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FAQs

Where are you based? Do you travel for sessions

I am based on the North Shore of Massachusetts and travel extensively throughout New England. I am also available for travel throughout the United States and abroad. I’ve worked with clients in Texas, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin, Chicago, New York City and every state in New England. The Celebration & Newborn Collections include up to 40 miles of travel from 01949 and the Motherhood Collection includes up to 60 miles of travel from 01949. Custom Destination Portrait Collections are available as well. 

How many sessions do you shoot a year?

I photograph 10-15 portrait sessions a year. Accepting a limited number of portrait sessions allows me to provide personalized service and ensure that each of my clients are well taken care.

We love your work, what do we need to secure you as our photographer?

I would love to have the opportunity to connect with you, learn more about your story and ensure we are a great fit. I am available to talk over phone, Skype, Google Chat, FaceTime or would be happy to schedule an in person consultation. To secure your date I require a signed contract and a deposit of one-third of the total cost.

Are you insured?

Yes.

What would you describe your style of photography to be?

I am drawn to images that are intimate, romantic and emotive. My shooting style is a mix of interactive and discreet. There will be times where I will be in control, helping to direct and pose you in front of the camera, allowing you to feel comfortable and at ease. At other times I will take a more documentarian approach, capturing moments just as they happen with very little interaction.

The idea of being photographed makes us nervous. Can you help us to be comfortable in front of the camera?

Absolutely!! Often this may be the first time you’ve been photographed professionally, naturally there are nerves that develop about the idea of being in front of the camera -- What do you do? How do you act? -- It is my job to give you direction, guidance and lots of encouragement to enable you to feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera. I’ll share verbal and visual direction so you know exactly what to do as you’re being photographed. It’s a balance in communication and direction while also giving you the opportunity to simply interact naturally without any instruction.

How long does it take to receive our images?

You will receive images 3-4 weeks following your session.

How many images do we receive?

You will receive approximately 40 curated and edited images from your Celebration or Newborn Collection. You will receive approximately 60 curated and edited images from your Motherhood Collection.

How do we receive our images?

Images are delivered via a personalized online gallery where you can view, print, share and download your images following your session. These are high resolution un-watermarked images that you can download directly to your computer, tablet, laptop or phone. You receive personal usage rights to these images meaning you can upload them to Social Media, share them online, and order prints at a lab of your choice. I offer a competitively priced printing option directly within the gallery which features beautiful museum quality printing giving. You have the freedom and flexibility to choose the option best suited for you. *For any images shared online, I do request that you include credit when sharing.

Do you edit the images we receive?

Images are edited to adjust for color and exposure if needed. My editing style is very minimal as I want the images to appear natural and timeless. I am drawn to a fine art style with hints of grain, texture and movement. What you see on my website and blog are the types of edited images you will receive.

Do you shoot in color or black and white?

I shoot digitally in color. During the post production process if I feel that an image is better suited for black and white I will use my artistic discretion to change the image.

What is the payment schedule?

Payment for your Portrait Collection is due at time of booking.

How long have you been in business? What is your background in photography?

I began my business in 2009. Before beginning my business I attended to Northeastern University, majoring in Photography & Journalism. Upon graduation I became a photojournalist and spent the next five years documenting breaking news. In 2011 I left my job as a journalist and went full time with Deborah Zoe Photography.