FAQs

Hello, here are some FAQ’s that I’ve provided answers to.   Of course I haven’t answered everything here so please don’t hesitate to contact myself or my assistant to answer any questions. I offer free consultations at my studio in River West, I can Skype, talk on the phone, email. I want to you to be as informed as possible.

What should I wear for my photo shoot?

Bring clothes that you wear and feel comfortable in. Dress like you. Best to keep it simple. Bring a variety of tops as far as color, collars, sleeve length, texture, dressy to casual. Bring colors that look good with your eyes, hair color and skin tone. Blues and greens work great. Bring a couple pair of pants, shoes, t-shirts and tank tops for layering.

Bring any accessories: belts, ties, hair accessories, jewelry but best to keep it simple.

Make sure your clothing fits. You don’t want it to be baggy or “boxy”. And make sure your clothes are clean and stain free. I have a steamer for wrinkled shirts.

Females
Bring your own mascara and any hair product that you would use.

Males
Bring shaving supplies if you would like to shave mid-shoot and any hair product that you would use.

I hate having my picture taken and get nervous. What can I do?

Remember to relax and have fun. Easier said than done, I know. You can play music, bring a friend or family member or have a conversation with me. It’s important to show your personality. These shots aren’t just about looking good. You want to look like yourself and be yourself. I love looking at pictures that show your unique self and your true personality. I take the picture when I see something interesting in your eyes and personality that you are letting come out.

Can I bring someone with me to the photo shoot?

Yes, feel free to bring a friend or family member and also bring your ipod or any music you would like to hear.

What if I have to cancel my photography appointment?

I understand cancellations and rescheduling but with less than 24 hours notice of cancellation you will have to pay the make up artist, if one has been hired, their full fee. You will negotiate and pay them directly. Unfortunately, with less than 24 hours notice, the freelance make up artists are unable to find another gig within that time.

Can I reshoot if I don't like my pictures?

No. I do not reshoot. If you would like to schedule another shoot you will have to pay the full fee. Please note, you are able to view your entire session as we shoot. This is your time to speak up if you don’t like your hair, make-up, clothing, or lighting. We can make any changes that you want and then we will continue shooting.

What happens after my shoot?

Your proofs will be available to view online 5 business days after the day of your shoot. Saturday and Sunday are not business days. Rush orders are available for a fee. You will receive a high and low resolution email link via Dropbox. Please download the link to your computer ASAP. The link is temporary. And I charge $35 for all replacement links to be emailed. Make copies from your high-res link. And do any online sharing with your low-res link.

Where can I go for retouching?

I recommend Katie Adam. She was my assistant and retoucher for over 5 years. You can view her website and pricing at www.ktretouching.com.

Where can I go to make prints?

I recommend:

  • J&S Photo Service – www.jsphotoservice.com
  • A&B Photo & Print – www.a-bphoto.com
  • Direkt – www.direktchocago.com

Is there parking available?

No, there is street parking around the building. Please leave early just in case as it can get tricky.