FAQs

What types of Photography Services do you provide?

 Southern Three Photography provides customized luxury photo sessions designed to capture your life’s special moments. We offer in-studio photography sessions designed around your individual requests. We specialize in Headshots, Portraits, Newborns, Maternity, Seniors and Interior Design Photography. For Interior Design Photography sessions, we obviously come to you.

 

Why should I hire a professional photographer?

This is the million-dollar question. People want to know exactly what it is that sets you apart and makes you worth their time. This is your place to make it known. Explain all the benefits of working with a professional, including the fact that you won’t have to worry about one of your family members or friends missing out on whatever event is being captured because they’re the one manning the camera. Explain that you have experience in producing high-quality images that will last a lifetime and create wonderful memories and take advantage of this opportunity to link to testimonials to seal the deal.

How long is a Photography Session and what does it include?

Each session is a 3-5 hour customized, in-studio experience with the following components:

 

PRIVATE STUDIO SPACE | COMPLIMENTARY MAKE-UP ARTIST | REFRESHMENT BAR

WARDROBE CONSULTATION | MATERNITY DRESS CLOSET | PRIVATE DRESSING ROOM | PROFESSIONAL POSING

What is Professional Posing?

Posing requires directing the subject to change physical position to increase visual interest, flatter, imply emotion, or communicate intent to the viewer. This is done by rotating the subject, tilting the head, positioning the subject's body, and employing clothing and accessories.

How does the Wardrobe Consultation process work for a photoshoot? 

Over a one-hour call we'll discuss your vision and goals for the session, how many looks you'll wear, any props you may need and we'll discover what you can use from your own closet.

What is a Maternity Dress Closet?

As part of your luxury studio experience, Southern Three Photography invites you to choose from a special selection of Maternity Dresses from our Maternity Closet. Click HERE to scroll through some of your beautiful choices.

 

What finished products do you offer?

Finished products include mounted portraits in both color and black and white, framed prints, fine art gallery wrapped canvas and gallery mounts.

 

When do you view and order your photos?

After your photography session you will visit the studio again for your viewing and ordering session. Do we want to say how long after the session this occurs? I will help you narrow down your favorite images and provide a simple list of collection options that will maximize your portrait investment. You will have the opportunity to see and touch the wide range of finished product options to preserve your portrait memories. Make sure that you not only explain how long clients should expect to wait, but why the wait takes that much time so that they are aware of what they are paying for your professional expertise. Explain quantity of prints too.

When will we get our finished prints?

What do you tell your clients?

How do I contact you?

You can call us at 404.998.2886 or fill out our Contact Form.

Where are you located?

110 Samaritan Dr.  |  Suite 211  |  Cumming, GA 30040

 

 

 

How is your Pricing structured?

Do you want to mention this at all?

 

When are Payments due?

The full session fee is due upon booking.

Do I get the copyright to my photos?

How do you want to phrase this?

What are Adriennes credentials?

Adrienne received her Master Certificate in Photography from the University of North Georgia and is a Certified Professional Photographer. She pursues continuing education in the world of photography, including certifications, workshops and conventions. She is a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) through which she is also pursuing her PPA Certified Professional Photographer certification (CPP).

 

Are deposits refundable?

What is your refunding policy? If you do keep deposits, make sure that you explain why. For example, a cancelation with less than 24 hours’ notice causes you to lose valuable time that you could be handling other sessions. It doesn’t give you enough time to re-book or find another client, so keeping the deposit would be understandable in this situation. 

What’s your cancellation/rescheduling policy?

No one likes a cancellation, but sometimes things happen. Therefore, you’ll need to make sure that you have contingency plans in place and that you can share them with your clients and potential clients. Be clear about what is expected, how much notice is required, and what the terms are for last-minute emergencies and other potential hiccups. If you allow rescheduling or accept last-minute cancellations with a fee, this is the place to spell that out. Make it clear what you require and expect from people so that there is no confusion. As a bonus, invite them to contact you to discuss their scheduling issues before making any decisions. It may not create any better solutions, but it shows your willingness to work with them. 

Do you include digital images?

Today, people often want digital copies of photos along with or even instead of physical photos. Moreover, some photographers only work with certain mediums in the same regard, for one reason or another. Therefore, most people will ask if digital images are available if they want them. However, they may not always be an option. Be sure to advise as to whether you offer digital images with prints, instead of them, or in any other capacity. If you do not provide digital image copies for any reason, explain that here so that clients understand your reasoning. 

 

Do you backup or otherwise secure images for protection?

Today, digital photography has changed the game entirely. One way that it has created some concern is in the realm of backing up images or securing files against various events or problems. People want to know that they’re going to get the end product that they are paying for, despite what could happen along the way. Explain your backup process and how you secure images between shoots, editing, and delivery to keep them safe and guarantee that nothing goes wrong. If you’re not in the habit of backing up images regularly, now would be a good time to start. Technology is great, but everyone knows it’s not always reliable. It’s better to be prepared and offer peace of mind to your clients as well as yourself. 

Do I get the copyright/ownership of my photos?

Ownership is a big topic in the world of photography. You’ll want to make sure that you explain the process of delivering images, including who retains ownership, whether people have the right to copy or make additional prints, and so forth. If you keep the raw image files and don’t provide them, explain why. Make sure that you’re completely transparent about what your clients get when they work with you so that they can make an educated decision. You don’t necessarily have to give up the copyright; a proper explanation is sometimes all that people need. 

 

Can you provide references?

Upon request.

Do you deliver every image you shoot?

No, we deliver the... how do you word this?

Does your studio provide videography services?

At this time, we do not offer videography services.

Do you shoot weddings?

At this time, we do not offer wedding photography.

Do you shoot in JPEG, Small Raw or Large Raw format?

We shoot in Large Raw format.