Frequently Asked Questions
Where will I be photographed?
Most photoshoots happen in my studio; located in Brooklyn, NY. However, If you prefer; I would also love to capture you in the woods, on a secluded beach, or at your dream location!
what is the booking fee?
The booking fee is a non-refundable retainer to hold your photoshoot date. When you book; we dedicate that day to you and you only.
If I want to do my own hair and makeup, is there a discount?
Hair and makeup is complimentary to every shoot — I urge you to take advantage of this and pamper yourself! I promise - you are in great hands, and it will make so much difference in your photos!
Will you help with wardrobe?
I have been styling photoshoots for as long as I can remember! I have some basics to get gorgeous photos, but I highly recommend renting, borrowing, or purchasing wardrobe for your shoot. I am here to help! I know exactly what kinds of fabrics and pieces that will photograph best.
How long does a session take?
Usually my portrait sessions last bout 3 hours, depending on a couple factors (usually wardrobe and how much coffee we have all had ;) )
Do you travel?
You mean am I okay with being whisked away to take some drop dead stunning photos of you on some dream location? YES, OF COURSE! Lets have a chat about what you are dreaming up, and I am certain we can create magic. *To book Brandi for travel (Anywhere outside the greater NYC area) must include transportation and at least two nights hotel stay.
What is the turn around time?
All of my packages and products include retouching and printed materials; these two steps can be done as quickly as 4 weeks or up to 6 (especially if there is a holiday! - If your aim is to receive printed products before a holiday I recommend booking at least 6 weeks out to be sure!)
What is a viewing & ordering appointment?
This is the moment where I show you just how gorgeous you are! (And secretly one of my favorite parts of the expereince!) You might tear up, you might see yourself in a whole new light. If you’re anything like my past clients, you perhaps have never been photographed like this ever! I hope to show you the gorgeous shots we got, and we can make a decision together on which photos and products you would like to order. Once we decide full payment will be due, and I will start production on your order and get it to you within 4-6 weeks!
Do you offer digital files?
Digital files come complimentary with my printed packages!
Can I bring a friend to my photo session?
Of course! However I do not recommend it. I have seen my clients freeze up, or be embarrassed and depending on your personality and mood on the day of our shoot - it can really effect the final outcome! Make your best judgement call on how you would like to prepare for your shoot.
Do you recommend prints or digitals?
Well, I grew up in a photography darkroom; Although we are in a digital age we are constantly met with a new platforms, storage filling, and the inevitable data corruption. Prints are f o r e v e r. There is NOTHING like seeing yourself, or a loved one in a photograph, especially when it becomes aged, and your children or your children children own and cherish them. I urge you to remember, these photos are a legacy, a timeless and classic statement of who you are in this moment. And because it is one of my truest passions to #bringbackprints, all of my packages include at least one printed product.
Do you photograph Headshots? Events? My dog?
Yes, yes, and yes! Did I mention that I LOVE to photograph? If you are wanting something special photographed - please reach out!
How do I Book?
Reach out via email, my contact page, or call! I can’t wait to hear from you! :)