FAQ

How Do I schedule?

Please fill out the form on the contact page and I will get back to you.

Do you require a deposti?

Yes.

-1 hour sessions require a $50.00 non-refundable deposit
-2 hours sessions require a $100.00 non-refundable deposit
-3 + hours sessions require a $200.00 non-refundable deposit
-The deposit is part of your purchase and is deducted from the total cost. Deposits must be made to confirm your appointment.

The balance is due the date of the photo session.

When Do I Pay? What type of payments do you accept?

Deposits are required prior to confirming your appointment. The balance is due on the day of appointment. I accept cash, cashapp, zelle, or paypal.

How many photos will I get in a 1hr portrait/engagement session?

1 hour: 25 edited images (minimum)
2 hours: 50 edited images (minimum

How many photos will I get for events?

About 25 edited images per hour (minimum)

How long will it take for me to get my photos?

1 & 2 hour portrait and event sessions can expect photos 5 business days after the session.

Photos will be delivered in an online gallery for download. The gallery will be available for 1 year.

If a USB flash drive is ordered, it will be mailed 1-5 days after the final edits are available. Tracking information is provided via text/email once it has been shipped. Custom photo books, prints and other custom photo items typically take an additional 3-4 weeks.

How do you ship the USB Flash Drive?

The USB flash drive will be mailed 1-5 days after the on-line gallery is available. I ship USPS priority and provide tracking information via text/email.

The USB flash drive is not included in all packages. Portrait and event sessions do not include a USB flash drive or photo disc. USB flash drives can be ordered for an additional fee.

Do you shoot weddings?

Currently I do not shoot weddings.

How much does a portrait or event session cost?

Portraits sessions cost $200 for a 1 hr session. Events cost $150 per hour.

Can I extend the session on the day of?

Yes you can at an additional cost.

Do you have a cancellation/reschedule policy?

Portraits/Events: If your confirmed for portraits or an event but need to cancel or reschedule your deposit is valid and can be used towards another shoot within 1 year of the original appointment date. Please notify me at least 8 hours before your confirmed appointment time to cancel or reschedule. There is a $50 fee (taken from the deposit) if your appointment is not cancelled or rescheduled 8 or more hours prior to your confirmed appointment start time. Please note that your scheduled photo session start time is firm, if you are late your appointment time is not extended. Example; if your 1 hour photo session is scheduled to start at 2:00pm and you arrive at 2:17pm, your appointment will still conclude at 3pm, not 3:17pm.

How can I prepare for my shoot (part 1)?

1.Communicate all of your photo needs and ideas with me. This includes providing photo ideas that have inspired you. I encourage all customers to send me other photos that they like and let me know what you like about the photos; the pose, the lighting, the editing, etc. Be as specific as possible regarding what the photo shoot is for, the purpose and possible uses for the photos, deadlines or time restrictions, what look and type of photos wanted from the shoot, etc. Also, if you have specific “problem areas” (scars, wrinkles, acne) that may need special attention when I am editing or things you want me to avoid or not to capture, please let me know ahead of time.

2.Location; keep in mind that shady areas are needed for the photos, chose a location that has shaded areas. The location should be chosen based off of 3 factors: 1.The location is in a convenient area that makes sense and works for you and other appointments you may have to coordinate into your session day 2. Your outfit/fashion looks 3. The overall look/feel you want out of your photos. More urban street vibes vs. more nature vibes.

3.Make sure all children are well rested. I suggest scheduling your shoot around your child’s nap time. Every participant (adults included) should be well rested with a positive attitude. This will enhance your photos.

4.It’s important to inform children about their upcoming photo shoot and let them know what is happening. Getting them excited about the shoot will prepare them for the session. Encourage smiling, kissing, hugging, fun and affection. Adults should also connect and be present emotionally and physically. Closeness and affection will make for loving photos.

5.Feel free to bring a family member or friend to the shoot with you. They can help carry your personal belongings and make children laugh.

How can I prepare for my shoot (part 2)?

6.Makeup, hair and fashion styling is very important. Because of the high quality technology I use, my camera will capture everything. Its best practice to have your makeup done professionally or apply makeup to conceal problem areas, acne, scars, etc. Hair being freshly styled, in place and well-kept will also make for better photos. Clothing that is comfortable yet stylish is preferred. Don’t forget to bring additional lip stick/lip gloss/lip moisturizer, lotion, hair comb/brush, etc. Bring additional clothing looks if your session time allows for outfit changes.

7.Accessorize; bring a hat, scarf, sun glasses, jacket, etc. Simple apparel additions can enhance and change your photos, giving you more variety in the shots.
Bring props or things that are important to you. Incorporating special items into your photos can make for special, one of a kind photos. Example: High school seniors may bring a class ring, school jacket, sports equipment for a sport they participate in, books, etc. for their senior portrait session. A mommy to be may bring baby shoes, an ultrasound photo, baby clothing, etc. for her maternity shoot. Engaged couples can bring a save the date mailing, engagement ring, pet, etc. to their engagement session.

8.Planning ahead and being organized with everything needed for your shoot (clothing, hair, makeup, locations, etc.) will help you get to the shoot on time. Allowing plenty of time between hair and makeup appointments is encouraged.

9.Be open minded and willing to try new things. Things that may seem silly can make for fun and unique photos.

10.Be ready to have fun. Laughing and movement is encouraged. Don’t get caught up in being posed, be natural and free. Enjoy the moment!

Do I have to order prints through you?

No you do not. You do have the option to purchase prints from my site.

Will you use my photos on social media or on your website?

Yes, unless discussed in detail prior to your appointment being confirmed.

Photo Release Disclosure: Upon accepting & completing a photo appointment with DREWPIXS, you agree and consent to DREWPIXS reserving the right to use photographs taken for business purposes and materials. These materials might include printed or electronic publications (including websites: www.drewpixs.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest). You further agree that your name and identity may be revealed in descriptive text or commentary in connection with the image(s). You authorize use of these images indefinitely without compensation. All negatives, positives, prints, digital reproductions and enhancements shall be the property of DREWPIXS.


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