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!
How Many Images Will I Get?
You will get about 15-20 photos per each 30 minutes of session time for my standard sessions. You can view my Policies here!
Newborn sessions will get about 10 per 30 minutes, and are dependent on number of outfits and Baby's mood. Less costume changes = peaceful baby and more photos!
Please note that these numbers are referring to noncommercial personal photography sessions.
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)
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 with daylight and foliage, or even indoor photography with lots of natural lighting streaming through windows. I'm happy to meet you in places like state forests, the beach, neighborhood parks, or your own backyard. Even the brick wall of your office building could be a great backdrop for headshots! Learn more about photoshoot locations here!
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 25 miles included if you have a location in mind, and will travel to other areas of Connecticut as well, though distances beyond this range are subject to travel fees.
What Should I Wear For My Session?
Being that I've never met you or your wardrobe, my best advice is to spend a moment online searching for inspiration – try typing in "engagement photography outfits" and see if anything sparks your interest! There's not a wrong answer, but I would always recommend starting with color coordination, whether you're a couple or a whole family. Matching and complimentary outfits is always a win! Click here for a whole blog on outfit inspiration and tips, or here for my recommended colors of clothing!
Can I Pay You In Cash The Day Of The Shoot?
The first half of your payment is taken upon booking through either an invoice sent to your email (credit card) or Venmo. 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 credit card or Venmo.
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. You can read more details on this in my Policies. If you're worried that your photos won't look good unless it's sunny, this blog will bust that myth because truly, moody days are gorgeous!
Can I Get My RAW Image Files Too?
RAW/unedited image files are not included with my pricing; you can read more on this here. When booking, be sure to check out my style in my Galleries to make sure my work is a good fit for you!
Can I Use My Photos For 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!
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Watercolor vs. Acrylic Paint
Pet Photography Tips 101
What is a Retainer Fee?
Tips on Photoshoot Locations.
Ideas on What to Wear!
Best Colors of Clothing
Why cloudy skies are still lovely!
What are RAW image files?
Newborn session tips.
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