Frequently Asked Questions
Where does Lindsey Powell Photography do photo sessions ?
I am a natural light photographer, which means that all photo sessions are on-location and usually outdoors and in settings with light colored backgrounds. I have several preferred options, but I enjoy brainstorming with you to find the perfect fit! Typically newborn sessions are the only sessions I do indoors, and that will usually be at your home, but I love getting some fresh air for some outdoor images during warmer months.
What time of day do you like to schedule photo shoots?
Light changes everything! I have spent many hours experimenting with all types of light. Daytime shoots have more shadow and dimension, whereas "golden-hour" shoots have that even glowing light. My preferred time to shoot is typically right as the sun is rising or setting. Indoor sessions are typically scheduled for mid-morning to maximize the available natural light. Mid-day is the least preferred time to take pictures because the light from the sun can create harsh shadows on faces. I always want my clients to look their best!
When should I schedule my session?
I recommend contacting me a minimum of a month in advance of when you would like to have your session. However, if I have availability I'm always happy to work with you with late notice. For newborn sessions, please contact me at least two months in advance of your due date so we can schedule a tentative date. As a mom of four I understand the need for flexibility as labor is anything but predictable. October and November tend to book up quickly due to holiday cards, so schedule early! If you need your images for something special (such as holiday cards or senior photos), please try to schedule your session three to four weeks ahead of when you will need the edited images.
What should we wear?
My favorite thing to discuss.. wardrobe! My first priority is for you to feel comfortable! However, there are certain styles and colors that will help produce the images you are accustomed to seeing from me. When you schedule your session, you will receive a complete style and session guide to walk you through the entire process. As you will read, coordinating neutral colors with texture dimension are most visually pleasing, but no need to wear matching outfits. I love light neutrals on top so that you are the focus, not your clothing. Try to avoid busy patterns or large logos. If you have questions, please feel free to ask! I love helping and have great resources for finding that perfect outfit!
Do you use props?
I will provide a neutral blanket for photos on the ground or for damp surfaces. For newborn shoots, I have several neutral props available for special baby photos at the end of our lifestyle session. We will walk through your preferences and style at booking. If you have any questions about what to bring, just ask! I'm happy to give guidance on the subject. All you really need for great photos is yourself, your loved ones, and a smile!
What should I expect after my session?
I typically try to post a few sneak peeks on my Facebook & Instagram page within a week of your session. You will receive your edited photos via a link to a personal Shootproof.com gallery within two to four weeks of the session. This will be an online gallery available for viewing for two weeks once posted. Once you select your favorites included in your session and let me know you are ready for your downloads they will be available via an emailed link. You will have the rights to print your photos for personal use or share the photos on social media and you may keep and print the photos forever. If posting online, please credit Lindsey Powell Photography.
What printer should I use to print my photos?
The computer screen I use to edit your photos is calibrated to my professional printing lab. I strongly suggest you print your photos using my lab for the most true to life coloring in your photos. You will have the option of ordering prints directly from your online gallery. Please note, if using printers such as shutterfly, snap fish, walgreens, target, etc. your photos may not look as intended or high quality. I have intentionally kept my printing prices low and competitive in order to encourage and help clients to print with me through my lab. Let me know if you have any questions or special requests!