Frequently asked questions ...
How do I pay for my session and do you offer payment plans?
You can pay with a credit card via Square, with cash in person or by sending a check
through the mail. I do offer payment plans. Prints and/or digital products will not be
delivered until payment is paid in full.
How do I view my finished pictures?
Two weeks after your shoot date you will receive an email with instructions on how to view (and download) your photos in a private, online gallery that is password protected. You will be able to share this gallery and password with friends and family. A USB containing all of your edited images will also be sent in the mail within two week of your gallery post.
Can I get digital images?
Yes! I only offer all inclusive packages.
What can I expect during my session?
Well, you can expect to have fun! Really, the more relaxed you are the easier it is for me to do my job and the more fun you will have. I take care of all the important things so that you can relax and be yourself. My assistant and I make sure to fix your hair if it looks out of place, guide you on how to pose and even what to wear if you like. Just expect to act like yourself, only maybe with a few more smiles than usual. If you have kiddos then try and let us ease them into the photos while you interact with them like you were on a play date, a very smiley play date.
Where will the session take place?
All newborn shoots take place at my home studio, or at your home (lifestyle newborn shoot) Family and other standard shoots can take play at a predetermined location of your choose and/or at my home studio.
What about the weather?
If the weather turns out warmer/cooler than you anticipated when putting together outfits, please adjust what everyone is wearing. Doing a session when it's sweltering and kids are over dressed is never fun. Likewise, if a cold front comes through unexpectedly, please put sweaters on your children, as I cannot photoshop out goose bumps and blue lips. I will most likely cut sessions short if I think the kids are too cold/overheated.
In case of rain, I will be watching the radar all day. If it doesn't rain, but is overcast, we will have to shoot without full sun, which can be really flattering light as well!
Will I be charged if I have to reschedule?
I do not offer refunds, but deposits are always transferable as long as you reschedule two weeks prior to your shoot date. If we have to move the shoot to a different date/time due to weather you will not be charged. Emergencies are always understandable though! Just chat with me if there is an emergency.
What should I wear?
You can find information about what to wear for family shoots by clicking here and you can find information about what to wear for newborn shoots by clicking here.
Do I have to print through Sarah Renee Photography?
You can print anywhere you like. But this is why you shouldn't ... only high end printing companies sync their printers with calibrators, the same ones that I sync mine with. This makes for optimal color and quality. Many lower end labs use an auto correct option on their machines that either over exposes prints, leaving bright white spots on your photos, or leaves a blue, red, or green film over your photos. You hired a professional photographer to take your photos, you wouldn't want to let that go to waste on printing low quality images.
What if I do not want my photos on social media?
How did you decide you wanted to hire me as your photographer? You saw my photos, right? My photos are my art, my brand ... my name. My clients sign a contract at the beginning of their session granting me the copyright to all images taken at their session. I generally use them on all social media platforms to endorse Sarah Renee Photography as a brand. If you have concerns regarding the use of your photos then please discuss it with me before we book your session and we will absolutely work something out to make you feel comfortable.
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What is a lifestyle head shot?
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Do you offer mini sessions?