Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions for your convenience. If you have other questions, feel free to email Lady E at Ladyephotography1@gmail.com
Q: I don't see your packages on your website, how do I get pricing information?
A: I do not put my packages on my website, since my packages change depending on what my clients want. To contact me in regards to rates and packages please click the Contact us link and fill out the form. The more information you provide me, the better I can provide you with a package that best fits you. Please give me as much details as possible when inquiring about rates for example:- How many people will be in the photoshoot- How many locations- What location- What date & Time- What theme do you want your photoshoot to be- Do you want a package with prints, Digitals only, or both- Your Name, Phone number & E-mail address. - If it will be an event such as Baby shower, Birthday party, etc.. how many hours will you need me at your event.
Q: Do you do destination Photoshoots/Weddings? What additional fees are associated with destination weddings?
A: While Lady E Photography is based out of Miami, we serve clients all around the world. Our destination Photography packages include the cost of travel and reasonable accommodations. Contact us by clicking here.
Q: Does your studio do headshots, individual portraits, family portraits, newborn shoots, commercial photography, or other types of photography?
A: Yes, we have experience in many fields of photography. Feel free to contact us here
Q: What is your photography style?
A: Lady E Photography team is acclaimed for developing a unique style of photography that is influenced by fine-art and fashion photography. We love using creative lighting, unique perspectives, angles, compositions and artistic post production refining to bring out our clients personalities and beauty while telling their story. I pride myself on not just being a photographer, but rather an artist creating unique and expressive imagery. To see examples of our quality and style, please visit our Portfolio Here
Q: What is the difference between advanced and custom; and why are there additional costs for custom retouch?
A: Advanced post production includes touch ups such as removal of blemishes, removal of bags under eyes, removal of fly-away hairs, etc. On the other hand, custom post production is anything that requires extensive, custom work in Photoshop such as removing entire objects from the scene, changing the size and shape of body parts or other objects in the scene, adding objects to a scene and other custom work. We charge hourly for the custom post production as the time required ranges depending on the complexity of the project.
Q: What payment methods do you accept?
A: Cash, Paypal.
Q: Do I have to pay a deposit to book a photoshoot with Lady E?
A: Yes, a 50% Deposit is required for all packages to book your photoshoot with Lady E.
Q:How do I know what is going on at Lady E Photography?
A: Facebook, Email and Instagram are our favorite ways to share with you. We will be constantly updating with new images, and fun Behind the scenes every now and then. So… like us on our Facebook page at Lady E Photography and Instagram at @Lady.e.Photography. Feel free to also tag yourself in any of your pictures and to share and brag away to all your friends
BEFORE YOUR SESSION
Q: When should I get professional portraits done?
A: Many families ask this question and our answer is to focus on the stages rather than the actual ages. For maternity clients, the best time to book is around 30 weeks to allow for a good sized belly but before you get really uncomfortable. After many years of working with children, we have found the following ages to be a perfect time for professional portraits: 5-10 days for a newborn as this is when they are the sleepiest and we are able mold and fold them into all those adorable positions. 7 months for the sitting up stage where they can sit solidly on their own and they are all about personality and expression. For the walking stage and for the 1 year portrait, we recommend coming around 12-14 months. After they turn one, you will find the rate at which they look different (a good indicator of when it is time to come in) slows down dramatically. After their 1st birthday, many of our clients come once to twice a year and time it around the spring, birthdays and/or the holiday season (Aug-Dec).
For all other ages, it just depends on your goals and schedule. The popular times in a child’s life to book a session is newborn-1 year (Infant), 3-4 years (Toddler), 7-11(Tween) 14 years(Teen), junior year in high school(high school senior) and senior year in college(graduation).
Of course, these are all just suggestions and we happily work with all ages and stages. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask us and we will help you come up with a perfect plan for your family.
Q: Do you shoot in the studio or outdoors?
A: I shoot both outdoors and in the studio. As a guideline, I feel that portrait sessions with newborns and babies under 1 year are best done in the studio. This provides a safe and comfortable environment for your baby. All other shoots can be done either outdoors(our location or yours) or in the studio.
DURING YOUR SESSION
Q: How long will my session take?
A: Outdoor portrait sessions last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Studio sessions last approximately an hour. These times vary depending on how many people are included in the photographs, the style of session and the age of your children. However, I don't like to rush, I like to take my time so I can be happy with the shots and my clients are happy with their photos.
Q: What should I bring?
A: Unless there is anything specific that is significant to you, do not feel as though you need to bring anything to the shoot. The majority of your shoot will focus on capturing the personality of your child and family however, we welcome any personal additions that you may want to bring. Some favorites are a sentimental blanket for a newborn shoot, a favorite toy for a toddler, or hats, scarves and accessories for any age.
Q: What if I need to Reschedule my session?
A: We understand that unexpected items come up especially when you have children. If you need to reschedule, please call us as soon as possible (at least 24-48 hours in advance). If your child is unusually cranky or sick, it is better to go ahead and reschedule your session. If your child has a bump, scratch or bruise, we can easily remove them at no additional charge. If your child has a black eye or anything else that changes their actual appearance, it is best to reschedule until after they have healed. After you pay your deposit there is no refund if you decide to cancel.
Q: What if it rains on the day of my outdoor session?
A: We don’t cancel a shoot unless it is actually raining during your session time. Often times, the lighting during weather that isn’t perfect is better for photography. A cloudy day is actually a good thing for a lot of the work we do. So unless it is really bad, plan on still having your shoot. We will be watching the weather and will call you as soon as we know if we are going to have to cancel. Do not worry… we will take care of you and find a new session time for you if this happens. Mother Nature sometimes has a mind of her own!
AFTER YOUR SESSION
Q:When do I pick out my favorite photos from my session?
A: 2-3 days After the session, I go through all the photos that we took, I put together all the photos together and send you your previews to your e-mail for you to choose your favorites. You choose your favorites, and send me back the numbered photos that you chose.
Q: How long will it take to get my order?
A: Your order will be completed approximately 2-5 weeks after you pick out you previews. I can deliver the photos to you personally if you don't live too far from me or we can schedule a delivery service for you to your home. I don't sleep on my work, and I do my best to get your order to your as soon as possible. I know your'e anxious to see your photos and brag with your friends and family ;). If you need it sooner for any reason, please communicate this with us and we will see what we can do. Depending there may be a small rush fee.
Q: Is makeup included in your packages?
A: No, Makeup is not included, however I do offer a discount for customers who book a photoshoot + Makeup for only $30 a full face including lashes. Original price for makeup is $40 without lashes. $15 add lashes.
Q: Do you travel to other states in the United States? or do you just shoot in South Florida?
A: I am based in South FloRida but I do travel to other states in the US for a fee. It depends how far and how many days I will need to stay there.
Q: Do you do events?
Q: Can I pay with a check at the date of the photoshoot?
A: No, i'm sorry. I only accept Cash or Paypal.
If you have any more questions, or you don't see a question on this page that you think I should add on here, please leave your questions down below and I will answer them as soon as possible. See you soon!