Frequently Asked Questions...
How far will you travel?
I am based in Jackson, MI. I am willing to travel in any direction. Any destination beyond 50 miles 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.
What should we wear?
My vote is always for the simpler. 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. However, the portraits are for YOU. So, wear what best represents you and yours.
Can I mix up the images in the packages?
Absolutely. The portrait packages can be fulfilled with any combination of images. The only exception is wallets; which are cut in multiples of four.
How much retouching do you do?
Because I want to keep your images reflective of your here and now, I will naturally eliminate baby scratches, runny noses, drool drops and red bumps. But I will not change the location of the image or change the color of your shirt etc. Your final images will be rather close to what was originally captured.
Do you shoot in black and white or color?
I shoot in color, and adjust the coloring according to how the image moves me.
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 weddings?
Generally speaking, I am not geared for weddings. My style is based on an intimate gathering of family members. That said, 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 several weeks ahead to schedule a session. I need the names and ages of the subjects to be photographed, your address and the location of the shoot. I will ask for your email address and send you an official Appointment Confirmation notice. Once you receive that, you are in my schedule. Your appointment will be secured once the session fee has been prepaid.
What happens after our session?
Within 24-48 hours 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.
I am expecting and plan to have baby's photos taken frequently. Do you offer any session packages?
As opposed to having to pre-pay for future shoots, I offer a loyalty rewards program. Schedule three shoots within a 12 month period and the fourth session fee is waived.
What do you charge?
For a family of up to six people, the session fee is $100 and lasts up to an hour. (Each additional person, add $10) Print prices can be found here.
lidija A. Fremeau