FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

In general, solid colors are best, particularly since there’s a lot of variety and texture in the natural lands of Estes Park. If you wear stripes or plaids, you don’t stand out against the pine trees and aspen groves as well as you could if you wore solid shirts and pants.

I also like contrasting colors, so I recommend reds to contrast against the green pine trees, and blues to contrast against the orange hues in the rocks here. Purples also work well.

Most of my sessions will require some off trail hiking, though it’s pretty minimal. But be sure to wear shoes you don’t mind getting dirty. They don’t need to be super sturdy, since we likely won’t be going far off trail, but they might get a little dusty.

If your family members want an outfit change during the family portrait session, that’s totally fine too. To maximize shooting time and minimize fuss, I suggest picking an outfit where you can simply add or remove a layer on top to make it look like a different outfit.

WHERE WILL WE GO?

We will go to a variety of places in and around Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, depending on who is in your group and their activity levels and abilities.Most places are pretty close to parking areas, yet are still private and have a mountainous, alpine feel.

We have a permit to shoot in the National Park as well, so you are covered.

 

WHEN CAN WE SEE THE PHOTOS?

Digital darkroom time is approximately six weeks, though it can vary depending on the season. It will likely be less in the winter months, which are not as busy. We can talk exact details when you get in touch.

All my packages come with online image hosting and digital proofing. This means you can make prints and share the images with family and friends on Facebook and other social networks.

WHAT EXACTLY DO WE GET? 

All the packages come with a personal use license to the high resolution digital files, so you can make prints on your own. They’ll be delivered via an online gallery, and you can download all the images from that gallery. You also can make prints through the gallery if you wish, or you can have them made elsewhere.

HOW MANY PHOTOS ARE INCLUDED? 

It really depends on the size and nature of your group, but figure around 80-120 images.

 

WHAT PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE?

Should you choose to make prints through the online gallery, you can make a variety of regular prints as well as canvasses, prints mounted on acrylic, and and various other products. To achieve best quality, it’s highly recommended you print through our print house, but it’s not required.

HOW IS PAYMENT MADE?

You can pay online via electronic check. It is a simple process using military grade encryption where you enter numbers off your checkbook.

IS RETOUCHING INCLUDED? 

Everything you receive is edited to the same standard as seen on this web site. All colors, contrast, white point, black point, and saturation will be similar to what you see here. Retouching is defined as what is NOT seen though the camera lens, which includes things like removing braces, filling in thin hair, or body slimming. This is billed additionally, but is rarely necessary since most things are mitigated through careful choice of camera lens and shot angles.

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE?

If you want to know more about the beautiful scenery Estes Park has to offer, be sure to visit the pages on my wedding web site about Estes Park weddingsRocky Mountain National Park weddings, and engagement sessions in Rocky Mountain National Park. All these pages have lots of photos of my favorite locations in the area.

Also, be sure to visit these resource pages from around the Web about Estes Park: the weatherRocky Mountain National ParkWikipedia, my Pinterest page about Estes Park weddings, and TripAdvisor’s Estes Park entry.