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FAQ

Please read below to find answers to many of your questions.

How does your photo shoot process work? What is included in your photo sessions?

EMAZING 4 step photo process:

  • Appointment confirmed via email (deposit required)
  • Photo shoot takes place
  • Receive edited preview photos (with logo/ resized for easy internet posting)
  • On-line gallery is available (with all edited photos/ no logo)

This information applies to portrait sessions, event sessions and the Emazing, Endless Love & Exclusive Love Wedding Packages:

Once I receive all of your appointment information and deposit your appointment is confirmed via email. After the session or wedding (typically within 5 business days) I text/email you 10 (portraits/events) 20 (weddings) edited preview photos. This allows you to preview some of the edited photos before your order is complete and on-line. Feel free to post the preview photos as you’d wish. Once all of your photos are edited they are available for viewing, saving and print ordering for 10 years on PASS; an on-line photo sharing site/gallery. I text/email your personal webpage link and password as soon as the photos are uploaded, then you can access them online. For weddings (USB flash drive is included) or customers who order an USB flash drive or photo disc it is then mailed directly to you and tracking information is texted/emailed to you. If your order includes prints, custom photo book or any other custom photo items, those items will be created after the gallery is online. That process typically takes an additional 2-3 weeks.

How much does a portrait or event session cost?

PORTRAITS

1 hour session: $200 + tax

1 hour personalized photo session 

25 edited images (minimum)

On-line gallery (10 years)

Professional editing

Photo print release

2 hours session: $350 + tax

2 hours personalized photo session 

50 edited images (minimum)

On-line gallery (10 years)

Professional editing

Photo print release

 

EVENTS

1 hour session: $200 + tax

1 hour of photography

All edited images

Online gallery (10 years)

Professional editing

Photo print release

2 hours session: $350 + tax

2 hours of photography

All edited images

Online gallery (10 years)

Professional editing

Photo print release

 

Additional hour of photography: $150.00 per hour

Additional photographer: $150.00 per hour

$30 USB flash drive with all edited photos

$20 photo disc with all edited photos

A minimum $30.00 travel fee will be added to shoots taking place more than 10 miles from zip code 98122

Parking fees and entry fees must also be paid by the customer

How much does a wedding cost?

Emazing Photography, LLC offers three wonderful wedding packages!

Emazing Wedding Package $500 + tax

  • 2 hours of photography w/ 1 photographer
  • 100 edited images (minimum)
  • Professional editing
  • Online gallery (10 years)
  • Photo print release
  • Photo prints: (2) 8×10, (4) 5×7
  • USB flash drive

Endless Love Wedding Package $1500 + tax

  • 1 hour engagement session
  • 4 hours of photography w/ 1 photographer
  • 300 edited images (minimum)
  • Professional editing
  • Online gallery (10 years)
  • Photo print release
  • Photo prints: (4) 8×10, (6) 5×7, (8) 4×6
  • USB flash drive
  • Custom photo book

Exclusive Love Wedding Package $2500 + tax

  • 1 hour engagement session
  • 6 hours of photography w/ 2 photographers
  • 300 edited images (minimum)
  • Professional editing
  • Online gallery (10 years)
  • Photo print release
  • Photo prints: (6) 8×10, (8) 5×7, (10) 4×6
  • USB flash drive
  • Custom photo book

Additional hour of photography: $150.00 per hour

Additional photographer: $150.00 per hour

$30 USB flash drive with all edited photos

A minimum $30.00 travel fee will be added to shoots taking place more than 10 miles from zip code 98122

Parking fees and entry fees must also be paid by the customer

Do you require a deposit?

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 Emazing Wedding Package requires a $200.00 non-refundable deposit
  • The Endless Love Wedding Package requires a $300.00 non-refundable deposit
  • The Exclusive Love Wedding Package requires a $500.00 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. Deposits can be made via cash, check or PayPal.

The balance is due the date of the photo session.

Do you have a cancellation/reschedule policy?

If your confirmed portrait or event appointment needs to be cancelled or rescheduled your deposit is valid and can be used towards another EMAZING shoot within 1 year of the original appointment date. Please notify Erica 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 do I schedule?

Email erica@emazingphotography.com or call Erica at 206-747-3509 with the following information:

  • Your requested photo shoot date and start time
  • Location of photo shoot/event
  • Information regarding the event or type of photos needed; all photo shoot ideas, themes, names & ages of people being photographed, the occasion, special requests, etc.
  • Number of hours needed; 1 hour minimum
  • Phone number
  • Complete mailing address
  • Email address
  • Method of deposit payment (the deposit can be made directly on our website)

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. Cash is preferred (I don’t carry change), debit/credit card, checks made payable to Emazing Photography, LLC and PayPal payments are also accepted. Payments can be made directly on my website; click make payment. No portion of your order will be delivered until the balance is paid in full. $35 fee for returned checks.

