frequently asked questions
Lots of people ask these questions: Read on for helpful answers!
Q: What is lifestyle photography?
A: I define lifestyle photography as the honest documentation of the everyday as well as the extraordinary, with a bit of creative editorial storytelling thrown in for good measure. Through my photojournalistic approach, I capture true moments as they happen, in a way that is vivid, genuine and enduring.
Q: What time of day is best?
A: Mornings and afternoons offer the best light. For families with small children, I recommend scheduling a session when the child will be most alert and happiest.
Q: What location is best?
A: My approach to lifestyle photography is all about capturing moments that are genuine. That works best when a location is meaningful: let’s talk about what that means to you. I have lots of suggestions too, including spots that work well for inclement weather and locations that are easier for families with small children.
Q: What do we wear?
A: These photos are meant to last a lifetime, and hopefully long afterward, so think timeless. Keep it simple, keep it classic. Bright colors and whites look great, but stay away from large patterns and words. Coordinate without matching. And be comfortable enough to allow the spontaneous to happen!
Q: When can we see our pictures?
A: I’ll share a sneak peek with you and on my blog and social media outlets in about a week. The full collection is typically complete within four weeks after the session. Turnaround time may be longer in peak times.
Q: How can we download and print our images?
A: Once your photos have been edited, I’ll share them with you through a private online viewing gallery, which you can also share with friends and family. You can download all of your images in high resolution directly from that website and use it to order any prints.
Q: What happens if it rains?
A: We will reschedule your session for another day at no additional charge. If your session cannot be re-scheduled, your booking deposit will be refunded.
Q: Can you Photoshop me?
A: My style is photojournalistic in approach, when shooting and in the virtual “darkroom.” All images are edited for color, lighting, cropping and to remove any unwanted distractions, completed in a natural manner. Portfolio images on this website are an accurate reflection of my work.
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