Emily Bee Arts¬†specializes in custom lifestyle & wedding portraiture; and identity and lifestyle event design.
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Why is your business called “Emily Bee Arts” and not “Emily Bee Photography?”
I firmly believe that all art forms can be cohesive and compliment each other, as well as educate. I also call my business this because I have a background in design and offer these services as well. Photography just happens to be my favorite, but I love drawing & designing as well.
Why is photography so expensive?
There are many reasons. First off–this career is not cheap. Cameras and other gear are very expensive, and I of course want to provide the best equipment that I can to photograph your sessions. Also–there are many costs that go into running a business and providing the best products and customer services for you–all these costs–packaging, time shooting, editing, and wholesale product costs are built into my session fees and product prices.
I want the disk, but your prices are too expensive. Why is this?
Think of it this way–remember FILM photography? Did your paid professional simply hand over the negatives? The answer to the second question would likely be a no. I understand that digital is different than film, and that digital files are often used for archival purchases. At the same time, offering a disk with a print release is basically giving you almost-free reign with artwork I created, and if I simply handed everyone a disk–this business would not be possible. Another reason is making sure my artwork gets shown in the best light possible–and through a printer I reccomend. Naturally, I reccomend that all portraits be purchased directly from the photographer–but I understand the need for digital archiving, and I can offer that to you too for a price. See my blog post on this topic here.
I notice that you have a credit built into the session package. What is that for?
Any product or service offered by Emily Bee Arts. This includes prints, bamboo mounting, canvas, float wraps, albums, and even sessions.
You have a certain amount of time built into each session. What if we need more time?
You can always add an extra hour to your coverage. My hourly rate for portraits is $100, and my hourly rate for weddings and events are $200.¬†
How long will the session take?
My sessions typically last 1-2 hours, which is usually plenty of time.¬†
How many photos will I receive?
I shoot around 300 photos at portrait sessions, and 2500 at weddings. I always cull the batch down to around 50 for portrait sessions and anywhere from 500-700 images for weddings.
How long does it take for the photos to be ready.
For portrait sessions, turnaround usually takes 2 weeks. ¬†With weddings, and there being more to edit–turnaround can take 60 days.
Once I’ve ordered prints, how long will it take them to get to me?
Prints and DVDs have a 2-4 week turnaround. Products such as canvases, float wraps, bamboo mounts, and albums can take 6-8 weeks.
¬†What products aside from printing do you offer?
The Emily Bee Arts catalog includes ¬†unique bamboo panel mounting, canvas gallery wraps, float wraps, albums and specialty press-printed books.
What type of paper is used for my prints?
Luster semi-gloss Paper. There are other paper options available upon request also.
What type of camera do you use?
I shoot Nikon. I primarily use a Nikon D700, and a D90 as backup.
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