FAQ

For fall sessions, I would suggest you book no later than June. I’m usually fully booked for August through October about three months in advance. For summer sessions, I would book at least two months in advance.

How far in advance should I book a session?

Not anymore. Sorry. I can recommend some trusted artists though! I do shoot engagement sessions and couples sessions, but I have retired from weddings… with the small exception of super super small short weddings. I can be your gal for those. 😊

Do you shoot weddings?

I quote two weeks except for the fall season when I quote three. If there needs to be a more immediate turn-around, let me know!

How long does it take to see our gallery?

You’ll receive an emailed link to your ordering gallery. In the gallery you can star your favorites and order packages and a la carte items. If you purchase the digital files, you’ll receive an immediate download link after you pay.

How will we see our photos?

Absolutely! Seeing your images in print brings me my greatest satisfaction because then I know your images will be tangible heirlooms for years to come. I use an exceptional professional printer with a quick turnaround.

Do you offer prints?

Of course! When you purchase the digital files you can print where you choose, post the photos to social, make Christmas cards and t-shirts,

and so on. The printers that are available to you are called consumer printers. Professional printers only work with photographers using their EIN numbers. Please note that the color, exposure, detail, etc. all differ among the consumer printers and they don’t spray for preservation.

That means the photos will likely discolor over time. I highly recommend for the photos you want to keep for heirloom keepsake (especially wall portraits) that you order through me using my professional printer. If you are hiring a professional photographer, I recommend you keep the quality you paid for in print.

Can we print on our own?

For consumer printers, you will have great luck with mpix.com, and locally, Rockbrook Camera. I would avoid places like Walgreen’s, Shutterfly, Target, and CVS. Those prints are usually very off-colored and washed out. If you feel that you need to print through drug store printers because of a time issue, please know that Rockbrook Camera can do same-day prints, and I can print through my professional printer and have prints ready to pick up within 48 hours.

Who do you recommend for printing on my own?

When you place your order online you can pay via card at checkout.

If you prefer to pay with a check or Venmo, you can select to pay later.

My favorite form of payment is Venmo because there's no processing fee. My Venmo is @Angela-Greisen-1.

What kind of payment methods do you accept?

How long does it take to receive my order?

What if he doesn’t like to smile?

Kind Words

BeckY RANKIN

“Angela is incredibly talented and so much fun to work with. She has taken our senior pictures and family pictures for us. She even got my son to genuinely smile which hasn't happened in a professional picture ever! She thinks outside the box and makes everyone feel comfortable while she's shooting. I highly recommend her and know that professional photography is one of the most valued treasures we have from our life.”

Yes, every step of the way. It’s unusual for a subject to know what to do, so no worries. I’ll first ask if you want traditional poses or modern poses or a mix of both. It’s important for you to feel natural. I immolate the poses for you and give you step by step instructions. It’s easier than you think. 😊 Usually, by the end of a session, my subjects start to fall into poses naturally.

Will you help with posing?

For family sessions, I email a style/color guide for inspiration and tips. For seniors, I email my senior magazine with tips and shopping suggestions. For head shots / branding photos, I recommend that you wear something suited to your business style first and foremost, but it’s also important to wear solids. Please avoid striped or patterned shirts since those are difficult to photoshop when they buckle and crease when you sit down. I tell women to be mindful of their bustline and bra choice when choosing tops because those considerations can be obvious in head shots.

What should I wear?

Absolutely, I base location suggestions on what you are planning to wear, and of course, according to your personality. For family photos, it’s important that we choose something different than your last family session. For senior photos, I suggest a mix of urban and natural settings for a variety. I have several favorite locations!

Do you recommend locations?

No, I’m sorry I don’t. Because each session is edited individually with its own set of adjustments and fine tuning, it’s more efficient and consistent for me to start and finish a session in one sitting. If I post photos from your session on any of my business socials, it’s usually after you have placed your order. After years of experience, I have found these steps necessary.

Do you post sneak peeks before our gallery is done?

Yes, your gallery will include both color and black and white versions of each image.

Do you do black and white edits?

What can you touch up?

I will remove temporary blemishes such as acne and scratches, but I always check in about scars and moles. I do a subtle lightening under the eyes because we all get a little contrasty there. I don’t like the over-processed look so I keep skin as natural as possible. If you request body shaping, I can do so on select images.

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