Frequently Asked Questions
- "Where should I take my pictures?"
There are TONS of great locations for your session. It all depends on what type of location you desire. Do you want a nature/ woods/ bosque look? Do you want an urban/ downtown look? Do you want your session location at a park? The Botanic Garden? Let me know what your desired look is and I can recommend a great spot!
Please note that some locations require permit fees and/ or entrance fees that you will be responsible for.
Any location outside of the Albuquerque are will require a small travel fee. Please contact me for details.
If you have a particular place in mind, please let me know. I always love to try out new locations for a session!
- "What is the best time of day to take my pictures?"
Depending on your location, the best time of day in right before sunset, when the lighting outside is just beautiful. It makes for the perfect lighting and a beautiful background. If this time doesn't work for you, please let me know and we can work something out.
- "Can I bring my own props?"
You are more than welcome to bring along any props/ mementos you may have to your session. Let me know what items you plan on bringing and we can discuss the best way to incorporate them into your session.
- "What should I wear?"
This is a tough question and one that I get asked a lot! As sort of a "rule of thumb", I tell everyone to wear something that you feel comfortable in.
DO: Wear something that is a neutral color.
DO: Coordinate colors.
DONT: "Match" colors completely.
DONT: Wear bright/ neon colors.
DONT: Wear logos.
Here is some examples of family session that are coordinating colors...
- When will my pictures be ready and how do I get them?
After your session, I will work on uploading and editing your images. This process may take up to 2 weeks (typically sooner). Once I am done editing the images, I will email you instructions to view all of the images from your session in an online gallery. From there, you will be able to share them with your friends and family, choose your favorite 20 images for download (which are included in your session package), and even order any professional prints/ products, or extra digital images you may want (NO obligation to order anything extra).
Please note that images are selected and edited at my discretion. Lauren Cherie Photography reserves the right to edit and release only those images deemed creditable as professional in quality and within my artistic standards. All photos are presented in color, and at my discretion certain images will be changed to black & white. Any changes or additional editing requested by the client may be subject to a fee. Please note: original, unedited "raw" images will not be released.