How do I book a session?
It is really easy to book a session with me! Just send me a email through the contact tab, and I will get you set up! A session retainer is required to hold your date, and a package selection is required at the time of booking. Package fees are due one week prior to session.
What is your photography style?
I like to say my style varies with customers. My editing style is very whimsical, I love my photography to look dreamy. I like to sit down and discuss what my clients are looking for in their investments and alter from there. I like to shoot the goofy, the serious, the sadness, the love, and everything in between. I want to capture your and/or your family as you are!
What do I need to book a session?
A retainer fee is required at the time of booking. At the time of signing the contract, Ashley Davis Photography does require that you have a product package chosen. The product package fee will be required to be paid in full a week before our session.
Where are you located?
I am located in North San Diego County, CA. But I do travel to your location. Traveling fees may apply.
What is your technique with kids? I don't think my kids will cooperate.
I believe that children will be children all the time. If your child is one that likes to play and round around, so will I! I love photographing children being children. I do get a couple styled poses out of them most of the time; I do love getting the ones where mommy and daddy are snuggling, and tickling. I love to capture them the way that they are at this moment in time.
What is your turnaround time?
Your proof gallery will be ready within 7-14 business days after your session. From there, we will schedule an in-person ordering session, or you can order them online too. The photo processing process usually takes another week or so depending on what you order.
Who is your clientele?
Everyone!! If you have a face you can be my client. I am the perfect photographer for every occasion. I am known to tell stories through my photography. I love to have my clients look back on the pictures and be brought back to that moment in time. I have photographed: weddings, newborns, children, births, fresh 48 sessions, engagements, seniors (high school and college), couples, families, promotions, birthday parties, homecomings, you name it I have done it.
Can we use poses off of Pinterest?
I do love incorporating my own poses. However, I do want your session to be completely about you! I do love Pinterest, and I would love to see your inspiration. If you let me know that you have a few ideas off of Pinterest, I can set up a board especially for your family. By doing this we can collaborate before your session together.
What does the retainer fee cover?
The retainer fee is non-refundable. The retainer fee ensures that you have your session time and place reserved on Ashley's calendar. It ensures that no one else will take your spot. It does not include any portraits or products.
How long does the session last?
The time allotted depends on the package you chose. Usually an outdoor session lasts about an hour. A newborn is about 3-4 hours.
How many photos do we get in a session?
Again, this all depends on the package you choose. I usually present 40-70 images in your gallery - this includes black and white photos as well. These are the images that have met my standards of quality that I want to present to you. The images I present back to you are professionally edited to my signature editing style.
Can I have all of my pictures you took during my session?
Unfortunately, I do not give back all of my photos I take during our session. The ones I do give back are fully edited and perfected with my editing style.
How far should I book ahead?
I highly recommend as soon as you can. If you find out that you are expecting, book with me as soon as you can. I photograph maternity around 35-38 weeks. Newborn sessions are best around 4-10 days old. Homecomings, I would book me as soon as you know a time frame.
Do you offer any discounts? Payment Plans?
I offer payment plans. Please understand that photography is an investment unlike anything else. That TV that was 1500.00 won't last as long as your custom photography session will. I want to ensure that I can cater to your photography needs easily. I do offer a loyalty discount for returning customers. Please ask for details.