do you shoot film, too? do you shoot nikon or canon?

no, only digital. while i love the look of film, i personally prefer to shoot digital. maybe in the future i'll try it out! 

and canon, all the way, y'all!

is there a travel fee?

for my portrait and branding sessions, i charge just for my gas to and from location. for all intimate weddings or elopements, that is factored into the total package cost.

is there a sitting fee? a retainer?

nope! no sitting fees here! 

i do require a retainer for intimate weddings, elopements, and any portrait or brand sessions that are $300+!

how many edited images do i get?

while it depends on the type + length of the session, i do have a minimum amount guaranteed for each. usually, for half an hour session, i guarantee at least 15 edited images; and for an hour session, i guarantee at least 25 edited images. for intimate weddings and elopements, you are guaranteed at least 100 edited images. i usually end up giving quite a good bit more, but there will always be a minimum number guaranteed!

how long will take to receive my gallery?

for portrait sessions, it usually takes anywhere between 3 to 6 weeks to get your gallery delivered. for weddings, it takes longer, usually between 6 to 10 weeks. i'll let you know when your gallery is ready + in your email inbox!

life can be unpredictable sometimes, so that's why my delivery windows are larger like this!

can i print the images myself?

yes! as soon as they're delivered and payment has been received in full, those images are yours to print an unlimited amount of times and to use for personal, non-commercial distribution. you'll receive a photo agreement + print release at the time of booking that will give you full printing rights! 

can i get all of the files, even the unedited ones?

because you are paying for my creative input, artistic style, and also because you need the software to convert and process files, i never release any of the RAW/CR2 files under any circumstances. please just trust me as your photographer to curate and give you the best ones!

do you have specific locations in mind?

i usually have my go-to spots that i enjoy shooting at frequently, but i am always up for visiting new places and spaces! feel free to share your suggestions with me! also, let me know what you're looking for, and i'll always do my best to find a spot that fits your vibe ! (travel, industrial, urban, nature, downtown, etc.)

how far out should i book my session?

as soon as possible! usually, i like to have my months planned out, at the latest, 2-3 weeks in advance! it's hard to schedule things only a week and a half out, finding childcare and all that stuff, so it's nice to have the most time to prep! 

with intimate weddings and elopements specifically, i recommend booking your venue then your photographer/videographer. 10-12+ months before the big day is usually the very latest i like for people to book with me! my calendar fills up quickly! the further out, the more likely that i'll have your date available!

do you use preset packs/filters?

as your photographer, i intentionally curate and hand edit all of my images, from start to finish, meaning that i never just slap a preset on them and go!  furthermore, my attention to detail ensures that you receive photos that will stand the test of time! remember: good things take time! it'll be worth it, i promise!

do you offer prints?

i like to keep everything digital and easy-access. so much easier for everyone! while i don't offer print products of any sessions, i will have travel photos to order soon!

do you take credit cards?

unfortunately, i don't physically accept credit cards for payment, but check, cash, and venmo (@kelseybutcher) are all acceptable forms of payment!

do you bring props to the session?

usually, i don't, just because i like to leave things pretty natural looking, and i use my environment, but i am totally fine with clients bringing their own props depending on the session! we can definitely talk more about it!

can i post my photos to facebook/instagram/twitter?

absolutely! i love it when clients share my work with their loved ones and friends! just please make sure to give me credit (tag me/mention me or my page) anytime you post them somewhere, and i ask that you don’t manipulate/edit (instagram/facebook/phone filters or overly cropping) your pictures in any way. a simple caption + your hashtags will do! bonus points for putting #kelseybutcherphoto when posting! ;)

will you post a preview?

i usually always try my best to share a sneak peek on social media + i'll tag or mention you in them so you won't miss them! honestly, sometimes i can't make it happen before i send you your final gallery because life happens, but i'll always try! the rest will be delivered to you by the earlier stated deadlines! 

can you photoshop out my x, y, or z?

i don't use photoshop to edit, so blemishes and spots are easy to remove, but not whole heads, appendages, or wardrobe malfunctions. i do my very best to fix everything during our time together, to notice anything out of place, etc., and to leave everything as naturally as it was in real life, just a little glossier!

do you travel?

absolutely! with travel being a huge, integral part of my brand, i want you to know that i love to jet set off to new places, whether it's within the U.S. or outside of it! in the last several years, i've been to and photographed people's stories in the uk, italy, france, minnesota, alabama, tennessee, west virginia, north carolina, and chicago! always looking to connect with and tell new clients turned friends' stories, so if you want to bring me to your city, let's make it happen!

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