Frequently Asked Questions


Below you will find some questions often asked (FAQ) and some questions that aren’t asked that maybe should be! (the frequently unasked question). Have a look, but if there is anything you need answering that isn’t here, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
What is your photography style?

Modern & Timeless. Although I love to incorporate birthday themes and props to my work, the most beautiful photos are the giggles and smiles we capture while being silly or tickling toes. The timeless pieces are what will be hung on your wall for years. My goal is to create that for your family.

Where is the studio located?

My studio is located at the top of the hill on Clay Avenue in downtown Jeannette, PA. I am diagonal from the Jeannette Police station.

Do you travel for photography sessions?

Yes, I travel in the surrounding Pittsburgh - Greensburg - Altoona area for photography sessions, events, and weddings.

Do you have a business license and insurance?

Yes, I have liability and business insurance. My registered business name in Pennsylvania is Vivid Photography, LLC.

Do you shoot Nikon or Canon?

I started with Canon and I will always be a Canon shooter. I currently carry a Canon 5d Mark iii full frame body, carry a second Canon 5d Mark ii, and have a backup Canon 7d.

How many photos will you take at our session?

Depending on the age of the subject (and mood haha), this can vary. Generally speaking, I capture 80-100 images per hour of shooting time.

Do I receive the rights to my images?

Portrait sessions have three package options. If you choose the packages with digital images, you do receive the rights to these images for printing.

Wedding clients receive the rights to all of their edited images within 4-6 weeks of the event.

When should we book with you?

Portrait sessions are generally booked 3-6 weeks ahead of time to ensure timely delivery of products for your birthday parties, etc.

Weddings are typically booked about one year prior to the date, however I have been able to book within a couple weeks in rare occurrences, so never hesitate to check availability.

How long does it take to receive our products & digital images?

Your proof gallery will be available after our session together within 3-6 days. Once you select your favorite images to be edited, the digital images will be mailed to you within 2 weeks. Products, such as prints, can be processed as fast as 2 days. Please inquire about all other products like albums, framed wall art, etc.

What should I expect at our session?

Expect to have some fun! You will receive a tip email about a week before your session that will provide suggestions on what to wear, what to bring, what accessories to have, and how to prepare (if necessary). Once you are at the studio, we will decide what backdrops and props to coordinate with the images we want to create.

Do you have themed birthday props or do I need to purchase my own?

I have collected TONS of themed props over the years, so please ask before buying anything you weren’t already planning on purchasing! There is a selection of over 50 backdrops and props including Sesame Street, Mickey Mouse, barnyard theme, pink & gold items, etc.