Nicole Dalton Photography | FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

*How much is a session?
Session fees start at $200, and what's included depends on the type of session you purchase. There is a Session Pricing tab at the top of the page. From there, choose the type of session you are interested in from the drop down menu. All of the details for each session type will be found on its corresponding page.

*How do I place an order once I complete a session?
2-4 weeks after your session takes place, you will be sent a link to log in to your online gallery and view your proofs. You will also receive a coupon code depending on the type of gallery you purchased, to be redeemed when placing your order. Your gallery will be active for 2 weeks, and you will place your order directly from your gallery. I am also very happy to set up an appointment to help you place your order in person. I have many of the products that I offer on display in my home, and I would love to have you to stop by and see things in person to aid you in making your decisions about the items you'd like to order for yourself. Once you decide and place your order, I will send you a link to submit your payment. If you are ordering in person, please be prepared to pay at that time. As soon as I receive your payment, I'll put your order in with my professional lab. Your items will be available for pick up, generally, within 10 days of me receiving your payment.

*Do you offer mini sessions?
Yes! Mini session pricing starts at $150, and what is included for that price varies for each session. I always offer more than just the digital files from my mini sessions. I typically offer mini sessions several times each year, and they are usually seasonal or holiday based. I also offer head shot and Senior cap & gown mini sessions. If you have an idea for a custom mini session, I'd be happy to discuss your idea. I love doing personalized sessions, and helping you see your idea come to life.

*Do you photograph weddings?
No, I do not do weddings at this time. I do, however, offer engagement and bridal sessions. I am considering photographing a couple of small weddings at some point in 2016 to see if I may be able to offer weddings in the future. I will update this page if anything changes.

*Do I get all of the digtial images from my session?
Only if you purchase an all-digital session. Otherwise, I do sell my digital files individually, as well as in 4-image and 10-image bundles. Any print order of $1000 or more from one gallery will get you all of your digital files from that gallery, with printing rights as well.

*What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept payment via debit or credit card, cash, or check. If you'd like to pay for your session ahead of time, I can send you an online payment link for you to submit your payment in order to avoid the hassle of paying on the day of your session. I currently do not require a deposit, but this may change at any time, without notice. There will be a $35 fee on all returned checks.

*Do you offer help with clothing selection?
Yes! I love to help you choose the outfits for your session. I even have a few pieces, mostly for little girls, that I will happily loan out for sessions with me at no additional charge. We can create a Pinterest board to help in choosing colors, fabrics, and patterns, as well as location and pose ideas, to help achieve your PERFECT photo session!

*Do you offer a referral or rewards program?
I certainly do! If you purchase and complete 2 sessions with me in any 12 months period, you will receive a loyalty code good for 10% off all print, digital, and product purchases for the next 12 months. If you refer a new client to me and they complete a session, you will be given a $10 account credit that you can use when purchasing your next session, or any prints, digital files, or products from any past or future session.

*When should I schedule my maternity session?
You should plan to have your session take place when you are between 32 and 36 weeks gestation. Please plan to contact me at least 3 weeks before you will need to be scheduled to ensure adequate time.

*When should I schedule my newborn session?
You should schedule your newborn session to take place when your baby is between 3 and 14 days old. After day 14, a baby isn't as easily posed, and many of the classic newborn poses aren't able to be accomplished any longer. Ideally, you should schedule your newborn session before your baby arrives. Contact me at any time during your pregnancy and I'll happily add you to my calendar by your due date, and we can adjust as needed once baby is actually here.