Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY SESSION?
Other than a great attitude, feel free to bring along any fun props or materials that you think may be great additions to your photos! I will always bring along anything I've gathered during my planning as well. If you are being photographed alone during your session and you feel a little uneasy about what that experience may be like, you're welcome to have a friend or family member tag along to help open you up and bring out your natural personality! Having your contract handy can also be helpful, as it has our session details and my contact information if you need to reach me on the way. Also, don't forget that the balance of your session fee is due at the time of your session.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
You are free to wear whatever you choose, but it’s advised that you wear something that you feel natural and comfortable in. For group sessions, it's suggested that you have a cohesive look... maybe choose colors that go with the current season, or ones that will match your home decor to ensure that your favorites will look great when printed and displayed on your walls. Try to incorporate no more than 3 colors in your clothing, with one being a neutral (black, white, gray, khaki). You can then also add in a pop of color in something small, like hair accessories or a nice scarf. I have some good wardrobe ideas in my Client Guides and I frequently pin some photo session tips on the NKP Pinterest account, so feel free to follow me there for some inspiration! If you want your photos to reflect a particular theme, get creative! Feel free to bring along props as well. I can certainly help with color and prop suggestions if you feel stumped, and I will bring along some of my own! If you would like hair or makeup services for your photo shoot, I can put you in touch with a few local recommended hair stylists and makeup artists.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I GET?
Each photography session comes with a minimum of 25 (average 50-100) edited images, delivered digitally through your personal online viewing gallery. I will select the best shots covering your time with me and spend significant time retouching each to get the greatest result. The number of images provided for special events and weddings vary based on the amount of coverage provided.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR ME TO GET MY IMAGES?
All of the edited digital images for standard photography sessions are provided to the client within approximately two weeks of the session. All images will be available for viewing and download from your personal mobile-ready online gallery, where you can also order prints and share your images with others by email or through your social media accounts. Wedding images are available for online viewing and the digital files are delivered on a custom USB drive in approximately two to three months after the wedding day. If you would prefer a different delivery method of the final images, I can accommodate your needs.
WHERE CAN I ORDER PRINTS OF MY PHOTOS AFTER DELIVERY?
When you hold a session with Nicole Klym Photography, you are given a print release to print your photos in the terms of your contract. This release authorizes you to order prints through any company you wish. However, I do not guarantee the print quality when using chain stores and companies other than the professional photo lab that is linked to your online gallery.
WHO RETAINS COPYRIGHTS TO MY IMAGES?
Nicole Klym Photography retains the copyright to all digital images provided after the conclusion of your session. Please do not alter, crop or change my images in any way without receiving permission first. Additionally, this means that you may not sell or copy images taken by Nicole Klym Photography for personal gain or marketing purposes without written permission.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO I NEED TO SCHEDULE MY SESSION?
I prefer to book photo sessions at least 3 to 4 weeks in advance. I can sometimes be available at the last minute, though, so feel free to contact me whenever! It is best to photograph maternity sessions around your 33rd week of pregnancy. At this point, you are still comfortable enough to show off your fabulous baby bump.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
I currently accept checks, cash or credit/debit card payments made securely online through my secure payment system. Once you book, you will be given a personal link to your own private client portal, where all of your contracts and invoices can be accessed at any time.
CAN I USE MY IMAGES ON HOLIDAY CARDS OR SAVE THE DATES?
Of course! If you need any assistance designing any invitations, cards or save the dates incorporating some of your photos, I can help too! I can work with you to design your family’s next holiday card, invitation, or save the date and recommend you to some great vendors for printing. There may be an additional fee for this service if you will not be printing the product directly through my lab. Don't forget to send me a copy of any stationary you print with photos I've taken so I can add it to my collection!
HOW DO I BOOK MY SESSION OR WEDDING WITH NICOLE KLYM PHOTOGRAPHY?
After contacting me to discuss your ideas and availability, I will email you a contract which will go over all of the necessary details. For standard portrait sessions and small events, I require a retainer along with the signed contract to hold your appointment with me. The remainder of your balance is due at the time of your session or event. I am always available to meet in person or over the phone at no cost to go over the contract or to discuss the type of shoot you are looking for before you make any decisions! NKP weddings require a completed contract and a retainer to book your date. I always suggest an in-person or phone consultation prior to booking your wedding to ensure that I'm a good fit for your wedding photography needs.