FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where are you located? Fort Walton Beach 32547
What areas do you service?
I cover from Bay county to Escambia county without fees. ( Fort Walton Beach, Panama City, Panama City Beach, 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Destin, Navarre, Gulf Breeze, Pensacola Beach, Pensacola, and anywhere in between. I also travel North to Defuniak Springs, Crestview, Milton, and Niceville. )
What kind of equipment/camera do you use?
All professional Nikon equipment. Nikon D7000. I also always carry my Nikon speed light flash for low light situations (ex. wedding receptions, night photography)
What are your session prices?
Please check out the investment part of the website to find out more info or contact me! My prices are subject to change at any time.
Do you offer mini sessions? I do at certain times of the year. Like my FB and be the first to find out when! :)
Do you offer military discounts? Sometimes I do. Ask!
Is it OK to negotiate the price of my session? NO. If you feel I didn't reach your expectations then talk to me about it, but please don't talk me down on price afterwards. I work hard regardless of what you think, I have a family to support, and this is just not cool. If my prices are "too high" for you please do not book me in the first place.
***When is the rest of my payment due?
No later then the time of your session. And it will be completely paid at that time.
Do you refund money? NO.
What type of photographer are you? I consider myself a mix. I do like to pose and be traditional, however, capturing candid shots create a beautiful portrait too! Photojournalism is becoming a favorite. I am getting better and better at this! I love using natural light!
Do you keep your watermark on the images you send to me?
No, I do not. I use my watermark to display them on the internet. Without the watermark though they still have a copyright by Snapshot Blessings.
Do you charge travel fees?
Only if your location for photography is outside of Bay and Escambia county. Anywhere between Bay and Escambia no fee applied.
What is your travel fee?
This depends on where you need me to be. It varies on location of photography.
Where does our session take place?
I can meet you at the location of your choice (beach, park, special landmark, state park, a home etc). I can suggest a few places if you'd like. Most of time if you are staying on the beach I will meet you right there or find a location close by. Beach sessions will take place 1 hour before sunset. Exact times of sessions depend on your session and time of the year! :)
Do you have a studio?
Not at this time. Hopefully in the near future.
What do we wear?
Wear what is most comfortable to you! Please refer here
What does our session include?
Please look at the investment part of my website. Click here
How long will it take to receive our gallery? This time varies. Usually it is a shorter period than receiving images on a CD/DVD. The current turnaround for a gallery is about 5-6 weeks.
How long will it take to recieve our dvd of images?
Average is 6-7 weeks right now, but it entirely depends on how busy I am! I encourage you to learn about me in my About me section. This section lets you in on a few things about me that you might be interested in learning. If you are looking to have your photos back within a week then please DO NOT choose me. Especially at peak season your disc will NOT be ready in a short time.
Do you offer prints?
Not at this time. In the near future! :)
Do you provide proofs? or an online gallery?
No paper proofs. I provide a password protected gallery with all sessions and events. .
Can I put my photos on Facebook or other social media?
Absolutely! I encourage you to share my work actually! Watermark or not they all have a copyright and are protected.
Can I alter my images or crop them after you have?
No! Big No! Please do not do this.
During our session can you use my SD card?
Absolutely not. If you hire me I am taking the photos with my SD card. I would like to keep them in my portfolio. How do I get new clients if I don't have anything to show? ;)
During our session can you use my camera so we don't have to wait to receive photos?
Same as above. NO. I find this very disrespectful. :-/ Why hire me then?
What if our session is rained out?
We will reschedule your session as soon as my schedule, your schedule, and the weather allows. No refunds. If you are a family on vacation please schedule earlier in the week so if weather delays the session we can change to later in your stay !
What is the best time of day to take photos?
Around sunset it creates the golden effect which makes beautiful images and the sun is not so harsh on the eyes!
Do you use props?
Yes, I love to! If you like something in one of my images please mention it when contacting me so I know to bring it. I do not carry all my props with me to every session. And some props in photos possibly may not be mine, but the majority are. And this is 100% not my responsibility. Bring some of your own or I can charge a small fee to accommodate what type of prop you are wanting! If you want a themed session please let me know as well too!
Can I bring props of my own?
YES. Absolutely. Much easier on my part if you do!
What format do you shoot in? JPEG. & RAW :)
Where do you shoot for a newborn session?
I have a little newborn setup that I can set up in the comfort of your own home. I find this should be easier on you if you should have to feed baby or change him/her etc. The newborns needs will always pop up during a session and always need attention. Natural light is best in front of windows or rooms with lots of light! I stress A LOT of light. I like using natural light to flashes or studio lights!
Want a special location like the beach....No problem! Just let me know!
Here is a perfect blog I found on what to expect at a newborn session, however, I am not identical, but it gives good in depth description of the majority of what I do! Blog here
How long should I set aside for our wedding day photos?
Start by reading this article. HERE I found it very helpful! I do not take 2 hours to capture those photos. (more like 1 hour max) However if you want that long it can fully be arranged! Normal time is right after the ceremony and yes sometimes to me it feels rushed because family members want to stop and congratulate you and take pictures of their own. Be respectful, but make them aware you are paying someone to take photos and you're on a tight schedule. If you are having a wedding at sunset you need to push through the crowd and get the photos done if you want enough light in your photos!! So if you're not all about waiting for him to see you, then please take advantage of pictures beforehand when everyone is fresh! Firsts looks are amazing!
How long have you been in photography? I created Snapshot Blessings in September of 2011. However, photography has always been apart of my life growing up.
When did you shoot your first wedding? March 2012
How many weddings have you captured? As of April 2016 about 65.
Do you consider yourself a professional? "Professional" gets thrown around a lot these days. People think they can just pick up one of these expensive cameras and call themselves one. No, not me. I have been professionally doing this for 3+ years, but I learn things all the time. I don't think it would be quite right to call me that! I preform my best at any event or session! I can commit that I give it my all!
I lost my DVD. Can you send me another one?
Yes, with a fee of $25. It will be put very last on my list of things to do if I am busy. When you receive your DVD I highly recommend copying your images to another disc in case you were to loose the first one. ;)
How do I reserve you for my session? Wedding?
I require a signed contract and a deposit. Once I receive this your date has been reserved. I ALWAYS tell you once a contract and deposit has been received so IF YOU HAVE NOT HEARD FROM ME PLEASE CHECK WITH ME ASAP!!!
How far in advance do I need to book with you? As Soon As Possible!
Have you had any schooling or classes in photography? No. Self taught. And still learning new things all the time!
Here is a start!