Frequently Asked Questions

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Seniors

General

Weddings

Couples

I have the cutest dog ever. Can I bring them to our session? 

We have never been photographed! Do you have any outfit tips for us?

What time does the session take place?

What if the weather is looking bad on our session date?

WELL OF COURSE! Bring any of your four legged friends to your photoshoot! I have a great blog about how to get your sweet pup ready for their closeup! View this Blog Post

What types of sessions do you offer?

My all time favorite things to photograph are high school seniors, weddings, engagement, proposals, and just people in general! I still photograph families, I just don’t advertise it as much. I also do boudoir, but you have to fill out an inquiry form to get more information on that. I do not have a studio space but if that interests you, I can rent one for an additional fee to your session price. 

I really think that this is the part of the photoshoot that is sometimes the most stressful and I wish I could be with you while you are in the stores! But the next best thing that I can do send you some of the Pinterest boards I have made over the years for all of my couples and family photoshoots. I take pride in the fact that these boards are made for all shapes, sizes, and heights! I also have a 90 page guide on what to wear for my high school senior photoshoots. If you are interested in boudoir, I have a guide to help you pick and choose what feels the most you.

Please trust me on choosing what times we photograph. If the lighting is bad, even if you have the best backdrop in Montana, the pictures aren’t going to be the best. So I try to shoot around golden hour, which is one hour before sunset. The time of sunset changes a lot during to the seasons but we will work together to make sure we get the best time for your photoshoot.  I do suggest that you take the whole afternoon off on the day of your session to give yourself plenty of time to prep! 

Montana is known for its wild and ever changing weather! I am going to be keeping constant contact with you about how to make the weather work with us. If you are looking to book during the winter, I will take our safety into account 1st every single time, we aren't going to risk limbs just to get a shot. 

What is your stYle?

My style is bright, colorful, and playful. What I can promise you as your photographer is to be fully committed to capturing your true laugh and make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. I promise to listen to your concerns and make you feel confident by the end of the shoot. 

where are you based?

I am based in the mountains of beautiful Bozeman, Montana. I love to travel for photoshoots though so I am open to photographing all over Montana! I also have a passport and I am ready to travel as Shakira would say, "Wherever, Whenever!" If you want to see where I am heading next, check out my "About Me" page.

General FAQ's

Who owns the rights to their photos and what ARE your (the Clients) rights?

How do you collaborate with other vendors?

What is the typical delivery timeline?

What happens if we need to cancel the contract, do we lose the deposit?

In other words do you need permission to post the photos on social media, can you share them with guests, printing rights, etc.? All the edited images on the gallery are yours! I ask that you don’t add any filters on the images and give me credit when you post them online. I will also help send over an email to your wedding guests to explain the website that you are sending out. 

How are images normally selected and processed for delivery? And approximately how many images do you select/edit?

Please look through all of my past images to see what my style is and what images I choose. But most importantly, you have to trust me to choose the best of the best. Generally speaking it comes down to about 150 photos for 4 hours of coverage; 250 photos for 8 hours of coverage; and 400 photos for 12 hours of coverage. 

I love and look forward to working with others on a wedding day! I trust the people you have chosen to help put on your wedding day, but also if you need recommendations on any vendors in the area please ask! I love sharing vendors that have become friends over the years. 

For your complimentary engagement gallery it will be two and a half weeks to get the full gallery. You will get a wedding day sneak peek of images 2 days after your wedding of at least 75 images. And then your full wedding gallery in 6 weeks. 

You do loose your $500 deposit because I have lost work for that day that I was counting on. 

Can We See Some Full Galleries?

Absolutely! Here are a few galleries I love!

Jacob & Cady
Kaylee & Ben

Do you charge a travel fee?

I only start charging if it’s 100 miles outside of Bozeman Montana. I am lucky enough to have friends and family all over the state of Montana, so I try to stay with them when I am photographing weddings to save you money. 

Wedding FAQ's

what happens if you have an emergency or get sick the day of my wedding?

If I can not make the wedding I will always find someone to cover for me that is just as good as me, give them the full schedule of the day and everything we have talked about in the past, and then I will edit the full gallery. 

Who owns the rights to their photos and WHAT ARE YOUR (THE CLIENTS) RIGHTS?

What should we wear?

What is the typical delivery timeline?

What is your style for posing?

All the edited images on the gallery are yours! I ask that you don’t add any filters on the images and give me credit when you post them online. I will also help send over an email to your wedding guests to explain the website that you are sending out. 

How are images normally selected and processed for delivery? And approximately how many images do you select/edit?

This is the part that you have to trust me a lot! So please look through my past work and make sure we fit vibe wise. I always listen to your concerns before I start photographing, but I am going to pick what I think is the best of the best options. I normally deliver about 75 images for couple photoshoots. 

I have put together a super helpful Pinterest board with all sizes, shapes, and heights in the board to give you inspiration on what to wear. But if you need any more help I am more than happy to be your Tan France and help you pick things out. 

It will be two and a half weeks to get the full gallery. 

I would never expect you to know how to pose in front of the camera. I am going to give you prompts and fun flirty things to do together so it feels natural and fun.

Are you lgbtqI+ Friendly?

Yes! Everyone is welcome here! If you have any specific questions about the session or any hesitations or worries that you want to talk about PLEASE reach out so we can chat about it all. 

Do you charge a travel fee?

I only start charging if it’s 100 miles outside of Bozeman Montana.

Couple FAQ's

Can you photoshop me to make me look younger or thiner?

I won't. I am here to embrace imperfections and celebrating bodies just as they are. I will edit out a pimple that popped up that day, or a bad sunburn, and some fly away hairs. But other than that, I will not make you look like someone else. 

What does every package offer? 

How much for prints? 

Can I bring a friend or family to my pictures?

An image of your choice for your yearbook, a style guide to help you select locations and outfits, rights to download all pictures, high quality images, unique locations for your shoot, and an edited online gallery.

Do we have to find the locations?

When you book your session there will be a question asking about what you want the vibe to be (i.e., western, mountains, downtown etc.) If you have a sentimental place, access to private land, a favorite hike, or favorite mural please let me know about it as well! But I will do all the location scouting so that we choose the best times for light in those places. 

When you inquire with me, I have a full breakdown of every print price in my pricing guide. But on average it is only about a dollar more than Costco prints. 

Of course you can! I just have one rule, they have to hype you up the whole time and be positive to your experience. 

Do you travel? 

I am based in beautiful Bozeman, Montana, but I love to travel! I am in Red Lodge, Flathead, Billings, and Big Sky a lot in the summer! So when you inquiry with me just add in where you are based, and where you might like to be for your session. 

How many packages do you offer?

Three! After 7 years of photographing seniors, I've developed three options to help you commemorate your senior year. When you're looking through each one, think about how many looks you want to capture. The packages range from $575 to $1,250. Inquire for my pricing guide.

Senior FAQ's