Frequently asked questions
How do I book a session?
In order to book a session, you must contact Lilli directly by calling/texting 619-777-8750 or emailing at (firstname.lastname@example.org). You will both go over available future dates. After a date is selected, you will be sent an invoice (payable through Square) for a deposit. You may also pay your deposit through Paypal. Once the non-refundable deposit is received, your appointment is reserved.
Why do my photos need editing if I don't want to be airbrushed and how long does it take?
I tipycally snap about 80 to 100 pictures per hour shot. After the shoot, I transfer all your photos to an external hard drive. I then look through all of the pictures and select the very best. This can take a couple hours as I go back and forth through an elimination process and I finally select the top photos. I guarantee at least 10 to 15 great shots per hour. I then transfer those photos into Adobe Lightroom. I fix any contrast and coloring issues in each photo and enhance certain colors to brighten them. I then use Adobe Photoshop to enhance and slightly fix any imperfections. For example, I may remove a pimple on the face. I will not air brush or alter photos to a large extent unless asked to by the client. My goal is to always keep the photos as natural as possible and to only enhance colors in the photo and subject. Never to over-manipulate the subject to where the photo is a false representation of him/her self.
How many photos do I get when I book a session?
I usually deliver 10 to 15 images per hour shot. Depending on your level of comfort in front of the camera, it may be a little more.
Can I have all of the un-edited pictures (raw photos) from my session?
The answer is no. I do not hand out all of my unedited photos under any circumstances. First of all, you need special software to open up RAW files (i.e. Photoshop, Lightroom). Secondly and most importantly, unedited photos are unfinished art. Just like an artist would not give out an unfinished piece of art on canvas, most of us photographers do not want our unfinished work floating around. Here is a link to a good article written by Michael Zhang about this. https://petapixel.com/2016/02/08/dont-photographers-give-raw-photos/