Here are some answers to questions that I am often asked as a professional photographer.
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I recommend that you book me at least 1-2 months prior to when you think you will need the photographs, in order to avoid disappointment.
However, if you have a tight deadline or need a last minute photoshoot, please do not hesitate to send me an email so I can see if I can squeeze you into my schedule.
I may still have a couple of spots available if my agenda permits, so please contact me as soon as possible so we can schedule a date and time for our photoshoot.
On weekends, I rarely photograph so that I have a good work-life balance, can reset, and of course, give my best on each shoot. If you are unable to make it during the week, I am happy to shoot on the weekend.
Occasionally, I am requested to photograph events, commercial shoots, or for clients not available during the week. Generally, I am available on Saturdays or Sundays when it is convenient for the client, but I recommend shooting early in the morning because depending on the location, there may be more people around.
The "Weekend Fee" is calculated according to the shooting hours included in the package. After that, I will add the weekend fee to the package. For weekend shooting, an additional 50% fee per hour will be charged:
The resulting photos may be featured offline and online to expand my business, attract clients, or enhance my blog. It is my policy to respect the privacy of my customers and will not use, or distribute their images without their consent.
Don't want the photos to be featured?
If you do not wish to be featured, there is an additional charge of €50 (excl. VAT).
Definitely, you can choose your favorite photos from the proofs. The number of photographs for selection will be determined by the photoshoot and package that you have booked.
Please remember that duplicate photos, the outtakes of blurry images, eyes closed, hair in the face, unflattering poses or facial expressions are eliminated after careful consideration before your photo proof selection process. This will save you considerable time while selecting your favorite photos. The photo proofs are not the final creative product, but they provide clients with a representative view of the images before they are retouched.
After the client selects his or her favorite images from the proofs, the photographer will retouch and artistically edit the final images. The real magic happens during retouching! Retouched photos are delivered at the highest quality, size and without any watermarks.
Unfortunately, this is not possible. You will receive the number of total images that are included in your photoshoot and in the package you have booked. However, additional photos may be purchased if desired.
+ A client will not receive RAW files or photos that have not been retouched as they do not reflect the photographer's portfolio style. You are hiring me because you trust my work and like the way I photograph and retouch. As an artist, I would not have completed my work if I delivered photos without retouching. In order to make the photos look the best, I deliver them retouched. I greatly appreciate your understanding.
+ The final photographs will be delivered with color correction and retouching at the highest size and quality without watermarks.
Absolutely! If desired, additional photos may be purchased. Listed below is the cost per image, based on the type of photography booked:
In the high season, this process could take longer. In some cases, delays may occur depending on my schedule, but I will notify you whenever there is a delay. My normal turnaround time varies depending on what type of photoshoot I am doing:
Do you require the photos sooner?
If you need a rush on your images, please let us know in advance. A fee will apply to rushed images (this option may not be available if we are fully booked in that month).
An additional fee will be charged for a "Rush Fee" on top of the photoshoot:
Each of your chosen images is lovingly hand-retouched; first processed from its Raw file. I use Lightroom for color correction and Photoshop to retouch my photographs. My retouching style is bright, colorful, and natural.
Here I have explained the differences between Basic, Professional, and High-End photo retouching services in order to make it clear what is involved in each service:
Absolutely! I often work with professional make-up and hair stylists in The Netherlands when shooting Portraits, Boudoirs, Commercial and Fashion Photography. As a courtesy to my clients who have booked with me, I have prepared a pdf booklet with professional make-up & hairstylists who may be selected based on portfolio, budget, etc. If you would like a copy of my pdf booklet of make-up and hairstylists, please contact me.
Once a photoshoot has been booked, all clothing advice and recommendations will be provided.
Depending on the season, I can also advise you on the best props and colors. I am happy to answer any questions you may have in the lead-up to your photoshoot. Feel free to contact me at any time.
I have a lot of tricks to make you look confident and natural in your photos, and I love coaching my clients during their photoshoot. If you are having a good time, you will appear to be more beautiful than you ever imagined possible!
Definitely! It is possible to upgrade packages up until the day of the photo session. If this is the case, please contact me as soon as possible. Downgrading of packages is not possible.
During my photoshoots, it seems like time flies by! You can extend the duration of your photoshoot after the time is up if you wish.
However, multiple photoshoots are usually scheduled during the day. If you want to add more time to your photo session, it's highly recommended that you notify the photographer with time in advance.
Once your photos are retouched, you will receive a link to download them via WeTransfer. You can also print your memories directly from your online private gallery.
Within your proof gallery, you will find the Client Shop, where you can purchase additional prints, products, creative gifts, and design your own photo book.
Without a doubt! Despite living in Hilversum, I travel to Amsterdam for photoshoots every day, as well as other parts of the Netherlands. Being an avid globetrotter and world explorer, I absolutely enjoy traveling for photoshoots! Shoot me a message if you are interested in working with me in another city. I will offer suggestions of nearby locations and we can discuss the endless possibilities!
Indeed! As a gesture of appreciation for supporting my small business, returning clients are eligible for discounts on a future photoshoot. Please inquire for further details.
Weather forecasts will be verified three times: 6 days before the shoot, 1 day before, and the morning of the shoot. A photo session may be postponed if it is raining heavily, depending on the photographer's and client's availability.
The full amount of the photo session will be refunded if the photo session cannot take place due to bad weather.
I kindly ask that you arrive on time, as I often have other photoshoots after yours and I must arrive on time for each of them.
- If you are 30 minutes late, your session will be discounted by 30 minutes.
- If you do not show up to the shoot, it will automatically result in cancellation, and the money will not be refunded.
Reschedules of photo sessions can be made by clients within 72 hours after the booking is made or 14 days prior to the scheduled photoshoot.
In all other cases, a deposit of €65 (excl. VAT) is required to book the photoshoot and package for a new date and time.
The only way to reschedule a photoshoot is to send an e-mail on the contact form. Moreover, requests that don't come through e-mail don't have any rights or obligations.
If you cancel your shoot within 72 hours of booking, you will receive a full refund. The policy does not apply to last-minute bookings made less than 14 days in advance of the photoshoot.
The full reimbursement is reduced by a 40% deposit for Portrait Photography and Boudoir Photography, so a 60% refund is given.
As Commercial Photography is a very complex and time-consuming process, we require 70% of the project cost, so a 30% refund will be granted.
It is possible to receive a full refund if you have to cancel due to an unforeseen circumstance that is beyond your control. Check to see if your situation is listed and that you can provide the necessary documentation before canceling.
Documentation is required under the following circumstances:
+ An unexpected death or serious illness of a client, photographer, or close family member.
+ Physical damage or injury. The client will need to provide a doctor's statement. To get a full refund, the statement must be dated after the booking was confirmed. Our Extenuating Circumstances Policy doesn't cover pre-existing conditions that the customer knew about when they booked.
+ Natural disasters (including pandemics or epidemics) or severe weather affect the photoshoot.
+ Travel restrictions that are beyond the control of the client or photographer.
+ Requirements imposed by the government after the booking has been made. It includes jury duty, travel restrictions or disruptions, court appearances, and military deployment. It will be necessary for you to provide a copy of the official notice dated after the booking was confirmed, including the name of the person assuming the obligations.
Unexpected situations that may impact photoshoot participation will be carefully evaluated such as:
+ Acts of terrorism, civil unrest, security threat advisories, and changes in visa or passport requirements.
+ These circumstances do not require documentation, but each case will be reviewed to ensure that the client is directly affected.