FAQ

 



 

What are the package options? How long do the photo shoots last? 

Twilight (5 digital images) - 25 minutes

Golden (10 digital images)- 45 minutes

Magic (25 digital images)- 60 minutes 

See link for further details:  Package Options

 

What type of photoshoots do you conduct?

As an artist, I take a variety of photographs ranging from landscapes to portraits. Some of the my specialties include:  lifestyle, portraits, head shots, family photos, children (posed & in action), newborns, themed/collaborations, events, weddings, engagements, anniversaries, communions, beauty, fashion and apparel.  I also travel and document gems that I spot along the way that either tell a story or are rich in hue making them a great addition for house and/or office decor.  

 

What makes your different than other photographers? 

I photograph a variety of subjects while maintaining my signature colorful pop and ensuring each image is eccentrically framed to the eye. I am a people person, detailed oriented and a go-getter. I ensure each session is well equipped and construed to both of our visions.  I love themed and color coordinated photo shoots.  I am always open to a challenge and love to get creative every chance given.  If you do not like a particular image for any reason, I will edit it to your liking as best as possible.  I am here to work with you and to make sure you are fully satisfied with the end product.  

 

What is your availability?

Appointments are needed for all photo shoots. I am available most Saturday/Sunday mornings from 9am-1pm for portraits.  I photograph events during the weekends and also evenings during the week when scheduled in advanced.  Please email to book your date and time.  The sooner, the better.  

 

What form of payment is accepted? 

Cash, Debit/Paypal

 

When is payment due and are deposits required? 

Payment is due at the time/by the end of the photo shoot. If in a contract for a wedding or event, payments may be an option. Deposits are required for photo shoots $100+.  

 

Is there a cancellation fee? 

Yes, due to the time invested in prepping for the photo shoot and booking a date/time slot, a $20 non-refundable cancellation fee will be required for any cancellations within 24 hours of the photo shoot.  Cancellations due to weather cancellations will be waived. You can pay via PayPal if needed. 

 

Where are the photo shoots conducted?  

The location of the photo shoot depends on preference of indoors or outdoors photography, the size of the party and per the weather.  If indoors, the photo shoot will be conducted at my home studio in the 95864 area code. You will have the option to have a backdrop color of your choice and/or a themed/DIY type of backdrop.  Props will be provided, but please let me know in advanced regarding any special requests and/or ideas so we can both work together to create your perfect photo shoot. Ideas are endless, so lets get creative! 

If there is party of three or more, outdoors would be preferable due to space. You can decide on your favorite location within the Sacramento region.  I do travel a little outside of the Sacramento region, but please inquire to see if any additional costs.  

See link for a few of my favorite Sacramento Outdoor Locations

 

How does the process work? Do I help plan anything?

I am here to make your vision come alive.  Any input on shots, themes, colors and/or prop ideas are greatly appreciated and helps me understand the direction you are aiming at.  When you email me, please provide any photos or ideas so we can start the planning process.  I have a lot of ideas up my sleeve and am willing to work with you to figure out the perfect shoot.  Once we decide on a themed idea, we can book a date/time and I will provide props, background drops, etc.  If you have anything in particular you would like to bring, please do.  If you have children, please make sure they are fed and well rested prior and remember to bring water, baby bottles, pacifiers, extra clothes, diapers, wipes and blankets if necessary.  

 

Do you travel? If so, how far?

I reside in the Sacramento region (95864 area code).  I am willing to travel up to 30 miles in each direction for a photo shoot.  If a desired location is not within the 30 mile radius, please inquire and an extra small fee may apply.  

 

Do you provide hair and makeup on beauty and portrait shoots? 

I can definitely help out with hair and makeup if needed.  If so, please let me know ahead of time so we can prep and plan for the desired look.  Additional fees may apply. Please inquire. 

 

Do you get actual physical prints or digital photos?  

Due to the social media frenzy and everyone loving to share digitally, I provide modern packages that provides digital images.  Once the photos are completed, they can be downloaded from the folder onto a desktop/laptop computer from a digital download.  If a client does not own a computer/laptop, a USB or disc can be provided.  Once the digital files are downloaded, you will have the full release of the photos to print as many copies as necessary at any printing location. By obtaining digital photos, it is also easier to share via social media, email and text messaging amongst loved ones.  A full signed release of photos will be provided and will be needed at printing locations when ordering and/or picking up your prints.  

