Q: Where are you located?
A: Amanda Jackson Photography is located in Leander, Texas and serves the Greater Austin area which includes (but is not limited to) Leander, Liberty Hill, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Austin, Hutto, Round Rock, and Pflugerville.
Q: How far ahead do I need to book?
A: I typically book 2-4 months in advance, and sooner during the holiday season. If you are expecting, I highly suggest you book as soon as you can. Maternity sessions are shot between 28-34 weeks and newborn sessions are best in the first 2 weeks of life.
Q: What should I wear?
A: This is SUCH an important consideration when it comes to how your photos will turn out. First, you must stay true to who you are. Be comfortable…because it will show if you are NOT in your photos. Second…kick it up just a tiny notch! The days of “everyone wearing one color and khaki pants” are long gone. I encourage my clients to pick a color palette and then coordinate from there. Think textures, layers, and jewelry! I always tell my clients to search Pinterest for ideas and clothing options! For newborn sessions, I suggest to keep it simple. White or black in these sessions is the way to go!
Q: How long will our session last?
A: Most outdoor or studio sessions last about an hour, but some may last longer (newborns last around 3 hours), and some may be shorter. If you have little ones, I will try to work quickly so they won’t become bored/over stimulated…and we will take their lead on if we need breaks, etc. Don’t worry, we will get plenty of awesome images, I don’t plan to end the session until that happens!
Q: What is a print release?
A: A print release allows you to print your images up to a certain size at the lab of your choice (although I recommend printing through my professional lab and you can see why HERE.) I offer a print release with all of my digital items. The copyright remains with Amanda Jackson Photography.
Q: What time of the day is best to schedule our session?
A: Studio sessions can be scheduled at any time and at the time that works best for you. For on location or outdoor sessions, I only schedule shoots one hour before sunset in order to obtain the BEST lighting possible.
Q: What about props?
Before the shoot we will talk so I can get a feel for what you want out of your photos, but I like to keep it simple and classic, showcasing you and your family and not too many props. Do you have a special item that you would love to have showcased in your photos? Bring it along! I am sure we can work it in!
Q: What is your technique with kids? Because mine likes to run around.
If your babe likes to run around, so will I! I love photographing kids just the way they are. Though I will toss in a couple of posed shots in there, majority of our time will be snuggling, cuddling, and running around. It’s the best way to capture how they are!
Q: How long until I receive my photos?
I edit all sessions in the order that I take them. For example, if I have 5 photoshoots in a week, and your photoshoot is the third, I will edit your’s third. I spend hours editing each session and want them to be their best, so please expect 2-4 weeks for delivery.
Q: Can I edit the images from my photo session to my own style?
You may not re-edit any images that I present to you from your photo session. I have a specific style/look I want all my images to have…and adding filters on Instagram or re-editing over my images changes the way my images look. That ultimately reflects the way others see my images. After you edit my photographs they are no longer a true reflection of my art…so please, don’t re-edit my images.
Q: Can I post these images online to instagram, facebook, my blog, or any other sharing site?
YES! Of course you can! What an honor to be a part of your social media outlets! I only ask that you credit Amanda Jackson Photography.