FRequently Asked Questions
Q: Where are you based?
A: I'm based just a couple miles away from Seattle, Washington. But I'm totally down to travel for a shoot, too.
Q: What if the weather is bad for my portrait session?
A: Seattle weather is known for being constantly rainy. But there are also many days that are just cloudy. Believe it or not, cloudy days are actually the best for taking pictures! If the weather is too rainy for photos, we can reschedule to a new date. (Or, if you're feeling brave, you can bring along an umbrella as a prop for the shoot!) There is no additional cost for rescheduling.
Q: When/how do I make a payment for my photos?
A: All payments must be made with a check (made out to Anya Storm Photography with "Photos" in the memo line), through PayPal, or in cash. For weddings, an initial non-refundable deposit (a "retainer fee") is required at a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the wedding date. On the wedding day, the rest of the payment in full is required. For portraits, engagement sessions & senior photos, a small "retainer fee" is required to hold your date. The rest of the payment is required the day of the shoot.
Q: What location(s) are available for portrait, engagement & senior photos?
A: Typically I prefer natural lighting for my photos, and there are several outdoor locations I have been to that are perfect for portraits. Beautiful State Parks, Waterfront & Urban/City areas are abundant in Western Washington. If you have a location in mind that you'd love to have your photos taken in, let me know! If you aren't sure, I will send you a list of options to choose from.
Q: Who holds the copyright to the photos?
A: The Photographer holds all the copyright to the photos for use online, advertisement, print, etc. After you receive your photos, they are for personal use only and can not be sold. Photo printing is permitted. Online posting is permitted as long as you give credit to Anya Storm Photography.
Q: When can I expect to get my online gallery of the photos?
A: The average turn-around time for the final images is 5-10 days for portrait sessions and 2-3 weeks for weddings. However, a "sneak peek" can be emailed to you a day or two after your shoot as well.
Q: How are my photos delivered to me?
A: Your photos will be in an online gallery which I will email you a link to once they are completed.
Q: What if I lose my images?
A: If you misplace or lose your images, don't worry! I keep a backup of all my photography sessions & events for 12 weeks afterwards. There is a $50 charge to get a new gallery with your photos in it.
Q: How are Wedding details discussed?
A: We can discuss all your wedding details, photo & style preferences, custom packages and more. The best way to do this is through email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you'd prefer a meeting in person to discuss these details, let me know and we can plan a time and place. In-person meetings cost a non-refundable travel fee of $30.
Q: How do I reserve a date for my wedding photos?
A: Your date is reserved as soon as I receive the initial deposit and signed wedding contract.
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