WHERE IS THE STUDIO LOCATED?
The studio is in the basement level of my home in Decatur, GA. There is driveway and street parking. There are 6 steps with a handrail from the main level to the studio.
IS MAKEUP AND HAIR INCLUDED?
No, hair and makeup is not included. For short hair, I recommend getting a haircut a few days before your session. Makeup is applied differently for stage, tv, and the camera, and I have noticed that photoshoots have best results when it has been applied professionally.
WHAT IS A LOOK?
A look is an outfit/character change.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Please bring clothing items on hangers and whatever you need for last minute hair and makeup touch ups. You can bring several options and I will help you choose what's best. Feel free to bring your favorite playlist that will help you relax and get into character or the right headspace!
IS THERE A CHANGING ROOM AVAILABLE?
There is a bathroom right next to the studio that you may use to change clothing and touch up makeup and hair!
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE PHOTOSHOOT?
Select your “looks” and make sure clothing items are clean and wrinkle free. Get some rest the night before, drink lots of water, and refrain from consuming alcohol! If at any time you are stressed about your session or have any questions, contact me!
I'M SUPER AWKWARD! WILL YOU DIRECT ME?
Yay, me too! Yes, I will direct and pose you! I have been specializing in portraiture for over a decade and I know how to give directions and prompts so you look comfortable and authentic.
IS IT OK IF I BRING A FRIEND/PARTNER/PARENT WITH ME?
If you are under 18, I require a parent or guardian to attend your session. Otherwise, I strongly encourage clients to come to their session alone. I find most clients are distracted by a guest (they usually look really bored on the couch!) and I need your full attention and energy to get the best possible images!
WHAT IS THE CANCELATION/RESCHEDULING POLICY?
A non refundable deposit is due upon booking that holds your session date and time.
We understand that situations come up and you may need to postpone or cancel your appointment. Should you need to change your photoshoot date, please let us know as soon as possible. If you are not feeling well, or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, please postpone your photoshoot. No-shows will not be rebooked.
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?
If you want to be kept up to date on discounts, specials and packages, follow on instagram- @ames_studios
WHEN DO I GET TO SEE THE IMAGES?
You will receive a link to an online proof gallery within 48 hours of your shoot. Once you have picked your favorites, the high resolution/retouched files will be ready for download within 5 days.
HOW MUCH WILL YOU RETOUCH MY IMAGES?
My goal with retouching is to help you look your best while keeping the images natural looking. Basic retouching includes blemish removal, stray hair removal, teeth whitening, and softening under your eyes.
CAN I DOWNLOAD ALL OF THE PROOFS?
I do not release un-retouched/raw photos. I want to deliver my best, finished work!