How many photos will I get in a 1 hour portrait session? A 2 hour portrait session?

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

Please note: Indoor photo shoots, newborns or babies and merchandise/products/food items may produce less photos.

How many photos will I get in a 1 hour event session? A 2 hour event session?

This depends on the type of event and the number of guests. Events typically produce more photos than portrait sessions.

Most 1 hour event sessions produce 100-150 edited images.

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

1 & 2 hour portrait and event sessions can expect preview photos within 5 business days of the photo shoot. 1 & 2 hour portrait and event sessions can expect the on-line gallery within 21 business days of the photo shoot date. Portrait or event sessions lasting longer than 2 hours may take longer to complete.

If an USB flash drive or photo disc is ordered, it will be mailed 1-5 business days after the on-line gallery is 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.

Weddings can expect preview photos within 10 business days of the wedding date. Weddings can expect the on-gallery within 6-8 weeks of the wedding date. The USB flash drive will be mailed 1-5 business days after the on-line gallery is available. Tracking information is provided via text/email once the USB flash drive has been shipped. Custom photo books, prints and other custom photo items typically take an additional 3-4 weeks.

Please note that during peak photo seasons (typically summer and holidays), photo processing and completion times may be extended.

Will you use photos from my photo session or wedding 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 Emazing Photography, LLC you agree and consent to Emazing Photography, LLC reserving the right to use photographs taken for business purposes and materials. These materials might include printed or electronic publications (including websites: www.emazingphotography.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 Emazing Photography, LLC.

Do you require a contract?

Yes.

  • Weddings
  • Model, artistic, blog posts and promotional photo shoots on behalf of Emazing Photography, LLC.

How do you ship the USB flash drive? How long will it take for me to get my USB flash drive in the mail?

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. For local Washington residents you will receive the USB flash drive 1-2 days after the shipment date.

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

Why is your logo an elephant?

My grandmother Betty Jean loved elephants. She had tons and tons of elephant figurines and décor around her home. I love elephants in remembrance of her.

When did you start doing photography?

I’ve had a passion for photography since the 6th grade (11 years old). I officially started photographing professionally in March 2013.

What type of photography do you enjoy the most?

I enjoy outdoor portrait photography the most. I like that you can see change in people over time through photography. Photographing people is more personal and most pleasing to me. Outdoor photos offer a wide variety of natural backgrounds and beautiful natural light.

What type of camera do you shoot with?

Canon 5D Mark III AND Canon 7D.

Why choose Emazing Photography, LLC for photos?

My passion for photography is evident in my work. Each photo shoot is personalized and unique and I go the extra mile to make sure each customer has their photography needs met. I try not to completely control the shoot. I like to collaborate ideas for looks, poses, backgrounds, locations, etc. with each customer. While I do like posed photos, I also encourage and like more relaxed/ lifestyle photos. I am very professional and timely and years of customer service experience has really helped me in interacting and satisfying my EMAZING customers!

I send preview photos of edited images so that anxious customers can see some of the photos while I am still in the editing stage of their purchase. My customers get a free on-line gallery for 10 years! This includes all of their edited photos online (password protected) for viewing, saving and print ordering. I love this feature because you don’t have to send individual photos to your family and friends, you can simply share the link and password and let them see all of your EMAZING photos! In addition to that, every customer is given a photo release form and can print photos anywhere they would like, as much and as often as they would like. BOOK EMAZING PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC!

Do you have coupons? Photo shoot giveaways? Specials?

Please visit Emazing Photography, LLC ‘s social media sites for the latest specials, coupons, promotions and giveaways.

How can I prepare for my shoot?

  • 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 are wanted from the shoot, etc.
  • Make sure all children are well rested. I suggest scheduling your shoot around your child’s nap time. Every participant (adults included) should also be well rested with a positive attitude. This will enhance your photos.
  • Makeup and hair is very important. Because of the high quality technology I use, my camera will capture everything. It’s 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.
  • 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.
  • Bring props or things that are important to you. Example: High school seniors may bring a class ring, school jacket, sports equipment for a sport they participated 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.
  • 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.
  • Be open minded and willing to try new things.
  • Be ready to have fun.

What is your photography style?

I started liking photography because it was fun, I want to keep it that way! I am a pretty easy going photographer. I like posed photos, but I really enjoy natural authentic moments. I like to capture people doing ordinary lifestyle things, enjoying life, creating memories with family and showing love that I can capture in a photograph. I collaborate with my customers, I do not control the entire shoot. I am always open to my customer’s ideas and needs for the shoot. I love colorful vibrant photos, as well as classic black and white photos. Laughter photos are always special to me because the smile is natural and the photo shows so much joy. It’s important that I capture closeness, love and affection among loved ones.