OUR PROCESS

AND FAQ'S

4 STEPS TO AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE

From planning to installation, we’ve got you covered with a full service experience. Although each session is unique and might not follow this process exactly (especially commercial projects) this is a general guide for how our process works. It all starts by filling out the contact box below so we can get started.

Discovery Session

The first step is a fun one: daydreaming & planning your session. Bring your big ideas and Pinterest boards, and we’ll figure it all out. From what to wear to what products you might want these images in, I’ll answer all of your questions so you feel comfortable and excited to proceed. We’ll go over my investment guide so there are no surprises when it comes time to order digitals & products. We can do this over Zoom or together at the studio.

Photo Session

The second step is the session itself. We’ll meet either at the studio or on location (or a bit of both!). If you’ve booked a Luxe Session, it will start with hair & makeup for yourself and the other ladies who might be in on the fun. If you booked a Simple Session, we’ll jump right in with the photos. During our session we’ll get a variety of looks, change wardrobe a few times, and style a variety of images so you’ve got a good mix to choose from at the Ordering meeting. 

Viewing & Ordering

The third step is probably the one you’ll be most exited for, the time see  all the lovely images we created at the shoot. If we have time we can do this straight away after the shoot or schedule a meeting a few days later. We’ll review a gallery of 25+ images together and decide how we’d like to display & keep them. During this session we do make the financial decisions so please have everyone present who needs to be there.

Installation & Follow-Up

By now we’ve wrapped up our time together. If you’ve ordered a Wall Art Series and aren’t sure or don’t have time to hang it, just let us know. We offer full installation as a complimentary service for you. It’s all about the little details, and that’s what we pride ourselves in keeping. If you have any other hiccups along the way, just reach out! We have all of your purchased images digitally backed up. Also know that past clients come first, so the next time you need a photography session you’ll be our priority.

FAQ’S

1. HOW MUCH WILL THIS COST TOTAL?

This is a great question, and one I want to be completely transparent with you about. First, at EJP we don’t try to force you to buy things you don’t love or spend more than your budget allows. I’m an artist, not a salesperson. This is why our journey starts with a Discovery Session. We go over the investment guide and look at products together so you know exactly what products & digitals cost before you book. Then reach out to a few other photographers like me and you’ll see that I price myself fairly for everyday people to afford my services. Take a peak HERE at the Investment Page as a starter. 

2. DO YOU OFFER DIGITAL FILES?

YES! Digital Files can be purchased A La Carte or at a discount when you pair them with an Album, Wall Art Piece, or Video. We also back-up all images you purchase just in case your computer crashes somewhere down the line.

3. DO YOU RETOUCH IMAGES?

You bet I retouch everything. All digital files include a standard retouch to correct for color balance, color tone, and exposure. Any image purchased inside an Album or Wall Art piece gets a Signature Retouch, which includes skin,eyes,teeth, hair retouching, background object removal if needed, and any other creative editing. For headshots, each digital image purchase will get a full Signature Retouch and can include a transparent background if you’d like as well. If you need something specific just ask!

4. DO YOU SHOOT ON LOCATION?

Of course I shoot on location all the time. We live near gorgous parks, cities, and outdoor spaces. My studio is steps away from downtown Excelsior, the lake, the beach, and the park. If you’d like your session to be outside, downtown Minneapolis, or even outside the Twin Cities area let’s chat. I do charge for mileage if greater than 25 miles from Excelsior.

5. DO YOU OFFER WARDROBE & STYLING?

I don’t have a studio wardrobe to offer clients (yet) but am happy to discuss ideas and make recommendations for you. I can also recommend rental services and help you choose what to wear. If you’d like to book a stylist for your shoot, I know some fabulously talented professionals in the Twin Cities who can help you really put those pieces together.

6. HOW MANY OUTFITS CAN I HAVE?

For a typical High School Senior girl session, I recommend bringing 7-10 outfits knowing we’ll choose 3-6 of them during our shoot. For the High School guys, that can be less. For families, sometimes 2-3 outfit changes is about what we can get in but it could be more if needed. We can definately chat about this during your Discovery Session and plan out what wardrobe we’ll pair with a background or location so we have a plan before we shoot. 

7. WHAT IF I WANT A PRODUCT YOU DON'T HAVE ON THIS LIST?

Let’s figure it out! I’ve curated my favorite products from US-based labs and artists that I love. But I have contacts with much more than that within the industry. If you are trying to match style you already have, or you’ve seen something that really catches your eye let’s talk about it. Chances are I can source it or something similar for you.

8. BUT I ALWAYS LOOK WEIRD IN PHOTOS!

Don’t worry, I hear this just about every day. Most people have some kind of issue with how they look in photos, it’s completely normal. When you hire a professional (like me!) please know that you’re not just hiring a fancy camera and lens. You are also hiring someone with the experience and knowledge of how to pose different body shapes & sizes, how to create flattering light, how to choose clothing that will look amazing, and how to retouch those suspect areas. You are paying for quality in the experience and in the final product, just like you would when purchasing a designer handbag or high-end piece of furniture.

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