Frequently Asked Questions | DreamWorld Photography
Maternity | Newborn | Family Photography | Sarasota, FL
For your ease and convenience, I thought it would be a good idea to do a blog post on some of my frequently asked questions. Of course, when we have our initial chat, you will get all your questions answered and I will be going over everything in more detail. But, at least, this gives you a good start and idea of how it will work to have a photoshoot with DreamWorld Photography.
HOW DO YOU TAKE PAYMENT?
Usually, when we have our initial discovery call where we'll discuss your vision, answer your questions, and what you can expect when you book a session with DreamWorld Photography, I'll take payment for your session fee right over the phone at that time with a credit card or I can send an invoice to pay via credit card. I also accept payments via Venmo. However, your session is not booked until payment is received.
DO YOU HAVE A STUDIO?
No, I do not. I am a lifestyle photographer who prefers to capture you and your family outdoors or in your own home.
DO YOU SHOOT WITH PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT?
Yes! I shoot with a full frame Canon camera using prime lenses. I also bring a backup camera in case something should not work as expected. I bring extra memory cards and fully charged batteries as well for the cameras.
WILL YOU GIVE ME THE RAW IMAGES?
No. You will receive the absolute best fully edited images after deleting unusable images, of course. Because I pride myself in my photography style and professional editing skills to give you the best, most-perfect images of your family and my reputation is based on providing those images, I will not include/sell RAW (unedited images.) You will receive high resolution images with every image or artwork purchased.
WHERE DO YOU USUALLY SHOOT OUTDOORS?
Here on the central west coast of Florida, we have the benefit of having a multitude of beautiful choices for your session between gorgeous beaches, parks, or open fields. We can also shoot in your own backyard. The possibilities are endless. I have my favorite spots, but also would love to hear about any of your favorite spots you might like to have your photos taken.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY SESSION?
That's easy. Once you have booked your session, you will receive my detailed Style Guide. The Style Guide will include eight tips on what to wear including inspiration boards to help you visualize coordinating colors as well as pro make-up tips and more. If you want to take a peak at the Style Guide prior to booking, you may request it by going to my website here, scroll to the bottom and request your guide. We will also go over all the details at your pre-session consultation.
WHAT IF MY CHILDREN ARE MISBEHAVING?
That's okay. I'll capture them having fun, being silly and wild. You'll laugh, snuggle and love on them. The beauty of lifestyle is capturing real, true to life moments showcasing the raw emotion and connection. So, please do not worry about having "perfect" photos. My motto is "perfectly imperfect." No scolding allowed. :-)
WILL YOU ALWAYS KEEP MY IMAGES?
After the final edits have been made, rest assured I keep them on a few different backup systems. These are stored up to one year after your session. However, I highly recommend you store and save them in a safe and secure place (ideally, multiple copies) as soon as you receive your digital images. Should your digital images become lost or damaged, you will pay $150 after the first month to retrieve them from my archival system. After one year, I am not able to guarantee I will still have your images, due to allowing continuous storage space for future sessions.
HOW DO I KNOW IF YOU ARE THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER FOR ME?
By your looking through my portfolio on my website or seeing various images on Facebook or Instagram, you will get an idea of my style. If you love what you see, then I'm sure you would also enjoy your own portraits. Also, after we have our initial discovery call on the phone, we'll get a good idea if we are a good fit for each other. If not, no hard feelings. I only want you to be happy!
I would love to chat with you and answer any other questions you may have. Click on the button below to schedule your no-obligation discovery call now. I can't wait to hear from you.