FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION?
Just click here to send an email! You will be contacted with further information. Your session is booked once your date is determined, a signed contract is returned, and your session fee is paid. Easy peasy!

 
Lifestyle Teen Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Fashion, Business, & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

Fashion Headshot | Atlanta + Dallas Fashion, Business, & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK A SESSION?
As soon as possible to ensure you can book your desired date. Sessions are typically booked 4 to 6 weeks in advance. To secure your date, payment of session fee is required at least 2 weeks in advance. Dates are first-come, first-serve and cannot be guaranteed until session payment is received. Flexible payment plans are available.


WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT THE DAY OF MY SESSION?
No worries because you will have a blast! Your session will be fun, relaxing, and completely tailored for your needs. Our clients are put at ease such that the best moments are captured, showcasing their lifestyle, brand, and uniqueness in remarkable ways they have never seen themselves before. Just be yourself and leave the rest to us!

Lifestyle Maternity Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Fashion, Business, & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

Lifestyle Couples Engagement Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Fashion, Business, & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER ON THE DAY OF MY SESSION? Usually within 24 hours of your session, we will make a decision on how to proceed given weather forecasts are uncertain. If there are high winds or a 60% or more chance of precipitation, your session will be rescheduled for the next soonest available date or an alternate indoor location will be used. Otherwise, we will proceed as planned.


DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH NEWBORNS? WEDDINGS? EVENTS?
Newborn, wedding, and event (other than fashion) photography services are not offered at this time. However, we do work with babies beginning around the age of 4 to 6 months.

Lifestyle Family Portrait of Beautiful Baby | Atlanta + Dallas Fashion, Business, & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

Fashion Portrait of Distinguished Gentlemen | Atlanta + Dallas Fashion, Business, & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

WHAT IS CUSTOM RETOUCHING?
Simply put, our retouching is you perfected! Everyone naturally has some sort of blemishes, acne, skin discolorations, etc. – even individuals (yes, including babies) considered to have nice skin complexions. Every image is carefully examined and retouched/edited/enhanced to remove imperfections. Great care is taken not to "over-retouch" photos, giving our clients a polished yet natural look. Our unique and highly desired type of retouching is very tedious and labor intensive, which factors into the processing time to produce final images. Every moment spent producing professional, high quality images for our clients is so worthwhile and results in the best images you could ever receive!


WHY DOES CUSTOM PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COST MORE?
The short answer is because it is custom and commercial level photography is not easy to create. Sessions are tailored specifically for each client’s unique lifestyle, personality, and needs – from pre-session correspondence, to the time and talent to photograph a session, to the custom retouching of every image following a session. Every single decision regarding your session is made to ensure you look and feel your very best! For a more in-depth explanation, check out this insightful article.

Fashion Portrait of Distinguished Gentleman | Atlanta + Dallas Fashion, Business, & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Fashion, Business, & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

ARE DIGITAL FILES INCLUDED WITH SESSIONS?
Fashion & beauty and business & product marketing sessions are all-inclusive packages with digital files included. Clients for these sessions usually need digital files for use on social media, print marketing materials, websites, and so forth. Lifestyle & family sessions are packaged differently with a session fee and professional prints & products, such as heirloom wall art (prints and canvases), albums, and digital files, are available for purchase via packages and a la carte. Clients for lifestyle portrait sessions usually desire a variety of options to purchase. All digital files are high resolution and custom retouched.


WHY AREN’T DIGITAL FILES THE CHEAPEST PURCHASE?
Digital files are the most valuable and versatile purchase. With your purchase, you receive a print release with the granted ability to make prints/products (from wallet to poster size) for personal use, such as canvas/wall art, photo books, calendars, key chains, mugs, notebooks, pillows, and so forth (the list goes on and on) at any time in the future. Once you have your high-resolution digital files, you have no reason to return to your photographer given you are able to make prints/products from those files on your own. As such, the high-resolution digital files are priced accordingly considering their value.

Family Lifestyle Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Fashion, Business, & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

Business Branding Photo for KSimon Photography | Atlanta + Dallas Fashion, Business, & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FOR MY PERSONALIZED PROOF REVEAL + ORDERING? Once your proofs are ready, you will be contacted to schedule your personalized proof reveal + ordering time. During this time, your proofs will be presented to you for premiere viewing, as well as ordering our stunning professional prints & products. Samples of our prints & products will also be available for you via our private studio (Atlanta and surrounding areas only) or electronically to view and have the option of purchasing. Ordering is separate from your portrait session fee and must be completed during your personalized proof reveal + ordering time. To maintain our high quality level of service, a $500 minimum order is required.


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY IMAGES?
Following your session, the best of the best images are carefully selected. Then custom retouching is completed for each image and prepared for client presentation (during your personalized reveal + ordering time). Due to our commitment to producing the highest possible quality for photographic products coupled with popular demand and part-time business operation, proofs are ready to view and make selections to order about 2 to 3 weeks following your session.

Fashion Headshot of Child | Atlanta + Dallas Fashion, Business, & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

Lifestyle Photo of Highway Traffic | Atlanta + Dallas Fashion, Business, & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

DO YOU SERVICE CLIENTS LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE ATLANTA, GA AREA? Yes, we do! If you are located beyond a 30-mile radius of our Atlanta studio, a travel fee will apply. We are honored when clients choose us for their lifestyle, fashion, and business photography (portrait studio and outdoor) needs regardless of the distance!


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