Q. Where is your studio?
A. The world is my studio! I do on location photography for babies, children and families. My philosophy is to make everyone comfortable by photographing in familiar locations. Whether it's a park, your home or a place that feels like home, I come to you.
Q. How long after my session can I expect my final proofs?
A. Turn around for a session is about 3 weeks based on the custom nature of each image.
Q. Do I own the images if I choose to purchase an image cd?
A. No. A Good Crop Photography retains all copyright, but you are given the printing rights to reproduce as many copies of the purchased images. However, I can’t guarantee the quality of a print not done through the print company I work with. I’ve had my fair share of bad prints come back to know the importance of a quality print shop.
Q. Can I just buy a disc of all the images unedited?
A. Unfortunately, no. My photography is custom made. Each image is hand “crafted” and created just for you. The trend of “shoot and burn photographers” is growing and may work for some people. Personally, I would rather a photographer narrow the images down to the best and present those. After all, you are paying for the trained eye of a professional photographer with A Good Crop Photography....and do you really want the picture with someone’s eyes closed?
Q. Do you bring props with you?
A. I have limited props. If there is something special to your family you would like photographed, I am more than happy to try and work it in. This is great for newborn sessions. Adding items special to mom and dad can make the image that much more personal. If you can let me know ahead of time what you might bring, I’ll have a little extra time to brainstorm.
Q. My mother, mother in law, and/or aunt want to be there for the shoot. Is that ok?
A. Depends. If we are doing a newborn session with multiples, and the extra help would be better for you, then one extra person is more than welcome. If it’s for a basic session, only people being photographed may attended the session. I have tried it in the past, and it is honestly better to limit distractions and relax.
Q. Why do newborn session take more time?
A. Newborns sessions can require many breaks and have an overall slower pace. I’d rather not rush it and settle for images.
Q. What can I do to make a newborn session run smoothly?
A. Starting the session off with a full belly is key!! Feeding while I get set up is the best way to get your baby nice and sleepy. Try to keep them awake before I get there and schedule sessions during a typical downtime.
Q. What should I/we wear?
A. I suggest not to getting too matchy matchy unless you are going to wear solids. If you are doing patterns, keep the patterns simple. I am mad about plaid, but it can get muddled in backgrounds. And last (but most important), BE COMFORTABLE! We all remember the Olan Mills stuffy photos we were subjected to as kids. The more comfortable you feel, the more relaxed the images will be.
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- Preserving Your Precious Memories (Restoration)
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