The FAQ

HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION?

Head on over to my “Let’s connect” tab & fill out a contact form. I will get back to you with a pricing/info packet, & dates that I'm available. Once you’re sure you want to give me the privilege of being your photographer, you'll pay the 50% deposit fee to secure your spot & I’ll send you the contract to sign. Unfortunately I cannot fully put your session date on the calendar until you pay the deposit & sign the contract. Later, when the day of the session comes around (yay!!) you will pay the rest of the package price, & we will get to creating some images you’ll love!

HOW DO I PICK A LOCATION(S)?

If you have a specific location in mind, let me know! (Tip: versatile spots are great because then we can shoot with a bunch of different backdrops in the same location). If you don’t have any location preference, I have some ideas up my sleeves we can talk about:) Natural lighting is always best, so I prefer outdoor locations, but if there is a special indoor location you are dying to take photos in, just let me know! You want your location to reflect you, so pick a spot that you would actually go to & enjoy.

WHAT TIME OF DAY IS BEST?

Plan for morning or evening (basically the best lighting is 2 hours after sun rise, or 2 hours before sun set). And believe it or not, overcast days are actually good because then there’s no harsh shadows! So don’t be sad if the weather man says cloudy for your session date! If you want the golden hour, check when the sun sets & go back an hour.

CAN I BRING SOMEONE TO MY SESSION?

If you are comfortable to truly be yourself in front of them, then sure! It's nice to have someone to help carry outfit changes & any props.

WHERE WILL I CHANGE OUTFITS DURING MY SESSION?

If you wear a tank top underneath your shirt, & don’t mind just changing the top layer, that’s perfect. Or if you want to change in your car or a nearby bathroom that totally works too! Whatever you’re comfortable with!

HOW WILL I RECEIVE THE PHOTOS?

I will send you a link to your own online gallery. From there you can download your beautiful digital photos. All photos sent are yours & already included in the package price. You can purchase multiple types of prints right from your online gallery (click the shopping cart in the top right of your gallery) for an additional cost. (If you would like to purchase a few more digital photos, that is something we may be able to do, just send me an email about it).

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS? (TURNAROUND TIME)

I will have your photos edited & sent to you within 1-2 business weeks. During busy season, I generally say 2-3 weeks. If you want to speed the process up, expedited editing is available for an additional cost.

CAN I HAVE ANY UNEDITED PHOTOS?

No, I don’t give out any RAW or unedited photos. I view editing as part of my style/art, and all photos I give will be edited with my artistic eye.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A DEPOSIT?

A deposit ensures that both the photographer & the client are committed to the session and it locks in the session’s date & time. Nothing is booked until the deposit is made, making your time slot up for grabs. To ensure your desired date & time, please pay the deposit asap. Thank you! The full payment must be made on the day of the session.

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY SESSION OR IT RAINS?

Don’t worry, you can put your deposit on another date/time to reschedule.

If your session gets rained out unexpectedly, I totally understand that we can’t control the weather & you can move your session to another day. On the other hand, if you don’t mind shooting with a little drizzle, I’m down!

CAN I POST THE PHOTOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA?

ABSOLUTELY!! Share your beautiful photos with the world! I just ask that you tag me (aleajoellephotography), & DO NOT crop, edit/add any filters to the pictures, because I’ve already spent hours doing that for you. Thank you!! :)