Frequently Asked Questions
Pricing & Booking
How do I reserve you for a photoshoot?
You can start by filling out my Session and Information Request Form. I'll get back to you within 24 hours after!
What are your prices and how do you choose them?
For more information about pricing, visit my Investment Page! My goal is to be easily affordable, offer a variety of options for pricing, and to deliver quality content with those great prices in comparison to other photographers!
How much is the reservation fee/deposit? When are payments due?
The reservation fee for a session is approximately 30% of the total. For weddings, I require a 50% retainer to reserve the date, and the remainder must be paid a month before your wedding date. For information on pricing, please contact me for a guide! I'd love to work with ya!!
What forms of payment do you accept?
I prefer payments by card. All of my work with you will be easily available through your custom Client Portal. I'll send you an invoice when your balance is due, and walk you through the entire booking process!
I don't know how to pose in photos! Will you help me?!
Many of the people who work with me have the same worry in mind. My response-- GREAT! We're a perfect fit then! I have a more candid approach to imagery, and am not all about those awkward, stiff poses anyways! I'll be right there beside you to guide you through the entire shoot. Your photographs will come out looking as natural as possible, and by the end of the shoot, you'll be a modeling pro!
How many photos will I receive?
Image count is dependent on the collection that you are interested in booking! In a starting session, you will receive at least 60+ high resolution images. For weddings, the image count is much higher. More information on this is included in my pricing guide, which I will gladly send to you! Please contact me for more information. Let's work together & have some fun!!
Are your files watermarked?
I do not watermark my images. However, I do ask that my clients mention or tag me in their photos in exchange! :)
Do I get all of the images that you take?
No, but here me out!! As an artist I will sort through the images and carefully select the photographs that will be provided. More often than not, I will only get rid of the "accidental" photos of models blinking or moving in the frame. You'll most likely get a few photos of the same shot, just because I want to ensure that you're happy with the final product!
What rights do I have to the prints?
All images are registered to Victoria E Photography, LLC and are therefore copyright. However, you do receive printing rights with your image! You are authorized to make unlimited copies of your photos for personal use. You may not under any circumstances use the images for commercial purposes, profit, or photographic competitions or displays, unless notified by me. More information regarding customer rights is included in the Session Agreement Contract, which is provided after booking!
After the Shoot
Can I see some of my photos right away?
I will most likely show you some of the photos on my camera screen either during or after the shoot! You'll also receive a sneek peek within 24 hours of a few of my favorite shots from our session! If you book me for a Wedding, I'll be sure to send you the full resolution files within 24-48 hours after your big day, just so that you can start sharing them with family and friends! :)
How long will it take for me to receive the photographs?
GOOD NEWS! I know waiting is never fun, so I always send out sneak peeks within 24 hours after your shoot! On social media, you'll see some behind-the-scenes work of me editing and sorting through the pictures as well! For sessions, have a 7-10 day photo processing rate. Weddings have a 6 week return rate. High resolution digital copies will be provided in a link to an online gallery that you will receive via email.
Where should I print my photos? Can you do it for me?
After your session, I will send out another informational email with a few tips and sources that you can use in printing your photos. You can easily order prints of your photos through the online gallery that I sent you! I can also put in an order for you if you tell me what you are looking for and we can work together on that!
Where are you located?
I am based in the Saint Louis, Missouri area. However, I frequently travel to the Dallas-Fort Worth area and am available for booking there too! (Also always up for travel!!)
How would you describe your style?
I love making sure my images capture some sort of emotion! I'm a sucker for natural lighting so try to incorporate those warm and colorful tones. If I could sum up my style in a few words it would be: colorful, authentic, and candid!
What type of camera do you use?
I shoot Canon mirrorless! (Team Canon all the way!!)
How did you learn Photography?
I actually began teaching myself photography around 2009. I was inspired by the photos that I would see on Instagram and in magazines, and was determined to learn how to do the same. I received my first camera as a gift around the age of 12, and would have photoshoots with family and friends. I then bought my first DSLR, took a few introductory photo classes in middle and high school, and have been photographing ever since!
Do you provide video services?
Yes, upon special request I do provide video services. It is something I would like to offer full-time in the future, but as of now, I try and put more of a focus on my photos.