Here are answers to commonly asked questions…
What types of photos does Amanda take?
I specialize in child photography from 3 months to 3 years. I also do family photography, pets (with an emphasis on puppies!), maternity, newborn, headshots, dancers, weddings, and other events. I typically do outdoor photography, as I prefer natural, light images. I love to take close up photos of people and puppies in their natural happy states, so more emphasis is put on taking those types of photos than very posed shots. It’s more fun that way, and you inevitably get more natural smiles :).
What is her rate?
That depends on what type of photoshoot you would like! Let me know what type of session you’re looking to do, and how many people will be photographed. Newborn photoshoots tend to take longer and are more involved, so they are typically more than family sessions. For all sessions, I will travel to where is convenient for you!
How do I inquire about or set up a photo session?
What will I receive?
You will receive high quality edited digital images that will be sent to you online using Dropbox. For children, newborn, maternity, or family sessions, you will typically receive between 20-30 images, in both colour and black & white.
How long will the photoshoot take?
A photoshoot of up to four people typically takes between 45-60 minutes. Newborn photoshoots tend to be 60-90 minutes.
Where should I do the photoshoot?
Sessions are typically done outdoors using natural lighting. There are lots of great locations in Vancouver. Here are a few ideas:
Or if you’d rather, we can always do the session at a park near you, or even in your backyard or house if it is well lit and fairly open :). Newborn photoshoots tend to be done in the comfort of your home.
What should I arrange with Amanda beforehand?
Here’s what we’ll want to discuss before your session:
What clothes should I wear?
Try to avoid anything too flashy or bold name brands, as they tend to be distracting. It’s nice if everyone is somewhat coordinated, but it’s not necessary. Light colours (ex. white top and dark jeans, or summer dresses) look good. If anyone chooses to wear a dark top just watch out for any sort of fleece-like material, or anything that gets a bit pilly, as it is likely to show up in photos. Again, you don’t have to wear anything specific, and most important, wear what you feel good in!
You may want to pack some outfit changes, a drink, and toys or stuffed animals for your child. If possible, try to make sure your little one has been fed and had a nap before the photo session so he or she is feeling good :).
Should my hair be up or down?
Wearing it down tends to look better, as it frames the face nicely, but do whatever is comfortable for you!
What shoes should I wear?
Heels tend to make gals look taller, more toned, and more feminine, but they’re not at all necessary. If you do wear heels, you may want to also bring a pair of walking shoes, as we may take photos in a few different places.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Cash or EFT.
When will I receive my photos?
It typically takes between 2 and 4 weeks to receive your images, depending on demand and the type of photo shoot (weddings can take a bit longer).
How do I get the photos?
Make sure to give me your email address so I can send you the photos online using Dropbox. If you’ve never used Dropbox, don’t worry, it’s very easy to set up, just follow the link I send you.
Make sure to download your images! You can either right click on the folder and click download all, or you can download each image individually. If you have any issues just ask! Note: The photos you see on Dropbox may not look as clear because the website compresses the images for faster viewing. They will likely look sharper once downloaded.
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