Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference in between the session options?
(Click here to view the comparison chart, detailing options for all sessions offered)
Classic and Executive sessions include higher resolution images (able to be used in print), more background choices, and more dynamic lighting...which is individually adjusted for each person photographed in Executive sessions. More time is spent with each person in Executive, and in both sessions, varied, more contemporary poses are photographed to select the final image from. Many optional upgrades available. Available for large groups.
K.I.S.S. sessions include final images sized to be good for online use only, are lit as simply as a photo can be while still looking professional, offer limited background choices, and there is only one traditional pose photographed. Limited to groups of 10 or less.
Can I book K.I.S.S. sessions for the entire office?
K.I.S.S. sessions are limited to sessions with 5 people or less.
What is the first step in booking a session?
When ready to schedule a session, interested in getting more information, or need help deciding which session to choose, please contact me via phone at (608) 395-8348, or email [email protected]. We'll discuss what you are looking for, and figure out which session best suits your needs. Once a session option is chosen, I'll send you all the information you'll need for booking.
Please don't hesitate to ask any questions. I'm here to help, and very happy to guide you through the process of choosing your session.
When do I pay?
What if I have to cancel or reschedule my session?
I appreciate as much advanced notice as you can give me. There is no penalty.
What payment types are accepted?
Cash or check preferred. Visa, M/C, Discover, and American Express are accepted for an additional fee.
Can I purchase more images or request a full retouch after I've paid for my session and received my final image(s)?
What if someone in our group isn't happy with their final image(s)?
Please contact me to confirm the cost for any retakes before our session date.
How much space do I need for studio set up at my location?
This varies according to session chosen and background choice. For full studio set up, minimum space needed is about 7'Wx15'D. Ceiling height needed also varies from 6.5'-8'. If your space is smaller than what's listed, please contact me to discuss which background/set up would work best.
What happens at the session?
Can I choose more than one background?
This is dependent on your session, as well as the backgrounds you would like. Please contact me to discuss. It is often possible.
Will the background of my image look identical to the examples shown?
Colors and brightness of all backgrounds other than white and black will vary slightly with every session. This is dependent on how much space I have to set up, windows in the area, etc. The backgrounds online will also look slightly different on every computer monitor.
Before beginning sessions on photo day, I will show you how the set up looks in an image, and can make adjustments according to your wishes. If multiple sessions take place in your location on different days, photos taken in the same area with no exterior light sources can be matched exactly in the future.
Can I have a group photographed?
Yes. However, the headshot backgrounds are not large enough for more than one or two people. Group photos can be taken around the office. You also have the option of custom ordering a larger backdrop to fit the entire group. Additional costs to photograph the group, and cost for the custom background vary according to what you'd like.
Can I set up a headshot session for myself and friends at my home instead of the office?
This is available only to existing Camera Kisses clients. Travel charges apply to areas outside of Madison. All new clients must be photographed at the office or other public location, but may bring friends along to take advantage of a lower per person rate.
Can you photoshop me onto a different background, change the color of my background digitally, change the color of my clothing, or remove wrinkles from clothing?
No, this is not possible.
Can you photoshop small stains or lint off my clothing?
This depends on the clothing. Most often, yes. This would be covered with the full retouch service.
Can you photoshop the glare off my glasses?
Most often I can make adjustments while taking the photo to ensure no noticeable glare. Sometimes this is not possible when dealing with lenses without anti-glare coating or very strong prescriptions. If we do end up with glare on your glasses, it is likely removable in photoshop. This would be covered with the full retouch service.