 

How long will it take for the photos to be finished editing and ready for downloading? What is the process? 

Typically photos are ready for review 1-2 weeks after the photo shoot was conducted depending on which package was purchased. and how many images will be viewed.  These photos will be lightly edited and placed on a private folder with password for your review.  You will then be able to decide on your top images  and I will complete the final editing phase.  This can take anywhere from 2-5 days depending on package.  For events, it can take up to 3 weeks and for weddings, it can take up to 3 months to receive all images with final edits.  

 

How do I download the digital photos from the personal folder once they are done edited and ready for downloading? 

Go to private folder/link provided and right click on any image.  Hit "Download" --> All available originals.  Once completed, go to your computer downloads section and the digital photos should be there.  

 

After seeing the edited photos, can I purchase extra digital images than originally bought?  

You can always add to any package during the process.  A PayPal invoice can be sent over via email to complete the transaction prior to downloading.  Each additional image will be $15. If you would like to have a bundle deal, inquire and we can work something out. 

 

Can I order physical prints directly from Celisse Elaine Photography? 

Yes, please inquire if you would rather have or would like to include physical prints as well to your package and we can work out a special package option if desired. 

 

Do you have any recommendations for photo printing?

I highly recommend Costco-Lustre style if an option.  They have some of the best quality prints on the market. 

Costco Photo Center (must be a Costco member)

 

What are the non-cropped sizes that will be identical to how they appear on the website? 

4x6, 6x9, 8x12, 12x18, 20x30

 

What if I want to print another size other than the recommended sizes above? 

The image may be cropped a bit, however, you can decide which part of the image you would like to keep/crop if printing through Costco at their kiosk or on their online photo center. Other printing locations may also have a kiosk where you can manually crop where desired.  

 

How long are digital photos archived after a photo shoot? Can I purchase additional digital images at a later date?

Celisse Elaine Photography archives photos for a total of one year and digital images will be available for purchase.  If a year surpass and still interested, please inquire to see availability.   

 

When are your specials/minis?

Holiday mini specials are around Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas.  Please inquire if interested.  

See link for past holiday mini photo shoot ideas: Holiday Mini's

 

Do you have Holiday Card Package options? 

Yes, I can capture, create and order your cards all in one!  All you would have to do is put a stamp on it and the address of the recipient! Please inquire regarding costs since each package would be unique to each customer.  Here are a few of my favorite themed holiday shoots from a Dental office client! 

Do you give any specials for referrals? 

Refer a new client and receive 1 free additional digital image ($15 credit) to your next photo shoot package! Please let your friend and/or family member know to mention your name while booking their upcoming photo shoot. 

 

Do you capture weddings? If so, what are the costs? 

Yes, Celisse Elaine Photography captures weddings and would love to be apart of your special day!  Each wedding is unique and prices vary depending on the size of the party, location/venue, time frame/hours needed, date of the wedding and if an engagement session will be included.  A second shooter will also be included to help capture all of the wedding festivities. See link and provide details mentioned to inquire specific costs and availability: Contact

See link for Weddings

 

Do you sell Landscape Art? 

Yes, all Art images on the website are available for purchase and vary depending on size and type of material.   Landscape/Art images are sold by physical prints only. See links below for Art options and costs. If a special order is desired, please inquire and we can work together to create the perfect piece of Art for your home. Prints can be on paper, metal or canvas. Framed and unframed. 

Art

Art Prices

Do you have gift certificates?

Yes, gift certificates make the best gifts for mommies to be and growing families! I handmade all gift certificates for various package options.  Please inquire for more details. 

Do you collaborate and do trades with other artists?

Yes, I love collaborations and working with other creatives! Each trade varies.  Please inquire for more details if interested. 

 

Do you conduct training classes and or shadowing during your photo shoots? 

Let me know what type of training and/or shadowing you are interested in and we can definitely make it happen scheduling permitting.