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PhotobyAllen | Bio
PhotobyAllen | Bio

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PhotobyAllen | Bio

Frequent Asked Questions

WHAT IS A PRE-SESSION CONSULTATION:
Join me to discover what I can offer you and what PhotobyAllen is all about. Our time together will focus on your upcoming portrait experience, one that is sure to amaze. It is my goal to provide you not only with a cherished family memory and unique artwork, but also to ensure the highest of customer service and satisfaction. This time together is the beginning of building a relationship that allows for greater comfort on behalf of the client thus leading to a more relaxed portrait session. As your photographer, it allows me a great level of creativity. It's a time for you to share your desires as I share some of my ideas with you for the day.
We want to know everything about you, your kids, your family, your house, your style - EVERYTHING!
We will talk about clothes, and we would love to see images of your home so we can talk about certain wall spaces and plan for something that fits you. When your session day arrives, we'll have a plan so everything goes smoothly--which means LESS stress for you.

WHEN DO I GET TO SEE THE IMAGES:
You will get to see your images projected larger than life in a slideshow set to music during your Ordering Appointment 1-2 weeks after your session. We will help you with all of your final decisions on images and products that we have custom designed just for you. And remember those snapshots of your home you sent us? We can show you what your images will look like right on YOUR wall! This is one of the best parts - so please feel free to bring as many people as you would like. But don't worry! If family lives out of town, a gallery of your purchased images can be posted online for them to view following the ordering appointment .


CAN I BRING MY OTHER KIDS TO THE ORDERING APPOINTMENT:
Certainly! All are welcome, it is to your discretion if you find it easier to have a completely distraction free appointment.

WHAT IF I ONLY WANT A FEW SMALL PRINTS:
What we are is a full service, high quality studio. Allen spends an unlimited amount of time on your session from photography to post processing, and then provides you with the highest quality images to choose from. If you only want 'gift prints', I recommend you book our Limited Mini Sessions at a more affordable price.

WHAT KIND OF INVESTMENT DO MOST FAMILIES MAKE:
Most clients invest anywhere between $300-$1200 on their complete session packages.
Remember: Eveeryone's needs are different - Some spend a little more and some spend a little less.

WHY IS IT SO EXPENSIVE:
Quality, custom photography by a specially-trained portrait artist is not for everyone, and takes an enormous amount of time and creative commitment. We are priced in order to continue the premier service we provide to our clients. For example, there are discount stores, department stores and boutiques. We are the "boutique" of photography studios with a fine art product and service that comes with this business model.

WHEN DO I GET TO BRING EVERYTHING HOME:
Quality takes time, so please allow 4 weeks from your order date for completion of your order. Custom designed albums and orders with framing will take longer. But it's worth the wait!