Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
1. Where can I find the best examples of your portfolio or your work?
You can find the best examples of my portfolio and work on my website at authenticyou-photography.com.
2. What is your photography style and specialty?
I specialize in lifestyle and contemporary photography. This style encompasses classic portraiture as well as lifestyle imaging, which captures motion and evokes emotions.
To further explain lifestyle photography to potential clients, here are some key points to emphasize:
Authenticity and Natural Moments: Lifestyle photography aims to capture genuine, unscripted moments that reflect the true essence of the subject(s). Instead of posed shots, the photographer documents real-life situations, expressions, and interactions.
Storytelling: Lifestyle photography tells a story about the client's life, personality, or the atmosphere of a particular moment. It goes beyond simply taking pictures and strives to convey the emotions, relationships, and unique qualities of the individuals being photographed.
Location and Environment: Lifestyle photography often takes place in environments familiar to the client, such as their home, a favorite park, or any meaningful location. The chosen locations contribute to the narrative and create a comfortable and familiar backdrop for the photos.
Personalization: Lifestyle photography is highly personalized and tailored to the client's preferences, interests, and lifestyle. Clients are encouraged to bring meaningful props or choose locations that hold significance to them.
Candid Moments: Candid shots are a hallmark of lifestyle photography, capturing spontaneous and unrehearsed moments. The photographer works discreetly to document interactions and expressions without disrupting the natural flow of events.
Connection and Comfort: Lifestyle photographers aim to establish a connection with their clients, creating a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere during the shoot. This approach helps bring out the authentic personalities of the subjects.
Versatility: Lifestyle photography covers a wide range of subjects, from family portraits and couples to individual lifestyle sessions. It can also be adapted for various purposes, such as personal keepsakes, professional branding, or social media content.
Editing Style: Lifestyle photography is characterized by warm tones, natural colors, and a timeless feel in its editing style.
Collaborative Process: Lifestyle photography is a collaborative process, where the photographer works closely with the client to understand their vision and preferences.
Memories and Keepsakes: Lifestyle photography aims to create lasting memories and meaningful keepsakes that clients can cherish for years to come.
3. How many years of experience do you have as a photographer?
I have been a professional photographer for the past 7 years and have been a member of Professional Photographers of America for almost 10 years.
4. What experience do you have photographing events?
I have experience photographing various events, including weddings, birthdays, professional gatherings, company events, and baptisms.
5. Can you provide references or client testimonials?
Testimonials and reviews from clients are available on my website and Google listing.
6. What is your pricing structure and what does it include?
Prices depend on the type of event and the time allotted. For detailed pricing information, please contact me directly.
7. Do you have backup equipment in case of any technical issues?
Yes, I always have backup equipment to ensure a smooth experience even in the event of technical issues.
8. How do you handle image editing and post-processing?
I primarily handle image editing myself, but occasionally I may hire an external retoucher to expedite the process.
9. How long will it take to receive the final edited images?
The timeframe for receiving final edited images varies depending on the specific project. It can range from several hours to a few weeks. Please reach out to me for a more accurate estimate based on your specific needs.
10. Are you insured?
Yes, I am fully insured for your peace of mind.
11. Are there any travel or additional costs associated with the shoot?
Travel and any additional costs associated with the shoot will depend on the location and specific requirements. Please contact me to discuss details and any potential additional costs.
12. Do you provide a contract outlining the details and terms of our agreement?
Yes, I provide a contract outlining the details and terms of our agreement for each client. This ensures transparency and clarity for both parties.
13. Will you have an assistant or second photographer with you?
Depending on the nature and scale of the shoot, I may have an assistant and/or a second photographer accompanying me.
14. What is your cancellation policy in case of unforeseen circumstances?
Sessions can be canceled with a full refund up to a week prior to the scheduled session. If inclement weather prevents us from rescheduling, the deposit will be refunded.
15. Can you provide guidance and suggestions regarding locations, outfits, or poses if needed?
Yes, as part of the session, I offer an online or phone wardrobe consultation. We can also discuss poses and locations if needed to ensure the best outcome for the shoot.