How do I receive more info or book a shoot?
Please fill out the contact form located on the website. I will contact you within 48 hours with more details. Once we have discussed a date for your shoot, I will email you the online booking form and contract.
How far in advance should I schedule my session?
The earlier the better! That gives us more time to plan your session. It will also give you time to shop for outfits and to think about props.
How long does my session last?
Most sessions are 1.5-2 hours, giving you plenty of time to fit in at least 2 outfits. I love clients that come with outfit changes!
When can I view my pictures?
About 4 weeks (a month) following your session date. You will receive an email from a website called "PASS". It will display your photos beautifully in an online private gallery. There, you will be able to download, share and print.
How much does my session cost?
$400 is the cost for each styled session except Couples/Engagement which are $450. All include professional hair and makeup and the digital images. No printing fee. I accept cash only the day of the session.
How much is the printing release? Do I order my prints from you? There is not a printing release and I do not take print orders. PASS is a website that will display your images privately. On there, you will be able to download your pictures to your laptop for free and you will be able to print them in any size you would like. It pays for the entire session.
What should I wear?
I"m so glad you asked! I want your photos to reflect YOU and since each girl is different, I have created a Pinterest board with lots of different outfits, makeup and hair choices! I am always here to give suggestions and advice!
Can I wear my prom dress as one of my outfit selections?
YES! Please do! If you already have your dress picked out, definitely bring it to your senior/portrait session. I would love to capture you in your gorgeous gown prior to your prom. With the sequins and your sparkly shoes, it'll make great pictures for golden hour!
OH NO! My face is breaking out close to my session date! (or) I have acne, is there a way you can photoshop my face clear? I can totally relate to this. Zits are no fun, especially for pictures. I have an amazing Beauty team that will help cover them up. But yes, I can easily photoshop your face so it looks naturally clear from zits, redness or any imperfections you may have on your session date. No worries! This also goes for bruises and any scars you may have on your session date.
Do I HAVE to get my hair & makeup professionally done by SWP beauty team? Can I just pay for the session only?
SWP wants you to look and feel your best, which is why we include hair & makeup with EVERY styled session. It is not required but it will definitely make the images look more professional. And in my opinion, you only graduate and get engaged once! Enjoy being pampered! :) The cost for the session is still the same rate, with or without being pampered.
Does my MUA and Hair Stylist tag along during my session for touch-ups? The packages do not include the SWP Team to stay during your session. BUT, for additional cost, they can stay for touch-ups to ensure you look fabulous and sweat-free during the entire session. Especially here in Florida, the humidity gets so bad. If interested in beauty team staying, please let me know while booking!
I can’t wait to see my pics! Will I get a sneak peek?
I am just as excited about your images as you are, so I always post an image within a week or two on social media. Be sure to "Like" Shelby Williams Photography on Facebook & follow on Instagram! That’s where all the behind-the-scenes action and sneak peeks go first! Also, if you post anything, tag "@ShelbyWilliamsPhotography" and hashtag #SWPSeniorss / #SWPCoupless / #SWPTrueLove / #SWPMaternityy depending on your styled session.
Who should I bring with me to my shoot?
You can bring one person to your session. Feel free to bring mom or your best girl-friend, as long as you’re comfortable in front of them. If not, then you can just come solo!
What if there is bad weather on the day of my shoot?
I will notify you within 24 hours before your session starts. If it’s overcast, don’t worry, your pictures will still look amazing! If you are wanting sunset photos (or sun in general) we can reschedule.
Can you shoot outside of Jacksonville, Florida? Yes, for additional cost. If interested in a specific place, please mention this to me while booking and I will discuss the traveling rate. Palm Coast, Saint Augustine, Orlando and Gainesville are a few places that are interesting for pictures.
I hope these FAQ's were helpful. If you have any other questions, please ask while booking or email me personally at email@example.com
I am looking forward to hearing from you!