Headshot / Working / Product Photography Investments
+ An online gallery containing all of the best images from our time together that's full of professionally culled, edited, and retouched images for your viewing pleasure
+ Styling assistance (if requested)
+ No stress between having to choose between color or B&W - both versions are provided to you (If you purchase a color version, you'll get the b&w version, too!)
+ Images provided in both high-resolution & web-sized formats, one is perfect for printing, the other is perfect for sharing
+ The ability to purchase prints + canvas products directly through your gallery
+ Flexible payment plan options, divide your investment into up to 6 separate payments
+ The chance to be published/featured in various magazines, websites, and blogs
You deserve the absolute best.
In order to ensure my Clients are getting the absolute best Experience I can provide, I take on a limited amount of sessions each year.
Fill out this contact form and I will be in touch soon to confirm your Interest, set up a time to discuss all the details, and begin the booking processes.
After that, you'll just sign your contract, pay your retainer, fill out a questionnaire, and begin (not so) patiently counting down the days until your session arrives!
hOPE TO TALK TO YOU SOON, HOMIE!
Where are you located? Do I have to travel to you?
I'm located in Fairmont, West Virginia, but I absolutely love to get out for a nice adventure, so I'm happy to offer my services anywhere in West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, or anywhere else you/life take me, really. My passport loves to get stamped... it already has stamps from London, Italy, and New Zealand, but it will HAPPILY accept duplicates, haha.
I don't currently have a studio space, so sessions are held at your location, outdoors, in your home, or at the event venue. I do have access to a few awesome local studio spaces that can be utilized for an additional fee if you wish.
Do you charge travel fees of any kind?
I am willing to travel anywhere in WV or within 100 miles of Fairmont, WV for no additional charge.
If your session will be taking place outside of WV and more than 100 miles from Fairmont, WV, you will be charged $0.62/mile for every mile after 100.
If the session is taking place more than 2.5 hours away from Fairmont, WV, with coverage last until or past 9 pm, I may require a hotel room to be booked for the night. This hotel will be booked by me and then billed to you for reimbursement.
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Do you pose us for photos?
I like to capture a good mix of candids and posed shots.
I try my best to capture special moments authentically - through all the smiles, tears and laughs that your session may hold.
I might have you pose a certain way or I may ask you to act out a certain prompt together. Either method can create gorgeous images, but one tends to feel more natural and relaxed than the other, resulting in much more genuine emotions being captured.
The prompt method tends to work the best with children and people who aren't super comfortable in front of the camera, since it allows you to focus on whatever it is you're doing rather than the stranger with a camera following you around. (:
How do you choose the images delivered in our gallery?
I cull through all of the images and and select only the "best" ones to edit.
I choose the images based on how they represent my style and your personality. If a picture doesn't tell a story or serve a purpose, it's not going to be in your gallery.
No specific image taken during the session is guaranteed to be delivered - images are delivered at my full discretion.
RAW images will NEVER be provided to a client, as they do not accurately represent my work or brand image. I mean it, NEVER. Please don't even ask.
How do I book a session?
Simply fill out any of the contact forms found on the site to get the conversation started! We'll work out a time and date for the session, I'll send out a contract, invoice, and questionnaire for you to fill out, and then the magic will happen!
How do I pay for a session? Do you require payment upfront or will you accept payment the day of our session?
I accept retainers and full payments online made via Stripe, Paypal, or Facebook Pay.
**Cash and money orders are also accepted on a limited basis.
My booking policy is that I require a 25% non-refundable retainer paid within 7 days of receiving your contract and invoice to hold your desired session time and date for you.
** Even if you wish to pay cash, a 25% retainer will be required. The remaining 75% of the session fee may be paid the day of the session. Stripe and Paypal accept payments via prepaid card (greendot, visa, etc.), but money orders, or direct bank deposits will also be accepted when discussed.
This non-refundable retainer serves many purposes, such as showing that you’re serious about wanting the session to take place, assurance that I can request off from my other job without a complete loss of income, and as a way to cover my losses in time/gas/planning should you fail to show up to your session.
How long will it take to get our photos back?
I try to deliver galleries ASAP, but it honestly depends on my schedule and workload at the time.
Generally I try to get galleries sent out with in a week of a portrait or lifestyle session, but it really depends on how much editing will be required and what I have going on in my life at the time.
Please remember that LIFE HAPPENS. Believe it or not, photographers don't spend EVERY moment of their free time doing photography-related things, just like you don't spend every moment of your time doing *insert your work here*-related things!
I'll be able to answer this question a bit better at/after your session, as it really depends on how many images I capture while we are together.
Do I have to order prints through you?
While you do not HAVE to order through me... I do make it SUPER easy for you to order them directly from your gallery, and I definitely recommend it if you want the highest-quality artwork for your home.
While printing from places like Walgreens and CVS is the economical choice, you will risk a lot - color differences, clarity issues, cheaper material, and overall loss of quality.
Basically, I can't guarantee the quality of products you receive from 3rd party printing companies like I can when you order directly through your gallery - if you order something through me and it doesn't look like it should, I will replace it at no cost to you.
I won't offer this service if you print elsewhere, so do so at your own risk!