How long have you been in business? I began portfolio building in 2011, but officially opened for business in January of 2012! I’ve taken several in person and online workshops but am still learning something new with every session I do. I love working with families on location, newborns in your home or at my studio and documenting those precious milestones as your little ones grow. I strive to capture personalities in every session I do making your session completely unique to your family.
Do you have a studio? Yes! I have a small studio space I use for my fresh and simple newborn sessions, maternity(just mom), and milestones/sibling/mom&me. Many of my sessions are outdoor though. The possibilities in Charleston are endless. Family Newborn Sessions are done in your home. When I arrive for your session, I will scout your home for areas with the best light and interesting textures. I also do lifestyle family sessions in your home!-Don’t rule out your own home as a location choice! That is where many of your family memories are made and the place children are most comfortable, so why not have a custom photo session there as well.
What areas do you cover? I live in West Ashley, but will travel all over Charleston including downtown, James Island, Johns Island, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Hanahan, & Goose Creek. If you live outside of these areas, a travel fee may be applied to your total. I love to do sessions downtown, at the beach, a grassy park etc. Extra travel fee for Kiawah/Wild Dunes
Do you offer digital files? Yes, all sessions come with digital files. You can view my current pricing on my ‘investment’ tab or email me: TickledBluePhotography@gmail.com.
What is your turn-around time for galleries? I always ask that you give me 2 weeks to edit your photos, though sometimes it’s less than this. During peek fall or spring season, edit time may be adjusted.
Choose your photographer based on how their photos make you feel rather than price! Years from now, the price you paid won’t matter, but the quality of photos you received along with the artistic eye of the photographer you chose, will be paramount.
What should I wear? Once your session fee has been paid, you will be sent the password to my ‘front porch’ section of the website where you’ll find oodles of session prep info and everything you need to know before your session.
Props: I try to stay pretty much prop free with all of my sessions. I always bring a quilt for outdoor sessions. Props can sometimes date a photo, so I try to avoid them to stay true to my classic and timeless session approach.
Can you give a break down of what to expect from my session? Sure can!
The very first step is to contact me! Send me an email to TickledBluePhotography@gmail.com and you’ll hear back from me within 48 hours. Emails received on friday after 5pm are returned the following monday(I don’t have office hours, so I pretty much do emails whenever I have the time to sit and answer them. I’m a mom of 2 so this is sometimes late at night). I’ll send you some forms to fill out and a link for payment. The forms will tell me a lot about you and what you are expecting from your session so be thorough! Remember that your space is not reserved unless you’ve paid your deposit. Deposits are non-refundable, but if you need to cancel your date, you can use it towards another date within that same year based on my availability.Once your deposit is paid and forms received, I’ll send you the password to access the ‘front porch’ area of my website for session prep and help with location, etc.
Taxes and shipping are applied where applicable!!
During your session: This is the easy part! Plan on having fun! I want your family to interact the way you would at home, but I’m also there to direct you as needed and put you in the best light.
AFTER YOUR SESSION:
I know you’ll be anxious to see your photos and I’m always excited just after a session too so I will usually edit a few photos to post online within 48 hours of your session. You’ll get a sneak peek of your photos right here on my blog or social media. Usually 1-2 photos as to not spoil the surprise of your gallery! The sneak peek photos are watermarked images so feel free to tag yourself in them on facebook or share the blog post link with your family and friends.
Within 1-2 weeks of your session, you’ll receive a link to your very own online sharable gallery.
I hope that about covers it, but if you have questions I haven’t answered, please contact me at TickledBluePhotography@gmail.com