Q & A
Where can I get more information about your sessions or book a session?
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click the contact tab at the top of the page, fill out the required fields and hit send. I will return your message within 72 hours M-F 9:00a-5:00p. I will send you loads of information about every session you are inquiring about.
What kinds of sessions do you offer?
I specialize in H.S. Senior portraits, College Graduates, Prom Mini sessions, and Family sessions. I also love to shoot maternity and boudoir as well. Unfortunately, I do not offer Wedding packages at this time.
how much are your sessions?
I offer three different all inclusive session collections you can choose from for my Senior Sessions. Senior collections start at $1199. Please inquire for details and pricing for all portrait sessions.
what is an all inclusive session collection?
Each session is all inclusive, meaning that the session fee, hair and makeup, travel, retouching, yearbook submission, archival prints and products are all included in one price. There is no longer a separate session fee and a required minimum print purchase. This is only to simplify the process without compromising on the quality or the experience.
is there a minimum print order requirement?
Nope. You simply choose and pay for your session collection and you are done. No hidden fees, or surprise minimum orders.
Do I need to book a makeup artist?
No, I will book her for you. I have local artists available in both North and South County to accommodate you so you don’t have to travel far for your portrait session.
how do I get my senior photo submitted to the school yearbook?
I will take that stress away and do it for you. All I need is the schools yearbook requirements and the e-mail or link that your school provides and voila its done. Check that off your list!
Do I need to schedule another appointment to view my photos?
No, I no longer require an in person ordering appointment. I’ve decided to ease the process so you do not have to come all the way back up to my office after your session is complete.
how far will you travel for my portrait session?
I will travel anywhere within SLO County for free! There is a $.50/mile charge anywhere outside the county.
Do you offer digital images?
Yes. All three session collections include prints and digital images. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to share your photos on your favorite social media site;)
why are you so dang expensive?
Ha ha! I completely understand why you would feel this way. In this day and age everyone is a photographer and therefore giving photography no value. When in reality professional photographers go to great lengths to get your images perfect. Combine that with California’s small business taxes and dang, you are getting up there in price. I have attended countless workshops, classes, and conventions to stay ahead of the technological curve in order to give you timeless and professional images, and own the latest software, lenses, and body work to also create archival pieces of art. Trust me when I say, your friend’s brothers uncle cannot produce this type of quality on his kit camera and lens. Nor would you want him to try.
Do you offer payment options/plans?
When you purchase a senior collection your payments are already split three ways, and due at three separate times. The first payment is due when you book your session. A second payment will be due to your hair and makeup stylist on the day of your session. Your third payment is required in order to pick up/or have your your print folio delivered. Additional payment plans are not offered at this time.
can I upgrade my Session collection?
Absolutely! If you originally purchased a lower collection, you can always upgrade to a higher collection of your choice. However, you cannot down grade to a lower collection from a higher one.
how do I choose a location for my session?
We can go anywhere we have permission to be. I love it when clients have access to private ranches, estates, land, wineries, homes etc. but when you do not we have some of the most beautiful public landscapes in the world right here on our Central Coast. I know of many locations that we can go to and I will chat about that with you when you book your session.
What payment methods do you accept?
Cash, Check, Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, and Venmo. You can Venmo me @JaneseHockman using your Venmo balance, bank account or debit card only.
According to Venmo's website, sending money using Venmo comes with a standard 3% fee, but the company waives that expense when the transaction is funded with your Venmo balance, bank account or debit card. There is a 3% fee that is not waived for credit card payments.
Do I bring anyone with me to my session?
YES!! Its so much more fun when you bring a friend or two or three! They can totally help you Insta-story the heck outta your session, fix your hair, hold your stuff, give you snacks, and laugh with us all the way through! Why not share this moment with your besties! If you don’t feel like bringing a friend, try a sister, or sibling…but at the very least please bring a parent! They so want to feel involved in this milestone with you, I mean come on…you are their pride an joy after all. In fact bring your parent, a sibling and a few friends...we’ll make a party out of it!
In all reality I do require you to bring at least one other person with you, so pick someone fun!