I feel the need to tell my clients a few rules and guidelines regarding booking your photo session with me. Let's make sure we understand each other so we don't run into any issues. A photo session is a collaboration between you and the Photographer, to make it a success, you must trust your Photographer is doing his/her best to create an image you want to treasure forever.
Here is a broken down detail of some things that the Photographer can and cannot control. If the list under cannot control affects the quality of the photo, you cannot blame the Photographer.
Do's and Don'ts
DO tell your Photographer what you have in mind, provide examples.
DO give your Photographer reasonable amount of time to work on the finished product. If you are not happy, please provide info how to correct the problem.
DO bring your own props, at times the Photographer would be happy to share some of her own props for use. If any damages are done, the client will be billed for any damages.
DO follow the Photographer's instructions. If you want to do it your own way, you will not be happy with the results.
DO select your Favorite photos, save to your Favorites album and download them quickly. It is not the Photographer's job to keep track if you have downloaded them. If you have any questions, please contact your Photographer.
DON'T take photos with your personal iPhone or Cell Phone during the session. It is your job to stay out of the Photographer's way so he/she can get the correct angle and shots.
DON'T tell our Photographer to hold your baby while you are setting up. The Photographer is not a babysitter. The Photographer only controls the camera settings and locate the proper lighting with the location given. If your hands are tied, please ask a friend or relative to help you during the session.
DON'T add to the photo session without talking with your Photographer first. If you booked a Newborn session, it is only for Newborn only, Parents and Family members are not allowed in the photos. You must book a Family/Group session, for more than one individual . If you booked a Model/Headshot, it is for one individual and waist up only. If you booked a Portrait/Boudoir, it is for one individual and can be both close-up details and full body. Each photo package is priced fairly for the amount of editing and equipments used.
DON'T have arguments with your spouse in front of the Photographer. It is flat out rude and disrespectful to everyone. It just creates a negative outcome, please just don't argue.
DON'T tell your Photographer to make you look skinny or look like a celebrity. You are who you are and we can only control what we see through the camera lens.
These are things the Photographer cannot control:
The Baby is moving. The Baby is crying in all the photos.
As the parent, it is your job to keep the children well behaved and follow simple instructions.
After reading this, please contact your Photographer that you "understand and agree to the terms above".
Thank you for your time and cooperation.