PORTRAIT SESSION FAQ’S

@AnneSelviePhotos Our office is open–by appointment only–between 10am and 5pm Tuesday through Saturday. We are closed Sundays and Mondays.

We schedule photo sessions on Friday, and Saturday. Session times are 1:30pm, 3:30pm on Fridays and Saturday times are starting at 8:00am - 5:00pm.  We schedule outside of these times on a case-by-case basis.

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Q: How do I schedule a session? 

Sessions are scheduled by appointment. To start the process go to our 'Book a Session'

We offer a limited number of photo sessions each week; your sitting fee reserves your session. This sitting fee is non-refundable, but should you be unable to attend your session and provide 24 hours notice, we will issue a transferable gift certificate or reschedule your session. 

Q: Do I have to come in for a consultation?

Yes, the consultation is a key part of your custom experience at Anne Selvie Photography. This is where we will get to know you and begin to plan out every detail of your experience. The consultation is relaxing and fun, and will help you start to envision your story as we bring it to life.

Q: What happens if I need to reschedule my session (or an appointment)?

We understand that sometimes unexpected emergencies arise that will prevent you from keeping your original scheduled appointment (such as illness, weather or travel issues, or other emergency situations). If this happens, we ask that you email us a minimum of 48 hours prior to the scheduled date in order for us to be able to reschedule.

We are able to provide a one-time reschedule if you notify us a minimum of 48 hours prior to your appointment. Additional reschedules will require a fee of $150 per occurrence, and are subject to schedule availability.

Your session fee is non-refundable, however you may apply it towards your rescheduled date if completed within 6 months of the original date.

Q: DO YOU HAVE A STYLE?

A: I am a fashion, lifestyle photographer. I love to tell a story. It is what moves me. I look for emotions and those subtle personal moments. I want people to look at my images and really feel something! I want you to see you at your best. I love using unique perspectives, angles, compositions and artistic post-production refining to bring out our clients personalities and beauty while telling their story. We pride ourselves on not just being photographers, but rather artists creating unique and expressive imagery.

Q: WILL I GET "POSED" DURING THE SESSION?

A: Yes if you want one for sure. I usually start the session out with the quick camera aware photo so that we can get it out of the way and then we let the fun begin!

Q: WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

A: Whatever makes you feel good! Just make sure your clothes blend, not clash. I want everyone to be comfortable and happy to be getting photographed. I’m not there to torture anyone. I want everyone to have fun during the session. Note: Muted colors and patterns work best. The combination of black and white together is really tricky to photograph in the sun.

Q:  CAN WE BRING OUR PET TO OUR PHOTO SESSION? 

Of course!!  We just appreciate knowing ahead of time so we can arrange to meet your furry friend, briefly, before the photo session. 

Q: How many outfits will I get to wear?

You will wear several different outfits during your session with Anne, and she will plan those in detail with you during your consultation. You are not limited in the number of outfits, and we will ensure that we select the most complete variety in order to show every part of your story and personal style.

Q: When will I get to see the images from my session?

When you book your experience at Anne Selvie Photography, we will be booking 3 dates at this time:

  • The consultation
  • The session date
  • Your viewing appointment

Your viewing appointment is the time where we will meet to view the images from your session and make your final selections to purchase. As such, we require that all decision makers are present at this appointment. This appointment is typically scheduled 7-14 days after your session.

Q: DO YOU DELIVER EVERY IMAGE YOU SHOOT?

A: No, we do not. We eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions and other images that may dilute the overall product delivery. For example, because we shoot different angles, sometimes we take a few extra shots to make sure we have the perfect focus. We don’t expect you to have the expertise or the time to zoom into each image to select the one with the sharpest focus, so we spend hours doing that on our end. In another example, candid laughs and emotional tears are some of the best images from the day. Unfortunately, they can also yield some unflattering facial expressions. We might snap a few extras of any of these moments to make sure we have a great shot with the ideal expression for the moment. With our expertise of processing thousands of images each year, we may eliminate ones that we feel are duplicates and only deliver the best one.

Q: What is the difference between basic and custom retouching? and why are there additional costs for custom retouch?

A: Basic post-production includes touch-ups such as removal of blemishes, removal of bags under eyes, removal of fly-away hairs, etc. On the other hand, custom post production is anything that requires extensive, custom work in Photoshop such as removing entire objects from the scene, changing the size and shape of body parts or other objects in the scene, adding objects to a scene and other custom work. We charge hourly for the custom post production as the time required ranges depending on the complexity of the project. Please contact me directly for a quote for custom post-production touch-ups.

Q: How long do you keep my images?

Non-ordered images are removed from our system the next morning following your sales appointment. We do not keep or archive any files which are not ordered at your sales appointment.  All ordered images are archived for a period of one (1) year from the date of the sales appointment.

Q: Can I make a copy of my image to print?

All images remain property of Anne Selvie Photography and Anne Selvie, and are protected under U.S. Federal Copyright Laws. Duplication in part or in whole (including, but not limited to, scanning or reprinting) is strictly prohibited and may incur fines up to $10,000 per image as defined by law.

This includes posting scanned images that were not provided to you by Anne Selvie Photography to social media sites.