Frequently asked questions and other information
Browse through this section if you would like more information on what a session with KWP will be like. If you still have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What should I wear to my session?
Seniors- It's good to pick out a couple (2-3) different looking outfits for your session. You don't want to choose too many, because that will take up shooting time and you won't get as many shots in. One neutral colored top/dress/outfit and one colorful outfit is recommended. It's always good to include acessories such as scarves, jewelry, different shoes and that kind of thing to add interest to your outfits. Just remember to choose outfits that you like and are comfortable in. Make sure it's something that fits your style and tells a story of who you are. If you do a sport or activity, you can bring your jersey or any props you would like to use. For girls, low cut tops and really short skirts are hard to work with. Remember, you will be doing all kinds of different poses; standing, sitting, even lying down, so keep that in mind when picking outfits.
Kids/Family- It's always a challange to coordinate outfits for multiple people, especially when it's a lot of people :) Here is a link for tips on planning your family picture outfit:
If you think you may need a little help, send me some pictures in an email or picture text. I don't mind giving my opinion.
What location should I choose?
Whether you are getting your senior photos done, or you want family pictures, I will help you pick a location. If you let me know what kind of backgrounds you would like, I can suggest a few locations that I've used in the past. Pretty parks are popular for children/family photography. Mellon park in shady side is a beautiful park and has a lot of background options, great for senior sessions. White Oak park in White Oak is also pretty and great for families, with big rocks to pose on. Other locations that are great for seniors is Grandview Ave in Pittsburgh (Mt. Washington). The overlook is a great for the city background, but also has some nice brick buildings and side streets. Point State Park is great for the "city" feel as well but there's also a little park area. And there are lots of other great locations I can suggest.
When will I get my pictures?
After the session is shot, please allow 2-3 weeks for me to edit the images and get them up on a password protected gallery. I will email (call or text) you the link and your password and you can use this gallery to order prints and products.
How do I order prints and products?
Once you recieve the link to your online gallery, you can use the image numbers to place your order. Either call or email me with the image number you would like to order and the product you would like to order. I also offer in person ordering sessions where I will meet you at a location (even your house) and I will help you order a package and answer all of your questions. The in person ordering session is optional, but my clients find it's very helpful and stress free to ensure you get the exact products you want.
How much is a session?
A session fee is due at the time of the sitting. This is basically a creative fee and is based on the type of session. It is non refundable after the session is complete. Go to the "Pricing" tab on the website to view more about prices on packages and products.
Does KWP do any retouching to the photos?
I will do editing and light retouching that reflects my style (check out my portfolio for examples of my work). For retouching, I will remove blemishes, baby drool, etc and smooth skin only if I think it needs it. I will do additional smoothing for an extra charge of $50, but I insist on keeping the image looking natural.
What is a gift print?
Until I get a minute to fix my price guide noting the size of the gift prints, here's a list of the sizes available:
For gift prints, you can choose either:
8 wallets (all 8 wallets must be the same image).
Can I buy just the CD?
There is no package option for just the CD at this time. Why not get your prints professionally done by my printing lab? :) I have lots of different packages to choose from that include a CD. You can choose from gift prints to share, or beautiful canvas wall art or even a photo book! Take a look through the Pricing Guide, and if there's something you don't see, I will make a custom package for you!