Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Because a portrait session in my studio is a custom personal experience. In order to help you get the exact kind of session you are looking for, I need more information from you. I want to hear what you have on mind and what would you do with the images so I can offer my best products that fits your needs. Consultations are meant to break that ice between the photographer and the client and help you to decide if I am a good match for you as a service provider.
I do not charge a penalty for weather (in case of snow) or illness-related rescheduling. Please do not bring yourself or a sick child to your session!.
I will gladly reschedule your session for the next available date. The session fee is not refundable is you decide to cancel your session for any other reason previous 72 hrs. of your session.
Preparing for your session
Depending on the vision for your photos. If you want relaxed photos, come in your favorite everyday outfit. More formal? Go for a new dress or coordinating outfits. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something you love wearing! When coordinating your outfits, I recommend not all wearing the same thing, but instead choosing like colors and mixing it up. Wondering what colors to choose? Here are some ideas –
- Black is the most flattering color especially if you have a curvy shape body.
- Match your eye color. You’d be surprised how much this can do for your eyes!
- Look around your house at where you would like to hang the photos, like your living room, and match the colors of your outfits to your decorations so that your photos will coordinate with your house.
- When in doubt, neutral colors and earth tones always photograph well.
- Snacks for young children
- Your child’s lovey or favorite stuffed animals/toys (go with it… it is something you will want to remember later!)
- If yours is an outdoor session, please use bug spray. We may go into fields and areas that have ticks and mosquitos.
You’re welcome to bring your own lingerie, shoes, accessories and props. You’re also welcome to wear anything from the studio wardrobe. You’ll be able to select your favorite outfits during your complimentary fitting appointment prior to your photo shoot.
Professional hair and makeup is included in your session fee. My makeup artist will consult with you on how you wish to wear your makeup and hair. We will guide you through this process if you’re unsure of what you want. False eyelashes are available as an add on.
Pricing and Products
Because my services and final products are meant to give you and your family the best experience at being photographed. From the consutation to the delivery of your photographs is all about you and your vision. A vision that turned into art that will stay in your home for generations.
When you book with my studio you will have access to my wardrobe, professional make up and hair, wardrobe style, in person wall design, delivery (in case of wall art) and installation, and all of that is included in your session fee.
- The value is the same. For every image you buy, I will give you a beautiful professional print with its corresponding sized digital. If you don’t want the print, you can gift it to somebody special you love. The more images you buy the cheaper they get and you only buy what you love.
When a photographer creates an image, it is automatically copyrighted. These rights, given to the photographer or creator of the image by The Copyright Act, make it illegal for anyone else (even if you are in the image) to copy, scan, edit, print, or distribute digital or printed versions of the image without the photographer’s permission. This is a Federal Law and can be prosecuted as such. Illegally downloading, screen-capturing, watermark-removing, or altering of images is strictly prohibited… When you buy Our digital files, they come with a print release, not a copyright release. We still own the copyright to the images that you purchase, but you are free to take the images and get as many prints as you want according to the size you’ve purchased! But you may not edit the images in any way, let others use them for advertising (such as children’s clothing boutiques) or enter them into contests (like for Parenting magazine covers) without permission. If in doubt, just email me! I will usually grant permission with proper credit, of course. Please respect our work and livelihood. This is our business and the way we support our families and we ask that you take that into consideration.
All products ordered at the Viewing session are to be paid the same day. We take cash, check or credit card and you will sign the Product order and given a copy before you leave. There is VA sales taxes of 6% that applies to all product orders. Every image purchased as a product will include his corresponding sized digital and they will be delivered the same day as online gallery. Due the custom nature of every printed product, sales are final.
Wall Art prints, Canvases and albums arrive within 2 weeks of ordering. When you buy a Folio box you will get your prints the same day and the digital images will be sent to you through a online gallery link.
Yes, I do. We use Square Installments for payment plans. They will process a quick credit check so you can do your purchase and place your order without delays.
After the session
Typically around 2 weeks. If you need to see them sooner, please let me know when you schedule your session. After 2 week of your session, We will meet at my studio for the Viewing and Ordering appointment. I will prepare a slideshow for you and load your retouched images to my special software.We will review together and select your favorites. I will predesign templates and wall galleries for your to see your favorite images. I will request from you to take a pictures of your empty walls with your cell phone so we can project the images in it.
I have a defined style in colors and mood in all my pictures. Basic retouching can be done easily and without incurring any extra expense. This include soften and color correct skin and remove blemishes on the faces and fix some flyaway hair.
As for more extensive retouching, we do offer the service for $25 per portrait.
At Liz Marie portraits we specialize in the finished product and, in our world, it’s not finished until that portrait is hanging on your wall. Whether it’s a large installation of your family gallery or a single, iconic image of your family or kids, we will deliver it to your home and professionally install it for you.
Do you have any questions that weren’t answered above? Please email me directly at
Liz McKuhen is a professional photographer in Virginia, she specializes in beauty photography and Headshots/Personal Branding and loves helping women and entrepreneurs with the photographs they need and they want to see of themselves.
If you have find yourself saying “I hate to be photographed”, Liz will help you to love yourself again in pictures, with coaching in posing, exquisite ligthing and an amazing experience.