PORTRAIT FAQs

(Frequently Asked Questions)

I FEEL SELF-CONSCIOUS ABOUT MY BODY AND I FEEL LIKE I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT BEFORE THE SESSION, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

I completely understand wanting to look your very best. If, however, you do not lose as much weight as planned, don’t worry! l strategically pose and photograph you in ways that will be flattering. Everyone, young and old, all shapes and sizes, can produce magazine quality photos. We work on bringing out the best in you!

I HAVE TUMMY ROLLS/CELLULITE/ACNE/ETC., CAN YOU FIX THAT?

While we’re not big believers in editing you past the point of recognition, our team will take care of you. Our photographer specializes in posing and lighting. Our editing and stylists are some of the best. Take a look at some of our work in the Before + After Gallery.

SHOULD I GO TANNING BEFORE MY PORTRAIT SESSION?

I would recommend avoiding tan lines. These will show up in your photos! If you go for a spray tan be sure you don't wash your hands for 8+ hours or you'll have white hands and a tanned body.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR MY PHOTO SHOOT?

All of our sessions (with the exception of Family and Head Shoot Days) include a consultation to discuss your wardrobe and designing your session.

CAN I USE MY OWN WARDROBE STYLIST FOR MY SESSION?

Sure. Be sure to let us know during your initial consultation, so we can include them in the design process.

IS HAIR AND MAKEUP INCLUDED?

Yes, a hair style and make up are included in your session fee. You might want to plan a night out after your photo shoot because you will look amazing.

CAN I INCLUDE MY PET IN MY PHOTO SHOOT?

In most instances, yes. However, we do require info in advance regarding the type of pet, so we can make the best decision for the location of the shoot.

COULD I BRING A FRIEND?

Of course! Celebrate your relationships! Do a double couture portrait session with your sister, mom, or best friend. Just notify us ahead of time for scheduling purposes.

WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN?

We prefer that children not attend the shoot unless they are included. In that case, we recommend that children come toward the end of the shoot for less distractions.

WILL WE BE ALONE DURING THE PHOTO SHOOT?

It really depends on your preference. Some clients bring along a friend to encourage them to really enjoy the experience. Other clients like to do sessions alone. No matter your preference, my assistant and the hair/makeup stylists will be available at all times during the shoot.

WILL YOU PHOTOSHOP AND RETOUCH MY IMAGES?

Yes, all of your selected images will be artistically edited and retouched!

HOW LONG BEFORE I SEE MY PHOTOS FROM THE PHOTO SESSION?

We will do a Reveal of your images with you back in person about 10-15 business days after your session. In cases where you reside a reasonably long distance, we can make arrangements to do your Reveal via Skype.

HOW LONG DOES A SESSION TAKE?

The length of a session varies. Many factors including styling and travel time generally affect this. Generally a shoot can take anywhere from 3 - 5 hours.

 WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE MY IMAGES?

If for some reason you don’t like any of the images from your session, you’re not obligated to purchase. We’ll give you a gift voucher, so you can reschedule another photo shoot. Session fees are nonrefundable.

HOW FAR IN AN ADVANCED DO I NEED TO BOOK?

We prefer to book anywhere between 1-3 months out, but give us a call or email to check our schedule.

CAN SOMEONE PURCHASE GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR A PHOTO SHOOT?

A gift certificate from us is a perfect gift for any person who is special to you. It is a celebration of who they are and everything that is wonderful about them. We’ll even have your gift card wrapped for you and ready for gifting! Click here to purchase a gift certificate

HOW MUCH IS THIS GOING TO COST ME?

In order to reserve your date and time on our calendar, there is a $325 non-refundable session fee. When paid in full, we will schedule your consultation with Reggie.

In 15 business days or less after your shoot, we will schedule a Reveal. You will be able to view your fully retouched images at this time. Although it will be hard, you will decide which photos you would like to purchase. A La Cart images start at $125 and our Signature Collection Folio Boxes start at $625.

Every image that you purchase will be given to you digitally, as well as a copyright release certificate.

LATE AND NO SHOW POLICY

Our time is valuable, and so is yours. If you’re late for an appointment, we will have to cut time from your shoot. This maybe styling time or time with the photographer. We cannot allow tardiness to affect our other clients and their experience. If you forget and miss your shoot, we have a non refundable session fee policy. In turn, we promise to honor our appointments and be on time.

REFUND POLICY

Once you purchase and receive digital images, there is a no exchange and no refund policy.

If you are still nervous about having some fun creating and capturing happy moments, send us an email. We would love to address any concerns that you may have.

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