I offer a wide variety of photography services to clients in Wilmington, NC and beyond. I enjoy specializing in photography as whole and don't like to limit myself to just one "type" of photography. My current offerings include, but are not limited to: Families, Couples, Engagements, Weddings, Pregnancy Announcements, Maternity, Newborns, Heirloom Composites, Mommy & Me, Anniversaries, Seniors, Christmas Cards, Branding, Headshots, Events and Real Estate. Interested in booking? Check out my F.A.Q. section at the bottom of this page, and fill out my Contact Form to started!
It depends on what I am photographing and if any extensive travel is required! I charge an hourly session fee based on the type of photography (some things take longer to edit than others). However, since I charge an hourly fee, this makes it easier for me to work within your budget! My smallest package (for select types of photography) is 30 minutes of shooting, and includes 20-30 edited photos for the price of $150. (Please note that pricing is always subject to change.)
A print release is included in your contract and a style guide (if applicable) is included with your booking confirmation email to help you figure out what to wear. After your photography session has concluded, I will narrow down your photos based on quality and edit the best ones (usually 40-60 per hour of shooting). I will also retouch any minor blemishes (acne and small scars) if needed, but anything requested outside of that scope will incur an additional editing fee. After editing is finished, you will receive a link to download and order prints/products at full resolution directly from your gallery! I am also happy to provide other recommendations for print vendors to help suit your needs.
Photo gallery delivery completely depends on the length of your session. For a 30 minute Mini Session, photos are usually delivered within 3-7 days. For a 1 hour Standard Session, photos are usually delivered in 1-2 weeks. For an 8 hour Wedding, I estimate 6-8 weeks. A definitive "deliver by" date will be included in your contract when booking, but if you need them back by a specific date please communicate that with me before signing your contract and I will do my best to accommodate!
Your contract will include a print release which outlines what you can and cannot due with your photos. If you are an individual, you can print your photos for albums or frames, share on social media with friends loved ones, and send out for holiday cards. I you are a business you can use them for standard marketing purposes. All clients, regardless of the purpose for the photos, are not allowed to edit or alter the photos in any way (if you do your are violating copyright law!). Photos should also be credited back to the me by tagging or mentioning K.Ley Productions when sharing with the public in any capacity.
I completely understand that sometimes life just happens (illness, family emergencies, etc.) and you may need to reschedule or cancel your booked photography session. When booking and signing the contract, all clients are required to pay a 25% non-refundable retainer. This retainer fee holds the date/time on my schedule and assures that I will not book anyone else. If you need to reschedule, you must notify me within a reasonable amount of time before the start of your session. Once we confirm a new date/time/location your retainer will be applied to the rescheduled session. If you need to cancel outright, your retainer will not be refunded but you will not be liable for any outstanding balances. Full details about rescheduling/cancelling are included in your contract.
For outdoor sessions, I keep an eye on the weather for a week leading up to your photography session. If we get within a few days of your session and the weather looks unfavorable (rain, high wind, extreme cold or heat), I will contact you with a few options to reschedule your session to. Depending my availability and a client's schedule, and the chance for the weather to potentially turn back to favorable, I may offer for us to wait until the last minute before rescheduling. If I am photographing a rain or shine event such as a race or a wedding, well, there is nothing much we can do and I will bring my rain gear! :)