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FAQ PAGE

Here is where you will hopefully be able to find the answers to your questions. Of course, this is not a complete knowledge base, but it should be able to answer your basic questions about HCH Photos. If you have any other questions that you are not able to find the answers to on this page, please contact me via the Contact Page and/or my contact information. 

What Should I Bring To A Portrait Session?

For the most part, just bring yourself! I shoot outside most of the time, and I use natural lighting most of the time. Sometimes, I'll use my flash. I don't use props unless you bring them. So, if you would like to have something in your pictures, feel free to bring it. We will try to incorporate it into the session. If there will be a pet in the photos, it may be a good idea to bring treats or toys just to keep them happy and occupied.

Can I Buy Extra Digital Images?

Yes you can! If there ends up being more pictures than the allotted amount, you will have the opportunity to purchase the extras. I have a 10 photo cushion for each portrait session, so there is a possibility that your number of photos may fall in that cushion area. In that case, there will not be any extra photos to purchase. However, in the event that there is an excess of photos, you will be able to puchase the extras. These photos can be purchased through the gallery that is sent to you. You will be allowed to add the allotted amount of photos for that session to your favorites. I will then send those photos to you in an email for download. The other images can be added to your cart and purchased at full resolution.

Am I Able To Order Prints Of My Photos On My Own?

Yes you can! You will be given the liberty to order photos through the provider of your choosing. However, not all photo labs are professional; such as Wal-Mart and Walgreens. You could end up receiving low quality prints. I suggest using www.mpix.com for odering prints on your own. They are very fast and professional. Don't wait until the last minute and end up settling for low quality prints.

Where Exactly Are You Located?

I am located around Batesville, AR. I live in Locust Grove, AR which is about 10 minutes from Batesville. I have lived in this area my whole life, so I consider Batesville to be my hometown. However, I will travel anywhere that I am paid to travel for HCH Photos. My service area is not limited to the Batesville area. If you come to me though, I know a lot of the good spots!

Do I Need To Pay A Deposit  To Book A Session?

Yes! The deposit will be 20% of the total cost after tax and travel. This will hold your date, and it is non-refundable. In the event of a major travel situation and a date that is pretty far into the future, I will wait until a closer date to charge travel costs because of unknown travel expenses. Therefore, this will be charged seperately from the original invoice with the required deposit. These travel costs will then be charged in full on the day of receiving the invoice. There will not be a deposit option.

Do you offer wedding photo and video services together?

Yes and no. For my wedding photo packages, I do not offer videography as an option. I am not able to do both at the same time, and I do not have a collaborator to shoot video while I do photos. However, I have teamed up with Meeta Foster Photography to bring you a wedding package that does offer both photo and video. Meeta will be shooting the photos, and I will be shooting the video. This package and it's details can be found on the wedding video pricing page. We hope that this package gives you everything that you will need for your wedding day!

Will There Be Props Used For My Session?

As a general rule, I don't use props in my photo sessions. However, if there is a specific prop that you would like, you are more than welcome to bring it. You can also ask me if I have something. I may be able to bring something simple, but no promises. Like I said, I generally shoot without props, so I don't have a bunch of props at my disposal.

Can I Order Prints Of My Photos Through You?

Yes you can! You will be given the option to order prints, canvases, and wall art through the gallery that will be sent to you. All of these prints will come from Miller's Photo Lab. Miller's is a professional photo lab that only prints for photogrpahy businesses. Their work is extremely high quality!

What Are Your Travel Costs?

I love to travel, and I will go pretty much anywhere! I do not charge travel for work that is within a 30 mile radius one way. All work over 30 miles away will have travel costs added. I charge 85 cents a mile to drive. This covers gas, food, time, and other random travel costs. I also charge for the cost of anything extra such as hotel, flight, rental car, etc. These costs will vary depending on each situation. There will also be an expense for food at the amount $40 a day if the trip requires an over night stay, multiple nights stay, and/or a flight. In the event that I will need to fly a long distance causing a full day of travel, there will be a minimum charge of $200 per travel day to cover time spent traveling. Travel costs are subject to change depending on the different factors that play into each unique situation.

What Is Your Videography Style?

I like to say that my video style is like a mini movie. If we are speaking of a wedding day, I simply video clips of the time that I am there and then put them together with music. Sometimes, depending on the preference of the bride and groom, I will add in things like the vows and letters to each other. I occasionally add sound effects, but that just depends on the situation. I follow the same process for my personal videos. I just video a bunch of different clips of the person, couple, family, etc. Then, I put those clips together with music to make their mini movie. If you would like to see some of my video work, visit the videography page.

Do you have a second shooter for weddings?

I currently do not have a second shooter for my wedding work. I hope to have one in the future, but I am it for now... I will say that I am still able to capture both bride and groom getting ready, as long as they are getting ready on the same property. As far as the ceremony goes, I just have to do a lot of moving around, but I am still able to cover the things that I need to shoot. Like I said, hopefully I will be able to offer a second shooter package in the future!

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