FAQ

 

When will my proofs be available?

Your ordering appointment takes place 1-2 days following your session, in our Clearwater studio, or I can come to you if you are without transportation. Over 90% of my clients are on vacation during their photo session, so I specialize in making the entire process easy. There’s nothing worse than spending hours and hours reviewing an online gallery and all of the confusion that comes along with it.  I want you to go home with great memories of your vacation, not another project to complete! You’ll view and order your photos in about an hour. Hassle-free. This gives you the opportunity to ask questions,  and allows me to  help you choose the best images and best ways to display them.  You will also get to touch and feel what you’re ordering so there’s no guessing.

How should we prepare for our ordering appointment?

Once you’ve booked, we will provide details on how to make your ordering appointment quick and easy. This may involve photographing the walls of your home and emailing them in advance. You will be amazed at what I can do with this!  Please be prepared, with an idea of where you would like to display your photos, prior to your ordering appointment. All ordering decisions will be made at this time.

How much does it cost?

I am  a full-service studio, focused on delivering family heirloom style products. We do offer digital files on a sliding scale, but our goal is for you to wander past a portrait of your family – on the wall in your home – for many, many years to come. Beach portraits during peak season (May-September) are in very high demand as there’s a limited number of sunsets! Portrait session fees vary. Most families invest $1000-3000 on a variety of printed products. Please contact me for a consultation.

What time will the session take place?

This depends on the location. For beach sessions, I will consult my calendar for the sunset time and work from there. Occasionally, in the event of weather canceling our shoot, sunrise may be an option as well.

Where do you shoot beach portraits? 

here are several options. Many times I schedule the sessions for a location nearest to the clients if they are staying on property with beach access, such as Indian Rocks or Treasure Island…or any of the various homes and condos that may have access. Some locations are incredibly crowded and I will advise you if I think we should shoot someplace else.  Honeymoon Island is by far my most favorite place and a beautiful location to select.

How far in advance should I book?

Never hesitate to contact me at the last minute; however, for peak season (Spring Break, Memorial Day thru Labor Day), I recommend planning two-three months in advance, if possible.

© Maria Scott Photography |  Family Photographer in Tampa, Tampa Bay, Clearwater, & St. Petersburg, Florida

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