Frequently Asked Questions
So how do I book a session?
You can call me or fill out the contact form on my site, and I’ll call you. We will chat briefly on the phone about your specific needs and, if desired, we can set up a complimentary in-person consultation.
What happens at the consultation?
The consultation is a time for us to get to know one another. It will take place at my studio, 3422 49th Street, Metairie, LA. You will come in to meet me, look at my products, and we will discuss your specific needs. The consultation should take about 30 minutes and is free of charge. When the consultation is complete, you can decide if you’d like to book a session.
What is the session fee? What does it cover?
The fee for a family/portrait session is $150, payable at the time of booking, in order to hold your timeslot. This fee is for the photographer’s time and talent, only, and does not cover the cost of print or digital products.
The fee for a senior portrait session is $200 and includes professional makeup by Make Me Up. Professional makeup is required for a senior shoot in order to achieve the look and style of my senior portraits. Professional makeup is also part of the senior portrait experience. $150 is due at the time of booking in order to hold your timeslot. The remaining $50 will be paid directly to the makeup artist on the day of the shoot. The session fee is is for the photographer’s time and talent, only, and does not cover the cost of print or digital products.
So I’ve booked a session – where/when/at what time will it be?
The session can be at any location of your choosing within 30 miles of New Orleans. The session can be outside of the New Orleans metro area, but there will be an additional fee for travel. At the consultation, we will discuss the location and pick a date.
I prefer to shoot with natural light, therefore, it is best to shoot in the early morning or in the late evening, about 2 hours before sunset, often referred to as the “golden” hour.
How long will the session take?
The session usually takes about 1 to 1 ½ hours to shoot. If young children are involved, the shoot may be shorter as their attention span only lasts so long. Newborn shoots, on the other hand, can take longer, since the newborn is always in charge. Senior portrait sessions also take a bit longer due to outfit changes.
What do I wear? Can I change outfits?
You should wear an outfit that is comfortable, and that makes you feel like you look your best! Try to avoid any shirts with distracting words or logos. For family shoots, mom should choose her clothing first, and then coordinate the family around her. You may bring more than one outfit and change during the shoot. Click here for outfit inspiration.
What should I bring?
You can bring any props that you would like to have included in your photo session, such as hats, scarves, glasses, hobby related props, musical instruments, etc. – anything that you consider fun, or anything that helps tell your story.
Can I bring my camera to the shoot?
My camera is the only camera permitted at the shoot. Multiple cameras can be distracting. If any cameras (including camera phones) are being used during the shoot, the shoot will end immediately and the deposit will NOT be refunded
How long till I see my images?
Your proofs will be ready for viewing in about 2 weeks from your session; we will book a time for viewing at the time we book your session.
How will I see my images?
You will come to my studio, 3422 49th Street, Metairie, for viewing. During the viewing session, you will choose a custom package for ordering. Any images that you have purchased will be placed in an online gallery that you can share with your family and friends.
What forms of payment do you take?
Cash, Check or major Credit Card.