FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How early should I book my photography session?
To better serve our clients, we book a limited number of sessions per month. A session fee is paid in advance to secure your chosen date. It is non-refundable should you cancel, but is transferable to another date in the event you wish to amend your booking with at least 48 hours notice. Special consideration is made for maternity and newborn sessions. All of our rates are subject to change at any time. Booking your session by submitting your session fee guarantees our current portrait rates. Rescheduled sessions are subject to the prices current at the time of rescheduling. For most shoots, we recommend calling the studio at least 2 months in advance of your desired session date, but we’re occasionally able to take last-minute sessions if our schedule allows it! Shoots themselves vary in length, and can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours long.
When is the best time to book maternity and newborn portraits?
We recommend that a maternity shoot be scheduled close to your 30-week mark. The absolute best time to capture sleepy, curly newborn portraits is from 1-14 days of life. Booking should be done no later then your second trimester.
Is there a limit to the number of images taken during a session?
During a session we typically will take many photos, sometimes more then you will even think of using. A good estimate is up to 100 images per hour, depending on the length of the session or event, number of guests, and number of photographers we use to capture your session. If you've hired a second shooter for your event. You just doubled your amount of images. Why we choose this method, is because more images means more choices of different angles, lighting, and overall aesthetics.
What's happening after my session or event?
Our first step after your event is to cull the images down to a manageable number. We will remove all the images that do not meet our high standards of quality. We then take a second pass using our experienced eyes to further reduce the number of photos, selecting the best images from a series of similar shots. Our goal is to end up with a number of photos that gives you plenty to choose from, but is not overwhelming. We then begin the process of editing your images, color correcting, white balance, tonal effects. This is usually what takes the most time after a session.
When will we receive our proofing gallery?
Wedding photographs are available in your online gallery 5-6 weeks after your wedding date. Portrait sessions (bridal/engagements) are available 2-3 weeks from the session date. The proofing gallery consists of the photos for you to review and select your favorite images. The goal is for you to select the “must-have” images you want to see in your album(s), wall art, prints, and final online gallery. The length of this step depends on you. The sooner you make your selections, the sooner we get moving on the next steps. We like to have you select your images as soon as possible after the event, however, we realize that you may have some tough choices to make. We are available to help you with this step as well.
When can I share my gallery?
We will create a new gallery of your final images. From this gallery, you will be able to further select images for your albums, purchase individual photo prints in various sizes, or order specific images as art pieces for your home: Canvas wraps, large photo-art, and framed photo enlargements. You will also share this gallery with your family and guests to view, and optionally purchase their own favorite images from the gallery.
How long will it take to receive my products?
Depending on your location, it make take up to 14 days to process, print and ship the order. Wedding albums through our studio have a 30-60 days processing time due to the custom craftsmanship and binding.
What can we do with the digital negatives for download?
Your digital negatives are yours and are included in every collection we offer. You may download files and make prints at your convenience. we do not guarantee printing through any lab other then our own. The online gallery to which your photos are uploaded has two purposes. one is for your convenience — you can share the link and password with your friends and family, and they can order directly from there.
Second, the print lab we use is an art-house lab, which means that the colors are true to the original file and the paper is archival quality. most drugstore photo labs do not color correct images and our editing, leaves images looking lackluster. oftentimes the quality of paper and printing is noticeably different and subpar. since you paid for excellent photography, we would like to continue our quality craftsmanship across the board.
Do you shoot Destination Weddings?
Yes! while our business is based out of Boston, we do serve clients in the greater New England region with no additional charges. couples looking for destination coverage outside of new England our packages are simply our standard packages plus the cost of travel and hotel if necessary.
How do I reserve my wedding date?
The first thing we probably want to take care of is your date. To reserve your date with me a deposit needs to be made. You can do this by either paying anywhere up from $1500 to your final package price. Payments can be made via check, cash or card.
Do you have an agreement contract for weddings?
Yes! The day we reserve your date will also be the day where we talk about an agreement together. Since everything is completely customizable not everybody’s agreement is always the same. That’s why we’ll work together and go over the entire agreement over coffee or through emails. All agreement signings are done digitally online. After you’ve signed your agreement and a deposit is made then we’re all set for your big day! We’ll meet several times again to hang out but I’m all yours now!
Do you have example of album layouts?
All albums are custom designed using your favorite images with a professional graphic designer. You can see some example albums here: