ABOUT YOUR SESSION
It is my goal to make sure your session is not only enjoyable but memorable too. I offer a variety of sessions both indoors and outdoors. My studio is located in historic Old Town Spring and the majority of my outdoor sessions are shot on the Northside of town. Prior to your photo shoot, we will discuss in detail your style, vision, and setting. I also offer detailed packets to help assist you in properly preparing for your session.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: HOW DO I SCHEDULE A SESSION?
A: Easy! You can either email me at email@example.com or go to my website www.deannaaddison.com and click the Contact tab. You can send me a message on social media, but I reply faster to emails!
Q: WHEN AND WHERE DO YOU SHOOT?
A: I shoot 7 days a week except for holidays. Weekend sessions are limited and include Saturdays at sunrise or Sundays at sunset. Sessions are scheduled for optimal lighting and will start at a specific time based on location. I typically shoot in The Woodlands and Spring Texas area; however, I will travel to Galveston, downtown, and surrounding areas for seasonal blooms. There is a $50 travel fee for sessions scheduled 30 miles from 77389. Out-of-town sessions require an estimate. Newborns are photographed either in-home or in my studio located in Old Town Spring
Q: HOW LONG WILL MY SESSION LAST?
A: Outdoor sessions typically last 30 to 45 minutes. Studio sessions range from 30 minutes for sitters and families, and up to 90 minutes for newborns.
Q: WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH MY SESSION?
A: All my regular-priced collections are all-inclusive. You will get the session, edited full-resolution digital images, and a print credit. A non-refundable retainer is required to secure your session at the time of booking. The balance is due the day of your session. Sales tax does apply. Mini sessions include a digital package only. A soft-edited version of your gallery is delivered a few days after shooting. Detailed instructions on selecting your images, downloading galleries, and using print credit will be emailed.
If you would like to purchase additional images, or upgrade to the full digital package, this is available during the selection process. Once you finalize your image selection, the turn-around time is 3 weeks. You will get the printing rights; I will maintain all image copyrights. I can’t stop you but don’t enhance or alter my images. It is a misrepresentation of my work, plain and simple.
Q: RESCHEDULES, WHAT DO WE DO?
A: Let’s face it, the weather is unpredictable. I ask that everyone be as flexible as possible. Unless we are 100% certain of a reschedule, come dressed and ready to shoot the day of their session. Reschedules include wind, rain, and natural disasters. If this occurs, we return to the calendar and pick a new day. Final rescheduled decisions are made either 2-24 hours prior to shooting. Newborns are just as unpredictable as the weather. If your due date changes, let me know, and we can look at other options for your session. The goal is to shoot 7-21 days after birth. If your baby is in the NICU we can chat about other options. If you or someone in your family is sick, let me know. We can reschedule once without any additional fees. If we need to reschedule a second time, a new retainer is required to secure that date. Mini sessions are nontransferable; however, I want to work with you. If given enough notice, I can sell your session to someone on my waitlist.
Q: WHAT IF MY CHILD DOESN’T BEHAVE?
A: I get it. This is life. Keep in mind our goal is not to capture perfect behavior. It is to create memories and have a beautiful experience. Kids will be kids. Let them know this will be fun, and I promise the session will organically evolve into a beautiful story.
Q: WHAT SHOULD I WEAR/HOW MANY OUTFITS?
A: I love this part! I provide you with a style guide and tips on how to coordinate. The goal is for your family to be comfortable but also create a fun Pinterest-worthy session. My assistant and I will happily style your family and help direct you in clothing suggestions right down to the perfect accessories! Just say the word! I do not recommend outfit changes unless it is for a cake smash. I have a small window to keep your child’s attention. Swapping outfits can burn valuable sunlight and your child’s patience.
Q: CAN I CANCEL MY SESSION?
A: Yes, you can. However, collection retainers are nonrefundable and transferable once. Retainer payments are valid for one year from the date of payment. Sessions rescheduled more than once or scheduled outside the 12-month period are subject to a new retainer fee. Mini-session retainers are nontransferable and nonrefundable. I understand there are unforeseen circumstances that may occur. Please email me to discuss options.
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