Exactly what do you take pictures of?
Lifestyle portrait photography, which can include maternity, newborn, baby, kiddo, tween, teen, senior, engagements, bridals, family, PETS.. you name it
At this time, I am no longer available for weddings. My last one is booked for August 2012 and after that I will be doing strictly portrait photography.
What kind of camera gear do you use?
I am a Canon girlYou can see more by viewing the page INSIDE MY CAMERA BAG
How do I get in touch with you?
You can text me at 903.272.4509, please text your name along with your message so I’ll know who you are.. or set up a call time appointment. My home phone # is in the phone book.. but please don’t call it. My three children are extremely loud and odds are I will not be able to talk for long or hear a word that you’re saying! hahaha! Plus if you’re a mommy, you know that I am either separating fights, getting a child down for a nap, doing laundry.. etc!Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions you may have. I check my email 5 million times a day and I will get it!
I’m a photographer, can I message you and ask for advice?
Yes! Feel free to! You can also message me about info on my pricing, marketing.. whatever floats your boat.. just PLEASE don’t email me pretending to be a client only to find out what I am charging… or have your friends do it.. that’s extremely rude & disrespectful. Be honest, just ask! I don’t bite!
Where do you take pictures at?
I mostly do on-location sessions only. I have several locations that I love to shoot at, or if you have any ideas of a great place,.. let me know. All locations outside of Paris, Texas will be subject to a travel fee. I do have a small studio but use it for babies and children only. Want to know more about location, what to wear or even bring to the session? Please check out my Photo Tips page.
What are your prices, and do you require a deposit?
Please email me for current pricing. Yes, a deposit is required to book your session on my calendar and holds your session at current pricing. If I don’t receive a deposit within 5 days after we book your session, your session date will be up for grabs for someone else. PLEASE send in your deposit, ASAP! Pricing and session packages change often.. simply because I’m constantly buying new gear, new props, and gaining experience at the same time.
What is a session fee, & why do you cost so much more than my friend’s sister that just started doing photography?
A session fee pays for my time, talent, editing time, use of my photography props, gas for my vehicle, upkeep on my camera gear and upgrading my camera gear.. which is often.. When you book me, you are paying for a professional, tax paying photographer that uses top of the line gear.. All CANON; A very expensive camera that I shoot manually and not in auto mode.. and L Series lenses. Everything is edited in photoshop CS5 and lightroom, then uploaded to a professional online gallery, and then blogged on my professional blogsite.. which is what you’re looking at right now With all that mixed together, my pricing is going to be a little higher than your friend’s sister, but not by much. Please message me for current pricing.
What does my session include?
During your session, I take quite a few pictures until our time slot is up. I want to make sure that I didn’t get someone blinking, looking away.. etc. Please come happy!
After your photography session, I choose my most favorite ones and edit them using Photoshop. This includes basic editing only. If you purchase prints, I do a free special edit on them before I send them off to my print lab.
What do I get when you’re finished with editing my pictures?
Within 3 weeks of your portrait session, an online gallery will be uploaded with images from your session. If you purchased a mini-session, you will get to choose 5 of these images to be put onto a dvd and you will get a limited print release to have these printed at your convenience. If you purchased a full-session, a dvd is not included but can be purchased separately. Please note: images are copyright protected, and it is against the law to edit them, copy them, sell them, claim them as your work, crop them, or enter them into a contest. If you have any extra requests about any of the images, let me know and I will edit them myself. There will be a $20.00 fee per each photo edit request. Copyrights to these photos will forever belong to Kristin LaRue of KL Photography. I will post a few of my favorite pictures of your session on my blog, facebook, and will occasionally use them to advertise for my business. When you book your session with me, I also consider that as you signing a model release. If you do not want me blogging about you or using the photos to show off my talent & your beauty, please let me know. I deeply respect your privacy. I do not sell/give back images that are unedited for those of you who do have editing software.. please don’t ask. I consider my editing as big of a part of my photography as taking the picture.
When do you offer mini-sessions?
I used to offer mini-sessions along side of full sessions.. but starting 2012, I will now only offer mini-sessions during the holidays only. It will be on a day of my choice, and you will get a 20-30 minute time slot on that day with me. Spots are limited and are always taken very quickly. I offer mini-session days during Valentine’s Day, Easter, 4th of July, Back to School, Halloween, & Christmas (when full families can be in a mini-session).. all other times are for your babies and children only. If you have a baby or a small child, I will allow you to do a mini-session of them any time during the year.. but it must be a studio booking. First birthday sessions cost the same as a full session, simply due to mess, and the fact that you will need more pictures back than you normally receive for a mini-session.
When will my gallery be up for viewing?
With Portrait sessions 3+ weeks. With Weddings 6+ weeks. It can be shorter or longer though.. depending on how booked up I am. Please be patient with your emails on when your gallery will be ready. I always reward clients who are patient and considerate with extra photos back in their galleries.Plus, I always reward repetitive clients with extra photos as well.
There are no refunds. Re-shoots are possible if weather interrupts sessions. PRICING changes often. Normally around every 6 months. I do this without any warning and at my discretion. To make sure you get a session booked at current pricing, your deposit MUST be received within 5 days of the intial booking! After 5 days, your session spot is available for others, and if pricing changes, you will not be able to book your session at the older pricing. Please give a 48 hour notice before cancelling your session. Also, I have the right to refuse service to anyone! Thank you!
Whew! That was a lot of mumbo jumbo.. Still have questions? Contact me. I’d love to hear from ya.