When should I book a session?
Hi! I usually book 1-2 months in advance. Sometimes I do have last minute openings but please contact me as soon as you can.
How do I book?
It's super easy! You can contact me via the 'contact' tab here or my Facebook Business Page and you will be guided through the process. Please note that there will be a retainer fee to book your session which will be credited to the total package fee. The amount of the retainer will depend on your session fee. All retainers/booking fees/deposits are non refundable and nontransferable. The remaining balance has to be paid on the day of the shoot.
What is included in my session?
Typically a one hour Session includes 30 edited images, 1-2 dress changes or as time permits and an online password protected gallery to download your images from. You will have all printing and sharing rights to your images of course. There is no separate session fee, your package includes everything. Some sessions may require a travel fee.
What is a mini session?
That's a very good question! So Mini sessions are seasonal sessions I do a few times a year. They are shorter and are usually staged as a theme in a predetermined location. They are quick and super fun to do!
What if it rains on the day of my session?
Mother Nature has a mind of her own and so if the weather doesn't permit a session, your session will be rescheduled. If the next scheduled date does not work for you, you will be refunded your deposit.
What if I am late for my session?
That would be a bummer! Photo sessions are a timed service so please understand that if you are late to your session, you will lose time and possibly the number of pictures. Delays are not the photographer's responsibility. That being said, if time permits I will definitely try to work with you and give you a few extra minutes at no extra charge because I am so nice!
When is the payment expected?
There is a non refundable deposit that needs to be paid within 24 hours of booking your time slot. Please do understand that failure to do so will result in automatic cancellation of your session. The remaining balance is to be paid on the day of the shoot. Please note that the editing process of your gallery will not start unless the full payment is made. No galleries will be sent without the payment in full. All galleries will be archived or deleted if the payment is not made in full within a week's time of the session and will cost $30 to recover them. These will be unrecoverable in case of permanent deletion. SOOO Moral of the story, don't forget to pay your retainer.
What mode of payment do you take?
I accept Cash, Zelle, Venmo, Paypal or Checks. Checks can be addressed to Ambareen Hasan. Please note that if there are any issues with a check there would be a $20 fee payable by you.
When will my images be ready?
Your password protected online gallery will be ready within 10 days after your session date. Busy season like October-December COULD take longer but I try to deliver as soon I can.
The galleries are edited in chronological order.
PLEASE NOTE that some mini session galleries COULD take up to 2 weeks to be edited and ready for viewing/downloading.
A disc of your images can be sent to you instead, on an additional charge.
Can I get my images printed anywhere?
Short answer? Yes. That being said, if you get the prints from me, I do all the work for you to make sure you get a good quality product :)
Can I save and share the proofs I am sent?
Saving or sharing anything that is not a part of your package or hasn't been paid for is a violation of copyright thus making sharing or saving proofs illegal so that would be a no please. Once you choose your favorites, the remaining images are deleted permanently after one week, so please choose wisely. Once they get deleted, they are gone for good.
Does the gallery expire?
Yes, the gallery has an expiration date which will be sent to you in the email with all the information about your gallery. If you fail to download the gallery before it expires, there is a $10 reload fee for it to be reloaded. After 30 days, the reload fee will be $30. After 6 months, the gallery will be archived and MAY BE permanently deleted. Be sure to download it in time!
Am I allowed to edit the images after I receive them?
I take a lot of care and time to edit your images and try to deliver the best I can. If there is anything you would like changed in a certain image, please do let me know and I will try to 'fix' it to the best of my abilities. Please do not edit the pictures or slap filters on it, this can reduce the quality of your images and we want the best images right?
Will my images be shared online and for advertising purposes?
As the photographer, I retain copyright to all images and am able to use those images to promote my business , showcase my work or add to my portfolio. If you do NOT wish to have your photos used, please notify me via email or text immediately and the request will be honored as a courtesy.
If you have any other questions or concerns or want to discuss anything please don't hesitate to shoot a text or email me on Facebook or via the contact tab here. I would love to answer any questions you may have. I look forward to working with you and your family!
Let's capture some moments and make memories!!