1 // WE LOVE YOUR WORK! HOW DO WE BOOK YOU FOR THE PORTRAIT SESSION?
Email me through my CONTACT page and let me know your date, full address, ideal place/time of the session, etc. We can speak over the phone or meet over coffee to go over your details. Consults are always free and the coffee, tea and/or dessert is always on me!
2 // WHEN DO I GET MY IMAGES? DO YOU OFFER DIGITALS AND ALBUMS?
For portrait sessions, it takes two weeks to get proofs and another two weeks to edit your final images. Depending on your package you would get 10, 15, 25, 75 or 100 photos. I strongly suggest that you consider an album with your package. Why? Because albums and printed photos last through time. Digital files, computers, and cloud storage may get corrupted, and although we offer digital files, having an album ensures you have a tangible item that holds your memories. Imagine placing your family photos only on your computer. What happens if your computer no longer works or you lose those DVDs/USB/external hard drive? What if just like in the movies the power goes out and there's no way for you to turn on your phone or iPad!?! Look up Revolution or Planet of the Apes (2014), and you'll see what I mean. I love prints and albums and having a professional design an album correctly the first time is key to ensuring you enjoy walking down memory lane. High-quality photography albums versus Shutterfly or like vendors will ensure you enjoy your albums for many years to come.
3 // DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE AND WHAT GEAR DO YOU USE FOR OUR SHOOT?
As a professional photographer, I do carry insurance! As a true professional, having liability insurance specifically for my business and equipment is mandatory. Don't make the mistake of hiring a photographer who does not carry proper insurance. Venues and any other locations require it. When I take portraits of families and newborn in their homes, you'll remain at ease that even if someone drops my equipment while I'm photographing your newborn, I can take care of the cost! I also use professional Canon equipment including Canon 5D Mark IIIs, which saves images in two card slots as a precautionary measure and only available in high-end equipment. I also use prime and zoom "L" lenses and lighting equipment. Only the best to capture your memories!
4 // ARE YOU AVAILABLE TO TRAVEL?
I do travel to the New Jersey, Connecticut, Long Island areas. Also, if you're wedding is on the other side of the world, then consider this New York City photographer's bags pack! I was a destination wedding bride and was married in Punta Cana, DR. Caribbean weddings are dear to my heart, but if you say Paris, London, Frankfurt, Fiji, Bora Bora, New Zealand, Hawaii...well anywhere really, I'm there! I've traveled around the world, and I know setting up hotels, flights, and car transport is time-consuming.
5 // DO YOU REQUIRE A RETAINER TO HOLD THE DATE?
Yes, a 50% non-refundable retainer fee is due immediately to book and hold the session date. I offer a payment plan for the remaining 50% balance to help ease the process.
6 // WHY SHOULD WE CHOOSE YOU AS OUR PHOTOGRAPHER OVER SOMEONE ELSE?
I am a professional photographer with over ten years of experience, and I've been running my boutique photography business for seven years. I understand these photos of your family are very important. I regret to this day not having a final family photo with my dad since he regrettably past away. So for me, these photos are a treasure. Also, the difference between me and someone who charges a "cheaper" rate is that I've had years of experience and studied with the industry's best and I've taken what I've learned to create the style that you see in my images. I only use the top of the line equipment, so I'm not just starting out since I'm very meticulous with every shot and edit of each image. I use natural light and off-camera lighting, meaning my high-level of skill allows me to shoot your portraits no matter what time of day, weather, location, or circumstances that face us last minute.