WHAT TO EXPECT
Thank you for your interest in AE Photography! Whether it is for a family Christmas card, your wedding day, or anything in between, planning photos can be confusing and downright stressful. The following outlines what you can expect from your photo session - from the first point of contact, to the last print in your hands, to hopefully ease some of those worries
You can always email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 720-373-2219 if you have any questions. I’m here and happy to help!
BOOKING A SESSION:
As soon as you are interested in booking a session, shoot me an email or give me a call. We will discuss all the specifics of what you are looking for with your photo session. Some things we will solidify are what type of photos you’d like (senior, family, etc), what location you are interested in, when is the best time for your photos, and which pricing package you would like. I’ll compile all this information in a convenient email and contract and send it your way. The email will also include information such as the details of the session, how to pay, help on what to wear, and a few other tidbits of information. Once the session fee or deposit is paid, your session is booked. Several packages are available that include digital files and access to your own password protected gallery in my website where you and your loved ones can log into and order whatever and however many pictures your heart desires. PRINT PRICING SHEETS ARE AVAILABLE UPON LOGGING INTO YOUR GALLERY.*
Cancellation Policy: You may cancel the session any time by giving us at least 3 days written notice prior to the date of the session. In the 3 days before the session, if you need to cancel, you may be responsible for a $250 cancellation fee at the discretion of the photographer. In the event that your event is cancelled or rescheduled because of inclement weather, we may, in our discretion, waive the cancellation fee. Clients with repeat cancellations may be required to pay a nonrefundable $250 deposit prior to re-booking to offset potential loss of business. We reserve the right to postpone a session due to inclement weather or conditions that compromise our ability to deliver high-quality photographs. In the event of inclement weather that will force us to cancel our session, you will be notified via email the night before for morning sessions and the morning of for afternoon sessions. An alternative date will also be selected at that time and any monies paid will apply to the new session date and time.
YOUR PHOTO SESSION:
Photo sessions are about and hour (maybe an extra fifteen minutes). We will meet at the selected location at the scheduled time, go over any special photo requests or needs you have, and then get shooting! We will do lots of different poses, backgrounds, and walk around our location to get new perspectives. I try to keep things relaxed, talk about you and your family, and try not to make it all about posing or stiff smiles. I like to capture the candid moments just as much as the smiling-at-the-camera moments. I’m happy to accommodate any fun posing ideas you have, or any props you’d like to incorporate. At the end of the session, I’ll answer any last questions and then we’re all finished! The following are a couple tid bits of information that can make your photo experience more enjoyable:
- If you have young children, feel free to bring anything that will keep them happy (e.g. snacks, juice, favorite toy, etc.).
- Please remember the weather. If it is hot, you may want to bring a water bottle; cold, maybe a jacket between shots.
- Please feel free to bring any props that you find fun (I've had people bring sunglasses, hats, bicycles, signs, dogs, and even horses!).
- If you are planning a clothing change, remember that it may need to be done in the car as many locations are remote.
AFTER YOUR SESSION:
As soon as your session is over, I transfer your photos onto my computer, and begin editing. It takes about 3-5 days to edit and prepare your gallery. At that point, I will send you an email with your gallery link and password as well as ordering information. You are welcome to order prints from my professional lab through your gallery or use your digital files to get prints made at your favorite lab. Your gallery will be available for six weeks after posting. Specialty photo albums and photo books can be ordered directly from myself. Albums and books are individually designed to best reflect your photo shoot. Please contact me directly for more information on these items, and allow a few weeks for specialty item processing.
My goal is to give you natural, timeless photography that captures your unique personality. That means that through my editing process, my goal is to make your photos look as natural as possible while still making you look 110% your best. There are beautiful editing techniques out there, and they are changing all the time, however, I want you to look back on your photos in 40 years and be just as impressed with them as you are now. Just like fads, editing styles become dated. But I feel that photos with natural colors, simple editing, and using light and color to capture beautiful photos, instead of heavy post-processing, will give you a priceless gift that will last generations. Through all that, I want to capture your real personality and relationships through the images. You will of course get the traditional “everyone smiling at the camera photo,” but you will also get photos of you laughing, interacting with your loved ones, being silly, and just basically pictures of how you really are.
We don’t all stand together and smile in the same direction, we smile at each other, and those images speak so beautifully about the relationships between people and families.
I strive to make your experience with AE Photography as delightful as possible, and if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to call (720-373-2219) or email email@example.com - I am happy to help!