frequently asked questions
DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN A CERTAIN TYPE OF PHOTOGRAPHY?
Yes! If you’ve seen my work, you’ll notice that everything I do has a raw, candid vibe to it. My goal with every session is to capture the essence of each person I’m photographing, as well as encapsulate the bond they share with their loved ones. During family sessions there are likely to be tickle fights, snuggles. During newborn sessions, you’ll find your experience to be very relaxed and focused on the bond you share with your baby.
I am a full-service photographer, what this means is I don’t just meet you for the first time at our session, send you a gallery and leave. I walk you through every step of your photography experience. From our first contact through the delivery of product, I’ll be there to guide you every step of the way.
WHAT IS A CONSULTATION?
This is where we discuss all the details of your session; wardrobe suggestions, what to bring with you and how to prepare for the shoot. This way, when your session day arrives, you’ll know exactly what to expect which means less stress for you!
CAN I JUST GET THE DIGITAL IMAGES?
At JMEG Photography you get both. We are a boutique studio, what this means is, we specialize in beautiful, handmade heirloom prints and products. We strongly believe that our legacy should exist in print instead of living in a lonely desk drawer, or on our phone. Our collections not only include the beautifully printed pieces but also the corresponding digital of the images ordered.
Aside from personal branding clients, I seldom have clients solely book with me for digital files. My clients love the convenience of having the prints delivered, ready to display in their home.
HOW MUCH IS THIS GOING TO COST?
I am a boutique studio. What this means is I take on a limited number of sessions per year. I do this intentionally in order to give my clients an intimate, one-of-a-kind experience, and give them the time and attention they deserve through planning to the product delivery. My pricing structure entails a two part system: the session fee and the product order. The session fee is due at the time of booking to secure your session date and time. Your product order will be placed at your reveal + ordering appointment.
Our session fee is $200 - This price includes the pre-consultation, session time and the time and talent post editing. The session fee does not include product.
Seven to ten business days after your session, we will meet for your Reveal + Ordering appointment. This is where you view your portraits and purchase the prints/products that you love. Please have all important decision makers present at this appointment.
Some clients spend around $900 total, others invest upwards of $2000, it all depends on your budget and desires. We have a lot of options to accommodate to all budgets!
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WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU OFFER?
I offer a variety of beautiful products including gallery wrapped canvas, albums, framed prints and wall displays. The products begin at $50 on up and collections begin at $699 on up. You will have the opportunity to view and feel samples of the products I offer at your pre-session consultation and once more at your reveal + ordering appointment.
WHAT IS THE ORDERING PROCESS?
At the time of booking your session, we will also schedule your Reveal + Ordering appointment. This typically takes place 7-10 days after your session concludes.
At your Reveal + Ordering appointment, you will see your professionally retouched images for the first time. For most clients, this is their favorite part of the process (mostly because I bake fresh treats such as chocolate chip cookies or banana bread!) At this time we’ll sit down together, enjoy a slideshow of your images, and I will be there to walk you through each step of the ordering process. You will select the images that you love, then we will discuss options for keepsakes to display in your home and any gifts you may need for friends + family members. This is a relaxed and smooth process where you can see and feel samples of the products I offer and I can show you what your images would look like on your own walls!
The Reveal + Ordering Appointment generally takes 60-90 minutes. Please have all important decision makers at this appointment. Orders generally are completed within 3 to 4 weeks depending on the amount of design work involved.
DO YOU OFFER GIFT CERTIFICATES?
Yes, in any amount. Contact us to purchase and arrange shipping or pickup of any gift certificate!
ARE YOU A FULL TIME PHOTOGRAPHER?
Yes! My office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM.
WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE PURCHASE?
Our most popular item is our signature album. Our albums are one of a kind and are meant to last so you can pass them down for future generations. Depending on the type of session, wall groupings are also popular for the walls of your home. Our collections have been designed with your needs in mind. You will have the opportunity to select the collection that best suites your needs, or choose only what you love for our a la carte menu of prints + products. On average, most clients will spend anywhere from $600-$3000 on additional keepsakes from their session. I do offer payment plans!
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
After your session is booked, I will give you access to my client-exclusive style guide. This will assist you in coordinating outfits for everyone in the family.
HOW DO I BOOK MY SESSION?
Simple! Click the button below and complete the form. Once I receive your session inquiry, we will collaborate on a date that will work best for you and your family. Once we set a date, I will send you your contract and invoice which can all be completed online from the comfort of your home. Once the contract is signed and the payment is received, I will get you on the calendar and we’ll be all set to go!