frequently asked questions
WHAT'S IT LIKE TO BE IN A PHOTO SHOOT?
The best part about being in front of the camera is that you can relax.
When we meet, we'll start with some "warm up shots". These are conversational, you and I getting to know each other better. We'll move briskly through poses, focusing on taking deep breaths, relaxing your shoulders, and adjusting for the most flattering angles. The captures will alternate between up close and far away, with natural candid motions being our top priority throughout the shoot.
HOW LONG WILL THE SESSION TAKE?
Professional Head Shots: 30 MIN
Lifestyle, Engagement, Personal, Newborn, Family Portraits: 1 - 1.5 HR
Half-day: Up to 4 HR
Full-day: 4 - 8 HR
Wedding: Duration of the event
when are you available to book sessions?
Portraiture sessions are booked during the golden hours on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 7 - 10 AM and 5:30 - 8:30 PM. Weddings, events, and day-rate engagements take place during their contracted hours. To set up a time for a session outside of these dates, drop me a line.
Interested in a shoot outside of St Pete? We will create a session schedule that works for you.
Do I have to sign a contract to work with you?
Our exclusive contract is mutually beneficial. It outlines the terms and expectations of our agreements, notes the date - time - location of your session, specifies the delivery time, notes the quantity of photos to be delivered, retains all of our contact information, and more. You will be provided the contract ahead of reserving your session and should you have any questions, we can meet to discuss the document in person.
CAN WE MEET BEFOREHAND?
YOUR FINISHED PHOTOS to be delivered:
The select group of finished photos r\ready for delivery to you will have been processed according to your style, brand, and/or mood of the session in programs like Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. The culled raw photos from your session will be held on an external hard drive for one year following the shoot.
Raw photos from the session are not provided as a part of any package.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?
Photos are delivered via a link to a zipped file privately stored in my Dropbox. You can download this file to your computer and access your full-size finished photos on all of your devices.
For portraiture and sessions with less than four people, the delivery timeline is one week.
For any session lasting a half day or longer, the delivery timeline is two weeks.
Can I share these photos on social media?
Absolutely! Please share proudly on your social accounts, in emails to friends and family, on your website or blog, and through printed medium to your hearts' content. When you post to social media, please credit one:
Facebook: @Amelia Bartlett Photography
Will you print my photos for me?
I'm proud to work with a local St Pete printing company, Davidson Fine Art for all of my photography work. Let me know that you are interested in prints at the time of you shoot or delivery of photos and I will be your liaison to ensure you receive exactly what you hope for.
Collages, graphic design, professional web display, supplementary drafted content, album or magazine design, and wall art curation take your photographic experience to new heights. Let's create together.
What PAYMENT METHODS DO You ACCEPT?
I accept credit/debit cards and direct transfers via Quickbooks Virtual Invoices and cash or check in person or by mail. Some contracts requiring a deposit up front will be secured upon receipt of payment.
Gratuity is graciously appreciated and is accepted via cash or check.
i want to learn photography, will you teach me?
Workshops, group photography classes or outings, and one-on-one photography training are available on a case-by-case basis, with regards to scheduling and availability. I'm thrilled to teach:
- Basic DSLR usage, including settings, photography fundamentals, and composition
- Specific photography style and subject matter: Portraiture, events, landscapes, natural, and street
- Photography for iPhone with a special focus on post-processing and Instagram
- Intro to post-processing in the Adobe Suite, featuring Photoshop tweaks and blemish repair and Lightroom natural and artistic editing
Schedule a consultation to create a personal, group, or professionally-hosted education session.
can I be your second shooter?
Though I am not currently hiring W2 or 1099 photographers, I am happy to provide live guidance and coaching when you schedule to assist with me at a session.
At this time, I am not accepting trades for products or services. If you are interested in an in-kind donation of creative services to your tax-exempt charity or cause, send me a message as available spaces fill quickly.
Do you want to trade?
While many of my current and frequent engagements become proud members of my portfolio, I do not currently take engagements without pay for portfolio growth.
Could you do this for your portfolio?
Can You offer a discount?
Still have questions?
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