frequently asked questions
What should I wear?
You do not need to match your family with the exact color or clothing. What works well is a similar color palette. For instance the colors mustard, light-medium grays and white all look amazing together. Think of your clothing like you would think of room decor.
Where will my session take place?
Sessions will take place at an outdoor location, which is typically discussed during an in person or online consultation. Upon request we can have a portable studio setup, but I do not currently have a physical studio.
Can you cover up blemishes and scars?
Editing and making clients feel beautiful is something we take great pride in. This type of correcting is possible in most situations. We keep in mind that our clients are not perfect, as are no humans, and therefore do not over edit either.
Do I really need to sign a contract?
A contract is very important for both of us. This provides you a secured date and time as well as a good understand of what the session expectations are and what the client/photographer relationship is.
How long will it take to get a preview of my images?
Your session will be available via clients.photographybymartine.com within (10) days of your session, or more often than not, sooner.
Can I bring people with me for support?
Having a support system is always a great thing, however in photo sessions it can be a bit distracting. To get the most natural reaction from a client during a shoot we like to keep friends and family at a distance. You may bring someone along but I may ask that they fall behind a few yards while we shoot and chat.
I heard your camera clicking hundreds of photos, will I get every one of them?
No. We take multiple photos to ensure we don’t miss the shot due to a client blinking, some passing by in the distance etc. For this reason we only choose the best of those images and put them in your gallery.
Should I expect to receive a photo from every pose we did?
No. Sometimes a pose does not work out the way we intended it to and therefore not all poses will be provided. It is our job to provide high quality images rather than providing quantity.
Can I use my own editing programs to make my images fun?
Altering images in any way is strictly prohibited! Also if you are using your images on any social networking sites a watermark provided by our company is mandatory and must be visible. No cropping.
What if it rains?
Yes, occasionally unfortunate events will require a Plan B. If this was to happen or any other unforeseen circumstance pops up we will discuss a new session date.
If I want to reschedule do I need to let you know in advance?
If you need to reschedule your session please provide 48-hour notice.