Q: How long will a session last?

It depends on the session; most portrait sessions last between one and 2 hours (from my experience most young children-and grown men-don’t last longer than an hour before losing interest). Newborn sessions take about 3 hours and of course, weddings are full or half day affairs.

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Q: Will you tell me how to pose?

Trust me, I know how awkward it can be in front of the camera (which is why I’m usually behind it!), so the most important thing in my mind during the shoot is getting you comfortable and relaxed.  If I can achieve that, then telling you how to pose won’t be necessary.  Of course for more ‘formal’ shots I will help with positioning, etc., but for the most part I will only guide you when necessary.  I usually try to encourage couples to focus on each other, because the natural interactions between you are what make the most beautiful shots.

One quick tip on posing (especially for individuals and couples): Usually, the sillier you feel while posing, the better it will look in camera.  Slight exaggeration is best sometimes!

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Q: Can we take our photos indoors?

I currently do a limited number of lifestyle sessions indoors; this means that I will come into your home and will shoot there, using your natural environment. Due to lighting/space reservations, however, not every session can take place inside. I also photograph single-child sessions in my home studio (please inquire for details). All newborn sessions are done in studio.


Q: How long will it take to see my photos?

A gallery of your photos will be posted within 21 days of the session date (weddings take 8-12 weeks).  Prints and product orders will take 2-3 weeks to be delivered.


Q: Where should I print my photos?

If you decide to print your own photos from your USB stick, please keep in mind that most 1-hour labs and/or instant kiosk machines (from a department store or pharmacy, for example), will not result in professional quality prints. With fewer and fewer speciality photography labs in the area it can be hard to find a good place to have prints made; for the time being, I would recommend Costco as the main lab in our area. There are also several online consumer print labs that may result in better images. These include MixBook, Shutterfly, MyPublisher and MPix.


Q: Do you travel?

I will travel outside of the Sussex area and love the opportunity! Please contact me for travel rates.


Q: What do you shoot with?

Here is a post with my most current gear list. (2014)


Q: Do you teach classes?

Yes! I have taught several Photography Basics classes and love teaching others about their camera; if you are interested in a private workshop or class please get in touch and keep up with my Facebook page for other announced workshops and classes.


Q: What type of camera should I buy?

This all depends on what you are looking for in a camera and what your budget is. For those looking for solid, introductory DSLRs, I usually recommend any of the Canon Rebel models (T4, T5, T6i, etc). I always recommend upgrading from the kit lens as soon as possible to the 50mm f/1.8.