Why should we hire YOU versus someone else?
There are many photographers out there. What sets me apart is my professionalism during and after the shoot. I have strict timelines I follow so that my clients don't have to wonder or wait too long. I have over eight years of experience dealing with all ages and am most often thanked for my patience and flexibility. I know I can't rush magic, so I wait for it to happen.
How far will you travel?
I am based in Jackson, MI. I am willing to travel in any direction. Any destination beyond Jackson County is subject to an additional travel fee based on distance. I will also consider shoots that require plane rides or train commutes. It's all negotiable. Please inquire.
How many poses can we expect?
Our session is based on time. You can change your clothing as much as you'd like. We will walk about and talk and find spots to "pose" in. Then we let life take over. The proofs that you will see are a combined effort. They are your best moments and my best work combined. I will edit out the blinks, the blurry shots and the ones nobody needs to see for any reason.
What should we wear?
Consider where you'd like to hang your photos- and what might match the decor? Solid colors work, so the emphasis remains on the subject. Clothes that compliment one another look great. They don't have to match exactly. However, the portraits are for YOU. So, wear what best represents you and yours.
How much retouching do you do? Can you take off 15 pounds?
Your images will remain reflective of your here and now. I will eliminate baby scratches, runny noses, drool drops and red bumps. Your final images will be rather close to what was originally captured. That being said, understand that I see you differently than you see you. I am probably less critical. So, when you see your proofs, trust me- you look fantastic! You might notice your double chin or a stray gray hair- but nobody else will. The charisma in your eyes and smile is what captivates people and holds their attention.
Do you shoot in black and white or color?
The photos are taken in color but can be adjusted. Your proofs will be a combination of color applications that best tell the story.
What time of day should we schedule our appointment?
Consider naps/meals/snacks etc. When will your youngest family member be in the best mood? That's when we should get together.
Do you do events/weddings?
I don't bill myself as a wedding photographer, but it is absolutely something I do. If you know of a couple who is looking for a casual photographer for their outdoor wedding, I am always willing to consider it.
How do we book a session?
Email me, or call me as soon as you know it's time for portraits. We'll set up a pre-shoot consultation where we can ask and answer questions in person or on the phone to ensure that the results of the shoot meet your expectations.
What happens after our session?
Within three business days of our session, I will post a sneak-peek blog (with your permission). Allow ten business days for me to work up your (finished) proofs.
lidija A. Fremeau