FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS/PREPARATION GUIDE
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I am based out of Taylorsville, North Carolina and I travel regularly to sessions all over NC and surrounding states!
WHAT IS YOUR AVAILABILITY?
Sessions are typically booked 1-4 months in advance. I do try my best to accommodate those with immediate needs. Contact me for current availability or to discuss a session.
HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION?
To book a session, there are two requirements. First, a session contract must be signed. This step is super simple. Session contracts are sent via email, once the client has read over the entire contract there is a button to sign the contract digitally. No printing, scanning or mailing is required. After the session contract is signed a separate email will be sent which is the invoice for the 50% non refundable retainer/deposit. The retainer/deposit can be paid using a debit or credit card. The remaining session balance will be due on session day. NO CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. The time and date is not booked or secured until both have been completed.
I'M NOT SURE IF MY PROPERTY WILL WORK FOR A SESSION?
Most of the sessions I photograph are on the property where the horse is located, most properties offer a variety of scenery but if you prefer to haul off site I do have venues and locations available to recommend.
WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR A BLACK BACKGROUND SESSION?
For black background sessions I do not use artificial light. I use natural light coming from the entrance to a barn aisle or indoor arena. Be sure to sweep/rake the areas and have the areas clear of any objects in order to have the largest area possible. If your barn or location has multiple areas that would work clean those areas as well since I will not be able to tell which location will be best until I get there. I recommend that the horse be photographed in a bridle or a fitted leather halter, if no tack is the preference, the horse can be photographed with a leadrope around the neck and it will be removed later on in post production.
I DON'T SEE THE SESSION I WANT TO BOOK ON THE WEBSITE?
All sessions are fully customizable and include a personal print release for you to have the ease of printing the digital images at your leisure. The personal print release also includes permission to use and post the images on personal websites and business pages of the client.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY DIGITAL IMAGES?
Turnaround time is typically 2-3 weeks with expedited editing services available for $150 for a 48 hour turnaround time. Digital images are delivered in an online gallery that will allow you to download the images directly to a mobile device or computer. Online galleries are active for 3 months from the day the gallery is sent, after the 3 month period, the gallery will be archived. If the digital images need to be resent at any time after the 3 month period, they can be resent at no additional charge.