How far in advance should I book a session with you?
I am generally booked 2-3 weeks in advance, so you should give yourself plenty of time. With that being said, it is never too early to book! If it is winter and you know you would like a session in the spring, just let me know and we can start planning!
Is there a booking fee?
YES there is. There will be a $50 Non-refundable retainer fee to book the day and time of your session. It is not an extra fee, but taken off the balance of your entire session.
How far do you travel?
For on-location (outdoor) shoots, I am willing to go anywhere within 35 miles of Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Any location outside of these limits will be subject to an additional charge of $.54/mile as part of the agreement.
Where should we have the session?
I am a natural light photographer so your session will take place outdoors in the evening or early morning. I have several places I love! We will discuss location when you book your session, however, if there is a park, garden, lake or other location that you love or has sentimental meaning, by all means we can do it!
What should I wear?
You will receive a prep guide that goes over what to wear. While I leave that up to the client, based on own personal taste, I do offer suggestions for you in the prep guide. In general for family photos, pick three colors, one being neutral (like white, black, beige, ect), then you can form everyone’s wardrobe around those colors. I am here to help you through the whole process so feel free to text me photos, call me or we can arrange meeting to go over your wardrobe choice.
We have a family pet that we would like in our family picture… can we bring them?
Sure, just let me know ahead of time! It is also ideal that you bring things to keep pet fairly controlled, as well as a spot to keep him/her if pet gets out of hand or you want photos of just the humans 🙂 I do suggest that pets be included in outdoor sessions in warmer weather.
How long does it take to get our pictures back?
Generally it takes anywhere from 2-4 weeks but this depends on the time of the year. I treat every photo as if it were my own family, so I take it very seriously! In order to ensure the best quality, I try not to rush like a made women and rush my creative process! That time also is due to the fact that at the time of your shoot I am usually in the process of editing at LEAST two other sessions, and I edit in the order the sessions have taken place. I do post sneak peeks on my Facebook page for those that sign my model release.
How many photos do you take during the session?
I keep the shutter snapping! I LOVE to capture the non-posed everyday moments! For an hour shoot, I take anywhere between 200-900 photos! I know it sounds like a lot, but I weed out a lot too 🙂 Full sessions end up with at least 30-40 proofs, and a Mini Session end up with about 15.
Will you upload my photos to Facebook?
I do not upload your entire session to my Facebook page. Clients are usually very eager to see their photos, so I ask in my model release if you would like a sneak peek loaded on my Facebook page. As long as I receive your permission I will post sneak peeks of your session within 24-48 hours after your session.
Can we get the original unedited photos?
Nope…I reserve the right to edit and release only the images that I deem creditable as professional in quality and within Kellyn Wilson Photography’s standards. It would be like asking a painter to give his rough draft sketch! It doesn’t do justice to the art, the model, or artist.
What type of editing do you do on the photos?
My editing process is more of an enhancement of the photo. While some photographers can change body type, color of hair, scenery and so on, I do NOT do this to my photos. My editing generally involves color adjustments to contrast and lighting, skin smoothing, stray hair removal, ect. I can’t tell you how many times a mom comes to me saying my toddler just scratched their face or got a boo boo the day before the session. Don’t PANIC! These are the things that I can easily edit out if need be! I will never edit to change the real appearance of you or your child!
Is there a time limit for viewing my gallery and ordering prints?
Yes, your password to view your gallery and choose your images will expire within one week from receiving your gallery. If you need more time please contact me and I will extend the date. After six (6) months, all images will be purged from photographer’s hard-drive, except as needed for promotional purposes, to be determined by photographer at photographer’s sole discretion. Photographer is not responsible for loss or damage to the digital files due to circumstances beyond photographer’s control.
Will my photos come with your logo on them?
Your gallery will have two photos will be delivered on a USB flash drive with Two folders on the drive. One folder will be titled “High Resolution Photos”. This folder is for printing. The other folder will be titled “Low Resolution Photos”. This folder is sharing on social media and will have my name and logo on them.
Can I order prints?
Yes! Although you will have a print release to print the photos yourself, I only guarantee print quality through Kellyn Wilson Photography. There is a difference in print quality and color with outside printing. I have several different packages, materials and print sizes for you to choose from. Check out my website for more information. You can also schedule a consultation and I will help you choose your prints!