family portrait faqs
Here’s some general information to help you better plan your session:
What’s a session like?
We’ll meet up at a place of your choice and capture all the wiggles, giggles, dimples, kisses, and expressions that you love so much about the most important people in your life. There will be a few times that I’ll ask you to “look this way” or “look that way,” but I’ll mostly just ask you to relax and love on one another. If you’re not sure about a location, we can certainly brainstorm together. For information on our newborn sessions, click here.
How long do the sessions last?
Most sessions typically last anywhere from 1-1.5 hours.
Will I see/receive all the frames you shoot?
Simple answer, no. You will only see the best of your session.
Will I receive every edited file in both color and black & white?
While I am happy to convert images either to B/W or back to color upon request, anything above and beyond the gallery that you are initially delivered will incur an up-charge of $5/image for color conversion and $15/image for B/W conversion. Package rates are available for bulk conversions.
Since I am purchasing a print release, it means I own the files to do with as I please, right?
No, all images produced by Orange Peel Photography are copyrighted and protected by law from unauthorized editing, sales, etc. Please inquire for additional copyright information.
Do you travel for family session?
Most sessions take place inside the Kansas City area. Sessions outside the metro are only scheduled if I am able to book multiple sessions in the same area for the same day. If your heart is set on a session outside of my business area, I am very happy to talk details, but travel rates will apply.
Are weekend spots available?
I reserve weekends for weddings, engagement sessions, out of town clients, and most importantly my family. It is a rare exception that a weekend portrait spot is available. Most sessions are scheduled for M,T, or Th late afternoons or evenings (with the occasional Friday availability). Newborn sessions are scheduled differently – be in touch for more details.
What is your turn-around?
About 2 weeks after your session, your edited images will be ready and placed in a password protected online gallery for easy viewing, product ordering and direct download.
What should we wear???
Be YOU! No need for everyone to wear the same outfit. Try to coordinate the styles and colors so that everyone’s personality shines but no one sticks out like a sore thumb. If you’d like to have some wardrobe changes, no problem! If you’re looking for inspiration, be sure to pop over to my Pinterest board.
Once you get a session on the books, we’ll talk even more in depth about how to personalize our time together.
Do you require a contract or retainer fee?
Yes – to reserve a date on my calendar, a signed contract with the full session fee is due at booking. The session fee is non-refundable, but is transferable for up to 6 months should you need to reschedule from your original session date.
I’m sold! How do we get a session on the books???
Fill out the contact form and we’ll compare our schedules and find a time that works for both of us.