Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR SESSIONS?
I see a lot of photographers list an investment page on their websites. However, I understand that each client is on a different budget. I ask that you e-mail me and we can discuss my packages together. I love to establish a continuing relationship with you and your family.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY MATERNITY SESSION?
Most mothers have their Maternity Sessions between the 30th & 36th week of their pregnancies. I do recommend you reserve your session with me as early as possible.
WHEN IS SUITABLE TO PHOTOGRAPH MY NEWBORN? I recommend you do your newborn's photos between 8-12 days of birth.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK MY WEDDING & ENGAGEMENT SESSION WITH YOU?
I highly recommend you contact me at LEAST a year before your Wedding date. I do book up pretty quickly! If your Wedding date is less than 1 year away, don't hesitate to ask my availability! :)
WHERE DO YOU SHOOT?
My studio is conveniently based in Clive, Iowa off University Ave. I also go on location as well as clientele's homes.
ARE YOU BASED ONLY IN DES MOINES OR DO YOU TRAVEL?
Des Moines is my home, however I do travel all over the U.S. with travel expenses paid. I love what I do and I don't like to limit myself to one area!
HOW DO YOU TAKE PAYMENTS?
I take 50% non-refundable deposits up front via personal check, cash, or PayPal. You pay remainder a week or two before your Wedding Date and for regular Photo Sessions you pay remainder same day. Your deposit confirms my services for the time and date we select. Deposits are non refundable under any circumstances unless I have an emergency or technical issue.
DO YOU MEET WITH YOUR CLIENTS?
For First Year Milestone Sessions, Senior Portraits, & Weddings/Engagements, I always meet with you. For all other sessions, e-mail and phone is best for communication and exchanging ideas for your session!