FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MANY IMAGES
For an hour long shoot you usually receive at minimum 100 images. This will vary depending on the number of outfits and/or location changes. There is NO CAP.
I've hired out photographers for my own photos and one thing that often deters me is when there is a cap to the number of images. I'm not a fan for many reasons, but mostly, because these are your photos. You'll get a healthy amount.
These are YOUR images, but I also have a business to run. Every shoot receives a digital gallery, with download capabilities, and a print release (you don't need to request one). However, the specifics for what you can use these photos for are emphasized in a contractual agreement - basically you can use them however you please so long as 1) you don't claim credit, 2) give credit to another vendor, and 3) you give me credit (i.e. a tag) on your social media posts.
That being said, all sessions and images are subject to use on my accounts and website - though I will respect your specific boundaries when communicated (for example, no posting of foster children or announcements before you make it public).
I try to get all portrait and lifestyle sessions back to you within three weeks - unless otherwise notified. Wedding galleries will be given out within six weeks.
HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE 'KOSTREVA'
I've been married to my husband for three years now, together for five, and I still sweat anytime I'm asked this... jk, sort of.
WHAT DO I DO WITH MY HANDS
So many people are so nervous about getting their photos taken or looking awkward - how that's usually communicated in through this question.
DON'T worry, I gotch'u!
The whole goal is to empower you to be authentically you - I'll tailor your photoshoot to you. If you feel awkward, you'll look awkward, I've been there and I don't want that for you so we'll avoid it.
CAN I GET THE UNEDITED PHOTOS
I'm sorry but no. You'll sign this in a contract too.
I give you the best photos, all edited and nicely accumulated. I'll be honest you get a lot, so if you ask for more and the unedited versions - it's a little offensive. Whoop there it is.
WHAT IS A 'LIFESTYLE' SHOOT?
LOVE THIS question!
A Lifestyle session is simple - it's a photoshoot geared more towards candid shots of you, your family, your friends, your sister, your dog, etc. in a normal setting for you.
Think family photos in the park, walking downtown with your boo, shots of you rocking your newborn in their nursery, maternity photos, pictures with your roommates in your boho rental. A lifestyle shoot is a shoot that captures your lifestyle, simple.