, including cash, check, or I'll just send you a second invoice.
Why Do I Need To Pay Upfront?
Retainer fees are important to photographers (and many vendors) because this is what reserves your date&time into our calendar permanently. By doing this, this means we are turning away other potential paying customers who are interested in this date, and also foregoing any other activities. This is simply the first half of your total payment.
Can I Postpone If It's Cloudy?
If it's raining, or snowing to the point that the roads aren't safe, we can postpone and discuss my next available date. For all other reasons including overcast/cloudy skies with no rain, I do take a postponement fee. If you're worried that your photos won't look good unless it's sunny, don't be! Cloudy weather is actually great and many photographers love a good cloudy day shoot!
Can I Choose My Photos? Can I Get ALL Of My Photos?
For my format of packages, when we work together I need your trust to deliver you my best work. I promise whatever photos are disposed of are not photos that you want, because I'm not perfect! I have plenty of misfires, blinking, blurry images, overexposure, and typical duplicates of the same shot. When you hear five hundred shutter clicks, that's because we need to over-shoot to get the actual images we need. I do not withhold any beautiful photographs with value, because that doesn't benefit either of us!
Can I Get My RAW Files Too?
RAW or unedited image files are not included with my pricing. When booking, it's very important to be sure to check out my style in my galleries to make sure my work is a good fit for you and the look that you're going for. All photographers are very different, and not one-size-fits-all!
Are You LGBT Friendly?
Can I Use Your Photos As My Book Cover?
All packages listed include licensing for personal use, which are things that you won't be making profit off of – photo albums and picture frames, personal social media sharing, wedding invitations, and even LinkedIn profiles or your company's website. Business cards are fine too!
Things like publications fall under something called commercial use; this includes things like magazines, newspapers, books, music album covers, advertising/marketing for your business, and so on. If you think your project is in need of commercial photography, feel free to contact me and we can figure out a budget for you that will include licensing permissions for you to use your photos commercially!