My goal is to make your photographic experience fun and stress-free. I've broken down my photo policies here, but if you have any more questions feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I book you?
Please fill out my contact form or email me directly for information regarding availability. All photo sessions require a deposit to secure a date and my photo services. All sessions also require a contract signed by both parties. You can pay in person via cash, check or credit card. If you would prefer to pay online I will send you a Paypal invoice.
Of course not! If you fill out a contact form, I only use that info to contact you so that we can schedule a photo session.
Can we meet before the photo shoot or wedding?
Definitely! I love to meet with clients to better discuss details of their photo shoot or wedding so I can meet their photographic needs. However, if you're not in the Asheville area I do phone and Skype consults.
How do I contact you directly?
I regularly check my email: email@example.com, and phone: 865.934.9400. If you would like to speak face-to-face but are not in the Asheville area, I am available on Skype: ase_photography.
Do you have a contract?
Yes, I have detailed contracts for each shoot describing the services, products, and copyright information.
What is a sitting fee?
The sitting fee covers my time spent planning and executing our photo shoot. I charge $150 per hour of shooting.
Do I get a disk of all digital images after our shoot?
I believe that the best way to enjoy a photo is in your hands, or on a wall. After each session, we will have a viewing appointment for us to look through your photos, pick out favorites, and choose which products you would like printed. Each session comes with a beautifully-bound photo album printed on fine art pages and you will receive a USB drive containing the high resolution images in the album. You may also purchase additional image directly from your proofing gallery.
Do I have copyright of the images?
Yes. We share a joint license so that you can print your photos for your own personal use and I can use them for my portfolio and advertising. Please, when posting on social media, give Adrian Etheridge Photography photo credit and tag my Adrian Etheridge Photography profiles.
How do I pay?
I accept all major credit cards as well as cash or check for all photo sessions and weddings. You can also pay deposits and balances online here through PayPal.
Do you accept credit cards?
When do I pay?
Every session requires a deposit at the time of booking. For weddings, I take a $600 non-refundable down payment due 5 months prior with the rest of the payment due by the day of the ceremony. General portrait, sports, event, and advertising sessions take a $100-200 non-refundable deposit (depending on the services discussed) with the balance due on the date of the shoot. I am also happy to set up payment plans spread out over a set number of weeks or months; this would be specified in the contract.
When can I see my photos?
I process each photo. For a general photo session, your finished collection will be online in a password protected proofing gallery within a week for your viewing and print purchase. For a wedding, your photos will be online in a password protected gallery within four weeks.
What company do you use to print?
Zenfolio (my online gallery platform) partners with Mpix to create high quality prints and Image Your Photos (IYP) for high quality products. I use Millers to create your customized photo book.
How do I choose my prints and products?
I prefer to do in-person sales sessions so that we can meet and choose your photos together. This is the easiest way to choose which images will go in your album as we can take all the time we need to narrow down favorites. I will have your slideshow set up on my studio TV, we'll eat muffins, choose your favorites, and have a lot of fun! I will then order your prints, create your album, and send everything to you custom-packaged.
If you live out of town and simply cannot make a sales appointment (primarily for wedding photography), with every photo package you get a personal private online gallery on my client access page. Each photo in the collection has many print size and product options. Simply create an account through my website and then select your photos by either clicking "buy" on the bottom right corner of individual images. To select images as part of a collection, create your account, select the heart at the top left of your desired photos, and then share your favorited set with me and I will package up and send your photos to you. You can share one set with favorite images for your album and one for your prints (please denote sizes.)
What if my family wants photos?
You may share the password to your private gallery with whomever you choose. From there they can also order as many prints or products as they would like, or simply buy the image downloads.
When do I receive my photo products from you?
For any portrait session, I will have the images processed within a week to share with you, then once you have selected images for photo books, prints, and other products, you will receive your photos two weeks later. For a wedding, I will have the images processed within four weeks (though typically in one), for you to select images with the same two week turn around time after selection. This includes specialty products like gallery walls.
When do I receive my photo products from Zenfolio?
Your prints and products should ship straight to you the day after you order them.
Will you blog about my wedding?
Yes, depending on my availability I will post photos and stories from our experience together two to three weeks after our photo session. Don't worry, I will let you know when I post it!
Do you do engagement photos separate from wedding packages?
Perhaps your wedding is somewhere else, but you'd like engagement photos in our fair city of Asheville. No problem! I do engagement shoots separate from wedding packages starting at $500. However, if you are still looking for a wedding photographer, if you book me, engagement or bridal shoots receive a discount towards their wedding collection.