Frequently Asked Questions

What types of photo sessions do you offer?

We can accommodate just about any kind of photo session that you can come up with, these include but are not limited to:

Family

Maternity

Newborn

Milestones

Birthdays (children and adults!)

Cake Smash

Daycare Picture Day

Couples\Engagement

Head shots

Boudoir

Weddings

Real estate Photography

Parties\Events


How long are photo sessions?

Mini sessions are 20-30 minutes, full sessions are 45-60 minutes in length.


Can we provide you with a shot list or must take pictures?

Of course! We would be happy to discuss types of photos or poses you are looking for.


I saw some cute photos on Pinterest, can we do those?

Pinterest is a great tool to use for inspiration, we can absolutely look a using poses you like but we'd be wasting time trying to recreate someone else's photos; we could possibly miss out on qualities and quirks that make your family what it is.


Can we choose the location?

Absolutely! If you know of a place that is special to you or your family and it's not to far, we have no issues travelling to meet you.


Do you require a deposit?

Yes, a 50% deposit is required to save the date for your photo shoot.


Do you charge travel fees?

If the travel distance is greater than 20 km outside of Kingston/Smiths Falls/Ottawa there would be a $20 fee on top of the session price.


What if we get rained out?

We have the option of a studio session, or we can reschedule. I will never fill my days up to the point that I can't accommodate someone who needs to reschedule.


What if my kids won't cooperate?

The first thing I tell parents is, don't worry! If you feel like you are rushed to get them to behave it will be just that much more difficult. I try to make my sessions laid back and fun, it's hard work for a little one to sit still and look at this person with the camera and smile. Also, down the road you will cherish your child's fake tears and little pouts just as much the smiles.


Can I have my photos in black and white and colour?

Absolutely! We provide all the usable images in both colour and black and white for you to use as you please.


How long does it take before we receive our photos?

Normally it takes about 1 week to get the photos back to you. A sneak peek will be posted within 24-48 hours. If we believe it will be longer because of the number of photos, we will definitely let you know!


What medium will our photos be delivered on?

We can provide your photos on a physical medium such as CD/DVD but we prefer to share your images through an online gallery.The gallery allows you to download the full resolution images directly onto your device(s).


Are our digital files watermarked?

Absolutely not! Your pictures are full resolution Jpeg files ready to print when you receive them. Only sneak peek photos are water marked.


How many photos will we receive?

This depends on the session length. Mini Sessions are guaranteed to have at least 20 pictures, full sessions provide a minimum of 50 images. Custom sessions can be discussed.


Do we receive RAW unedited files?

You would never receive raw files, all files are converted to Jpeg for compatibility reasons. If you require unedited images that can be discussed.


Can we see the outtakes or the images that didn't make the final cut?

Unfortunately, those photos are not available. During a session there are many repeat images. The photos that do not make the final cut are due to issues like blinking, not looking, sneezing, coughing, fixing hair, adjusting clothing etc. These types of photos go straight into the recycle bin.


What if I lose my images?

Don't worry! We keep all images stored. We strongly suggest however to make copies of your photos in case of unforeseen circumstances.


How should I print my photos?

You can print your photos anywhere you would like - they're yours! What we do caution however is to ensure the print lab does not try to "auto correct" the photos. These photos were calibrated already to be print worthy using professional tools, any automatic corrections cause them to look different.


Okay, I'm ready to book! What's next?

Just give us a call at (613) 214-3226 or email us at info@ajphotos.ca. You can also find us on facebook and instagram.


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