FAQ

where do I start?

  • well, you’ve already taken the first step because you’re here! next, browse the blog and finally send me a contact form so i can get in touch with you to answer your questions and/or plan your session. ok now, sit back, relax and get excited to be a part of the big shots experience.

when should I schedule my session?

  •  i typically book six to eight weeks out.  i fill up very quickly in the spring, summer and early fall.  newborn sessions should be scheduled as soon as you have an estimated due date.

where will my session be held?

  • wherever you want! the city is my studio! i choose not to have a conventional studio because it gives you the freedom and opportunity to go places that truly capture the essence of you and/or your family. we can go as far as downtown or as close by as your home. tell me about the kind of feel you want to your images or let me know which images speak most to you on this blogsite and we can determine the best location for your session.
  • i do have a home office where we will meet to select your images, place your order and pick up your collection.

how long will my session last?

  • most sessions last about one hour. Infants and newborns take longer (sometimes up to three hours) since there can be a lot of feedings & diaper changes. I don’t have a time limit but kids do. when they’re done…they are DONE! i take as much time as i need and as the kids will give me to give you the portraits you’ve been wanting and waiting for.

i want a session!  how much does it cost?

  • the session fee is paid by credit card upon booking your session.  children, family, couples & maternity session fees are $125.  newborn session fees are included with newborn packages.  senior session fees start at $99.
  • session fees include everything from our initial contact through to your ordering session. from our initial consultation where we will plan your session day, to our adventures at the session itself and the hours spent in my “digital darkroom” hand processing each image for you to view.  the experience is customized just for you.
  • when you invest in a session with me, you deserve my full focus and attention toward making sure you get the kind of images you have pictured in your heart and hopefully, a few extra surprises, too.
  • please contact me for a detailed price list.

how much can I expect to spend?

  • while I don’t have a minimum, most of my clients spend between north of $1,000  for custom portraiture. these pieces quickly find a special place in the home and heart.  my clients use their photographic art to decorate and enhance their homes, offices, gifts and lives.

do I have to order prints from you, or can I just buy the digital files?

  • i do sell digital files of your images.
  • if you decide on this option, you will receive one high resolution CD of your chosen fully retouched images with a release to print form for printing your digital negatives.  i also include a lab recommendation and an information page, to help you get the best quality products and most use from your digital purchases.

something came up!  can i cancel or reschedule my session?

  • for sure!  the session fee is non-refundable but your session can be rescheduled.  just give me 24 hours notice.  we’ll get you in again.

when will i get to see the images?

  • you will see your images projected in a slideshow set to music during your ordering session approximately two weeks after your session. you will view your images and place your order at this time so please make sure all decision makers are present. 50% of your balance is due at the conclusion of your ordering session.

oh my gosh!  i can’t wait to have a big shots session but i still have so many questions!

  • don’t worry!  once I have received your session fee payment, i will guide you to resources which have many suggestions, examples and specifics about clothing ideas, product samples, detailed pricing and more!  if you have any more questions, feel free to contact me!