How do I prepare my pets?
I love pets! Some are highly trained and others are puppies who just want to explore. To maximize the chances of great pics, tucker the sucker out a bit before we start. Arrive at the shoot location early and go for a walk to get the jumping beans out and allow your pet get comfortable in the new place. Bring treats. If you are shooting with a horse or other large animal, a handler (with noise makers and treats) should accompany you for best results.
How do I book and pay?
Mini-shoot booking and payment is all online through the website and Paypal. Other sessions are booked directly with the photographer vie email (firstname.lastname@example.org), text (603-300-0219), phone
(603-300-0219) or messenger and can either be paid prior to the shoot through Paypal or the day of with check or cash.
When and how do I get my pictures?
The images are edited and uploaded to your client gallery within a few days. You will receive a link to your gallery (and can download from there or order from there, depending on the package purchased). Prints are also shipped within a few days. Pickup or drop off may be available if you are local to Newton, NH.
How long a session should I book?
Consider the number of people, their ages and attention spans and if pets or livestock are included. The more people, children and animals involved, the number of "keepers" per given amount of time goes down. So if it's a group pic with children and pets, I recommend at least an hour. Children and animals need to stretch their legs every few minutes. And that's OK! They are happier to pose when asked! Also consider the number of wardrobe changes and travel from one location to another.
How do I prepare my children for the shoot?
Children are happier to "pose" when they are well rested and not hungry. A snack before and even between shoots is recommended, even a nap before hand!
How many edited images will I have to choose from?
It all depends on how long a shoot, and how many people and pets are part of the session. In a mini-shoot, expect 3-5. An hour senior portrait session could be 50 or more (I've presented over 100 images for some shoots). An hour and half family session there could be 50-100 images depending on the number of children involved. (Everyone blinks at different times! LOL)
What about props?
Feel free to bring what ever you like to use as a prop as long as it's not a fire hazard or would violate local ordinances. LOL It is helpful with the young ones to use props that will keep them busy too!