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Q. WHAT KIND OF CAMERA DO YOU USE?
A. Canon 5D Mark II, 21 MP. I also have a Canon 5D, much lighting equipment, and an arsenal of lens.
Q. Where did you study photography?
A. I was self-taught for many years but since I am a member of two wonderful organizations I am constantly learning from seminars, webinars, and other professionals to better my skills as a photographer and make amazing memories for you! I have also attended KPPS (Kansas Professional Photographers School) in Newton, KS several summers.
Q. WHAT WILL MY SESSION BE LIKE?
A. In a single word FUN! Your session should be fun because if you’re having a great time, you’ll feel good and if you’re comfortable you’ll look terrific! It is not just about having your portrait taken it is an EXPERIENCE! The more fun you have the better your portraits will be.
Q. WHEN WILL MY PORTRAITS BE READY?
A. Fast! I pride myself on quality work and superior customer service. After your session you will be contacted within *2 weeks (working days) to set up a proofing/ordering session at the studio. After you place your order your heirlooms will be back and beautifully packaged within *2 weeks (working days).
Q. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LOCATION?
A. The best location is the one that means something to you! We can take awesome portraits ANYWHERE. I usually ask you a few questions that will help us figure out what is best suited for you.
Q. WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
A. First and foremost be you. I like to communicate with you before the session on what would look best in the locations we choose. For families the decisions have to be made ahead of time. When choosing clothing for your session, it is best to have complementary colored outfits. Choosing medium to dark colored clothing with long sleeves are flattering on most people. I recommend avoiding busy patterns. Most seniors and children bring several outfits and we work together on what would look best when. Do make sure to dress from head to toe (don’t forget to bring the shoes that match!) Also, when your session is on location you might have to change in the car. So be prepared for that.
Q. HOW MANY OUTFIT CHANGES CAN I BRING?
A. That depends on you. I usually encourage seniors to bring everything they like and then we decide what are their favorites and the best for the situations. Some families decide to a casual setting and a more formal. Just remember that there is only so much time and the more time you spend in the dressing room is less time in the studio or on location. Also, when your session is on location you might have to change in the car. So be prepared for that.
*For normal portrait sessions and non-custom orders