Celisse Elaine Photography | 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 spotted that tell and are rich in hue making a great addition to home 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 creativity.  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 weekends.  I photograph events during the weekend and also evenings during the week if 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 the day of the photo shoot. Deposits are required for photo shoots $125+ and contacts for weddings and events. 


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 may be waived. Payment is accepted via PayPal.  


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 the 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 regarding 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 with direction.  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 that 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.  Also, please refrain from bringing extra people if they will not be in the photos.  It may cause delay and distraction to the model and photographer. 


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 digital frenzy, I provide modern packages that includes digital images.  Once the photos are completed, they can be downloaded from the folder onto a desktop/laptop computer.  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 at any printing location. Digital photos are 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 is 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 review.  You will then have up to one week to decide on your top images and I will then complete the final editing phase.  This can take anywhere from 2-7 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.  Once the final photos are completed, they must be downloaded within 7 days of receiving the link.  


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

Go to the private folder/link that was 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 within. 


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. 


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 have a kiosk to manually crop if 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.  During that time, digital images will be available for purchase.  If a year surpass and still interested, please inquire to see availability.   


When are your specials and minis offered?

Holiday mini specials are around Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Halloween and Christmas.  Please inquire if interested and would like to be added to email list for mini specials! 

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


Do you provide Holiday Card Package options? 

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

Referral Perks? 

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 per 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 and/or office. Prints can be on paper, metal or canvas. Framed and unframed. 


Art Prices

Are gift certificates available for purchase? 

Yes, gift certificates make the best gifts for mommies to be and growing families! Gift certificates are handmade and can be purchased in various monetary increments and/or package options.  Please inquire for more details. 

Do you collaborate and do trades with other artists?

Yes, I love collaborating 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.