Where are you located, and do you travel? I am currently based in Chinook, MT. Travel within 50 miles one way or 100 miles round trip is included in all of my portrait sessions, and I do travel all over the US at a rate of $0.75/mile. I am able to waive my travel fees if I have four or more sessions booked in one location, or if you are able to schedule your session during one of my regularly planned trips to your area- check my schedule page to see where I'll be this year!
How do I book a session? I currently book all sessions personally, and do not have an online booking system. Please contact me and let me know where you're located, what type of session you're interested in, and any date requests you have. I'm typically booked a minimum of 2 weeks out, but I can occasionally squeeze in a short notice session. Once your date is chosen, 50% of your session fee needs to be paid as a retainer to secure your time slot. All dates and times are advertised as available until the retainer has been paid. The remaining 50% of your session fee is due at the time of your session.
When do I get to see my photos? I work on a 45 day contract for portrait sessions, and have a standard two week turnaround for sale photos. If you need your gallery completed sooner than that, I offer a rush contract for an additional fee.
I competed in an event this year. Where do I find the photos? All of my events are listed on my "Event Schedule" page. As soon as the event is finished, you can find a link to an online event gallery there.
How long are galleries visible? All portrait galleries will be visible for 90 days after the date of the session, and event galleries are published for 30 days unless otherwise noted. This means that you have 30 or 90 days to view and order photos from your session or event. Orders placed outside of the 30 or 90 day period will be subject to an archival fee. When you log into your gallery, it requires you to input your email- this automatically signs you up for expiration notices for the gallery, so you never miss an archival deadline.
Will the watermark appear on purchased or printed photos? Watermarks do not appear on purchased prints or full resolution image downloads. The watermark protects both my business and my clients from image theft, which helps me maintain my clients' privacy as well as protecting my copyright to the image. For this reason, all of your proofs and social media ready photos will have a watermark, but your prints and purchased digitals (for personal or commercial use) will not.