How much do you charge for portrait sessions and weddings?
All of Kent & Carolyn Photography's wedding packages include two photographer coverage of your ceremony, professional collection curating and image retouching, wedding party/bride & groom formal portraits, 10% off future session fees, and travel within 75 miles of Springfield, MO. Packages begin at $1900. Our family, maternity, high school senior, and engagement session fees begin at $275. Please contact us for full package descriptions and price lists or click here to request a one-on-one wedding photography consultation.
When should I book my portrait session?
While we hope that you will contact us at any time to check our availability, most of the preferred session dates are sometimes claimed a season in advance. This means if you desire a Fall photo shoot during the peak of Fall colors, book with us in Spring or Summer to guarantee you can reserve the best dates when Autumn arrives.
How far in advance should I book a wedding consultation?
ASAP!! It's never too early to start talking to wedding vendors, photographers, and coordinators. Especially if you have chosen a popular wedding date, some businesses in the wedding industry book a year or more in advance.
What if I'm having a last-minute wedding and I'm unable to give that much advance notice?
Please contact us anyway! If we are unavailable, we have many friends who are also established photographers. We might be able to give you a referral to another photographer who you will love just as much as you love us. :)
When will our session take place?
When you reach out to us here at Kent & Carolyn Photography, you will speaking directly with Carolyn, who will guide you through setting up your session and help answer any questions you have. During the booking process, we will decide on a date and time that is convenient for you and your family, while also aiming for the type of environment that lends itself to the feel of the photos you see here on our website. We work best when the light is low and soft. Most of our sessions are scheduled for the right time of day for the lighting, and that time shifts slightly during the course of the year.
Where will my session take place? Do I need to have a location ready?
We have a long list of beautiful locations already in mind. These locations are scattered throughout Springfield, Missouri, Harrison, Arkansas, and the rest of the Ozarks. However, we love making your portrait experience as personal as possible. When our clients approach us and ask us to photograph them in their new home, at the river where they met, their favorite park, or any other location special to their heart, we are always delighted to get an extra-personal glimpse into our clients' lives! We are open to any creative suggestions that will make your session unique and give you a portrait experience that your family will cherish for generations.
Is there a retainer fee required to reserve a portrait session or wedding date?
Yes, a non-refundable retainer is due at the time of booking in order to reserve any date or service from Kent & Carolyn Photography. The amount of the deposit will depend on the type of service requested and will be considered a payment toward your final total, not an additional charge.
When will my photos be returned to me?
We work hard to get your photos back to you as soon as possible, and we always give you an estimated turnaround time when we meet for your session or event. During the busiest parts of the year, most full portrait sessions can expect see their photos returned within 2-3 weeks, and most weddings take approximately 6-8 weeks, depending on the size of your wedding and the package you chose.
What's the difference between a mini-session and a full session?
Mini-sessions, while inexpensive and fun, are only available a couple of times throughout the year, so they fill up very quickly. Most mini-sessions are booked by clients who have already had a full session with us and would like a quick update to their family portraits. Mini-sessions also make wonderful gifts for holidays, birthday, or an anniversary.
Full sessions give us a chance to get more personal and creative with you! They are available year-round and are perfect for large or multiple-household families, high school seniors, expecting mothers and fathers, newly engaged couples, and creative concepts!
Do you offer boudoir photography?
Yes, Carolyn is an experienced boudoir photographer and has several connections to established hair stylists, make-up artists, and beautiful locations in the Springfield area to fit every style. In consideration to the privacy of our clients, we do not offer a public portfolio of boudoir images. Please contact us for more information.
Do you offer product/commercial photography?
Yes, we do! Please contact us with a quick description of your needs so we may provide you with an estimate.