FAQ

My Style...

Working in studio, on location, or at your home.   I’m all about hanging out, having fun and doing what I love and I absolutely do my best work when people are just themselves and they’re not waiting for me to pose them. For me, it’s about capturing Timeless moments in a family portrait or in a boudoir session. I would describe my style as natural and real life images.  My energy brings out the best in people. 

What is the Process?

The process for custom photography can actually take a few months from start to finish depending on your schedule and my schedule and also product that is selected to purchase.

  • 2 weeks to several months for booking, planning & getting ready for the session.
  • session is 1-2 hours.
  • images are ready for viewing 14 days from session date.
  • ordering process, design process for albums collages & galleries + client proofing 2-6 weeks.
  • printing, production of albums, prints, collages, etc.  2-4 weeks

What should I wear?

Styling for a session is SO important!  We’ll talk about this over the phone, during a consult so I can get a feel for everyone’s like’s/dislikes and personal style.  Then I’ll give you some advice.If I am doing a family portrait I suggest solid colors no busy patterns for everyone in the picture.  Also dressy or casual look, whatever you decide.  Don’t worry, once we get talking about it, you’ll have some clarity!

Boudoir session I recommend 2-3 outfits keep it simple.  I love to photograph boudoir in black and white so I recommend at least one classic black outfit. Black nylons or fish nets, look amazing in black and white images.  Also hair and make up should be done professionally its so important. It really shows in the photographs. I have a make-up and hair Stylist that I work with. 

How much does it cost?

Professional photography is an investment.  My clients find me mostly through word of mouth.  They not only love their images, but they adore their albums and timeless art pieces that I create for them.  My clients believe, as I do that their images deserve the honour of being printed or made into something beautiful art piece.   The initial investment starts with the session fee and there is a minimum order requirement of $597 

When should I schedule?

As soon as possible.  My Portrait clients And boudoir clients tend to book their sessions in advance to get their preferred date, so if you are looking for a certain time of the year or “look” (or a weekend). book now!  Also products take 4-6 weeks so if its for a special occasion plan ahead.

Where do we hold the session?

I have a studio.   A natural light studio in my home where I shoot my portrait clients  and my boudoir clients.  Honestly though, my favourite place to shoot is outside or at a hotel room for boudoir sessions.  I’m happy to come to you to create images in your  home or backyard or your favourite hang out too.  Please plan on early morning or late afternoon for outdoor images.   Natural light sessions in the studio are booked in the mornings for the best light.

How do I view my images?

Your images will be ready for viewing 14 days after your session.  I will set up an ordering session  and I will help you choose your favourite images and give you some options on how to choose a display that suits your budget and your space.  My goal is to make your decision making  enjoyable and stress free.  I want to help you create something amazing with your images, so I will help you choose the images that work best together for your album, or collage so that I can create something that is Timeless.

When will my order be ready?

Once you place your order, your final prints will be ready in approximately 3-4 weeks.  Mounted portraits & specialty items such as collages and albums & framed prints take 6-8 weeks.  Holiday orders may take longer due to high volume.  Rush orders are subject to a 25% surcharge.

Can I order more portraits from my session in the future?

I highly recommend that you make all your selections during the initial ordering process.   Due to the nature of digital files, I am  unable to archive images for any length of time, therefore, unordered images are purged from the system after 45 days.   There is a $257.00 minimum order requirement on archived images.

Are the digital files available for purchase?

I do sell the DVD on all orders with a minimum purchase of $597 however, I have found that I am not happy about my work being printed and displayed in an unprofessional manner.  When I see my gorgeous image in a frame at your house, printed by a consumer lab and looking rather nasty, It brings tears to my eyes.  I also offer facebook sized images for you to share with friends and family online.

How can I get a hold of you?

I am generally working in my home office from 9-5pm Mon-Friday and can be reached at 604-298-3611. If it happens I don't answer the phone please leave me a message, I will get back to you with in 48 hours, or email me at info@ginaspanos.com.