Frequently Asked Questions
How long have you been doing photography?
I have been a photographer for over eight years and I absolutely love what I do. My goal is to make all of my subjects relaxed and comfortable. This makes the photo shoot very natural and easy going. Being a stay at home mother to four kids, I understand children and all the stages they go through. I think this helps me know the tricks to get that great photo.
Some of my photos have appeared in magazines as well as a commercial. H.V.W. Photography was voted as HR Magazine's Best Local Photographers in their "Best of Hampton Roads" '11, '12, and '13 issues.
What would you say your photography style is?
I really love close focused portraits. My goal is always to catch that natural moment and that genuine smile. I try to always mix the journalistic style photos with the traditional posed photos so you have as much variety as possible in your session.
Do I get prints my photos?
I upload all your high resolution digital images (usually about 40 to 50 images) to a private online album. From there you are able to download the images to your computer. I can also do a usb drive upon request.
Can I print them out wherever I want to?
Yes, I give you the rights to print the photos at any location you wish and to share them online with all your friends and family.
I want my photos to be taken in front of a backdrop. Do you have a studio?
I bring my studio to you! All I need is a room in your home that can have a 6 foot backdrop stand be set up and we are good to go :-) I also offer some prop ideas as well as different colored backdrops.
Do I have to sign a model release form?
I do require a model release form to be signed at the time of your photo session. I normally post some of the photos on my fan Facebook page (but I do not tag people unless requested). I also use some of the images for my website.
How much is your photo shoots?
You can take a look at my Pricing section for details. I am always offering deals and discounts to make your shoot more affordable. Ask about the Military Discount..
Do you edit the photos?
I do some light editing such as; cropping, lightening, and contrast. I don't like to edit too much because I think the natural look is beautiful.
I want to hire you as my photographer. What do I do now?
Go to "Contact" and send me a message describing your event or photography needs. I will get back to you very quickly.