Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do you accept bookings outside of Dallas/Fort Worth? 

A. On occasion. Because of the additional time and coordination involved, these bookings are typically reserved for more creative sessions. 

Q. Do you require a deposit for booking?

A. Yes. Following a booking request, a consultation meeting will be scheduled to discuss the project needs (concept, date, timeline, etc.). Following mutually agreeable terms, clients will be emailed an invoice, and a non-refundable deposit will be required to secure a session.

Q. Is hair, makeup, and personal styling included in the cost of your sessions?

A. No. I do not directly provide hair, makeup, or personal styling for photoshoots. Because these services can elevate the session experience and final images – I can provide referrals for clients looking for assistance in these areas. 

Q. Do you have a photography studio? 

A. No. I do not have a designated studio space, it will be up to the client to find a space for indoor shoots. That said, I can make recommendations based on the type of content you are looking to shoot. I also recommend clients download the Peerspace app – a great resource for reviewing studio options in any city. 

Q. Who pays for studio costs?

A. The client is responsible for any studio costs related to a photoshoot. Clients will have two options:

Book the desired studio for the agreed-upon date and time and receive an invoice from Shot by Alex Harris Photography for photography services only OR request that Shots by Alex Harris Photography book the studio*, and the invoice will include photography services and costs associated with renting studio space. 

*There will be a surcharge for clients who ask Shot by Alex Harris Photography to reserve studio space. This charge covers a convenience fee and incidentals. 

Q. What is your turnaround time for providing final edits?

A. The average turnaround time is 5-7 calendar days after you have narrowed down your proofs and selected your favorite images. The link with proofs for review will be provided 24-48 hours after the session is complete.

Q. Who selects the images that will be edited?

A. Following a session, clients will receive a link with image proofs. From there, clients will be able to select their favorites (up to the number of images allotted in the selected package). Additional images can be purchased separately. 

Q. How many edits will I receive? 

A. The type of shoot and package you book will determine the number of edits received. Additional edits are only available if purchased separately. 

Q. How are images delivered?

A. Digital images will be provided through a website, Pixieset, which allows you to view, download, and share images with others or directly to social media apps. 

Q. What if I want to receive additional edits?

A. Should you want additional edits, they are available for purchase. The cost of each additional edit will vary based on the type of image and the amount of editing required. 

Q. Will I receive all the unedited files?

A.  No. Upon completion of the shoot, clients will only have access to the edited files.

Q. Do you offer prints?  

A. The site where images are delivered includes a print shop. From there, you can design and print items (of all sizes and styles).  All transactions on the Pixieset site are separate from any Shot by Alex Harris Photography contractual photoshoot agreement. 

Q. How many outfit changes am I allowed? 

A. A good rule of thumb is 1-2 outfits per hour. Most of my sessions are two hours and include three outfits total. Fewer outfit changes allow more time to capture shots and test creative ideas.

Q. If I can fit multiple outfit changes into my session, will I receive more edits? 

A. Outfit changes do not impact edit quantities. Regardless of outfit changes, clients will receive the number of edits specified in the package they selected. That said, additional edits can be purchased separately. 

Q. What is your cancellation policy?

A.  For outdoor shoots, a 24-hour cancellation notice is required. On a case-by-case basis, some flexibility will be provided if an outdoor shoot must be canceled due to weather. For studio sessions, a 72-hour cancelation notice is required. If a shoot is canceled prior to the 72-hour window, the deposit will be applied to future bookings (no refunds). A cancellation within the 72-hour window will result in the loss of the initial deposit.

Q. Do you help create concepts for shoots?

A. Prior to your shoot and during our session, I will provide the overall direction of the shoot based on my knowledge of what will come across best on camera. I do encourage clients to consider a stylist or creative director if they have broader needs for the shoot’s creative vision. Having a team of experts that can collaborate to bring the entire vision together tends to work the best.  

 

Q. Do you take collaboration projects? 

A. On occasion – it will depend on my schedule and availability. 

Q. Do you shoot event photography? 

A. On occasion – it will depend on my schedule and availability.

 

Q. Do you provide videography services?

A. On occasion – it will depend on the nature of the project and scheduling and availability.

 

Q. Do you shoot weddings?

A. I am not currently booking wedding sessions.