Kelley Raye
wedding + lifestyle photographer

Portrait Session FAQs


Q// How do I book a session with you?
Find a spot on my schedule, submit your deposit. Boom. Booked.

Q// How do I prep for my session?
I will send you a Prep Guide that explains tips on location, vibe, hair, makeup, wardrobe, etc.

Q// Where will we be shooting?
My outdoor sessions typically take place either in an 'urban'/industrial setting or a scenic location like the beach, the desert, on top of a mountain, something cool like that. No local parks though; we can be more creative than that :) In-home sessions are also awesome for those with aesthetically pleasing homes. If you don't but have your heart set on an in-home session, may I suggest airbnb?

Q// What if I have to cancel or reschedule my session after I've paid for it?
Once paid, deposits are non-refundable. Sessions may only be re-scheduled ONE time for a reason unrelated to bad weather.

Q// Whats the best time of day to shoot?
I prefer shooting in the evening an hour or so before dusk. A few reasons: we don't have to look for shady spots to shoot due to too harsh sunlight. No sweaty faces and shirts. No unflattering shadow bags under your eyes. I could go on but Ill stop here...

Q// I hate my *insert body part*.....
Stop right there. There's no body shaming allowed during my sessions. This is a time for you to show the world how bomb you are. You are amazing. They cant see that if you're worried about whatever it is that no one would notice had you not pointed it out. Worry will show all over your face, so don't. Love yourself, down a glass of champs, play up your most loved features and assets, get over it and lets w.e.r.k. :)

Q// Do I get the copyrights to the photos taken?
No. No photographer I know of has ever given away the rights to their photos. You will however receive a Print Release (also stated in the contract) that allows you to use the photos for sharing, printing, and reproducing to your hearts desire. You just may not sell photos for profit.

Q// Can I have the RAW, unedited images? Can I have all the images?
No. You will receive post-processed high-resolution jpg images. RAW images or un-edited jpgs may not be purchased.

Q// How many photos can I expect to receive after our session?
I send over however many photos turned out awesome. A 2 hour session can produce up to 200 usable photos. A 1 hour session, up to 100, etc. Those are just estimates, and your session could produce a whole lot more or a whole lot less depending on what we're shooting. You'll get more than enough though :)

Q// Will you blog me?

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