FAQ

How would you describe your style?

A. I am a natural light photographer. My goal is to create timeless photographs that showcase true personality in a bold, vibrant and heartwarming way.

I offer limited sessions weather permitting during golden hour!

What is a lifestyle session?

A. I am passionate about capturing the beauty of family. I guide my clients into subtle fun prompts to capture the session in a candid fashion as the little moments unfold.

Laughter is key during our time together, I am a goofy person by nature so I I wish for everyone in front of my camera to feel at ease and comfortable being themselves. My goal is to create unique images and pieces of art for you to display proudly in your home.

The final images in the gallery may include a few traditional “smiling at the camera” shots but my family lifestyle sessions aim to capture in between golden moments interacting with your loves and snapping the little details your heart wants to hold onto forever.

What is included in your collections?

A. High resolution artistically edited digital images reflecting the quality and style represented in my portfolio.

A beautiful curated private online proofing gallery ready to choose your favorites and purchase additional images.

Print shop access for custom high quality products.

Personal print permission

Style guide

What are your current rates?

A. Digital collections range from $325-$750 (+tax) with an option to purchase additional images and products.

What is the booking process?

A. Fill out your information on my contact form and I will reach out with a link for paying the non-refundable retainer to reserve your spot. After submitting the retainer you will receive a welcome email from me to e-sign your portrait agreement and complete a questionnaire to help me prepare for our session. I will follow up with additional details such as our meeting spot and styling suggestions for the session. An invoice will be sent after receiving your questionnaire responses. Final payment is due 3 days prior to the session.

Sessions are first come serve and are generally booked 2-4 months in advance. A submitted non-refundable retainer and a signed portrait agreement within 48 hours reserves your spot.

How long does it take to see my photos?

A. You will receive a link to your proofing gallery within 1-1.5 weeks from the session featuring the best captures from the day. Images are carefully culled to sort out multiples of the same pose, closed eyes, missed focus and awkward posing. Images are color corrected in a bold and vibrant esthetic that is represented on my online portfolio at WhimsyandGlow.com.

To select your images you will need to “favorite“ the files in the proofing gallery. Images must be selected before the gallery expiration date.

Chosen images are then fine tuned with basic blemish removal and some skin softening, color adjustments and horizons are straightened. Photo manipulations such as swapping heads, object removal and editing body features of a person is not included.

Purchased image files will be available for download within 1.5 weeks following the client’s favorites list. I am happy to help you in the image selection process and and creating beautiful final printed products to display.

Why do I have to sign a contract?

A. The portrait agreement protects us both, making sure that we have no misunderstandings.

I am promising to uphold your time and date for you only, declining all other appointment requests. The client is promising to show up on time and agree to all terms and conditions specified.

All image copyrights remain with the photographer and are for non-commercial use, they can not be altered or edited or submitted to publications without written permission and credit.

The portrait agreement also contains a model release as well that allows me to use the images in my portfolio and for promotional purposes.

Can I print my images wherever?

A. You may. I highly stress that not all print labs are the same and the results may be disappointing depending on who you choose to print with. The final outcome may not look anything like the file.

I am happy to guide you through accessing the print shop through your proofing gallery. You will have access to beautiful quality products that will wow you.

Additional details

A. Sessions are limited and weather permitting, taking place 1-2 hours just before sunset.

Select beautiful public nature trails in Maricopa 85138, South Phoenix and Chandler are used for portrait locations.

How do I show Whimsy & Glow Photography some love?

A. I am able to keep this business alive and well with the help of my wonderful clients.

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@whimsyandglow on Instagram

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