Photography FAQ

Below are some of the most common Photography FAQ I receive, feel free to contact me with any other questions you may have!

 

What is included in the Photography Session Fee?

*Your session fee reserves the date and time for your photography session ~ the studio is never double booked
*Pre-Planning Consultation to discuss and plan the little details that we will incorporate into your session to make your photographs uniquely yours
*Creative & Custom session plan
*Your Customized Photography Session
*Your In Person viewing 7-10 days following your photography session
*Full retouching and enhancing on all purchased images
*Web ready digital files of each image purchased for your to share online through social media **
*6 months backup and archival of purchased images

**the Web Ready files are watermarked to keep the loved ones in your photos safe and the photograph safe from being stolen online


How far in advance do I need to book?

If you are interested in a date specific photography session ex: Newborn Photography Session or a Maternity Session; I highly recommend you book as early as possible to avoid disappointment and to ensure you have the date and time that you need. Most photography sessions are booked 3 months-6 months in advance, the earlier the better.

However, I will always try to fit you in whenever possible.


Where will the photos be taken?

Newborn Photography Sessions are held in my studio. Newborn sessions require some extra TLC…80 degree temperatures, piddle pads, feeding pillow, diapers/wipes/change pad, bottle warmer, tons of props and lots of extras on hand for posing, little messes and babies comfort.  Children, Family and Headshot Photography Sessions can take place in either studio or location of your choice.


How long is the Photography Session?

Family and Children Photography Sessions are between 1 hour and 1 hour 1/2. Headshot Sessions are 30-45 minutes in length.  Newborn Photography Session are 2-4 hours in length.


What do we wear?

At your Pre-Planning Consultation I will help you select the best colours and clothing opions for your photography session.  We can do this in person or on the phone and take the stress out of planning your session.  I have lots of props and accessories, and I love it when clients bring in special accessories and props.  It just adds to the images being uniquely yours.


When do I get to see my images?

We will book an in studio viewing session with you for 7-10 days after your photography session.  You can expect to be able to choose from a minimum of 20 images. The viewing session takes about an hour, give or take.  Once you have selected and ordered your images, you can expect delivery 4-6 weeks after that.

Headshot sessions include immediate viewing and selection.


Can I purchase digital files?

Yes, digital files are available for purchase.  These digital files are also released for unlimited printing and sharing with family and friends.

I strongly believe that each and every customer should have a tangible product in their hands when our session is complete.  That can be an Image Folio of your favourite images kept safe in a beautiful keepsake box, a custom deigned Leatherette Album proofed by you or a stunning Gallery wrapped Canvas in your living room celebrating for family.  Whatever your style is, I feel that a tangible product to celebrate you and your family should be an essential part of each professional photography session so your family may enjoy these memories for years to come.

Professional custom photography is an investment, you are investing into my professional services, my time and talent.  My clients choose me because they are confident that I will deliver a far superior image and finished product to what they could take themselves or get somewhere else for less money.  That being said if you don’t do anything with the digital images you purchase…say, put them in that safe place/drawer and leave them there…or print the high quality files you purchase at a low quality printer… I feel you have wasted your money and you are not enjoying the beautiful images your invested in to the fullest.


What products do you offer?

*Image Folios ~ Custom Designed keepsake Presentation Boxes with Mounted and Matted prints. Includes a rustic wooden stand to display your images and a web protected image file of each image you choose.
*Leatherette Albums ~ thick story book pages all custom designed and proofed by you in a Leatherette Custom Embossed Case.  The album pages have a clear liquid coating for extra protection and years of enjoyment; includes web protected image files of each image chosen
*Museum Grade Gallery Wrapped Canvas Enlargements, Stand Outs or Metal Prints
*Gift Portraits
*Gift Folios
*Print Enlargements
*Archival Image Files and Web Protected Image files.


Do you have a minimum purchase?

No, there is no minimum purchase.  You can choose from the à la carte menu or “Create A Collection” menu to customize your order to fit your families needs. The “Create A Collection” gives you more options at a better value plus some exclusive products and bonuses.


I am interested in learning more, what do I do next?

The next step is to contact Kim and book a no obligation consultation, so you can meet me, see the studio, and see the products that I offer.


You can reach me at kim@kimcoffinphotography.com or 519-504-5643 or fill out the contact form here.

I look forward to hearing from you!