You will find the most commonly asked questions in this FAQ:
When can I expect my images?
Approximately two weeks after your session you will have an in-home consultation where you will view and select the fully edited images and sizes you wish to purchase. Your prints will arrive within three weeks of your consultation or from the time your order is paid in-full. Albums require an additional 6-8 weeks. If you order an album as well as prints, you will receive them all at the same time.
Why Do You do In-Person Consultations?
The reason for in-person consultations is that it allows for better service as well as allowing the client to see the images as they truly are in proof form. There is much that goes into image making beyond the lens/camera. Photographers go to great care calibrating their monitors so that the images are correctly reflected as they work with and edit them. As such, an image can look phenomenal on my computer screen, yet too dark or bright on yours, or the colors could be a little funky on your screen. In-person consults remove the many variables of uncalibrated monitors which can negatively impact the viewing of your images.
Can I order additional photos/wall art after my consultation?
If you would like to order a duplicate of a photo you have already ordered- just give me a quick call or slip me an e-mail to make arrangements. Should you require the additional service of an on-line gallery so others may see and purchase your images, drop me a line to make the necessary arrangements.
When are photo orders placed?
Orders are placed once a week.
Do you maintain copies of my photos?
I maintain original copies of the photos you purchase for a minimum of one year. Photos not purchased will be deleted 30 days from your in-person consultation in order for me to maintain a streamlined work environment.
Why would I want to order an 8×12 (or larger) instead of an 8×10 or a 5×7? Why don’t you offer 8×10′s?
Photographs are a form of art. When one chooses a larger photograph and places it well on their wall it provides a much more dynamic viewing experience than a smaller print. It can add scale and proportion to a room and provides a ‘clean’ focal point for the eye to rest, helping one to avoid a cluttered display with many competing components, and more things to dust! ;) Additionally, I often hear from those in their 50′s and above that they do not prefer smaller prints as their eyes have a more difficult time viewing them and which decreases their enjoyment of the image considerably.
What many people do not know is that when you select an 8×10, you are actually losing two full inches on the long edge of the image you see in your consultation. If you select a 5×7 the loss is less than an inch, but is still a factor. This can change the photographer’s intended composition significantly, often in a negative way. Due to the aspect ratio of camera sensors – the complete image is visible only in images that are of the same ratio. Aside from the 8×10 and 5×7 options all other image sizes I offer will provide you with your complete image.
Below are a few visuals. Keep in mind that should you choose to have your images matted and framed, you will lose up to an additional 1/4 inch on each of the four sides.