Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Do you have a studio?
Yes, I have a studio that can fit up to six people.
When do you schedule your sessions?
The majority of my sessions are scheduled on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays since I work full time at my 'day job' Monday through Thursday. However, I can schedule an occasional weekday evening session to accommodate client needs if so desired.
For outdoor sessions, the best time of day is early morning or towards sunset to allow for the best lighting. Indoor studio sessions can be scheduled at any time of day since I use professional studio lighting.
Where do you recommend taking outdoor photographs in the Des Moines area?
Below are several locations I like to use in the Des Moines area:
Do I get to select my own images?
Yes! I believe you should get exactly the images that YOU want! Within five days of your photo session I will send you a link to a password-protected proof gallery on my web site. From there you can select the images you'd like me to edit. Once I have your final edited images ready, I will send you a link to a separate password-protected gallery on my web site from which you can download your images and print them on your own.
When can I expect my images to be ready?
I like to post a sneak peek on my Facebook page within 5 days of you selecting which images you'd like me to edit. Normally, your fully-edited digital images are ready 2-3 weeks after you've selected the images from your proofing gallery. During the fall months (my busy season), it could be up to 4 weeks before your images are ready.
Where do you recommend I print my photographs?
I recommend printing your images at www.mpix.com. Their print quality is far better than going to Target, Wal-Mart, Snapfish, Shutterfly, etc. If you’re going to pay a photographer to take professional pictures, I highly recommend getting them printed at a professional quality printer.