FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE jennifer wilkerson photography?
I am obsessed with what we do. I am constantly educating through webinars and workshops. This is not a side gig, it’s my full-time passion.
There is zero shame when it comes to making your kids laugh. As a mom of five I don’t care to embarrass myself to create an amazing photo. We provide a technical eye with a personable experience. If you are booking a boudoir session, again, mom of five. I have literally seen it all.
Our studio is fully stocked with all the clothing, headbands, hats, vintage quilts and props you’ll need. We also strive to provide a fun in studio atmosphere from our playroom to multiple studio rooms. Each set, from our child and baby studio to our boudoir studio is handcrafted and designed with love by yours truly.
Never had a professional photoshoot before? Don’t worry about a thing. All of our photo sessions are directed and engaging. You don’t have to know what you’re doing, because we do. Pre Session questionnaires gives me a good idea of your style and the reveal session with your images projected onto an 8 foot screen are a sweet ending.
How do I book a photo session?
It’s really simple. Send us a quick message through our contact form with your contact information and what type of photo session you’re interested in. We’ll send pricing information within 48 hours, answer all of your questions, and then schedule a date for the shoot. As far as newborns, we know they operate on their own timeline, if you have reserved your session ahead of time you are guaranteed to be worked in within 7-14 days of birth no matter how busy we may be! Once you’ve paid your deposit, you are officially booked! We do tend to book in advance, especially in peak seasons.
I HAVE A TODDLER.
Enough said. If you’re coming in with a toddler, throw every expectation out the window. I am a mom of five- two of them toddlers- and know that our children can sometimes be little dictators of our lives. Your child is running the session and we’re fine with that. Your photos will be shockingly awesome.
What should we expect after our session?
You will receive a best of the best proof gallery- typically within 10 business days. If Hamilton County Schools close or delay- that does not count as a business day for our studio (mom of five here). You will come in and review your proof gallery in the studio on our 8 foot screen. Mini sessions typically result in 30 proofs and full sessions are typically 50-60 proofs. At that time, you will choose your digital files, wall art or books. It is NOT a high pressure sales session, just a speedy and efficient way to review photos and make sure you get exactly what you want.
How should we expect to receive our products?
Purchased digital galleries are delivered via email through our digital file management and print ordering system. You will be able to download directly to your mobile device or computer and order professional, awesomely priced prints as well. Wall art is 3-5 weeks, books and albums are 4-6 weeks and announcements and invitations are 1-2 weeks. All print products, wall art and books need to be picked up from the studio. I do not ship due to time constraints, but prints ordered through the online galleries do ship direct to you.
What’s the turnaround time on photos?
You can expect your proofs in five to ten business days from your session and your final edited images within ten business days from the time you place your order or make your final payment if on a payment plan. If inclement weather or illness causes school delays or outings, those days are not included in our business days. Again- mom if five- ‘nuff said. Holidays also may affect these deadlines- more so with product delivery.
How do I get my images?
After your in person reveal session and you’ve placed your order, we’ll give you access to our custom online digital gallery. We’ll also provide you with access to our professional print lab, where you will even see an option for beautiful custom wall art.
Do you travel for shoots?
We do on location and studio photos, with some favorite stock locations in mind. We typically travel within a 30-mile radius of our studio for full sessions or 15 miles for mini session, but we are always open to traveling places, especially to the beach or anywhere tropical!
Do you work with special needs children?
We work with all kids: newborns, babies, toddlers, and special needs. We love them all. Our studio is handicap accessible and we are well versed in working with children of many different needs.
Do you offer digital files?
Yes! We know you want to share those images on social media and with family.
Do you ever offer specials or discounts?
Throughout the year we offer specials that are often themed! We always offer a 10% military and law enforcement discount. Be the first to find out about we open booking for our specials by subscribing to our emails here.
How is your boudoir and glamour photography different than others?
Several reasons, beginning with our full service studio. We have a magical hair and makeup artist available to do your makeup in our private dressing room. Our boudoir studio is separate from the rest of the studio rooms so you can be guaranteed complete privacy. Each of our ten sets are hand made and range from vintage, natural light, dramatic, urban loft to glam and bold. Each set has multiple looks depending on the color of your clothing or lingerie- every session is custom designed for YOU! My extensive knowledge of posing and lighting guarantee you will look your best and your features will be truly flattered. I know you are stepping out of your comfort zone- and that’s where you find the best things in life!
Do you offer payment plans?
Absolutely! Just call us, we are happy to work with you and make a payment plan that fits your needs. Our payment plan is typically a layaway style- you will receive your order once the balance is paid in full.
What is the best way to contact you?
Email, email, email! It may take up to 2 days to respond, but keep in mind that with a with a busy studio schedule and five kids, it just takes time! And THANK YOU for considering us to be your photographer!