What should I wear?
Comfy shoes! Wear shoes you can walk outside in. If you really want heels for the photos, I suggest bringing a pair of slip-ons to wear as we're walking and then you can put in the heels on for the photo. Coordinate colors. If one person wants to wear a pattern, the other people should wear complimentary colors. Too many patterns look busy in the photos. If you lay the outfits out on a bed or the floor, the colors should look good next to each other.
Can we choose the location for our photo shoot?
Absolutely! I believe that the location plays a significant role in capturing unique and personalized photographs. A few locations I often take photos at are the Colorado National Monument, Riverbend Park in Palisade, the state park in Fruita, a park near Las Colonias, and the Grand Mesa. There is a minimum $20 fee to drive to a location more than 1 hour from Grand Junction.
How long does a typical photo session last?
The duration of a photo session varies depending on the type and scope of the project. Engagement and maternity photos take at least 30 minutes. If there are little kids or more people in the family, it can take up to an hour. I usually deliver a minimum of 100 photos for you to go through and pick out your favorites.
How long does it take to receive the final edited photos?
I lightly edit and send out all of the photos from our session with a watermark on them in a link to your email within 15 days. If you don't see the email in your inbox, check your spam folder. After you pick out your favorites, I will do additional edits on them and email them to you in another link without a watermark within 15 days. This album will be posted on my 'Client Albums' tab at the top of this page. If you don't want your album to be shown on my website, please request for me to make it 'private'.
Copyright vs print release?
A print release is when the photographer allows the client to print copies of the images and post them on social media. The client can also use the photos for personal use only (not for marketing/for profit). I give clients a print release in the contract we sign. A copyright is owned by the photographer who took the photos. They have the rights to edit the photos and use them for marketing/ social media. I keep copyright of my photos.