FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I get asked a lot of questions about my approach and more. Here are some answers to some of the Frequently Asked Questions that come my way.

Where do we go? How do we pick a location?

It’s really up to you, but the Bay Area has a wealth of options available for family photography that picking a location will be a pleasure. You might decide on beautiful field portraits at Rancho San Antonio or a sunrise lifestyle session at Baker’s Beach. We can also come and capture you in the comfort of your own home and neighborhood. The options for your session are endless and I am happy to walk you through picking what’s right for you.

If you’d like some location ideas to get you started, I blog and pin ideas regularly.

What should we wear?

As with location, it’s really up to you. In my view, coordination is better than matching and loud print shirts can be distracting. Just as I will help walk you through picking a location for your session, I will also consult with you to make sure that your outfit choices reflect the shoot that I am tailoring for you.

If you’d like some outfit ideas to get you started, I blog and pin ideas regularly.

What does the session fee include?

Session fees include time and talent, all digital files or prints are additional and will be ordered at your image reveal session.

What happens after the session?

I will go back to my studio, cull your images, edit them and then create a gorgeous slideshow to enjoy to you at your in-home reveal session. Once you have viewed your session images, I will walk you through the process of how you would like to display and share your beautiful images.

Can we get a disc? I want to print at Walmart!

Digital files with a release to print up to 11×14 through a preferred consumer-direct online supplier. Web sharing files will be included all purchased prints larger than 11×14.

I am a full-service family photographer. I believe that photos need to be seen on walls and held in hands for years and generations to come and that printing them professionally is the best way to achieve that.

Do you Photoshop our images? How is your printed file different than one I order myself? 

I sure do! Exposure will be adjusted, color will be corrected if necessary and some airbrushing will be done to even out skin tones if the images need it. Then when I order your prints, Yes, we do. We make them print ready. This means adjusting exposure, cropping if necessary, and other “fixes” to make the photo look good. We do some touch ups automatically, but anything extensive such as braces removal will require an additional fee.

For printing, each image is sized and optimized specifically for the product’s size and medium. For example, an 8×10 image will be resized, sharpened for the medium it is being applied to, calibrated to my professional print lab’s custom ‘profile’ and then exported for print. That way you get perfect images with true colors that simply pop.

How do we get in touch with you?

That’s the easy part! Just call me on (408) 620 2859 or click below to shoot me an email at hello@hannahchester.com