FAQs

What Payment Types do you accept?

*Cash, Cheque, Email Money Transfers. (Sorry No Credit Cards)

****ALL CHEQUES PAYABLE TO ‘Jodie Lemke’ ****

How should I get my retainer fee to you (50% of session fee)?

Payment is done via online banking -Email Money Transfer (EMT”) or if you prefer you can mail me a Cheque. Please let me know if this is the option you choose and I will get you my address.

Remember, the retainer is NON-REFUNDABLE, this holds your date and time. In case of poor weather we will work together to change the date. I often have a few other spots that work and am flexible to help find something that works for us both.

(Gift Certificates are non refundable and have a NO CASH VALUE written on them.)

How do I receive my images?

You will receive an email to your personal gallery when your images are ready. This gallery allows you to download your images onto your computer or tablet or smart phone easily so you can print at the location of your choice. You can also order professional prints via your gallery and have the images shipped to your door! There is also a free app called PASS you can download for your mobile devices and access the images anytime!

When will my online gallery of images be ready?

My editing time line is only 1 week from your session date! 3 weeks for a wedding.  I do my very best to keep to that.

How many images will I get?

*Regular Lifestyle and Newborn Session it’s 20 edited, high resolution images.

*Mini Portrait Session it’s 7 edited, high resolution images

*Weddings I don’t have a limit! If it turns out you get it!

Where should I print my images?

*Well the best answer is to print directly through your online gallery. PASS is amazing and will deliver your images directly to your door! The prices are pretty affordable too for professional lab printing!

BUT you can also download your images and print at any local lab.

I suggest London Drugs or I have also heard Costco & Superstore do a great job. Please don’’t go to ‘cheap’ (un-named, lol) printing labs as you may be disappointed in the quality, they don’t print the same quality!

If you are printing a large image or Canvas I highly recommend contacting me for pricing through my lab.

Who Chooses the Location?

*You do! Because I am a Natural Light/On Location Photographer, I shoot outdoors 99% of the time. There are a few times (ie. newborns or winter Smash The Cakes) where I will do indoors, however I do not have a studio so I would be coming into your home to do these, I need a big window with natural light coming in.

I am always finding new locations, so if you don’t know what you are looking for I can give you some suggestions and take you to a couple top secret places ;). LOVE suggestions though because I want your images to reflect your style and preferences!

What Should I Wear and what props to bring?

*Family Session Wear something you feel comfortable in, something that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed, and not posed. I am not a fashionista at all so I dont know much about stylizing but I don know a few things to avoid!

Avoid identical matching.. ie.Jeans and white shirts ect. It’s nice if you all want to wear Jeans but then choose different colored tops that coordinate.

Avoid to much pattern. It’s often best to have a solid color. You want to be drawn to your faces when looking at these photos not your clothes!

Avoid clashing colors and patterns. Its hard if you are in one kind of floral print and then your daughter is in another totally different pattern. Its often too much.

My favorite things to do is look on Pinetrest. I know, I know… Search for ideas there and see what styles you like! Lastly, DON’T STRESS! haha Just be you and R-E-L-A-X.

*Engagement Session Make sure you wear something that makes you feel gorgeous and confident. Take the time to do your hair and make up, I have clients who’ve actually gone to a salon before a shoot. Treat yourself! I also suggest you to come with something that you share between you. It could be hockey jerseys, Wine and two glasses, a bicycle, a really cool old car, guitar, picnic set up, anything that screams YOU! I have lots of ideas but I want this session to be personal. (maybe a fishing pole, candy you love, coffee you love..)

These sessions are 60-90 minutes long. Bring TWO outfits each if you like. A casual one (Jeans, cute shirt) and something more classy/dressy/vintage/sexy.

You can choose two locations for this session if you like as well. I just want to get out and have FUN!!!!

*Maternity Session Be comfortable! Feel free to bring a change of clothes. I don’’t suggest a dress as your main outfit, we can’’t get any shots of your belly this way! Seems lately lots of mama like jeans (even if they need to be unzipped!) or Leggings with long shirts/sweaters and boots! I love it when you bring things with you like, scarf and mittens, ultra sound photo, Umbrella, whatever your heart desires!

Remember you want to remember how special this moment in time is. Take the time to make yourself feel great! Pregnancy is beautiful! Pamper yourself! Make sure to let me know if you want photos with your spouse and children. I often suggest doing those first and then letting daddy play with your child(ren) after while we focus on more of just you.

If you have any other questions or see something I’ve missed PLEASE let me know so I can add them here for everyone else to see.

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A Blog! I started a Blog again! Wahooo!

I’m definitely a little rusty and am not sure where this journey will take me but I am REALLY excited because I love to write. I feel like these days that #1. Facebook tends to loose my posts and not many people see them. #2. Facebook and most social media is started to become overwhelming. I find myself on Facebook less now because its too much. I want a calm and peaceful place to post my memories and thoughts and share them with YOU. Plus this is a much easier way for you to share your events that I post with family and friends.

I must start off by saying. I will NOT have time to post every single session that I shoot. I plan to post every wedding and newborn session, but the mini sessions and others I may only have time to post a few. The reason i stopped blogging years ago was because I got overwhelmed with how many posts I needed to do. (plus editing time, plus shooting time, plus social media post..etc) I was a new mom and I didn’t want to spend all my time on my computer!

SO.. Whats 2017 going to look like for Jodie Lynn Photography?! I’ll share just a few to get you excited too!

  1. Workshops. A new and improved photography workshop! [In] Focus will get a facelift and be adding two workshops this year for everyday people wanting to learn how to take better photos of their family, children, pets or when they go on vacation or sporting events! Time to get more confident with your camera!
  2. Lifestyle Sessions. In the true sense of the word. This year I want to come into your world and capture you and your loved ones in your space! Take me to your hockey game, take me to your grandmas house to bake cookies, take me to your birthday party or even to a dance recital. I want to capture those precious moments that will last a lifetime. Candid, natural & timeless. Message me for more info or check back for more info over the next couple months! I will be doing a casting call soon!
  3. TIMELINE! This is a BIG ONE! I have been working towards finding a way to master my editing and streamline my work behind the scenes, not only because I want you to get your images faster, but also because I want to spend less time on my computer and more time with my family! SO this year… My Sessions will be edited and delivered to to you 1 WEEK after your session!!!! Yup! (Please note that Weddings and marathons will take longer obviously as there are many more images) I am so excited about this because its going to be so excited for you not to have to wait the typical amount of time of 3-4 weeks!

Those are just a FEW of my exciting updates! I can’t wait to share more with you as time goes on!

Would you do me a favor? Comment below and tell me which of these 3 things you are MOST excited about! Maybe even give me a suggestion and let me know what you want to see in 2017 from Jodie Lynn Photography!

Until next time… enjoy some favs below from 2016

xoxoxo

Jodie

 

 

  

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