FREQUENTLY ASKED & ANSWERED
How long have you been doing this?
Taking photos? Forever. Being the likely bane of some poor photographer's existence with my amateur camera at a wedding? Circa 2001-2011. After much further investment into education, equipment and growth, I officially hung out my own shingle as Little Lakes Photography in 2017.
Why do some of your photos have a lark + willow logo?
lark + willow is a collaboration between Kristin of Little Lakes Photography and Danielle of HOWLnorth Photography! You'll see us teaming up for weddings and other special events, including some seasonal mini sessions. Check out larkandwillowphotography.com for more information!
How many photos do we get?
It's up to you! For sessions that I extensively hand-edit (newborns, seniors, headshots), you'll have the choice of how many final images you'd like to end up with, with upgrades/add-ons almost always available. For regular sessions (family, children, maternity) I typically deliver around 30 final images. For mini sessions, I typically promise around 8 final images, but more often than not deliver many more!
How do we get our photos?
All of my sessions are delivered as digital online galleries with a print release. You'll receive a link to your password-protected gallery, from which you can download your files as well as share the gallery with others who can do the same. You're welcome to take advantage of ordering professional grade prints and other heirloom-quality products right from your online gallery; or, take the print release statement to print anywhere else!
Whats your turn around time?
Again, this really depends on the type of session - but my typical turnaround time is about 2 weeks. During busy season (September through December), it might be longer. If you need something faster, I do have rush options available!
Do you Travel?
Yes! Given that my home base is smack in the middle of 6,000 acres of state forest, I'm quite used to getting pretty much anywhere being a trip of some kind! I shoot all over the greater Rochester and Western Finger Lakes area, and beyond. I do have a modest travel fee for anything above an hour's drive, but waive that if I'm able to schedule more than one session for the trip!
Do you retouch photos?
Yes! While some session types are more editing-intensive than others, I professionally retouch all of my final images using the best tools available in the industry. Regardless of session type, I hand edit every image for blemishes and fixes before universally lighting and toning for a cohesive presentation. If you need something retouched that didn't result from a session with me, make sure you have the photographer's permission to edit and I'll be happy to help you out!
How do we book you?
Get in touch! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Can you help us with planning?
Absolutely. From finding the perfect location, day and time, to what you'll wear - I'm here to help!
How far out do you book?
If you're here for newborn, maternity, or an extended family or Finger Lakes vacation session with specific dates - please contact me as soon as possible. I can only take a certain number of newborn and maternity sessions each month, and they go fast! Reach out with your due date so we can get your name in the calendar - we'll figure out the details as it gets closer!
For other sessions that are in a time window (e.g., milestone sessions, cake smashes, seniors) - I also recommend reaching out at least 4-6 weeks in advance. This gives us enough time to get you in the calendar in the appropriate timeframe, plan your session, and get your images back if you're working with a deadline.
Everything else - I'm pretty flexible but I do get busy! I'd be in touch at least 4 weeks ahead of when you'd like to ideally have your session so we can get started with planning!
What should we wear?
Trust me when I say, as a mom of 3 - planning outfits for a session is probably the HARDEST part of the whole thing! I'm here to help relieve that pressure and make sure you're feeling confident and fabulous the day of your photos. From making suggestions on types of clothing and accessories, to colors and patterns to use (or avoid!) - I've got your back!