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    So you’re looking for a photographer…

    …but still have your share of questions before committing? You’ve come to the right place! Here’s a list of Frequently Asked Questions. If you still have unanswered questions upon completion of this captivating read, then send them my way at inquiries@mareaclarephotography.com!

     

    What kind of camera do you use?

    I currently use a Canon 5D Mark III and a variety of lenses – including L-series such as my beloved 135 f/2L.

    How long have you been in business?

    While my business itself is still in its infancy, I have been gaining experience with other photographers. Hopefully examples of my work can show I’m a fully capable photographer.

    How much do you charge for your services?

    Pricing all depends on what you are looking for and the package that best suits your needs! Please e-mail me at inquiries@mareaclarephotography.com for a price list

    How long does the process take?

    For Portraits, you should expect to see proofs 3-5 weeks from the shoot date. For any event photography, anticipate 6-8 weeks before viewing proofs. Any additional time in receiving final products will be dependent upon what is ordered.

    How will I receive my images? What products do you offer?

    Upon viewing your proofs, there are a variety of options to receive and display your images. You may order individual prints, albums, or even a disk or flash drive of your images with copyright release.

    Why do you charge so much for a CD/flash drive of all of the images?

    The different factors that play into the cost include – but are not limited to – the time taken to shoot and edit (and edit, and edit some more…) the images. Plus, I’m giving copyright releases on each and every photo to use or print elsewhere as you desire. This alone is something few photographers are willing to do.

    Can't you just send me the RAW files and I can edit them myself?

    All photos are required to have some sort of basic editing included. Giving a client an unedited image to me is like a chef giving a guest at a restaurant an uncooked steak. The guest may be fully capable of cooking the steak, but they came to the restaurant to receive that special seasoning the chef adds. People come to me because they like my style, and I will deliver nothing short of that. Advanced editing comes at an additional charge, and is not required, but all files do include editing of some sort prior to delivery.

    Do you shoot studio or on-location?

    I specialize on on-location photography. Let’s go play in the park – no boring studio setups for me!

    How many clothing/location/prop changes are included?

    This depends on the particular package you choose. Generally speaking, there is no additional charge for clothing or prop changes. However, the time it takes to make these changes do count against your session time. So plan wisely! Location changes depend upon the distance between locations.

    Do you shoot weddings?

    At this time I do not offer my services for weddings. However, I am more than happy to shoot an engagement, bridal portraits, bridal shower, and bachelorette party. Please check out my fellow photographer and colleague Shayna Rae if you are interested in Wedding Photography.

    Do you shoot birthday parties/family reunions?

    Yes, and yes! Whether it’s a special family gathering, baby’s first (second, third, fourth…) birthday party, or a sweet 16, I am there!

    Do you offer any discounts/specials?

    Generally speaking, my prices are set. Anyone can buy a digital camera these days, but the time it takes to master the art and all of the organizing, planning, and editing involved are the real investment you make in a photographer. That being said, prices are subject to change, so don’t hesitate to ask for an updated price list!

    Why should I choose you to be my photographer over someone else?

    There are many capable – and extremely talented – photographers out there. I’d like to think my sentimental outlook and film storytelling background set me apart from the rest. The key is that I want you to enjoy your time and not worry about if I’m getting the shot; and I will capture the moments big or small (especially those moments you may not even be aware are happening at the time) so that you will have memories (and of course, pictures of many of them) which you will cherish for a lifetime.

     

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