Frequently Asked Questions
Because, the more you know, the better we can work together to create some great photographs.
Where are you located?
We're located in West Fort Worth about 3 blocks from TCU. Because we shoot lifestyle photography, we don't utilize a studio for photography sessions.
What are your rates?
Because each photo session is different, we recommend reaching out to us for a quote on your photography need. Every experience comes with a few guarantees which can be checked out here.
I'm not photogenic. Help!
Just about everyone claims to be un-photogenic, but it never turns out to be true. We enjoy coaching clients through the process of having their photos taken and practice a no-stress policy with our clients. Photo sessions are meant to capture the joy in your life, so let's have some fun and create some great memories together. After dozens of sessions with fussy toddlers and moody teenagers, we have a few tricks up my sleeve to help you get more comfortable in front of the camera and have a great time during your session.
What should I wear?
We have thought and thought about whether or not we should create a quick PDF to help clients with this decision, but since styles change every season, we recommend that clients browse Pinterest and search for 'photography session outfit ideas' to gain some outfit inspiration.
Do you provide hair/makeup?
We don't work directly with a hair/makeup artist, I'm happy to provide a list of recommendations upon request. Please be sure to allow plenty of extra time in case your appointments run longer than expected.
What if it rains or snows on my session date?
If there is a chance for bad weather we will connect with you at least 24 hours before the session appointment to touch base or create a Plan B with you. In the event of severe/inclement weather on the day of your session, we will connect to reschedule for no additional fee. We keep a number of dates open each month to ensure that everyone gets their photos done within their time frame.
I just need updated headshots - do you offer mini sessions?
We believe that your photo session should not be rushed, but totally understand the need to get a few professional LinkedIn photos or 1 or 2 updated photos (especially for all those students out there). To fulfill this need, we offer the same services provided in a full-length session at half the cost and a fraction of the time. To ensure that you can take advantage of this discounted rate and quick session length, please share as much information as you can with us when we connect. The more we know about what you are needing, the better we can photograph for you.
*It's not uncommon for one of us to meet a client on their college campus for a quick 20 minute photo session so they can update their LinkedIn profile with a professional photo or two. So connect with us and let's make it happen.
How do I get my photos?
So here's the thing (this is our rant about the photography business and some fellow photographers, only because it happened to us once). There are a lot of photographers who are double charging for their services (you know, when you pay for the session then have to pay additional fees for access to the digital viewing library or for the digital copies of the photos (that you originally paid to have taken in the first place)). This doesn't make any sense to us. This method makes the client pay for their photos to get taken, but then the clients have to pay more to get their photos. That's ridiculous. The photos a client is paying the photographer to take of them should be given back to the client; it's what you are paying for.
At A.L. Creative + Co., your session price includes the cost of delivering the digital copies of your images to you. There are no hidden fees with us. Ever.
Because of this, we offer two ways you can retrieve your photos. The first is by meeting up or mailing you a flash drive that contains your final images. The second option (usually the most convenient) is to send you a link to a Google Drive folder that contains your edited images that you can download and share at your convenience.
Do you deliver every photo you shoot?
On average, we shoot about five times the amount of photos guaranteed for your session in order to ensure that we end up with great photos. For your final set of images, I'll shoot *at least* several hundred frames and then narrow them down to the best set that will be delivered to you.
When will I get my photographs back?
Our turnaround is usually within 1-1/2 to 2 weeks after your session date for most session types. The shorter the session, the shorter the turnaround will be.
FAQ About Our Lead Photographer
How long have you been a photographer?
I started photographing professionally when I was 15 years old, so over seven years now. I got my first client after I posted some photos I took of my sister on Facebook. After that, more people connected with me and I've been busily photographing people's lives ever since.
What camera do you use?
I shoot with two camera bodies, a Nikon D750 and a Nikon D7000 with a variety of lenses.
Did you study photography in school?
Not officially, but I took photography classes through TCU's College of Fine Arts and attended Nikon Photography School. It was a tough decision between photography and english/writing, but ultimately I decided on a Liberal Arts degree.
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