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How should I get my retainer fee to you (50% of session fee)?
*I will email you the Contract & Model Release form for you to fill out and sign then please take a picture or scan and email this form to me firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment is done via online banking -Email Money Transfer (EMT”) or if you prefer you can mail me a Cheque. Please let me know if this is the option you choose and I will get you my address.
Remember, the retainer is NON-REFUNDABLE, this holds your date and time. In case of poor weather we will work together to change the date. I often have a few other spots that work and am flexible to help find something that works for us both.
(Gift Certificates are non refundable and have a NO CASH VALUE written on them.)
What Payment Types do you accept?
*Cash, Cheque, Email Money Transfers. (Sorry No Credit Cards)
****ALL CHEQUES PAYABLE TO ‘Jodie Lemke’ Please!****
When will our online gallery of images be ready?
My editing time line is 3 weeks from your session date. 4 Weeks for a wedding. I do my very best to keep to that.
How Many Images will I get?
*For Full Portrait/Newborn Session its between 20-30 images at high resolution.
*For a Mini Portrait Session it’'s 10-15 images at high resolution.
How long does it take to see some Teasers from our session?
*I usually have a approx a couple teasers up for you within 3-4 days! But don'’t hold me to that! Sometimes I have to go out of town or have two weddings in one weekend. Life happens! I promise to get them up as soon as I can!
Where should I print my images?
*Well the best answer is to print directly through your online Galelry. PASS is an amazing and will deliver your images directly to your door! The prices are pretty affordable too for professional lab printing!
BUT you can also download your images and print at any local lab.
I suggest London Drugs or I have also heard Costco & Superstore do a great job. Please don'’t go to ‘cheap’ (un-named,lol) printing places and then get disappointed in the images, they don'’t print the same quality and their colors are often different! I also suggest to my clients to print one or 2 images at 2-3 places and compare them for yourself, then you can decide.
Who Chooses the Location?
*You do! Because I am a Natural Light/On Location Photographer I shoot outdoors 99% of the time. There are a few times (ie. newborns or winter Smash The Cakes) where I will do indoors, however I do not have a studio so I would be coming into your home to do these, I prefer a big window with natural light coming in.
I am always finding new locations, and LOVE suggestions too!
What Should I Wear and what props to bring?
*Family Session- Wear something you feel comfortable in, something that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed, and not posed. Avoid matching.. ie.Jeans and white shirts ect. It'’s nice if you all want to wear Jeans but then choose different colored tops that coordinate. Avoid to much pattern. It’'s often best to have a solid color. You want the be drawn to your faces when looking at these photos not your clothes! Lastly, DON’T STRESS! haha Just be you and R-E-L-A-X.
Feel free to bring anything to interact with your kids, a book, bubbles, bicycle, ball, you name it. Try to make this session personable and about YOU as a family. What makes you Unique? What do you enjoy doing as a family?
*In saying that you don'’t need ANYTHING. You can just come AS IS and we can make the shoot fabulous!*
*Engagement Session- Make sure you wear something that makes you feel gorgeous and confident. Take the time to do your hair and make up, I have clients who'’ve actually gone to a salon before a shoot! I also want you to come with something that you share between you. It could be hockey jerseys, Wine and two glasses, a bicycle, a really cool old car, guitar, picnic set up, anything that screams YOU! I have lots of ideas but I want this session to be personal.(maybe a bridal magazine, candy you love, coffee you love..)
They are now 60-90 minutes long. Bring TWO outfits each. A casual one (Jeans, cute shirt) and something more classy/dressy/vintage/sexy.
You can choose two locations for this session if you like. I just want to get out and have FUN!!!!
*Maternity Session- Be comfortable! Feel free to bring a change of clothes. I don'’t suggest a dress as your main outfit, we can’'t get any shots of your belly this way! Seems lately lots of mama like jeans (even if they need to be unzipped!) or Leggings with long shirts/sweaters and boots! I love it when you bring things with you like, scarf and mittens, ultra sound photo, Umbrella, whatever your heart desires!
Remember you want to remember how special this moment in time is. Take the time to make yourself feel great! Pregnancy is beautiful! Pamper yourself! Make sure to let me know if you want photos with your spouse and children. I often suggest doing those first and then letting daddy play with you child(ren) after while we focus on more of just you.
Parents- If you would like to be part of the session, this is the time I suggest neutral colors or white/black tops with Jeans or black pants. If you can, have bare feet or same colored socks as your pants. Mom, be comfortableWe will only do a few photos at the end, if you want them
Babe- In the nude is the best!If you want a photo with an outfit on we can try for that at the end. But I really prefer you to have babe in only a loose diaper when I arrive wrapped up in a blanket. REMEMBER Baby needs to have been AWAKE before I come. Try to make sure you stimulate them so when I arrive they are tired! Also, make sure to wait to feed them until JUST before I arrive, even if you are just finishing when i get there, it takes time for me to set up with all my gear! Another awesome tip that seems to work wonders is give your little one a bath before I come and then feed him/her! They usually sleep soundly after that!!
However, we can stop for feedings if need be but this way we can hope for better sleeping babies. A full tummy= A sleepy newborn!
If you have any other questions or see something I’'ve missed PLEASE let me know so I can add them here for everyone else to see.
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