When is the best time to book our portrait session with you?
If you are an out of town client, I always advise to book your session as early in your vacation as possible. Booking your session early gives us time to reschedule in the event of rain on the day of your session.
What happens if it rains on the day of our scheduled session?
Your session will be rescheduled on the next available day during the week. I only book up to 3 sessions a week; therefore, days are left open as make up days for inclement weather. In the event your session can not be rescheduled due to weather during your vacation, your session fee will be refunded.
Where do portrait sessions take place and how long do they last?
There are several beautiful locations in Bluffton or on Hilton Head Island I can recommend where I love to hold sessions! If you are vacationing on Hilton Head at a house or resort on the beach I am more than happy to come to you to do your session there. Portrait sessions typically last about 60 minutes. Sessions will produce approximately 20-30 images which will be shown in your online gallery.
What time of day are portrait sessions scheduled?
Sessions are scheduled about an hour and a half before sunset when the lighting is soft and beautiful. Starting the session any earlier in the day when the sun is bright will cause people to squint and create harsh shadows. During the summer months sessions usually begin around 6:45pm.
What should we wear to our session?
Clothing and color choices are important when planning for your photo session. Solid and simple colors look best for shirts and dresses in natural light, as well as khakis and jeans for pants. For family portraits, it is important to coordinate with each other and have similar styles and colors.
How long until we see the images from our session in the online gallery?
I know how exciting it is to see your images from your portrait session and I strive to get my clients their online galleries as soon as possible. However, I do not want to rush editing your beautiful images. Therefore, approximately 7-10 days after your session you will receive a link and password to a private online viewing gallery of your images.
Do you offer digital images, prints or both to your clients?
I only offer the digital images to my clients. I have found my clients love having the digital images as it enables them to duplicate their images as often as they like allowing them to make an unlimited number of copies to use as gifts for family and friends and holiday cards. In addition, they will have their images to keep forever!
What is included in the session fee?
Session fees begin at $150 and include my time, talent and travel to your one hour session, digital processing of 20-30 images and a password protected online galley of your images to view for 7 days. The session fee does not include digital images.
What is included in a digital package?
Digital packages include a high resolution CD of images from your session in color and/or B&W. You will receive a print release along with the name of an online company I recommend having your images printed at to ensure the highest quality. Please e-mail me for the complete portrait price list.