FAQ’s

What is your photography style?

I would say my style is “personalized” because it depends on who and what I am shooting and even why I am shooting it. For example, when shooting head shots, preschool, or high school seniors, I will primarily be shooting in a Traditional Portrait style. I will use this style in my Child and Family shoots as well, but my preference for these are Candid or Lifestyle (also used in my street, travel, and event shoots) because I want to capture the moment – the memory – not just the session. For my fine art, I love to capture nature, lines in architecture, and abstract photography.

How soon we will see our proofs?

It depends on the type and/or length of your session. I like to have a preview of proofs available for you within 2-5 days with the full set available within 2 weeks.

How does the ordering process work?

Please contact Heather for more information about the order process.
heather@photographybyhds.com

How long will our images be available?

I hold on to event, school, and senior images for up to one year from your event date. Other images are available for up to 3 months from your session date.

What is the best type/time of day for an outdoor session?

Many people love the “golden hour” which is 1 hour after sunrise and/or 1 hour before sundown. These times are approximate and vary by season and location. There are actually many apps available that will calculate the golden hour for you! Another great option is actually a cloudy or overcast day!

Do you require a deposit?

Your session fee is due at the time of your session. If it is an event, I require 20% before the event and the remainder is due the day of the event.

Does a group session cost more?

Your family session may include up to 6 people. Each additional person (up to three) is an additional $15. Each additional family (4-6 people) adds $50 to your session fee.

Will you travel?

I am located in northeast Ohio and will travel within a reasonable distance from my location. I will also travel to destination locations, however, travel expenses may be applied to your fee.

Do you do events?

I have done small events and small wedding celebrations. I am the owner and sole photographer at Photography by HDS, however, so most events will incur a fee for an additional photographer and/or assistant to work with me for adequate coverage of your event.