*sessions locations included in pricing are limited to Springfield and surrounding areas (email for a travel quote!)
Q: What is a session with Jill Gum Photography like?
A: I strive to create a highly interactive and yet calm environment where you can all be yourself and enjoy your time together, and I can capture the moments. I aim for it to feel more like quality time together than constant never ending instructions, but also keep things very guided so you know what to do! It will feel more like a fun play date than a photo session!
Q: Is a Mini-Session or Full Session right for my family?
A: A full session is perfect for families who are looking to make a gallery wall in their home (or multiple!) with new photos. A full session will give you a large variety of location looks and poses to choose from, and more photos for sure! A full session is also right for you if you have a custom location of your choice in mind (like family property, etc). A mini-session is great for families with younger kids wanting to capture their current stage and milestones, families who want to get yearly (or as close as possible) photos of their family together, or families wanting to update a couple frames/canvases in their home! They are quick and easy for all people involved!
Q: When should I book my newborn session?
A: Ideally 3-4 months ahead of time--but let me know if you forgot or just decided you want one and even if your baby is already here, I will do my best to accommodate my schedule and fit you in!
Q: What should we wear?
A: After you book, I will send you a customized guide with lots of details about this question! I LOVE fashion and love to help you find the perfect look for your family photos!
Q: When and how do I pay?
A: A $150 deposit (that is a part of your total) will be paid when you sign your contract to reserve your date, and the balance can be paid the week of the session. All money can be paid by check, paypal, credit card, or cash!
Q:Will our final images be edited, and how long will it take?
A: I take an approach to editing that corrects for perfect color and exposure. However, I am not a photographer that believes in editing out every blemish and line--I believe in capturing you and your loved ones as you are, not as photoshop can pretend you are! Feel free to ask me for more examples of this. I reserve a 4-week window for image delivery from your session, but usually get them to you sooner!