What are the sessions like?
The Salted Image sessions are very relaxed and never rushed. I prefer to schedule your session about two hours before sunset but I am happy to work with you to pick a timeframe that works best for you, especially if you have nap times and bedtimes for small children to fit into your day.
We will work together to get a variety of images filled with genuine interaction and also the more traditional posed images that are a staple for gifts and wall prints.
What do I wear?
After you have booked your session we will talk in depth and I will send you some resources for your clothing selection. You won’t need to buy anything new and I encourage you to use what you already have in your closet. I want you to be comfortable and feel fabulous.
What location will we use?
For your pre-session consultation, we will discuss location choice. I encourage you to think of places that you might not normally consider: Your own home, a favorite family hang-out or a friend’s acreage.
How long will my session last?
I offer a variety of session lengths and will tailor the time specifically for you. Those with young children may have shorter sessions than those without. When toddlers are done. They are done 🙂
Do I have to pay a retainer?
Yes, at this time I book no more than 4 sessions a month on a first come first serve basis. In order to reserve your spot, I require a $150 retainer fee. This fee goes entirely toward a package of your choice as there is no session fee.
What if my child gets sick or I need to reschedule?
I understand that life happens and children always seem to get sick at the most inconvenient times. If you need to reschedule please give me a call as soon as you are able and we will find another date that works for you. Your session retainer is entirely transferable to a new date but not refundable.
What if it rains?
I like to make the call to reschedule due to weather at the last possible minute. Sometimes a shower can come and go and leave behind some beautiful light to work with. No worries though, we will reschedule if needed.
How many images will I see in my gallery?
You will be able to view a minimum of 35 images from your session. I select these images from the best of your session.
Around two weeks after your session, you will receive a link to view your password protected gallery
Do I get all the pictures in my gallery?
All of your gallery images are yours to purchase as printed products or digital files. After viewing the artist selected images in your gallery you will be able to choose from a variety of packages and/or a la carte items. I highly recommend that you purchase something bedsides digital files. There is nothing sadder for my images then to be put in a drawer on a thumb drive, your images are for you to share, don’t keep them locked away!
Do you photoshop your images?
No and Yes. I prefer a natural look and think you are beautiful enough without using Photoshop to change who you are. I will remove blemishes and shadows from images but I will not change the shape of your body and face through Photoshop. I reserve the use of Photoshop for removing distracting elements from the image not as digital plastic surgery 🙂
What do people normally invest in a Salted Image session?
On average, my clients invest anywhere between $400-$1200 for photographs that will last a lifetime.
What if I don’t like my images?
In over 12 years of business, I have only had 2 or 3 re-shoots due to the client being unhappy with their final images. If after a re-shoot you are still not happy with the images I have captured for you, you will be given a full refund. I really want you to be happy with your images!
What type of payments do you accept
At this time I accept cash, check, credit card and Paypal.
Awesome! How do I book?
So glad you asked 🙂 Click below to reserve your date.