FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Where will my session be held?
A: I am a natural light, on location photographer. Together we will choose the perfect location for your session. Lifestyle and newborn sessions may be held at your home.
Q: What types of products do most clients buy?
A: The majority of my clients purchase prints in varying sizes, a specialty product like a Fine Art canvas or Wall Art Prints. Within three weeks of your shoot, you will have an ordering appointment and view your private gallery and samples. After your initial ordering appointment, you will have up to six weeks to order additional products.
Q: Will you remove blemishes or imperfections?
A: I do light retouching on all portraits. I can remove or reduce temporary blemishes like acne but will leave permanent features alone. If there is any extensive editing you would like done, I can usually do this for an additional fee.
Q: When do newborn sessions occur?
A: Welcoming a new baby into the family can be an exciting and overwhelming time for parents. The beauty of choosing an in home lifestyle session, is that they are honest and natural. These sessions are all about connection and love. While it is ideal to photograph newborns within the first few weeks of life, a lifestyle session can capture your beautiful baby at any stage.
Q: What should I wear? (And make-up tips!)
A: When choosing colors for your outfits, I recommend avoiding ultra-bright, bold colors, it will help bring all the attention to your faces and let the eye focus on the way you feel about each other. Try softer, lighter tones and more muted shades in the Spring and Summer when the trees and grasses are lush and green and the flowers are blooming. The camera loves shades of soft pink and muted blues, mixed with sophisticated light neutrals like heather gray, creams, leather brown and white. In the Fall and Winter, rich navy, mustard yellow and burgundy can add a lovely pop among the rolling golden hills. These color palettes fit beautifully into almost all natural outdoor environments. The goal is to coordinate not match. For men and boys, layers will bring extra dimension and visual interest to your photos. Blazers, vests and coats up the level of any look. For women and girls, dresses and skirts look most stunning because they really flatter every female body, especially on camera. Floral prints and long, full-length, flowy dresses and skirts look amazing on camera because they bring extra movement to the photos. Especially when juxtaposed with nature, like the forest, plains or beach. Consider softer fabrics which allow for beautiful movement in the images. If you are doing your own make-up, use natural shades like ivories, peaches, browns, apricots, and pinks on the cheeks and eyes, to match your natural undertone. Avoid hard lines such as, overly sculpted brows, lips, or eyeliner. Many make-up products contain shimmer. Use these sparingly as shimmer will reflect light and can make features look either larger, smaller or skin oily. Stick to the top of cheek and brow bone and bridge of the nose, and avoid the t-zone area. I recommend a creamy lip; a matte chin, nostrils, and forehead. Your makeup should have a blurred, soft-focus effect.
The most important thing is for you to feel comfortable and be yourself!
Q: How far out are you booked?
A: I typically book one to three months in advance. If you are interested in newborn portraits, please inquire while you are pregnant but, I occasionally have last minute openings.
Q: Do you offer mini sessions?
A: I am not offering mini sessions at this time, however please follow my Facebook page for announcements and specials.
PLEASE NOTE: Elemental Lens does not release any raw (unedited) photos. This is a policy that is strictly enforced.