Portrait Session Frequently Asked Questions


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Please allow 2-3 weeks after your portrait session for images to be completed. During this time I carefully make selects, color correct and retouch your images to be clean, consistent and vibrant.

When I'm close to completing your images I will reach out and schedule a time for you to visit my home studio in Fairfax, VA (within 2-3 weeks of your session date).

A typical session will have approx. 50-100 images of you and your loved ones to go through. I've found through the years that my clients were overwhelmed with just being sent a web gallery link and would delay making any decisions, therefore not enjoying their images to their full extent. I remove that stress factor by giving you personalized service at your image review where I help you flag your favorite images in person. We're able to pull up multiple similar poses side by side and zoom in on images to make your selection process as smooth as possible.

We'll review all the art product options to find what makes the most sense for your style and home. I'll answer any questions you may have and make sure that when you leave, you feel completely confident in your order. No minimum purchases are required but on average, my clients invest $800-$1,200 on their custom portraits.

As a visual person myself, I wouldn't be able to make decisions in regard to prints on my walls without seeing it myself first. If you have a particular wall you want to hang photos on in your home, send me a snapshot (from your phone is fine) of the wall with a standard piece of office paper taped to it. I have an amazing ipad application that allows me to show you how large/small images will look on your actual wall to scale. The piece of paper taped to the wall helps the application resize the image accordingly. It makes customizing a cluster of images a breeze and it's fun to visualize exactly what your wall will look like.

Have questions about newborn sessions in particular? Check out that FAQ here.