There's A LOT to think about when getting your pictures taken and I'm here to help! Here are some Frequently Asked Questions to help you with your planning.
Q: How do I get my Fiancé excited about pictures?
A: I believe in preparing mentally; not just for your fiancé but for you too! . Let them know how excited you are and that these are important to you. Letting your sweetheart know how you feel about getting professional pictures taken together, that helps them understand where you are coming from. I also send prep messages before each session and your wedding. I give ideas what to do to prepare and help you two have fun, connect, and be happy with one another! This sets the tone before we even start!
Q: What do I wear?
A: I send you a "What to Wear" guide that has lots of tips and suggestions on what to wear and to avoid before your session. Neutrals always look beautiful with my edits; along with rustic, dark or soft, light tones. I recommend to avoid reds, hot pink, and bright orange because how the camera sensor will read your skin tones.
Q: Can we bring our pets?
A: Yes! You are very welcome to bring your furry friends! I recommend to take pictures with them at the beginning and to have a friend or family come help with your animal(s). Then after we have gotten all our must have shots or your pet is done getting their picture taken, you furry friends can be passed onto to our helper to either take a break or go back home.
*Locations may be limited due the type of furry friend you want to bring
Q: How many pictures will I receive?
A: I don't limit the number of pictures you will receive from your session. I want to give you as many, beautiful pictures as possible! I hand pick your sessions best images and deliver these to you. I am all about the feels; while I select your pictures, I choose the images that I believe will make you feel all the love that you have between each other.
Q: What are your favorite locations to take pictures at?
A: I love going places that have special meaning to you or I'm happy finding you a beautiful location! I have a location guide with over 160 locations in Utah that we can go over to find you the perfect setting. I love the outdoors and the mountains are my happy place! I'm always up for an adventure and shooting in locations that depicts your personalities and story.
Q: Do you offer Boudoir sessions? Couples or Individual?
A: I do not. Just like every type of photography, whether it be nature to wedding to newborns, I feel that boudoir is a specialized field of photography. Yes, I specialize in couple sessions but where I don't specialize in the style of boudoir, I wouldn't be the best photographer to give you those intimate pictures. But I do know amazing photographers that do specialize in just boudoir and would be the ideal photographer for you.
Q: When will I get my pictures back?
A: Turn around time is usually 2-3 weeks for sessions and 6-8 weeks for weddings. I will let you know if there are delays. I do try to get you sneak peeks because I know that you are just as excited as I am to see your pictures!
Q: Are the images watermarked?
A: No, I do not watermark your images. I understand why some photographers do this; it's a way to protect their images from being stolen or to show credit of who took your photos on social media. I personally choose not because 1) I don't want to distract your friends/family from looking at you in the pictures and 2) I don't want you to worry that when your print your pictures that you will have a huge logo across the. I do ask as courtesy to tag me in your photos.
Plus, I love seeing you share pictures that I have taken!
Q: What can I expect from Niki as a photographer
A: You are important to me! I go above and beyond to make sure that you and your needs are being taken care. I work hard before, during, and after each session. I am full of energy and cheering you on during our session to reassure you that you are doing great! You can expect that at some point during your session I will lay down, climb into a bush, or balance on a fence in order to capture the perfect picture!
Q: Is Niki the best photographer for you?
A: No matter what chapter of life you are in, it's important you document those moments. You are investing in you and your memories. Not only is it important to love your photographer's work, you also need to love your photographer! It's my job to protect your memories and make your experience with me a fun and pleasant. We can set up a free consultation for you to ask me all your questions and make sure that we are a good fit.
I've got your back and I'm here to help you every step of the way. I love capturing the real every day emotion and interactions between you and your loved ones. If you are a fun, light-hearted kind of person who loves music, kisses, snuggles, and don't mind getting tickled, then I am your gal!