What happens once I decide I'd like to book a session? 

Once you've decided to book we will find a date that works for both of us. I will then send you an email that includes both my General Contract as well as my Modeling Contract. The General Contract is required. The Modeling Contract is optional. At this time your 50% non-refundable deposit will also be due. More information on contracts and payment methods will be included in our correspondence. 

What do I wear? 

Many clients find that this is the most stressful part of having pictures taken, but it doesn't have to be! I often find that simple pieces and neutral colors look best when coordinating outfits for pictures. Bright colors tend to cast a color on the subjects faces while pinstripes mess with the camera lens and result in wonky-looking images. Large, loud patterns tend to draw the eye to the pattern instead of the subjects faces. Please know that wardrobe advice is included in each session and I am happy to help you decide how to dress for your session! 

What if there is inclement weather on the day of our session?

If you have an outdoor session scheduled and the weather forecast predicts more than a 50% chance of rain, we will consider rescheduling. The decision of whether to reschedule or not will be made either the night before or the morning of the session as decided between the client and the photographer. I will do everything I can to get you rescheduled quickly and at a time that is convenient for you and your family! 

What happens after my session? How soon will I get to see my images? 

Within a week I will email you a link to a preliminary, watermarked gallery. These images will be mostly edited, but not quite complete. (This is especially true for newborn sessions as editing newborn skin can be a time-consuming process.) You will then choose your favorite images before I go in and 'perfectify' your images. Within a week after you have chosen and submitted your favorite images on The Picture Garden website, I will send you a link to your final, downloadable gallery. 

What if I can't narrow it down to the number of images included in my package?

Images are available to purchase a la carte or you may purchase all of the remaining images in the gallery for a flat rate. 

Can I share my images on social media?

DEFINITELY share your purchased images on social media! I do ask that credit be given to The Picture Garden Photography when sharing online. On Facebook this would mean typing '@thepicturegardenphotography' until you see my business page pop up. On instagram this would mean typing '#thepicturegarden'. Please do not crop or apply filters to your images as they have already been edited to look their very best! 

How do I order prints and where do I order from?

You may order prints, canvases, albums and all kinds of other items directly from The Picture Garden website! While ordering from The Picture Garden website guarantees the quality of your images, you may also download your images onto a laptop or desktop computer and then upload them onto another site for printing. I recommend staying away from printing your images at drugstores or grocery stores as the crop and color may look significantly different than what you see in your gallery.