Q. What happens in a typical session?
A standard session will last from 45 - 1 hr long, but a package deal will provide up to two hours of shooting time. If doing an outdoor session, I typically shoot within two hours of sunset for optimal lighting, and I will be shooting the pictures in RAW format. Where we go is totally up to you. If you are prone to being camera-shy, I recommend bringing a friend that brings out your most natural smile and laugh. If that's not ideal, a playlist that puts you in a good mood works too! After the session, a Google Drive link consisting of all unedited JPEGs from the session will be sent to your email and yours to keep, from which you can choose up to 10 photos - free of charge! - for post-processing. The processed, high-quality images will be sent back to you typically within 1 to 2 weeks.
Q. What if I like more than 20 pictures?
If that's the case, no worries! You should have access to all of the pictures that you'd like. For events especially, sometimes it's about having pictures of the right moments, and there might be countless memories in the session of which you'd like to edit. Each additional picture is an added fee of $15.00 for something that is priceless.
Q. Is there anything I need to do before a session?
If you have a specific idea for your pictures or a location in mind, let me know and we will make it happen. Otherwise, come well-rested, dressed up, and excited!
Q. Indoor or outdoor?
I personally love natural light and prefer shooting outdoors. However, indoor shoots have their own quality and charm; if you have an indoor location in mind, we can discuss plans in regards to lighting and what we may need to bring to the shoot to create the most flattering shooting environment!
Q. Is travel included?
I understand that the focus of a photoshoot is to get quality personal photos. If that means going off to a location that means something special to you, we should definitely do it. There is no extra charge for a location that is accessible via subway. However, any shoots taking place in locations beyond the subway lines will have an additional nominal fee based on mileage or travel time.
Q. What is the difference between pre-processed and post-processed picture?
I use Adobe Lightroom for the majority of my editing, with select details taken care of in Adobe Photoshop. A typical edit will look like this:
Q. What does your equipment consist of?
I shoot on a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, and I typically do portraiture with my Sigma Art 50mm f/1.4 lens, and a Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 for group settings.
For videography, I use my 5D Mark IV in conjunction with a Canon EOS 6D; stabilization equipment include a Manfrotto XPRO and a Moza Air 2 gimbal, and I also use a Movo VXR10 for any audio recording.