FAQs

alice-in-wonderland-wedding-purple-peachMY WEDDING IS IN TWO MONTHS. IS IT TOO LATE TO BOOK YOU?!? Not necessarily. Our clients usually book six months to a year before their wedding, but we could still be available. Email us to find out!

OMG! I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO WEAR! Relax.:)Choose something that represents you. You don’t have to have everyone in the photos matching in fact you get much more depth and visual interest if you’re not matchy matchy. Coordinate colors in a color scheme you like earth tones with a pop of color always look great. Don’t be afraid to combine prints in a color family. Choose complimentary tones and patterns. Take a look at some of your favorite stores to see how they combine clothing. One of our favorites is Anthropologie.

I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA! HELP! No worries. Most of the people you see on our website felt the same way. We will help change the camera from a soul-stealing monster to a goddess-making magic wand by giving you actions and posing suggestions to help you feel comfortable and look natural in front of the camera – focusing more on the interaction and emotion than where your hands are placed or which way your head is tilted.

I’M SO EXCITED! WHEN WILL I GET MY PHOTOS?!? We share a teaser within a couple of days of the session so you can see right away how well you rocked the camera. You can expect the finished images within 2-3 weeks after a photo session or 4-5 weeks after a wedding.

I WANT TO LOOK LIKE KEIRA KNIGHTLEY. CAN YOU PHOTOSHOP AWAY 30 POUNDS AND MAKE MY NOSE SMALLER? Why would you want to look like anything other than what you are? We believe every woman is beautiful so we wont use Photoshop to make you thinner, give you a nose job, or change the color of your hair. However, we do fix blemishes as well as adjust vibrancy, lighting, and sharpening to make sure that the photos all have a similar feel and look.

WHAT GOODIES DO I GET? You are going to get all kinds of fun yummy stuff! Each session will receive a teaser photo posted on Facebook. You will get a viewing gallery available for 30 days for portrait sessions or 1 year for weddings–perfect for sharing with family and friends as well as ordering prints! Finally, you will receive a disc of all of your edited, full-size, high-resolution digital files with personal printing and use rights.

WHEN DO I NEED TO ARRIVE FOR MY SESSION? Together, we will decide a time based on the type of session you are doing and the lighting we will need. If you are running late, we will try to get as many pictures as we can, but we can’t stop the sun from setting.

WHERE SHOULD I HAVE MY SESSION? I see all kinds of fun places on your website. Can we go to all of them?! Where we go depends on you–your likes/dislikes, hobbies, needs, etc. I want to make sure your session location fits your personality and makes you feel comfortable. I usually recommend sticking to one or two close locations for a session going to too many places can use up the time that we could be getting great pictures of you! After all, YOU are the main star. The location is just window dressing.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO RESCHEDULE MY SESSION? We will make every effort to reschedule with you. If for some reason you decide not to reschedule, the retainer is non-refundable. If we have had to turn someone away for your session date, you will owe the remainder of the session fee. If not, you owe nothing else. If you decide at a later date that you would like to schedule a session, your payment can be applied to the cost of a session at that time.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS? Unfortunately, the weather doesn’t always cooperate with us (especially the crazy weather here in Tennessee), but thats okay. If you are having a session where we plan on being outside, we can work until it rains (or through the rain if you want to play in it), or we can reschedule for a day that has a better forecast.

WHEN SHOULD I GIVE YOU MY RETAINER? You should have your retainer to us within five days of signing your photography agreement. Upon receiving the agreement and retainer, you will be officially on the books!

WHEN IS MY FINAL PAYMENT DUE? For photo sessions, the final payment is due at the time of your session. For weddings, your final payment is due 30 days before your photo session.

HOW CAN I PAY MY RETAINER/PAYMENT? We accept several forms of payment: checks, money orders, credit cards, and paypal. If you would like to pay through paypal, the email to send your payment to is: thephotographer@starnoirstudio.com. Please do not send cash. Send your check/money order to:

Star Noir Studio
1057 Millstone Gap Rd
Seymour, TN 37865

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