𝟭.) 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 “𝗦𝗽𝘂𝗱𝗱𝗹𝗲 𝗙𝘂𝗻𝗸 𝗣𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝘆” 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿?
𝚂𝚙𝚞𝚍𝚍𝚕𝚎: 𝘢 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵
𝙵𝚞𝚗𝚔: 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯
I move feebly through a constant state of depression…𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽 𝒶 𝒸𝒶𝓂𝑒𝓇𝒶.
𝟮.) 𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗱𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲?
To be perfectly honest, I find them impersonal. Sure, it may increase my chances of booking, but I will also lose out on finding out critical information about your session such as family compositions, special requests, disabilities, etc.
𝟯.)𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝘁𝘆𝗹𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗶’𝘀, 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗼𝘂𝗱𝗼𝗶𝗿, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗽𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝘆?
When I hold stylized events such as my mini’s or boudoir I keep a very tight schedule. This retainer is used to secure your date/time and acts as an insurance policy for me. Once I have booked your date/time it is 100% unavailable for all potential booking clients which means if someone else wanted your date/time slot it would not be available to them. Let’s say I planned a boudoir event. I chose xxx hotel (𝘐 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘤𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸). If I charged $0 retainer, but my schedule was 100% booked and half of them decided at the last minute they didn’t want to show up I would have lost out on all of those sessions that I couldn’t have booked for those session times.
𝟰.) 𝗜𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲?
No. I’m sorry, but all retainers are 100% non-refundable and non-transferable. While I used to make exceptions to this on occasion I have finally come to the realization that some were abusing the system…and me. If you are not able to meet your original date/time for an event I will allow you to change your time for an event (if I have the availability) or transfer your session to another individual within the event, but I will not refund your retainer or transfer your retainer to a different event entirely. I’m sorry for this inconvenience.
𝟱.) 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘀 𝗶𝗳 𝗜 𝗮𝗺 𝗿𝘂𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝘁𝘆𝗹𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗱 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀?
If you are running late for one of my stylized events one of the first things you should do is make sure to message me to let me know. However, because of how strict and packed my schedule can get if you are over 5-10 minutes late for a session I may not be able to accommodate you unless I have a cancellation.
𝟲.) 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗶𝘁 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗺𝘆 𝗽𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝘀?
Depending on the type of session you can expect to receive your photos within the current time frame listed on the event itself. My standard delivery timeframes are as follows:
ᴀ.) ʀᴇɢᴜʟᴀʀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴇxᴛᴇɴᴅᴇᴅ ꜱᴇꜱꜱɪᴏɴꜱ: 𝘛𝘺𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 24 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴
ʙ.) ꜱᴛʏʟɪᴢᴇᴅ ᴍɪɴɪ ꜱᴇꜱꜱɪᴏɴꜱ: 𝘛𝘺𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 24 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘰 48 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴.
ᴄ.) ʙᴏᴜᴅᴏɪʀ: 𝘵𝘺𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 72 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘶𝘴𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 48 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴. 𝘋𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘴 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴 𝘮𝘺 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘳
ᴅ.) ᴇᴠᴇɴᴛꜱ (ɢʀᴀᴅᴜᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ᴘᴀʀᴛɪᴇꜱ, ᴡᴇᴅᴅɪɴɢꜱ, ᴇᴛᴄ): 𝘈𝘯𝘺 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 2 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘥𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘶𝘮 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 72 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴. 𝘏𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘭𝘭 “𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘴” 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 72 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘜𝘚𝘉 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘸𝘰 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘴 𝘥𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦.
𝟳.) 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗜 𝗴𝗲𝘁?
This is a pretty loaded question that depends heavily on a variety of factors. Am I photographing a baby? Does mom/dad have a problem with wanting to smile? Are you a blinker? Are you wanting an outfit change? Many of these scenarios can limit the amount of photos I will be able to capture in a session – no matter the type of session. Typically, though, unless I have a REALLY tough cookie…you can expect to get AT LEAST 10-15 independent poses per session in a 20 minute mini session. There will be even more for longer sessions. 𝘌𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭, 𝘣𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘳 𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵 𝘴𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘦.
𝟴.) 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘀 𝗶𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝗲𝗿 (𝙢𝙚) 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗶𝘁 𝗱𝘂𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀?
In the event that I have to cancel a scheduled event for any reason I will issue 100% refunds. If I plan to reschedule the event I will offer those who signed up first, first opportunity to reschedule.
𝟵.) 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿?
Typically I photograph all events rain, snow, or shine. However, there are some exceptions: I will not photograph in heavy downpour, thunderstorms, or other severe weather related events.
𝟭𝟬.) 𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗽𝘆𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗲?
Copyright is a property right. Under the Federal Copyright Act of 1976, photographs are protected by copyright from the moment of creation. However, no matter the session I do include a “print release” to all my clientele which provides you unlimited access to have the images printed at your preferred printing establishment. Copyright in its simplest terms means that I “own” the copyright. Selling or obtaining “the copyright” is not possible, but you will have the ability to download, print, and share your images as much as you you’d like.
𝟭𝟭.) 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗺𝘆 𝗱𝗶𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗯𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝗱?
If you see my “preview” post across social media and website you will see my watermark on the image. The ones that are sent to my clients in their password protected digital albums are NOT watermarked. They do, however, have my copyright information embedded within the meta data of the image, but this is not noticeable to the average client.
𝟭𝟮.) 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝘆𝗽𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗮𝘆𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲?
At this time I accept cash or credit card. Currently ALL deposits are issued through PayPal invoices (𝘯𝘰 𝘗𝘢𝘺𝘗𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥) and I typically prefer cash for all other transactions. Let’s face it…credit card fees kill small people like me…so if I have to take an in-person card payment I do charge a $3 service fee. However, there are some locations where I photograph where I do not receive cellular service and cannot accept credit as payment. When you sign up for a stylized mini session PLEASE read your invoice carefully to see if this location requires cash payment only. I will not deliver any images to you until full payment has been received.
𝟭𝟯.) 𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗮 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗹 𝗳𝗲𝗲?
In some cases, yes. My photography service area is within the Greenwood and Indianapolis, Indiana area. If you are requesting personalized services…whether they be regular photography or event photography, there may be a travel fee if you are outside of my regular area.
𝟭𝟰.) 𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗱?
100% YES! I carry a permit to photograph at all IndyParks locations with the exception of Garfield Park conservatory and sunken gardens and I have wrapped this price into my pricing. If you wish to photograph at a location that my permit does not cover and they have a permit fee, though, I will ask that you cover that permit fee prior to your session date/time as many locations (think Newfields) require advanced booking.
𝟭𝟱.) 𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿 𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝘆?
Sorry, but I do not.
𝟭𝟲.) 𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗽𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝘆?
I’m sorry, but no. The only exception was during the 2020 pandemic when Santa was in quarantine. He just HAD to make sure any littles could get a photo with him so he sent me a photo of him holding a frame so I could make sure all the littles could see themselves with Santa.
𝟭𝟳.) 𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗻𝗱𝘀?
Due to the digital nature of my services I do not offer refunds. No exceptions.