Hello month of March!!!! The 2017-2018 school year will be coming to a close here in Northwest Ohio in just a few short months (crazy, right?!). I would be lying if I did not admit that my head has already headed in the direction of spring and summer. Warmer weather is right around the corner (just ignore today's weather forecast for a moment ;) ) and I am getting numerous inquires from 2019 Seniors and their parents looking for information and many ready to schedule their Summer 2018 senior portrait session. I would like to take a few minutes to answer some of the most popular questions many families have regarding a senior portrait session with yours truly.
Q. What happens if I get sick or it rains?
A. No worries! We can always reschedule if you catch a bug or the weather does not cooperate. Side note...did you know quite a few photographers (myself included!) love shooting on cloudy days!
Q. How long does it take for my gallery to be completed?
A. I strive to have sessions completed within 2-3 weeks. During busy season (fall) please plan on a 3-4 week turnaround time. While you wait, I would love the opportunity to share a few "sneak peeks" for friends, family, and of course YOU to preview on both my Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Q. Will I get the digital images from my session? A print release?
A. Yes, all of my senior portrait sessions include your edited, full resolution digital images delivered via digital download. A print release with printing recommendations is included as well. Don't wish to order prints on your own? Clients have the option of ordering prints and products thru me!
Q. How many outfit changes am I allowed?
A. I place no restrictions on the number of outfit selections you include in your session; however, I like to remind clients that the time they spend changing is part of their session time. I recommend to clients 2-3 outfit selections for the one hour session and 5-6 for the 2.5 hour session.
Q. I have no idea location wise where I would like my session to take place! Do you have suggestions?
A. YES! Are you looking for a rustic location? Urban? Do you love water? We are blessed in Northwest Ohio to live along the great Lake Erie and many beautiful rivers run through our area. We live within close proximity to numerous Ohio State Parks and Toledo Metroparks that offer a multitude of backgrounds. Who knows...the location just right for YOU might be your very own backyard! During our phone consultation or in person meeting I would be happy to discuss my personal favorite locations with you.
Q. Can I bring a friend along to my session?
A. I highly recommend to my clients to invite a friend to join them during our time together. More often than not your best bud helps to put you at ease and in doing so helps me to bring out the best in YOU! Your next question may be something along the lines of "Can my friend/boyfriend jump in for a few images?" and my answer is OF COURSE!
Q. I have no idea what to wear! Can you help?
A. Oh goodness, YES! Again, during our phone consultation or in person meeting we can discuss clothing, make up, accessories, etc. I will be more than happy to share my "Do's and Don'ts" along with any recommendations I have. My number one piece of advice when it comes to selecting your outfits is to STAY TRUE TO YOU!
Q. I would like to see more of your work! Do you have a senior portfolio?
Q. Is there a retainer to secure my session date?
A. Yes, all sessions require a $50 retainer fee to hold your session date. This fee is due within 5 business days. Your remaining balance is due at the time of our session.
Q. I am ready to book! What is the best way to get on your schedule?
A. Fantastic! Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get on my planner. I can assure you our time together will be fun!
NOW BOOKING SUMMER 2018!!!
Are you an upcoming 2019 Senior? Have you booked YOUR senior portrait session? The summer prior to the start of your senior year is an optimal time for your senior portrait session to take place! Kelly Lindsay Photography is currently booking Toledo Area and Northwest Ohio high school seniors for summer 2018. June, July, and August is filling quickly...don't miss your chance to get on my schedule!