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FAQs for J. Amado Photography

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  1. Are there any other charges added to your rates?
  2. Do you offer any discounts?
  3. Do you edit the images?
  4. When do I receive the images? Full-resolution? Release form?
  5. What is your availability?
  6. How far in advance do you book?
  7. Do you have suggestions for a location?
  8. What do I wear?
  9. What type of photography do you offer?
  10. Do you have a studio?
  11. What is an on-location (in-home) portrait photographer?

1. Are there any other charges added to your rates?

Our packages are affordably priced to include our "sitting fee" and "creative fee". We offer 1 and 1.5 hour packages and it should be all you need for most photo sessions. There are NO added charges to our rates unless you want to add more time or order prints. We are located in central Denver so it's very easy to travel to most homes and locations. We will travel up to 25 miles from our 80209 area code at no extra cost. If you live outside of that area we could discuss that over the phone. We travel throughout the Denver Colorado Metro area (Lakewood, Englewood, Golden, Thornton, Northglenn, Wheat Ridge, Westminster, Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Cherry Creek, Littleton, Aurora, Lone Tree, Stapleton area, etc.). As well as Colorado Springs, Castle Rock, Parker, Boulder, Broomfield, Superior, Louisville, Longmont, Loveland, and up to Fort Collins Colorado. For weddings and special occasions we will travel to the mountain areas, which include; Aspen, Vail, Silverthorne, Frisco, and Breckenridge.

2. Do you offer any discounts?

We already offer affordable photography rates but we also offer a discount when you book the A-Stop (1 hour) and B-Stop (1.5 hours) package together. Most of the time this combo package is for a newborn session (B-Stop) and a maternity session or future baby session (A-Stop). The other discount that we also offer is for our repeat clients. All our past clients receive a $50 discount off either portrait package. We also offer a referral program and a "bring a friend" discount.

3. Do you edit the pictures?

We color correct all the pictures to make sure the grass is green, sky is blue, shadows, highlights, and the skin tones are just right. The skin tone will vary depending on the time of day, time of year, or surroundings.

We like to leave all our clients in their natural beauty. If you're looking for a portrait photographer to make you look without imperfections and out of a magazine or ad, then we might not be what you are looking for. The quality that you receive is what you see on our website and our blog. We do some light retouching and attempt to remove blemishes (i.e. fresh pimple, bruise, or scratch) on your most important portraits. When you receive your pictures and you wish to see something a little different, feel free to contact us and let me know your request. We will edit the image, to the best of our ability, and email over the edited version. Also, there is a little more editing involved when it comes to those adorable newborns.

4. When do we receive the images? Full-resolution? Release form?

It takes us about 7-10 days to edit your images. If you need them sooner please let us know. The images will be delivered to you via-download link in full-resolution (high-res). This means that we provide you with the largest possible files so you are able to print out various sizes of your pictures without compromising image quality. You will not be limited to only printing out 4x6s. You will have the permission and ability to print out larger sizes like 5x7s, 8x10s, and larger. We will also provide you with the full release to your images to do as you wish! They are all YOURS!

5. What is your availability?

Ready to book your photo session?! Contact us and let's chat about possible dates.

6. How far in advance do you book?

I book photo sessions up to 6 months in advance. It's never too early to plan!

7. Do you have suggestions for a location?

Yes! Click here to view our photography locations page. Once you get to the page, click on a marker on the map, which will have a link to photo sessions that we have done at the location. We are also open to exploring new locations!

8. What do I wear?

Good question! Our answer is the same for everyone… wear something comfortable that you feel and look great in. The days of having everyone match are gone. We want your colors and outfits to complement each other. One person should not stick out more than the other. Solid colors and simples patterns work best.

Think about the time of year. During fall and winter month's darker colors always show great. A nice sweater, jacket, or scarf look nice this time of year in pictures. During the spring and summer month's lighter colors are preferred.

We do not give you a lot of guidelines of what to wear, but we do have some preferences of what NOT to wear…

• Matching bottoms and tops; those days are gone.
• Visible logos and graphic tees; they both scream for attention in pictures so I would stay away from them unless you want your school logo or really wanted your company's logo in the pictures.
• No hats; if you want to wear a hat keep it off until it's needed. Hat hair!
• Avoid black if pets are involved; bring a roller just in case.
• Neon colors and white; if it's a solid bright neon color it won't look great under a certain light.

9. What photography do you offer?

I offer baby photography, newborn photography, maternity photography, senior pictures, family portrait photography, children's photography, business headshots, engagement photography, and wedding photography.

10. Do you have a studio?

Yes and no. If you need a studio, we partner with a local studio for a small fee.

11. What is an on-location (in-home) portrait photographer?

As on-location photographers we have all our photo sessions at our clients' homes or location of their choice. When you schedule an in-home portrait photography session, we will bring all necessary equipment to either shoot with natural light or with studio strobes. We do not carry props (unless it's a newborn session) because a picture means a little more when we include your possessions.

Please feel free to contact me with any further questions. Also, please let me know where you found my website (google, yahoo, bing, facebook, etc.)

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