What is your photography style?
My photography can be described as vibrant, sharp, timeless, and full of life. I don’t portray things in an unrealistic, vintage, or moody way. You won’t find heavy handed vignettes, gray looking greens, or particularly dark or overexposed images in my portfolio. I always aim for eye-catching, colorful and timeless images with processing that does the moment or subject justice. Since a lot of my work deals with products or branding, it’s especially important that all the colors in my images are clean and accurate, so I pay particular attention to the colors and eliminate unwanted color casts as much as possible.
Do you cover weddings or other events?
Do you have a studio?
I have access to two studio locations in Charlotte/NoDa. Both locations are conveniently located within minutes of uptown, and each have unique advantages that make it a great fit for headshot clients depending on the type of images they envision. The two studio options are The Frame and The Little Villa.
Do you offer prints?
I do offer professional prints through my lab partners. If your gallery store isn’t turned on already after purchasing your digital images, I’d be happy to turn on the store option for you at your request. I can also place the order for you to ensure the color settings, quality, aspect ratio/cropping, and print finish are all dialed in correctly. Prints can be shipped directly to your home.
Do you offer albums or other special products?
I do offer albums and other products! I partner with a very high quality lab for my albums, and design them for you based on your unique preferences on materials, colors, and image selections. The albums I customize for my clients are of archival quality, and REALLY stand apart from consumer options. Ask about albums or any other products you're interested in for current pricing.
Do you do videos?
How can I prepare for my session?
If you're planning a brand story session, I'll send a brand story questionnaire that will gather all the necessary info to make sre we're on the same page and prepared across the board for a successful session. Additionally, you may want to plan wardrobe items and/or hair and makeup before the session. I have a wardrobe guide within my blog posts, and I'll send over my hair and makeup recommendations upon request as well. Headshot sessions will receive an email with all preparation actions before the session.
What do I need to bring to a session?
Do I need to know how to pose?
Will you suggest the location for a session?
How long does a session take?
How will my images be retouched?
Image retouching includes basic color grading and correction, as well as advanced removal of spots, stray hairs, blemishes, and distractions. For headshots, I include dodging and burning, teeth brightening, glasses glare removal, and skin smoothing as part of my process, but the sky is the limit.
Can I make specific editing requests?
Absolutely! It’s always best to let me know in advance what you’d like done to your images. If you want a background swap, for example, I can shoot your photos in a way that will make that edit easier and with a better outcome. If you want your hair color changed, your arms slimmed, or a clothing logo hidden, I can do it. Just let me know!
Do you show all the images captured during the session?
What is the turnaround time for images?
Do you shoot in raw format?
I do shoot in raw format. That means the images are not compressed in the camera, giving me full control over their processing. Shooting in raw format means that your images have as much detail and dynamic range as possible, even though the images are large and require more storage space. I don't deliver the files in RAW format, however.
What format do you deliver the images?
I deliver images in JPEG format only–you will not have access to the raws as they are unedited and not representative of my professional standards. The JPEG images I deliver will be in high resolution at 100% quality, in sRGB and 300dpi. That means they’re ready for printing and can be compressed for web display. Let me know if you’d like them resized for a particular display, I’d be happy to help.
Do you have a rush delivery option for the images?
Will I have to pay sales tax?
Do you have any travel fees?
What forms of payment do you accept?
Do you offer payment plans?
Do you have group discounts?
What rights does the client have to the images?
Please thoroughly review your contract in your booking documents for your full rights to the images. Depending on the type of photography you’ve hired me for, you’ll either receive a personal print release or a commercial release with a shared copyright license. In either case you will be allowed to share the images but not claim credit or edit them yourself. Do not apply filters over the images.
What rights does the photographer have to the images?
As the photographer of the images I retain the copyright. If the model release is agreed to for your session (included in your booking agreement), I maintain the right to share your images across my social media, website and other forms of marketing. For more information, refer to your contract and ask about any concerns. Privacy is a top concern of mine, and clients can opt out of a model release upon request before the contract is signed.
Can we set up a phone call?
How do I book a session?