Frequently Asked Questions

Traditional Flourish

Q: What ages are your makeover session for?

A: Glamour make over sessions are for women of all ages! The oldest woman I had the pleasure of photographing was 93!

Q: I don’t consider myself photogenic. Is that session for me?

A: There is no such thing as being photogenic. It’s simply how comfortable you feel in front of the camera. It’s my job as a photographer to coach you how to pose and make you feel comfortable. I will give you direction and walk you through the process every step of the way. Yes, you will be stepping out of your comfort zone but that’s one of the necessary stages that will help you boost your confidence and your self-esteem!

Q: I am worried about my weight. I don't consider myself a “model material”?

A: None of the portraits that you see on my website are of professional models. I work with women of all ages and sizes who want to have that “model for a day” experience. If you are worried about your weight, I will tell you that I will use specific posing techniques that will be flattering for your body shape!

Q: I don’t own fancy clothing for this kind of photo shoot.

A: It’s quite common that women don’t have fancy wardrobe choices in their closets. I have a collection of dresses at my studio that you are welcome to use for the photo shoot free of charge. There are also other options we can explore which we can discuss in depth during our consultation.

Q: How much does a makeover session cost?

A: The session fee is $690 and it covers the professional makeup application and hair styling for up to two. It also includes $500 credit toward your purchase of a portrait collection or wall art. Session fee is required to reserve your session and is due at the time of booking.
Portraits prices start at $275 per portrait. My beautiful folio box collections start at $1490. Typically, customers will spend $2200 on average on their portrait packages. Please, feel welcome to check out or pricing page or contact me by email me for a detailed pricing menu.

Q: Do you offer payment plans?

A: Yes, we offer payment plans! The plans are interest free however, there is a down payment required at the time you place an order for your portraits. The amount of the down payment depends on your total purchase. A minimum payment of $100 per month is required after that.

Q: If your session fee covers services for up to 2 people, can I bring a friend?

A: Yes, you can invite a friend, your sister, your mother or anyone special you would like to share this experience with!

Q: How do I schedule a makeover session?

A: You can book your free-of-charge no obligation consultation. We will meet at my studio and chat a bit to make sure the session will match your expectations. To book your session, a deposit of $690 is requested so I can start coordinating the schedules of the makeup artist and the hair stylist for your session.

Session are booked Monday to Friday at 8 am.

Q: Who are head shot sessions for?

A: Head shot sessions are for business owners or professionals (both men and women) who need their image to be displayed on their business cards, brochures, social media sites or their website.

Q: What’s the difference between a conventional head shot and a personal branding portrait?

A: Personal branding portraits reveal much more personality. They are more relaxed and modern in style. The posing is also more contemporary. Both conventional head shots and personal branding portraits have their time and place. We can discuss your style and needs during our free-of-charge, no obligation consultation.

Q: How long is a head shot session?

A: Head shot sessions typically last half an hour to 45 minutes. If you choose to have makeup done here at our studio, the entire service including photo session will last up to 3 hours.

Q: What clothing should I wear?

A: It entirely depends on your occupation and what image you want to project. Let’s say, if you are a lawyer, you should wear a suit. If you are a home builder, more casual clothing is more suitable.
In general, look for clothing that has no patterns or prints on it. We want to direct viewers’ attention to your face, not to your clothing.
We will discuss all these details during our free-of-charge, no obligation consultation.

Q: How much is your head shot or personal branding session?

A: The session is $390 and it includes professional makeup application and hair styling done at my studio. It also includes (2) two portraits of your choice delivered to you by digital download.
If you don’t need hair & makeup services, the cost is $290.

Q: How do I schedule a head shot session?

A: Please, contact me via e-mail with the dates that are most convenient for you. We will schedule time for both the consultation and the actual session.
You can also book your pre-session consultation through our website.

Q: I have never heard of “teen” portrait session. Who are they for?

A: Teen portrait sessions are designed for girls who are transitioning into young ladies. It’s a very tricky and sometimes difficult age when girls are growing into their new body and they quite often feel insecure about themselves. This model-style photo session experience will help them with their self-esteem and self-confidence!

Q: Can moms take part in the session as well?

A: Yes, absolutely! We have found that this is an extremely bonding experience for mom and her daughter(s) which helps to bridge the gap that might be developing during the teen years.

Q: Where do teen session take place?

A: Our teen sessions usually take place at my studio in Vestal NY, however if it’s your preference to meet at another location, I am open to suggestions!

Q: Where do HS sessions take place?

A: High School senior sessions usually take place at a location that matches the personality of my model. To give you an example, it could be a peaceful park setting or more urban area such as downtown.

Q: What type of clothing should I wear?

