Portrait Photography FAQ’s
Can I just see a full price menu?
Starting prices are listed on our site. To provide you with the most accurate & up to date pricing for your portrait session, please contact our studio directly. As soon as you've submitted the email form, check your inbox & spam filters right away! You will be automatically be sent a quote for your selected portrait session (in most instances).
You will then be prompted to schedule a quick 15 minute phone call to further discuss your photography needs. A custom quote may then be provided for you if your selected session date or location require additional fees. (WhatsApp calling also available for those outside of the USA.)
Photography is a huge decision - we want to do our best to provide you with the most accurate information for your session!
Who will be my photographer(s)?
Our portrait sessions include one primary photographer that may be Kyle, Jaimie Dee, or an Associate. In most instances, Kyle or Jaimie Dee will be your assigned primary photographer. Learn more about your photographers here.
Contact the studio directly for your photographer availability.
How many photos will I get?
The number of images delivered from Portrait Sessions will range based on the type of Portrait Session selected. Session length, outfit choices, and location(s) can affect the final number of images delivered.
After you contact our studio, you will receive an automated email with a quote & pricing information included. The number of images you can expect from your session will be included in the attached quote.
Do I get ALL of the photos from my session?
See previous question for how many images to expect from your Portrait Session. Prior to delivering your Portrait Session Images, we remove duplicate images, test photos, blurry photos, and any other images that might dilute the quality of the overall end product. Learn more about the Editing & Post Production Process here.
What photography equipment do you use?
We use all the photography equipments! Haha, but seriously we bring whatever equipment we need to get the job done and then some. With camera & equipment rentals available to photographers all throughout the United States (and probably the world), we can also rent additional equipment at any time if a particular job requires equipment we don’t already own.
Do you include videography services?
As we are primarily a wedding photography studio, we specialize in creating the best possible photography. Although we do not currently offer videography as a service, we include a Preferred Vendors List (videographers included) to all of our booked clients.
Do you have insurance?
Yes. We have general liability insurance and equipment insurance. We are happy to provide proof of insurance if your venue requires it.
How long have you been photographing portraits?
Jaimie Dee Photography was established in 2008! Learn more about their background & experience here.
Can you help me pick out my portrait session location?
Absolutely! We're happy to make personal recommendations based on previous places we've worked at in the past.
Additionally we've put together a Session Location Brainstorming Guide here.
You can also find a List of Ideas of Indoor Locations here.
And we've made available our previous client sessions for you to view as inspiration here.
All Portrait Sessions also include a complimentary Planning Call to review location & outfit ideas based on the end product you're looking to create from your images.
Can you photograph my portrait session in Switzerland/ Japan/ Hawaii/ insert cool place for portraits here!
Yes, yes, and yassssss. We love to travel & service clients all over the globe. We simply charge additionally for travel + accommodation in addition to our regular collection pricing.
Do you offer any discounts?
There are very few circumstances in which we offer discounts. We do, however, offer value-added specials from time to time as part of our Consultation Booking Special.
My session location is very dark – Do you bring additional lighting?
YES! We bring…. ALL OF THE LIGHTS….. (Rihanna, anyone? 😜). On camera flashes, off camera flashes, and even video lights that act as personal spot lights (so you can ….. shine bright like a diamond…..😝). We bring lighting equipment to prepare for just about any situation that may or may not arise. And on the off chance your venue is a dark aquarium or a location that doesn’t permit additional lighting, we photograph with professional grade equipment that specializes in low light situations.
Additionally, if you opt for a night time or later evening session, a security officer fee may also be required depending on your selected Portrait Session location.
Do you edit ALL of my photos?
Yes we do! All of the images we deliver from our Portrait Sessions are corrected for color & exposure – meaning the images will be brightened or darkened as necessary and colors are edited to look as true to life as possible with a little added pop. We then do a natural beauty style edit that includes subtle skin smoothing, teeth whitening, and eye brightening – including the under eye area. We also do our best to light and pose our clients correctly while photographing to create the most flattering images for every skin type, body size and shape – this should minimize the need for additional retouching. Our goal while photographing is to create the most flattering images that shouldn’t require additional retouching most of the time. (Learn more about our Editing & Post Production Process here)
Do you offer additional retouching? Like SUPER skin smoothing, ULTRA teeth whitening, body shaping, object removal, etc?
Your images are initially edited to look as true to life as possible with a little added pop (learn more about the process here). If you require additional custom retouching, we include this service complimentary for art pieces commissioned during your Ordering Premiere (learn more here). Your commissioned art pieces will be retouched to your level of specification to the best of our abilities, and even tinted or toned to perfectly match any room you wish to place your artwork in.
Additional Custom Retouching is currently only available for art pieces commissioned at your Order Premiere and currently unavailable as a stand alone service. If you have additional questions on this, feel free to contact us.
Do you back up our images?
Yaaaaaaas. And our backups have backups! While photographing images on the location, our professional grade cameras record identical images to two separate cf/ sd cards simultaneously. Upon returning to our studio, images are immediately uploaded to our local server as well as well as backed up by the cloud to an offsite server. The cf/ sd cards are then stored in a fire proof/ waterproof secure vault on site until the images are shared with you in an online photo gallery. At any given time there are 2-3 copies of your photos stored on and offsite. (Learn more about the Backup & Post Production Process here)
What happens if we cancel or reschedule our Portrait Session?
Rescheduling policies differ based on the particular Portrait Session booked.
For Sessions that require a very particular date regardless of rain or shine, an indoor backup location is required. Additionally, we require a signed photography contract and a retainer payment. This ensures your Photographer does not accept other photography work on your desired date & time. In the event of a cancellation or rescheduled Portrait Session, our studio suffers a loss. If this cancellation/ rescheduling occurs 14 days or more before your session, liquidated damages include your retainer payment. If this cancellation/ rescheduling occurs within 14 or less of your session, then liquidated damaged include all monies paid.
For Sessions that require date flexibility in the event of inclement weather, we have an Inclement Weather Policy in place in addition to the cancellation/ rescheduling policies listed above.
Contact the studio for more information for your particular Portrait Session.