What kind of photographer are you?
I am strictly a portrait photographer. This means I do everything from classic head shots, engagement shoots, family photos and more. I currently am NOT photographing weddings or parties of any kind, I have yet to find the right team to work with for such a big job!
Not necessarily. Like weddings, newborn photography is considered a specialty type of photography. I can however come to your home and do what is called a lifestyle shoot. This includes personal and up close portraits of your and your new little one in the comfort of your own home.
Do you photograph newborns or do Fresh 48s?
No, Ashley Johnston Photography does not haggle or barter.
What if I only want a few pictures, can you cut the price in half and charge me for only those?
Ashley Johnston Photography is allowed to charge a tax of 6.25% for each session. By state law AJP is required that sales tax be charged for all digital images, sitting fees, and any additional photo prints sold.
Why do you charge tax?
What kind of experience can we expect?
I'm a very easy going person, with that being said I like to channel that into my work. Most photos are lightly posed, meaning I’ll help get you into place first and then encourage interaction and real expressions while we’re snapping away. I love natural photos. When your guard is down and you are comfortable that is when the real smiles come out.
No, not ever. Photographers are hired to not only to photograph but to create, this is where the editing process comes into play without that the photos are just flat digital negatives. I pride myself in delivering the best possible products to my clients, this is why you will receive the selected amount of professionally edited and retouched photos that come with your session.
Do you give away RAW images?
What should we wear?
It is best to keep clothing simple, avoiding large logos or busy patterns. I always suggest layers/textures. In group photos, color coordinating but not too "matching" is always more pleasing to the eye. Wear clothes that represent you and who you are. Feel free to bring a change of clothing, outfit changes are allowed as long as they are within what the time limit allows.
Do you provide props or rentals?
Usually, no. Unless you have scheduled a THEMED session with me I do not provide props or dress rentals of any kind. I do however provide essentials such as blankets and bug spray if needed. Clients are always welcome to bring whatever they would like to use in their photos.
Where will my session take place?
The location of the photo session is up to you, we currently are in the process of searching for the right location to set up our studio. Ideally I prefer to use natural, available light. Once your photo shoot date is booked we will discuss what type of feel you are looking for in your photographs, we can then work together to come up with the perfect location. Newborn photo sessions are almost always held within the comfort of your own home.
When will I receive my photos?
Every session delivery time is different as session times vary. Typical turn around time for mini sessions are 7-10 days. Larger 1 hour to 2 hour sessions range from 3-4 weeks. I will usually post sneak peek photos of the session on my website and/or Facebook page within a few days of your session. There is a "rush edit" add-on if any emergencies a rise for 2-3 day delivery, price varies based on session size.
I keep gallery sessions available online for an exact month. Within this time frame it is up to the client to view and download their photos to personal computers or cellphones. After that month expires your photos are then transferred to an external hard drive and kept for a year from the session date. This is to ensure that if any case you lose your photos or anything happens I can resend you your session at no additional cost. If the client is wishing to ordered a CD within the year time frame there is a $5 charge, this covers delivery mailing fees.
My photos are being delivered digitally. How long will you keep them available online?
Do you offer prints?
Yes! Once you recieve your session gallery you are given the option to place an order! **$25 minimum order on all photo prints.**