A: For both teen and HS Senior sessions, I suggest wearing clothing that matches your personality. We will have time for several wardrobe changes, so you will have a good variety of styles. If you would like to explore some fancy, sparkly dresses as an option, I have some in my studio wardrobe that you are welcome to use free of charge.

Q: Are hair styling and makeup included?

A: Yes, both hair styling and makeup application are included in the session fee. They are done by professional makeup artists and hair stylists at our studio in Vestal.

Q: How much does the photo session cost?

A: The session fee is $290 and it covers the professional makeup application and hair styling. The portraits are sold separately and they start at $275 per portrait. My beautiful folio box collections start at $1200. Typically, customers will spend $2200 on average on their portrait packages. Please, feel welcome to contact me by email me for a detailed pricing menu.

Q: Do you offer payment plans?

A: Yes, we offer payment plans! There is a down payment required at the time you place an order for your portraits. The amount of the down payment depends on the total purchase. A minimum payment of $100 per month is required after that.

Q: How do I schedule my portrait session?

A: First, we should schedule a no-obligation, complimentary pre-session consultation. We will discuss your style and your vision for the session in detail to make sure that the session experience will meet your expectations. A session fee of $290 is required to book your session. Our sessions are scheduled M-F at 8 am.

Q: When should I schedule a session for my newborn baby?

A: To ensure availability, we ask that you reserve your session about 2 months before the expected arrival. We will pencil you into our calendar according to your due date and we will schedule the actual session once the baby arrives.

Q: What’s the best age to photograph a baby?

A: The best age to photograph a newborn is 1-2 weeks after they are born. During this stage, your baby still sleeps a lot and is very flexible which allows me to put your baby in adorable, curly poses. That being said, I have photographed 6 week-old babies with great success as well.

Q: Can I include my family in the newborn session?

A: Yes, absolutely. I always encourage the parents and siblings to be photographed with the newborn baby!

Q: What’s the pre-session consultation for?

A: The purpose of this in-person consultation is to discuss your style and your preferences in order to create portraits that you will absolutely love. At this time we will select the props, outfits and poses for the session that best suit your vision. We will also go over the choices for portrait collections and the product options available to you. The consultation can take place either at our studio or in the comfort of your own home.

Q: How long are newborn sessions and when are they scheduled?

A: The session will last anywhere from 2-4 hours giving plenty of time to soothe, feed and comfort your baby while capturing beautiful images. Our newborn sessions are scheduled Monday to Friday at 9 am.

Q: How much are your newborn sessions?

A: The session fee is $290. The portraits are sold separately and they start at $275 per portrait. My beautiful folio box collections start at $1200. Typically, customers will spend $2800 on average on their newborn portrait packages. Please, feel welcome to contact me by email me ( [email protected]) for a detailed pricing menu.

Q: Do you offer payment plans?

A: Yes, we offer payment plans! There is a down payment required at the time you place an order for your portraits. The amount of the down payment depends on the total purchase. A minimum payment of $100 per month is required after that.

Q: How do I book my newborn session?

A: First, I encourage you to book a complimentary, no-obligation consultation. We want to make sure that you will feel comfortable working with us on your baby’s first portraits!
Session fee is required to reserve the photo session for your newborn.

Q: Who are family sessions for?

A: These sessions are ideal for families who would like to spend a fun morning or an afternoon in a park capturing the special moments. The selection of your portraits will contain both, posed and candid captures.

Q: Do all your family session take place outdoors?

A: Most of the family sessions take place outdoors. There are a few good reasons for it. The atmosphere outside is more relaxed. Toddlers and children participating in the session can run about and have fun with the experience. Outdoors, we can also produce beautiful portraits with a variety of backdrops, complements of nature.

Q: How far in advance should we schedule our family session.

A: It’s a good idea to schedule your session at least a couple months in advance. This way we will have some flexibility in case we need to reschedule because of bad weather. Sessions are scheduled Monday to Friday starting at 9 am.

Q: How much are your family sessions?

A: The session fee is $290. The portraits are sold separately and they start at $275 per portrait. My beautiful folio box collections start at $1200. Typically, customers will spend $2800 on average on their family portrait packages. Please, feel welcome to contact me by email me for a detailed pricing menu.

Q: Do you offer payment plans?

A: Yes, we offer payment plans! There is a down payment required at the time you place an order for your portraits. The amount of the down payment depends on the total purchase. A minimum payment of $100 per month is required after that.

Q: How do I book my family session?

A: First, I encourage you to book a complimentary, no-obligation consultation. We want to make sure that you and your family members will feel comfortable working with us on family portraits!
Session fee is required to reserve your photo session.

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