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Frequently Asked Questions: Family Portraits


What should we wear on our photo shoot? 
Often times, our clients will bring a wardrobe change during a photo shoot. With that said, we suggest staying away from colors red and orange, prints and florals, and choosing a neutral palate. We suggest that men wear a buttoned-down shirt.

How far will you travel for a photo shoot? 
Most of our clients are within a 50-mile radius, in the Lakes Region, but we are willing to travel and may charge a small travel fee.

What is the best time of day for lighting?
We prefer to shoot our clients during the afternoon or evening light and can suggest a time for you depending on the season.

When we book with you, what do we receive? 
We provide, on average, about 60-100 images per hour session. The images are provided through digital download in web and in high-res digital jpeg file sizes. You will receive a non-exclusive copyright print permission form for printing the photos. The high-res images can print up to poster size on paper or canvas. The images are also provided in web size sharing format with our watermark.

What are your photos like?
Our photos and style are a blend of lifestyle, candid and posed. Clients receive unlimited and fully edited photos, in a variety of compositions and carefully edited for color, contrast, light, skin tone, and occasionally for minor blemishes. There is a fee for additional edits that are requested by the client. For some photos, we provide a duplicate in black and white.

What is your preferred setting when shooting?
We prefer to shoot in natural light in an outdoor setting. Some settings in the past have included a summer cottage, boat docks, historical buildings and landmarks, or popular icons to their city.

How many people can you fit in a photo?
We have done multiple photo shoots with families on vacation or families visiting for a reunion. On average, the number of people in these photos are 6-20 people (including children). We have several compositions and work with your vision as well. Oftentimes when young children or babies are present, we work with the children the best that we can. Children are affected by recent travel, time of day, lack of sleep, and temperature. With that said, some times these photos in particular are candid with the child smiling to someone off the set. We accept this about babies and children and capture this memory for you. Sometimes formal family portraits are not in the child’s plans for that day.

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