What do I wear to my session?

Wear what you are comfortable and confident in. Something that shows your personality. Feel free to bring multiple outfits! We will get through as many as time allows. Try to wear coordinating colors for engagement sessions. After you book, I can send you some examples and ideas.

Can I print the images myself?

Most sessions come with your best digital edited images with print release. This means you can print as many photos as you'd like. I also offer archival prints, canvases, photo books, and more.

When will I receive my images?

For portraits sessions it typically takes about 2 weeks. Weddings take a bit longer. Expect those larger sessions to take 4-6 weeks to complete.

How will I receive my images?

You can choose between a disk, digital download, or a flash drive. There may be an additional cost for a flash drive if it is not included in your package.

How far do you travel?

I will travel as far as you need me to. I reside in Columbia, Missouri and do most sessions near central Missouri but would love to see new venues and places! Ask for travel fees and pricing.

What payment methods do you accept?

Options with no fees: I accept cash, check, and Venmo which do not require any fees. Venmo does not have a fee if you transfer from direct bank account or use a debit card. Checks can be made payable to Amy Blevins. Options with fees: Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover). 3.5% fee. Paypal 2.9% fee. There will be no tax on your payment. The package price that is listed will be your full price unless you choose a payment option that requires a fee.

Do you deliver every image you shoot?

No, I do not. I spend hours selecting and editing the best images while eliminating duplicates, test shots, shots with bad expressions, etc. Because portraits are generally shot with a low aperture, sometimes multiple shots are taken to be sure I have perfect focus.

Is there a booking fee?

Yes. You must pay at least 50% of the total payment to hold your date (this is a booking fee and is not refundable except for in a tragic event such as death or hospitalization of bride or groom). The other half must be paid 14 days before the session date.

Can I you send me the RAW unedited photos?

No, I do not send RAW photos to any clients because RAW photos are unfinished. RAW photos are very large and contain a lot of extra information. Because of this, they may appear dull or dark. Editing brings out the details and colors of the image that work with my editing style. An unfinished photo doesn't represent my brand, and I want to make sure future clients see my photos and know exactly what style they will be getting if they book with me. This is the reason in my contract it says that the photos you receive cannot be altered in any way when posting to social media. Additionally, you have to have a special program to read RAW files on your computer. I will deliver JPEG photos which can be viewed and shared on all your devices and social media.

What if my kids miss behave or guests don't cooperate?

Lifestyle Photography by Amy is not responsible for the outcome of the pictures if there are circumstances which are out of the photographer's control. We will try our best to encourage kids and family memebers to look at the camera and follow instructions but it is ultimately the client's responsibility to manage misbehaving guests. If the photos do not work out you will have to pay for another session.

What is a print release? Can I have the Copyrights to the photos?

I do not give copyrights to any images. The photos belong to the photographer because they have created the images. You will, however, be able to print the photos and use them on social media for personal use. To keep the photos the same across all platforms and represent Lifestyle Photography's style consistantly, you may not add filters, edit, or crop images in any way. You may not use the photos for advertising, making money, or any business practices unless given written permission by the photographer. There may be additional fees associated with commercial use. Ask if you have any questions about using the images.

What is the model release option?

There is a model release in my contract that states that I can use your images on my website and social media. I use your photos to show future clients examples of my work and help them decide if I would be a good photographer for their session or event. For that reason there is a small discount built into all my packages when clients sign the model release. If you choose to not allow Lifestyle Photography by Amy to use your images online, there will be a small fee of $25 per hour of your session.

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