Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT WILL MY SESSION BE LIKE?
I like to keep things Natural. Organic. Real. I encourage you to pick an activity or two you'd like to do with your kids to keep you moving and interacting in an authentic way. We'll probably chat a bit, I'll get to know you and your kids and I'll snap as we go. I plan for one to two hours per shoot. You're always my only session of the day, so you can rest assured that I'll take the time needed to authentically document the story of you. I'll capture some posed shots. I'll become a fly on the wall and capture lots of in-between shots. Your kid might have a giggling fit. Your kid might have a meltdown. I'll capture that too. And I'm willing to bet those will be your favorites.
BUT MY KID'S WON'T SIT STILL…
I have yet to come across a kid who will. Kids should be kids. I have a toddler. I get it. I try to keep you and your kids moving throughout your session. I encourage breaks. If you are willing to go with the flow, your session will be awesome. Your kid's quirks will shine through and make your session so uniquely you. Embrace it.
WHERE WILL MY SESSION TAKE PLACE?
Lifestyle newborn sessions take place in your home. I photograph you and your baby as you are. No beanbags. No props. No crazy poses. I simply document you and your new family in your home and in your element. All other sessions take place in either your home or a location of your choice. You choose, or if you'd like my advice, I am more than happy to help. I'm a big advocate of in home sessions, I believe they are very uniquely you and allow for you to be comfortable and genuine in front of the camera. There is a travel fee for locations outside of a sixty mile roundtrip radius to Dee Jestene Photography.
Though we offer digital files with your album purchase, let’s face it, technology fails. Technology also changes. When people are no longer using Facebook or CDs, family albums from Dee Jestene Photography will still be in style. Albums put your protected memories at arms length while iPhone pictures are unprotected and easier to pilfer. As such, we invite you to work with us to get your album or print(s) today.
WHEN CAN I SEE MY IMAGES?
Two to three weeks after our session, you'll receive a password protected online gallery where you can view your proofs. From there, purchasing your collection is easy. For weddings, please allow four to six weeks to receive your gallery. I put just as much heart into my post processing as I do my shooting, I promise you.
WHEN WILL MY PURCHASED PHOTOS BE READY?
Digital downloads are available immediately. For print purchases, please allow four to six weeks for your prints to be processed and shipped to you.
DID I MISS SOMETHING?
Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions, I am always happy to answer them.