Do you photograph weddings?
Currently, no I do not. I do not have the equipment available to allow me to shoot weddings. Sorry for the inconvenience. However, I do take bridal pictures!
What am I getting when I book you?
When you book me, you receive high quality images, at least an hour's worth of shooting time, a water-marked CD/DVD, and basic post-processing on all released images.
Do you charge a booking/sitting fee?
NO, I do not charge for a sitting or booking fee.
How many images will I get with my session?
Typically, an hour-long session will give you anywhere from 20 to 30 high-quality, post-processed images. Of course this varies with each photo session and is not set in stone. For two hours, you may have 40 to 50 high-quality, post-processed images.
How will I be receiving my images?
When you render my services, you do not recieve the rights to the photographs. I retain all copyrights to every image I take. This is non-negotiable. At this time, I only offer watermarked images on a CD/DVD. Print release is allowed however, meaning you may get your prints done at a place of your choosing using the disc. Some places may require a print-release form when clients try to print professional images. If this is the case, please contact me, and I will issue you a print-release form.
When will I receive my images?
My current turn-around rate is two to three weeks, depending on the type of photo session and how many images are needed to be processed. This is subject to change. Please contact me for specifics.
What are "watermarked" images?
Every image you see on this website is a watermarked image. It means that It contains my logo. Since I give digital copies of the photos I take, I leave the watermark on the copies you receive. This prevents piracy of the photographs that I have worked hard to bring to you.
Can I get my images without the watermark?
NO! I will not negotiate on this. When you book me as a photographer, you agree to watermarked digital image copies. This is for copyright protection. Any changes, whether in editing, cropping, or in simply re-touching in "Instagram" or other types of image enhancing software is STRICTLY PROHIBITED and is a violation of the copyright law. I do not sell the rights, nor do I just give them away. Each image I take still belongs to me. By changing my photos, you have changed what I represent and offer to other people. To me, this is essentially like stealing or defacing my property. Please respect my images and do not edit or crop them in any way.
May I post my images on any online media (facebook, twitter, etc.)?
YES! I encourage you to share your wonderful pictures with whomever you wish, including online media such as facebook or twitter. However, any cropping or changes made to these images are strictly prohibited. (This includes cropping the image for things such as profile pictures on facebook.) All copyrights belong to the photographer.
Will my images appear on your photography facebook page?
Since I own the copyrights to all the images, it does have the possibility of appearing on my on facebook page or here on my website. You agree to this when you book me as a photographer. I do try to honor your wishes however, and if you are uncomfortable with some of the pictures not becoming public I will do my best to honor that right. However, I feel that all of my clients have their own beauty, and I love to share that, as well as my own professional skills with admirers and other potential clients.
Where do you take pictures at?
I am an on-location photographer located primarily in the Ruston, Calhoun, West Monroe area. Where we take your pictures is up to you; however, if you are unsure of a good location I always have places in mind. If you require your pictures to be taken outside of the Ruston- West Monroe area please contact me.
Do you allow wardrobe changes?
YES, please remember however, that any wardrobe changes made are not exempt from your scheduled session time. (If you book me for an hour, the time you spend changing is included in this hour.) I do ask that you keep the wardrobe change to a minimum of two outfits.
What should I wear?
Please see my blog ("Blog" link above) for more details.
What is post-processing?
Post-processing is a basic light touch-up of all images which includes things like teeth-whitening, blemish removal, and eye-enhancement. Personally, I do not like to touch-up images in a drastic measure simply because that is not how God made you. Everyone is uniquely beautiful in their own way and things such as freckles make that so. Nevertheless, I completely understand if their is a problem-area you are self-conscious about. I am more than willing to do what I can to accommodate you- simply let me know during your shoot.
Can I have an extra image disc?
YES! Please contact me for more information.
Do you make slide-shows?
Yes. If you would like a slide-show made from pictures I have taken of you please contact me for more details.
Do you make invitations?
I do create invitations for graduations, weddings, birthdays, etc. However, I do not print them. I can refer you to a good location to get the prints made however.