You ask and I'll answer: FAQs

Recently, I have noticed that I get a few similar questions from customers about the products and services offered by Life by Pictures Photography.  In addition to products and services, I receive many questions about some details of my sessions. I thought it would be helpful to make a quick FAQ answering a few of these questions. If you have a question that was not answered here, be sure to email me at information@lifebypictures.com or reach out on Facebook and I'd be happy to help you. Lets get to it!

  • What type of photography does Life by Pictures Photography capture?
I specialize in family and children photography. I like to classify it as family photography because I hit all aspects of life that families come across. From family portraits to newborn session, from senior portraits to engagement and weddings. I love being able to capture those memories that occur in every "stage" of a family.

  • What is included in your session cost?
All session pricing includes time for photographs, time of travel to location, professional edited digital files, and a print release sharing and printing. On my website, I have starting prices to give an idea of cost of sessions. I believe that no two sessions are the same and I pay attention to my clients and their needs to make sure they get exactly what they want out of their session.

  • How long does the average session take?
This question really depends on the type of session and what the client is wanting. Family and children portraits sessions are on average between 1-1.5 hours. When it comes to senior portrait sessions, they are usually longer because of outfit changes or multiple locations on average lasting 2-3 hours. Our wedding packages are geared directly to the amount time needed to capture all that you want on your special day ranging from 4-12 hours.

  • How would you describe your style of photography?
It's hard for me to place myself in a single type of style. In general, I would say that I am a "natural" type of photographer. I prefer to capture the moment as it happened, rather than "creating" a moment in Photoshop. When I edit my photos, it's more for color correction and minor alterations to ensure that the original moment was captured correctly and does not alter our memory of what took place.

  • Do you have specific locations that you use for sessions?
There are many outdoor locations that I use for sessions throughout Central Ohio. I advise clients of some locations that I think would work for their session, but I leave it to the client for final decision. There have been many sessions that a family wanted a specific place because it held meaning for them and then I have had others that they just wanted something outdoors. Most of my sessions are outdoor due to not having an actual studio, but I am more than willing (and able with portable lighting equipment) to actually go to your home for your session if you prefer.

  • Do you allow pets to be a part of the session?
Anyone in your family is welcomed to be a part of your session. If your family is anything like mine, your pet is not an addition but is actually a family member. I love capturing pets with families because they actually keep the family acting "normal" and not just going through motions of turning heads and tilting chins. However, please let me know if you plan on bringing a pet to a session just so I can make sure that our location is pet friendly.

  • How do I receive my final images and how long does it take?
All of my sessions include digital files delivered on a personalized online gallery. You will receive and email with a user name and temporary password to access your photos. While in the gallery you have the option to share with friends and family or just download directly to your computer. The time to receive your final photographs varies on the type of session. I personally go through each and every photograph to make sure that you receive consistent high quality photographs. On average, I deliver family and children portrait sessions within 2 weeks of the session. Weddings and other large parties/events are on average delivered within a month of the date.

  • I don't have a preferred printing company, do you sell prints/canvas?
As I previously stated, I deliver the final photographs digitally on a online gallery. In addition, you will receive a print release allowing you to take the files and print them out using your preferred printing store. If you do not have any preferred store, I do also offer print solutions from normal prints to gallery wrapped canvases. If you are interested in these options, just let me know and I would be happy to go over pricing details for those items.

I hope this gives a better background about the products and services that are offered by Life by Pictures Photography. If you have any further questions please feel free to email me at information@lifebypictures.com

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