WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHY?
We are obsessed with what we do. We are constantly educating through webinars and workshops. This is not a side gig, it’s our full-time passion.
There is zero shame when it comes to making your kids laugh. Jennifer is a mom of five and Matt is a dad to six se we don’t care to embarrass ourselves to create an amazing photo. We provide a technical eye with a personable experience. If you are worried about your crazy toddler, don’t. We have literally seen it all.
Our studio is fully stocked with all the clothing, headbands, hats, vintage quilts, textures and props you’ll need. We also strive to provide a fun in-studio atmosphere, from our kids play area to a fully stocked snack and coffee bar. Each studio room, from our newborn studio to our bigger child and family studio, is handcrafted and designed with love by Matt, Shea and Jen.
Never had a professional photoshoot before? Don’t worry about a thing. All of our photo sessions are directed and engaging. You don’t have to know what you’re doing, because we do. Pre Session consultations give us a good idea of your style so we can personalize your final images. Afterward, you get to enjoy a reveal session where you watch your beautiful images in a slideshow projected onto an 8 foot screen.
HOW DO I BOOK A PHOTO SESSION?
We’ve made it as simple as possible to book your session. Go to the section that represents the session you are wanting to book. In that section you will find a book now button at the bottom of the Information, follow the steps to book your session online. As your check out and complete your online booking there will be a space in our information form that allows you to fill in your top three choices for dates. If we can not accommodate any of those, you will receive a call from our assistant to work a day out that best fits your schedule. Once you pay your session fee, your are officially booked and within 48 hours, you will receive a confirmation email that contains a session confirmation, your date and time for your session. In regard to newborn sessoins, we know they operate on their own timeline so due dates are just a guideline. When you have reserve your session ahead of time you are guaranteed to be worked in within 7-14 days of birth no matter how busy we may be! Once you’ve paid your session fee, your are locked in! We do tend to book in advance, especially in peak seasons, so the earlier you book, the better chance you have at getting your desired time. You can also book your session over the phone at 423-521-7427. Either way you book, be ready to pay your session fee as it is taken at the time of booking to hold your spot.
I HAVE A TODDLER…
Enough said. If you’re coming in with a toddler, throw every expectation out the window. Jennifer is a mom of five and Matt is a dad to six so we know that our children can sometimes be little dictators of our lives. Your child is running the session and we’re fine with that and we have tricks up our sleeves to help direct them. You may have to work a little harder for them, but they say “anything worth having is worth working for”. Your photos will be shockingly awesome.
WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT AFTER OUR SESSION?
We schedule a view and order session at the end of your session. You will come in, get comfy and watch your slideshow in the comfy viewing room on our 8 foot screen. Mini sessions typically result in 15-20 proofs and full sessions are typically 40-50 proofs. At that time, you will choose your digital files, wall art or books. It is NOT a high pressure sales session, just a speedy and efficient way to review photos and make sure you get exactly what you want as Matt and Jenn guide you through with their experience making the complete process less stressful.
HOW SHOULD WE EXPECT TO RECEIVE OUR PRODUCTS?
Purchased digital galleries are delivered via email through our digital file management and print ordering system. You will be able to download directly to your mobile device or computer and order professional, awesomely priced prints as well. We give our clients the option to either pick their order up here at the studio (which we secretly love because we get to see the final product) or we can have it shipped directly at your door step.
WHAT’S THE TURNAROUND TIME ON PHOTOS?
The day you come in to view your images, they are edited and ready to go. If you order digitals, they are typically delivered the same day. Wall art is 3-5 weeks, books and albums are 4-6 weeks and announcements, invitations and flat prints are 1-2 weeks turn around time. Holidays also may affect these deadlines- more so with product delivery.
Can I skip the ordering session and just have an online gallery?
Online galleries from Image Photography are for add on and digital delivery only. Our online galleries are called Infinity Galleries, so they stay up as long as we are in business and with Jennifer having 10 years and Matt having 17 years under their belt, you can bet we aren’t going anywhere. Due to unfortunate theft in the past, we do not release an online gallery until after the initial order is made at the viewing/ordering session.
DO YOU TRAVEL FOR SHOOTS?
We do on location and studio photos, with some favorite stock locations in mind. We typically travel within a 15-mile radius of our studio for full sessions or 5 miles for mini session, but we are always open to traveling new places, especially to the beach or anywhere tropical :)
DO YOU WORK WITH SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN?
We work with all kids: newborns, babies, toddlers, and special needs. We love them all. Our studio is handicap accessible and we are well versed in working with children of many different needs.
DO YOU OFFER DIGITAL FILES?
Yes! We know you want to share those images on social media and with family. Our Digital files are delivered via our Infinity gallery, this gallery allows you to download at your pace because it says up as long as we are in business. Share your download code with friends and family and enjoy unlimited downloads of your amazing images.
DO YOU EVER OFFER SPECIALS OR DISCOUNTS?
Throughout the year we offer specials that are often themed! Be the first to find out about our specials by subscribing to our emails here. We also offer a 10% discount on all prints and wall art for our armed service members, first responders and teachers.
HOW IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY Studio DIFFERENT THAN OTHERS?
Several reasons, beginning with our full service studio with separate newborn and general studios, our awesome client closet, and our comfy viewing room. With Matt’s technical knowledge and lighting expertise to Jen’s extensive knowledge of posing and direction, you are guaranteed to look your best and your features will be truly flattered. We know you are stepping out of your comfort zone- and that’s where you find the best things in life!
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT YOU?
Through our Contact Us page or our studio phone 423-521-7427. And THANK YOU for considering us to be your photographer!