Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  How do I reserve you for my date?

A:  Please contact me via my website, FB, email, call, or text to arrange the date, time, and location.  A 50% retainer reserves your day. (480.242.8599.)

Q: Do you have a studio?

A:  I do!  I feel a studio is essential for a Phoenix Arizona photographer since so many AZ months are incredibly hot, which prevents outdoor sessions.  Even during optimal weather, it is often difficult to schedule a session during the most ideal time of day to catch the best natural light.  My studio is located at 123 N. Centennial Way #104 Mesa, AZ 85201.  It is in historic downtown Mesa near the library. 

Q:  What is an online gallery?

A:  An online gallery is the quickest and most convenient way for me to get your digital photos to you.  As soon as I have finished editing your photos, I will upload them to an online gallery, which is specific to your photo session.  I will then send you an e-mail with the link and password.  You can view all the photos from your session and even download them directly to your computer.  The best part is, you can send friends and family this link and password, and they can view and download your photos, as well.  This is such a convenient way to share your photos with family, wedding guests, friends, and other loved ones, especially those who live far away.  Your gallery will remain active for two weeks.  I will also mail you a disc (Or USB, for a wedding) of your photos. Please keep in mind that the disc (or USB) is not adequate backup of your photos.  Your photos are best archived on an external hard drive or in the "cloud" or other online storage.  

Q:  When will I receive my disc or USB?

A:  My turnaround time for each wedding and event is up to 4 weeks.  My turnaround time for portrait sessions is up to 2 weeks. 

Q:  Do you sell professional prints and/or canvases?

A:  Absolutely!  I use a high-quality lab, and I am happy to order whatever you need to ensure the prints you frame, mail, or keep as archives are professional and true to color.

Q:  Do you offer family "mini" sessions?

A:  I offer a special on family mini sessions twice a year, typically in the spring and fall.  Mini sessions are half an hour on location and come with a minimum of twenty-five edited photos in a beautiful online gallery.  I also have an ongoing special: if you recruit three other families (a total of four families, including yourself) for a family photo session in a two-hour block (half hour for each family), I will honor the family mini special price AND you will get a $50 discount for the referrals.  Please contact me for details.

Q:  What newborn props do you have?  Do I need to bring any?

A:  Coming soon: I will have a gallery that shows all of my available newborn props.  I have various baskets and containers for posing the baby in, as well as different backdrops.  I have swaddle blankets and a tie for the boys and a variety of headbands and tutus for the girls.  Please feel free to bring anything you might want to add to the photos, such as a blankie or book. 

Q:  What should we wear for our session?

A:  Coming soon: I will have a link to my Pinterest page with wonderful examples of what looks good in photos.  In the meantime, here are the basic rules: No graphic tees unless you want that "urban" look.  Light colors and horizontal stripes accentuate your figure so if you do not want your figure accentuated, stick with solids.  White washes out most people's faces so try to avoid it.  Wear your makeup a little heavier than usual.  Please avoid makeup with SPF since it reflects light and will make you appear pasty.  Accessorize!  And remember your shoes (and your kids' shoes) will show in the photos!

Q: Do you deliver every image you shoot? 

A: No, I do not. I eliminate duplicate images, test shots, mis-focused shots, shots with bad expressions, and other images that may dilute the overall product delivery. 

Q: Have you shot at my venue before?

A: I have photographed at dozens of venues, so there is a good chance that I have. However, if I have not photographed at a particular venue, I will perform a thorough walkthrough and familiarize myself with the location prior to our appointment.  Rest assured - hiring a professional photographer means you are hiring someone who can take beautiful photographs in just about any venue!

Q: Do you do travel photography or do photo shoots outside of Arizona?

A:  Yes!  This is some of my favorite work I'm hired to do. I love photographing in new places, inside the United States and abroad! I've photographed in multiple countries and states throughout America.  Contact me for details. 

Q: Are you the main photographer for every shoot/wedding?

A:  Yes.  You never need to worry about who will be photographing your special event.  I am the main photographer for every single session booked.  I may bring an assistant or 2nd photographer with me, but I will be the primary photographer at every appointment.

Q: Do you provide partial day wedding coverage?

A:  I sure do!  Please contact me for my a la carte rates. 

Q: Does your studio do headshots, individual portraits, family portraits, commercial photography, or other types of photography?

A: My studio can handle almost anything!  The only type of session my studio does not do accommodate is Extended Family sessions, simply due to size constraints.

Q: Do you photograph Quinceaneras, Debutant Balls, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, or Corporate Events? 

A: Yes. These are all considered "event photography".  Contact me for details and rates.  I love photographing events!